Legislation Sponsored by Gail Davenport (1)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 2/3/2023

SB 0042 EvaluatingMandatory Standards for Law Enforcement Engagement in Vehicular Pursuits Gail Davenport
1/24/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Public Safety -
Debra Nesbit Law Enforcement Mandate Preemption Public Safety and Courts

This legislation requires written policies for emergency pursuits to include a requirement that a vehicle pursuit may only occur if probable cause exists to believe that the person committed or is committing murder, aggravated battery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, hijacking, interference with custody, trafficking for labor or sexual servitude, rape, armed robery, or any offnese that creates an immediate threat of death or serious bodily injury.  The policy must also require that the driver of the emergency pursuit vehicle comply with the requirements of O.C.G.A. ยง 40-6-6:  driving through a red light or stop sign only after slowing down as necessary for safe operation, exceeding the speed limit only if it does not endanger life or property, and using the blue lights and siren.

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