DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Study of traffic violation stop patterns. Requires the office of the attorney general to conduct a study of routine traffic violation stops of individuals by police officers. Specifies the factors that must be considered in conducting the study. Requires the office of the attorney general, in conjunction with the state police department, to develop policies for the collection of data by police officers and the transmission of the data to the attorney general. Requires the office of the attorney general to report the results of the study to the legislative council not later than July 1, 2003. Provides that data collected in the study: (1) may be used onlyfor research or statistical purposes and may not contain information that may reveal the identity of an individual who is stopped or a law enforcement officer; and (2) may not be used in a legal or administrative proceeding to establish an inference of discrimination on the basis of particular identifying characteristics.