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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Law enforcement officers. Provides that a grant may be awarded to a law enforcement agency for a law enforcement officer in an upper level position to: (1) attend a deescalation training course; and (2) establish a deescalation training program, based on the training received during the deescalation training course that is offered to law enforcement officers employed by the law enforcement agency. Establishes the deescalation training fund. Increases the penalty for battery if it is committed against a public safety official because of the official's status or perceived status as a public safety official. Increases the penalty for aggravated battery Law enforcement officers. Provides that a grant may be awarded to a law enforcement agency for a law enforcement officer in an upper level position to: (1) attend a deescalation training course; and (2) establish a deescalation training program, based on the training received during the deescalation training course that is offered to law enforcement officers employed by the law enforcement agency. Establishes the deescalation training fund. Increases the penalty for battery if it is committed against a public safety official because of the official's status or perceived status as a public safety official. Increases the penalty for aggravated battery and criminal recklessness if it is committed against: (1) a public safety official while the official is engaged in the official's official duties; or (2) a public safety official if the offense is committed because of the official's status or perceived status as a public safety official. ... View more