Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-1105
Safety of police officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and other first responders
Messrs. Tarr, deMacedo, Humason and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section _ the following:-
"Section XX Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Executive Office of Public Safety shall conduct a study of strategies, policies, regulatory and statutory changes, and technology and equipment that could improve the safety of police officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and other first responders. Said study shall include a cost and feasibility analysis, and a ranking of measures based on effectiveness, cost and feasibility, provided, that it may do so by category of profession.
In conducting said study the Secretary shall consult with local police and fire departments, public and private emergency medical service providers, representatives of municipal government and relevant labor organizations, provided that said study shall include consideration of information from at least one public hearing and/or an electronic or paper survey tool for the purpose of gathering information.
The results of said study, together with an legislative recommendations, shall be filed with the clerks of the House and Senate, and the Joint Committee on Public Safety, not later than 11 months following the passage of this act."