Florida League of Cities

Complaints Against Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers (Oppose) – Passed 

HB 601 (Duggan) and CS/SB 576 (Ingoglia) make it unlawful for municipalities or citizen oversight boards to pass or enforce any ordinance relating to the receipt, processing or investigation of complaints of misconduct by law enforcement officers and correctional officers. The bills also prohibit the creation of any laws in relation to civilian oversight of a law enforcement agency in relation to the investigation of complaints. CS/SB 576 was amended to add provisions permitting a sheriff or chief of police to create a civilian oversight board with certain requirements for those who may be appointed. HB 601 passed the House (87-29) and is awaiting action by the Senate. HB 601 passed the House (81-28) and the Senate (32-0) and is awaiting action by the Governor. (Wagoner)