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Posted on: February 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] "Police Accountability Boards” Bill Hearings Scheduled

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MML’s bill to enable municipalities with police departments to form their own police disciplinary boards in the form of Police Accountability Boards and Administrative Charging Committees will begin hearings next week. 

Hearings will begin the second week of March. Senate Bill 409, sponsored by Senator Ron Watson, will be heard in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on February 21.House Bill 518, its cross-file sponsored by Delegate Lesley Lopez, will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee, also on February 21

If you are interested in providing written or oral testimony in support of this bill, please contact MML’s Advocacy Director Angelica Bailey Thupari ( More information on committee guidelines and witness signup is available here for the House and here for the Senate.

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