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Bill Detail: SB22-005

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Title Law Enforcement Agency Peace Officer Services
Status Governor Signed (05/31/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors D. Roberts (D)
D. Woog (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Cooke (R)
J. Bridges (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 01/12/2022
Summary

The bill requires the department of law (department) to implement
a pilot grant program (grant program) to support a law enforcement
agency to retain and recruit qualified and trained P.O.S.T.-certified peace
officers. The department may award grants to help fund retention
programs, recruitment purposes, and to provide financial resources for
law enforcement academy training, academy trainees, and continuing

education opportunities. For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $5 million is
appropriated from the general fund to the P.O.S.T. board cash fund to be
spent in accordance with the purpose of the grant program and requires
that no more than 2% of the appropriated funds be used for administrative
purposes.
The bill establishes a P.O.S.T. board committee to review grant
applications and advise the department on the grant program. The bill
grants the attorney general the power to administer the requirements of
the grant program. The grant program is repealed effective July 1, 2024.
Under current law, there is a peace officer behavioral health
support and community partnership grant program (program). The
program specifies the purposes that grants can be used for. The bill adds
to the program purposes services that support peace officers involved in
job-related traumatic situations. Additionally, for state fiscal year
2022-23, the bill appropriates $5 million from the general fund to the
peace officers behavioral health support and community partnership fund.

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