One of the bills that many municipalities were carefully monitoring was the trailer bill that proposed certain amendments to P.A. 101-0652, the “SAFE-T Act.”

HB 3443 is a follow-up bill to the SAFE-T Act which was passed during the January General Assembly legislative session. This bill would provide updated and clarifying information to the massive set of provisions related to criminal justice and law enforcement reform. While the bill represents many comprehensive changes to the previous legislation, those most relevant to municipalities include the delay of newly mandated officer training to January 1, 2022 (from July 1, 2021), clarifications regarding use-of-force provisions, and relaxing restrictions for officer review of body camera footage, among many other changes. 

Post Authored by Erin Monforti & Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink