This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Feb 9, 2022 at 8:22 AM by pflowers.



Chief Sponsor: Karen Kwan

Senate Sponsor: Kirk A. Cullimore


8     General Description:
9          This bill requires a portion of a peace officer's Ĥ→ [
annual] basic ←Ĥ training to include
9a     certain
10     subjects involving victim targeting.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     defines terms;
14          ▸     requires Ĥ→ under certain conditions ←Ĥ a peace officer's Ĥ→ [
annual] basic ←Ĥ
14a     training to include training on identifying,
15     responding to, and reporting a criminal offense that is motivated by certain personal
16     attributes or a violation of federal criminal law concerning hate crimes; and
17          ▸     makes technical and conforming changes.
18     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
19          None
20     Other Special Clauses:
21          None
22     Utah Code Sections Affected:
23     AMENDS:
24          53-6-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2021, First Special Session, Chapter 1

26     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27          Section 1. Section 53-6-202 is amended to read:
28          53-6-202. Basic training course -- Completion required -- Annual training --
29     Prohibition from exercising powers -- Reinstatement.
30          (1) (a) The director shall:
31          (i) (A) suggest and prepare subject material; and
32          (B) schedule instructors for basic training courses; or
33          (ii) review the material and instructor choices submitted by a certified academy.
34          (b) The subject material, instructors, and schedules shall be approved or disapproved
35     by a majority vote of the council.
36          (2) The materials shall be reviewed and approved by the council on or before July 1st
37     of each year and may from time to time be changed or amended by majority vote of the council.
38          (3) The basic training in a certified academy:
39          (a) shall be appropriate for the basic training of peace officers in the techniques of law
40     enforcement in the discretion of the director; and
41          (b) may not include the use of chokeholds, carotid restraints, or any act that impedes
42     the breathing or circulation of blood likely to produce a loss of consciousness, as a valid
43     method of restraint.
44          (4) (a) All peace officers shall satisfactorily complete the basic training course or the
45     waiver process provided for in this chapter [as well as] and an annual certified training of not
46     less than 40 hours as the director, with the advice and consent of the council, directs.
47          (b) A peace officer who fails to satisfactorily complete the annual training shall
48     automatically be prohibited from exercising peace officer powers until any deficiency is made
49     up.
50          (c) (i) Beginning July 1, 2021, the annual training shall include no less than 16 hours of
51     training focused on mental health and other crisis intervention responses, arrest control, and
52     de-escalation training.
53          (ii) Standards for the training shall be determined by each law enforcement agency or
54     department and approved by the director or designee.
55          (iii) Each law enforcement agency or department shall include a breakdown of the 16
56     hours within the annual audit submitted to the division.
57          (5) Beginning July 1, 2021, the director shall ensure that annual training covers
58     intervention responses for mental illnesses, autism spectrum disorder, and other neurological

59     and developmental disorders.
60          (6) Beginning July 1, 2022, the director shall Ĥ→ , subject to approval by a majority vote
60a     of the council, ←Ĥ ensure that Ĥ→ [
annual] the basic ←Ĥ training Ĥ→ curriculum ←Ĥ covers
61     instruction on identifying, responding to, and reporting a criminal offense that is:
62          (a) motivated by a personal attribute, as that term is defined in Section 76-3-203.14,
63     victim targeting penalty enhancement; or
64          (b) in violation of a federal criminal law concerning hate crimes.