Bill Summaries: H591 (2017-2018 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 5 2017 - View summary

    Directs the Department of Justice and Public Safety (possibly, the Department of Justice, the Department of Public Safety, or both), in collaboration with the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission, to study what training may be provided to law enforcement officers to improve the officer's ability to identify and interact with persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, have a developmental disability, have a traumatic brain injury, or have a mental illness, affecting the person's ability to comply with orders. Directs the Department (possibly, Departments) to report its findings, including legislative recommendations, to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety by December 1, 2017.