SENATE BILL NO. 473

May 25, 2021, Introduced by Senator VICTORY and referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.

A bill to amend 1965 PA 203, entitled

"Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act,"

(MCL 28.601 to 28.615) by adding section 11a.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 11a. (1) No later than 120 days after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this section, the commission shall develop guidelines for the investigation of officer-involved deaths that involve a law enforcement officer licensed under this act.

(2) The commission shall do all of the following:

(a) Ensure that the guidelines are easily accessible and publicly available on its website.

(b) Send a copy of its guidelines to all law enforcement agencies in this state.

(c) Review and update the guidelines as it considers necessary.

(3) Not later than 120 days after receipt of the guidelines from the commission, each law enforcement agency shall create a written policy regarding the investigation of officer-involved deaths that involve a law enforcement officer employed by the law enforcement agency. A written policy created pursuant to this subsection must meet the requirements set forth in the commission's guidelines.

(4) Each law enforcement agency shall submit the written policy created pursuant to subsection (3) to the commission for review and approval.

(5) If the commission approves a law enforcement agency's written policy, the law enforcement agency shall do all of the following:

(a) Give a copy of its policy to a law enforcement officer in its employ.

(b) Reproduce the policy in an electronic or digital format that is easily accessible to the public.

(c) Post a copy of the policy on its website.

(6) As used in this section:

(a) "Guidelines" means the guidelines for the investigation of officer-involved deaths developed by the commission under subsection (1).

(b) "Officer-involved death" means the death of an individual caused directly by an action or an omission of a law enforcement officer while the law enforcement officer is on duty or while the law enforcement officer is off duty but performing activities that are within the scope of his or her law enforcement duties.