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SB 114 (2021)

Require Fish and Game, other officials to protect people from discrimination, take diversity training


Requires personnel of the Departments of Natural and Cultural Resources and Fish and Game to enforce "the use and enjoyment of New Hampshire’s cultural and natural resources on all publicly-accessible and publicly-funded areas of the state by all people without fear or threat of verbal or physical violence based on color, race, age, ability, gender identity, national origin, religion, creed, sexual orientation, sex, or any other individual characteristic" protected by state law. This bill also requires enforcement officers in those departments to undergo "ethics, diversity, and de-escalation training." 

The Senate amended the bill to instead require the Police Standards and Training Council to provide education and training to law enforcement officers on "de-escalation, ethics, implicit bias, and cultural diversity." The amended bill also requires every law enforcement agency to develop "a department policy to provide operational direction for their officers regarding de-escalation, ethics, implicit bias, cultural diversity, and how to handle incidents that may violate" the Civil Rights Act.

Bill Sponsor:
Becky Whitley
Bill Became Law?:
Status Detail:
Killed in the House

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