SB 1053 -- Profiling

Sponsor: Goode

This bill requires peace officers to make information reports after every motor vehicle stop concerning the age, gender, and race or minority group of the individual stopped, as well as the nature of the stop and any resulting action taken.

The reports must be compiled annually and submitted to the Attorney General, who will analyze the data and report findings to the Governor, the General Assembly, and law enforcement agencies.

The bill also requires each law enforcement agency to adopt a policy on race-based traffic stops that prohibits the practice. If a pattern of race- based traffic stops is determined to exist, an investigation must be initiated, with counseling and training for officers provided.

Failure to comply with provisions of the bill may result in the Governor withholding state funds from the law enforcement agency.