5051-S2.E AMH GOOD HARO 549


E2SSB 5051 - H AMD TO APP COMM AMD (H-1458.2/21) 628

By Representative Goodman

ADOPTED 04/07/2021

On page 38, after line 9 of the striking amendment, insert the following:

"NEW SECTION. Sec. 28. No later than December 1, 2021, the criminal justice training commission shall submit a written report to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature detailing the following:

(1) The average total number of peace officers each year who must complete the basic law enforcement academy training and the certification process without delay in order to begin work as full-time officers;

(2) The other categories of officers, and the average total number of such officers, who must complete the basic law enforcement academy training, the certification process, or both, prior to being authorized to enforce the criminal laws of this state on a part-time, as called-upon, or volunteer basis;

(3) Recommendations for amendments to update and align definitions and categorization of types officers as set forth in statute and administrative rule, to eliminate ambiguity or inconsistencies and provide better clarity for law enforcement agencies, the criminal justice training commission, and the public as to the different types of officers, their authority, and their obligations to fulfill the requirements of chapter 43.101 RCW and other chapters;

(4) The current backlog for admission to the basic law enforcement academy and the approach taken by the criminal justice training commission to prioritize admission to training when there is insufficient capacity to meet the demand;

(5) The current and projected need for the number of basic law enforcement academy classes in order to meet the requirements of chapter 43.101 RCW and other chapters, and recommended funding to meet the projected need; and

(6) Any other related recommendations."

Renumber the remaining sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.

EFFECT:   Requires the Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) to submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature by December 1, 2021, detailing: the number of peace officers and other categories of officers required to complete basic law enforcement training and certification requirements; recommendations for clarifying updates to statutes and rules defining and categorizing officers; and the backlog, prioritization of admission, and demand for the CJTC's basic law enforcement academy classes.

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