STUDY/LEO INTERACTION WITH DISABLED DRIVERS.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 591 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 5, 2017
AN ACT DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY TO STUDY TRAINING THAT MAY BE PROVIDED TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO IMPROVE THE OFFICER'S ABILITY DURING A TRAFFIC STOP TO IDENTIFY WHETHER A PERSON IS DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING OR HAS A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, OR MENTAL ILLNESS AND THE CONDITION IS AFFECTING THE PERSON'S ABILITY TO COMPLY WITH THE OFFICER'S ORDERS AND TO IMPROVE THE OFFICER'S INTERACTION WITH THE PERSON UPON MAKING THAT IDENTIFICATION.
Intro. by C. Graham.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 20 2017)
H 591

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 5 2017 - More information

    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.


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