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HF 593

1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 05/26/2021 11:47am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; requiring the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board
to revise the standards of conduct for peace officers.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginPEACE OFFICER STANDARDS OF CONDUCT; WHITE
SUPREMACIST AFFILIATION AND SUPPORT PROHIBITED.
new text end

new text begin (a) The Peace Officer Standards and Training Board must revise the peace officer
standards of conduct that the board is mandated to publish and update under Minnesota
Statutes, section 626.843, subdivision 1, clause (6), to prohibit peace officers from affiliating
with, supporting, or advocating for white supremacist groups, causes, or ideologies or
participation in, or active promotion of, an international or domestic extremist group that
the Federal Bureau of Investigation has determined supports or encourages illegal, violent
conduct.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, white supremacist groups, causes, or ideologies include
organizations and associations, and ideologies that: promote white supremacy and the idea
that white people are superior to Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), promote
religious and racial bigotry, or seek to exacerbate racial and ethnic tensions between BIPOC
and non-BIPOC or engage in patently hateful and inflammatory speech, intimidation, and
violence against BIPOC as means of promoting white supremacy.
new text end