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HB19-1119

Peace Officer Internal Investigation Open Records

Concerning public disclosure of a completed peace officer internal investigation file.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subjects:
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Local Government
Bill Summary

The bill makes an internal investigation file (file) of a peace officer for in-uniform or on-duty conduct that involves a member of the public subject to an open records request. The bill requires some information to be redacted before complying with the open records request. The bill allows the custodian of the file to first provide a summary of the file to the requester and then allows the requester access to the file after the requester has reviewed the summary. Under the bill, a custodian of a file in which there is an ongoing criminal case can deny inspection of the file. The file becomes open for inspection after all the charges are dismissed or the defendant is sentenced.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

Bill Text

Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Coleman

Sponsor

Rep. A. Benavidez, Rep. T. Exum, Rep. S. Gonzales-Gutierrez, Rep. L. Herod, Rep. S. Lontine

Co-sponsor

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