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Bill Detail: SB22-145

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Title Resources To Increase Community Safety
Status Governor Signed (05/20/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors A. Valdez (D)
P. Will (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Buckner (D)
J. Cooke (R)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Local Government
Date Introduced 03/03/2022
Summary

The bill establishes 3 new grant programs within the division of
criminal justice (division) in the department of public safety:
  • A multidisciplinary crime prevention and intervention grant
program to award grants to law enforcement, other local
governmental agencies, and community-based
organizations to identify high-crime areas and to implement

crime prevention and intervention strategies in those areas;
  • A law enforcement workforce recruitment, retention, and
tuition grant program to award grants to law enforcement
agencies to address workforce shortages, increase the
number of people being trained for law enforcement
positions, and improve training through enhanced
curriculum, including mental health training; and
  • A state's mission for assistance in recruitment and training
(SMART) policing grant program to increase the number
of P.O.S.T.-certified and non-certified law enforcement
officers who are representative of the communities they
police and provide training for those additional law
enforcement officers.
The bill directs the executive director of the department of public
safety to establish policies and procedures and create advisory committees
to review applications and make recommendations on who should receive
grants and the amount of the grants.
The bill requires the division to host a statewide forum facilitated
by a national criminal justice organization to solicit suggestions on crime
prevention measures related to the grant programs.
The bill requires the division to create a project management team
to coordinate grant programs.
The bill requires the general assembly to appropriate money for the
grant programs in the 2022-23 and 2023-24 fiscal years, for the statewide
forum in the 2022-23 fiscal year, and for the project management team in
the 2022-23 and 2023-24 fiscal years.

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