SENATE BILL No. 364

 

 

May 4, 2017, Introduced by Senators CONYERS, HERTEL, GREGORY, JOHNSON, JONES and NOFS and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

 

 

     A bill to create the law enforcement technology, active

 

shooter, and officer safety act; to create the law enforcement

 

technology, active shooter, and officer safety fund; to provide for

 

use of the fund; and to provide for the powers and duties of

 

certain state and local governmental officers and entities.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "law

 

enforcement technology, active shooter, and officer safety act".

 

     Sec. 3. As used in this act:

 

     (a) "Department" means the department of state police.

 

     (b) "Law enforcement technology" means acoustic technological

 

devices that have been demonstrated to successfully detect and

 

prevent terrorist acts and active shooter situations and that

 

triangulate the geographic location of a gunshot. Law enforcement

 

technology includes acoustic gunshot detection technology that has


the capacity to precisely differentiate between ambient urban noise

 

and the explosive noise from a gunshot. Law enforcement technology

 

also provides law enforcement officers live access to the audio and

 

the geographic location of a detected gunshot and the number of

 

gunshots fired, allows for real time 24-hour monitoring by law

 

enforcement officers and a mobile application for use by law

 

enforcement officers, and provides for the measurement of gunshot

 

statistics on a year-to-year basis.

 

     (c) "Law enforcement technology, active shooter, and officer

 

safety fund" or "fund" means the law enforcement technology, active

 

shooter, and officer safety fund created in section 5.

 

     (d) "Law enforcement technology, active shooter, and officer

 

safety program" or "program" means the law enforcement technology,

 

active shooter, and officer safety program created in section 7.

 

     (e) "Local unit of government" means a village, city,

 

township, county, or public safety department.

 

     (f) "Private entity" means a nonpublic and nongovernmental

 

organization or business.

 

     (g) "Public safety department" means a public safety

 

department established by a community college under section 1606b

 

of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1606b, or a public

 

university under 1990 PA 120, MCL 390.1511 to 390.1514, or a

 

private security force established by a private college under the

 

private security business and security alarm act, 1968 PA 330, MCL

 

338.1051 to 338.1092.

 

     Sec. 5. (1) The law enforcement technology, active shooter,

 

and officer safety fund is created within the state treasury.


     (2) The state treasurer may receive money or other assets from

 

any source for deposit into the fund, including general fund

 

appropriations, gifts, state and federal grants, and bequests. The

 

state treasurer shall direct the investment of the fund. The state

 

treasurer shall credit to the fund interest and earnings from fund

 

investments.

 

     (3) Money in the fund at the close of the fiscal year must

 

remain in the fund and not lapse to the general fund.

 

     (4) The department is the administrator of the fund for

 

auditing purposes.

 

     (5) The department shall expend money from the fund, upon

 

appropriation, only for the following purposes:

 

     (a) To provide grants to local units of government as provided

 

in section 7.

 

     (b) To carry out its duties under this act.

 

     Sec. 7. (1) The law enforcement technology, active shooter,

 

and officer safety program is created in the department. The

 

program must assist local units of government in implementing law

 

enforcement technology by providing any necessary funding from the

 

fund to install and implement law enforcement technology within the

 

local unit of government.

 

     (2) A local unit of government may apply to the department as

 

provided in this section to participate in the program.

 

     (3) A local unit of government that applies to participate in

 

the program shall provide the department with a written plan for

 

the installation and implementation of law enforcement technology

 

within the geographic area of the local unit of government or


served by the local unit of government. A plan provided under this

 

subsection must include both of the following:

 

     (a) Any agreement made between the local unit of government

 

and a private entity for the installation and implementation of law

 

enforcement technology.

 

     (b) A recommendation from the appropriate local law

 

enforcement agency regarding the most beneficial and efficient

 

geographic locations for the use of law enforcement technology

 

within the geographic area of the local unit of government or

 

served by the local unit of government.

 

     (4) The department shall approve the application of a local

 

unit of government that provides a plan meeting the criteria listed

 

under subsection (3).

 

     (5) A grant awarded to a local unit of government under this

 

section is for a period of 1 year. A local unit of government may

 

reapply for a grant under this section every 2 years.

 

     (6) A local unit of government awarded a grant under this

 

section shall only use the grant funds for the following purposes:

 

     (a) The installation and implementation of law enforcement

 

technology.

 

     (b) Training on the use of law enforcement technology for law

 

enforcement officers and any other appropriate individuals working

 

within the local unit of government.

 

     (c) To reimburse a private entity that has expended funds by

 

partnering with a local unit of government to install and implement

 

law enforcement technology within the geographic area of the local

 

unit of government or served by the local unit of government.


     Enacting section 1. This act takes effect 90 days after the

 

date it is enacted into law.