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Session of 2000 Effective: July 1, 2000

Substitute for HOUSE BILL No. 2683 An Act concerning criminal procedure; relating to the collection and reporting of certain statistics involving law enforcement activities.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. (a) The governor, with the assistance of the attorney gen- eral and the Kansas law enforcement training commission, shall develop a request for a proposal for a system to collect and report statistics relating to the race, ethnicity, gender, age and residency by county and state of those who come in contact with law enforcement activities.

(b) Proposals submitted pursuant to the request shall contain, at a minimum:

(1) A system to collect data on a statistically significant sample of those persons who:

(A) Are arrested;

(B) while operating a motor vehicle, are stopped by a law enforce- ment officer; and

(C) while a pedestrian, are stopped by a law enforcement officer;

(2) which contains the race, ethnicity, gender, age and residency by county and state of such persons;

(3) which has a schedule and plan of implementation, including train- ing;

(4) other factors which may be relevant to law enforcement officers in stopping or arresting individuals;

(5) civilian complaints received by law enforcement agencies alleging bias based on race, ethnicity, gender, age or residency by county or state; and

(6) a survey of policies of law enforcement agencies relating to the investigation of complaints based on alleged race, ethnicity, gender, age or residency bias.

(c) Data acquired pursuant to this proposal shall not contain any information that may reveal the identity of any individual.

(d) The governor, with the assistance of the attorney general, shall select the most comprehensive proposal and implement such proposal, subject to the availability of any grant or grants for such purpose from the United States department of justice or any other governmental or private agency.

(e) The results of such study shall be submitted to the governor and attorney general within 90 days after conclusion of such study. The governor shall submit the study to the legislature with one or more of the following:

(1) An evaluation of the study;

(2) an implementation plan to expand the data collection and reporting system to other law enforcement agencies and whether such system should be made permanent; and

(3) recommendations to improve law enforcement training and operations to address racial, ethnic, gender, age or residency bias.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.



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