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Independent Prosecutor

This bill will establish an independent state-wide prosecutor to handle the caseload coming from the Office of Independent Investigations (OII) which was established to address the lack of impartiality when police investigate police.
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Passed!

2023

  • Bill filed in 2023 as HB 1579
  • Bill passed out of the Community Safety, Justice, & Reentry Committee on Feb. 9th
  • Bill passed out of the Appropriations Committee on Feb. 24th
  • Passed off of the House floor on March 4th

2024

  • HB 1579 has been referred back to the House Appropriations Committee
  • Bill passed out of House Appropriations on Jan. 22nd and referred to Rules
  • Passed off of the House floor on Feb. 6th and referred to the Senate

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Passed!

2023

  • HB 1579 was referred to Law & Justice Committee on March 7th
  • The bill passed out of the Senate Law & Justice Committee on March 22nd
  • Bill referred to finance ("Ways & Means") Committee and had a public hearing on March 30th
  • Bill was scheduled for a vote in Ways & Means on April 3rd but did not pass the bill out of committee

2024

  • HB 1579 has been referred back to the House Appropriations Committee
  • Bill referred to Senate Law & Justice Committee on Feb. 7th
  • HB 1579 had a public hearing in the Senate Law & Justice Committee on Feb. 15th
  • Bill passed out of the Senate Law & Justice Committee on Feb. 20th and referred to the Ways & Means Committee
  • Bill had a public hearing in Ways & Means on Feb. 23rd

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