Law-enforcement officer, etc.; civil action for unlawful acts of force or failure to intervene. (SB1440)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Civil action for unlawful acts of force or failure to intervene by a law-enforcement officer or correctional officer. Creates a civil action for the use of unlawful acts of force, including deadly force, or failure to intervene as required by law, by a law-enforcement officer or correctional officer while performing his duties for a public entity or private police department. The bill also provides that a public entity or private police department employing such officer is liable for any injuries sustained by the injured party as a result of the officer's actions if they occurred in the ordinary course of the employer's business. Sovereign immunity would not apply to such claims. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/17/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102785D
01/17/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/18/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102785D
01/18/2021Introduced bill reprinted 21102785D
01/18/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/01/2021Committee amendments
02/01/2021Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)