Rabb’s Police Accountability Bill Approved in Committee

Pa. state Rep. Chris Rabb’s Police Accountability bill is one step closer to becoming law.

Rabb says HB 1531 will help law enforcement agencies hire the right people for the job & better filter out those applicants with a history of serious, documented misconduct. 

That was the goal of the bill he introduced in 2018, a version of which became law in 2020. That statute — Act 57 of 2020 — has been highly successful in keeping problematic applicants from getting new jobs in law enforcement elsewhere in the state. 
His new bill (HB 1531) would build on that solid foundation by assuring compliance by all law enforcement agencies while increasing transparency of the hiring process for the benefit of local officials and the public at-large.