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SB 944: Statewide Independent Counsel

GENERAL BILL by Thurston

Statewide Independent Counsel; Creating the Statewide Independent Counsel Board in the Department of Legal Affairs; requiring the board to oversee the investigation and prosecution of officer-involved incidents of deadly force; providing board membership requirements; providing that the statewide independent counsel has the sole prosecutorial jurisdiction over officer-involved incidents within this state; requiring the independent counsel to prosecute specified cases upon written request of the Governor or a state attorney; requiring the chief law enforcement officer of a law enforcement agency to notify the board if a law enforcement officer or a correctional officer is involved in an officer-involved incident, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/29/2021 Senate • Filed
2/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 104
3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 104
4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Judiciary