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HB15-1291: Prohibit Peace Officer Use Of Chokehold

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: HB15-1291
Year: 2015
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: Melton


The bill prohibits a peace officer from using a chokehold. The bill makes an exception if the officer believes his or her life is in danger.

Current Status:

04/22/2015 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
04/14/2015 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/13/2015 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/02/2015 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/17/2015 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

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