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File #: HCC-248-FY21    Version: Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 2/26/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/24/2021 Final action: 3/24/2021
Title: Authorization to Send Letter to Maryland General Assembly on Pending Police Reform Legislation
Sponsors: Joseph Solomon, Danny Schaible, Ben Simasek, Daniel Peabody, Kevin Ward
Indexes: Legislative
Attachments: 1. Council Motion Form_Police Reform Letter, 3.19.pdf, 2. Police Reform Bills_draft letter_031921, 3. PPSAC Memo on Current MD GA Police Reform Bills, 4. Maryland-2021-HB108-Introduced, 5. Maryland-2021-HB120-Introduced, 6. Maryland-2021-HB411-Introduced, 7. Maryland-2021-HB522-Introduced, 8. Maryland-2021-HB537-Introduced, 9. Maryland-2021-HB670-Introduced, 10. Maryland-2021-HB977-Introduced, 11. Maryland-2021-SB43-Engrossed, 12. Maryland-2021-SB178-Introduced, 13. Maryland-2021-SB245-Introduced

Submitted by: Joseph Solomon

Submitting Department: Legislative

Agenda Section: Action


Item Title:


Authorization to Send Letter to Maryland General Assembly on Pending Police Reform Legislation



Suggested Action:



I move that the Mayor and Council authorize the Mayor, in consultation with the City Attorney, to send the attached correspondence to the Maryland General Assembly, Prince George’s County Municipal Association, and Maryland Municipal League stating the City of Hyattsville's position on the proposed police reform House and Senate bills.



Summary Background:

The Maryland General Assembly is currently considering a range of police reform measures that can impact both the Hyattsville City Police Department (HCPD) and Hyattsville Residents. This request is that the City provide an opinion on certain bills in the best interest of the City and its residents.


Next Steps:

Legal Review and Letter Drafting


Fiscal Impact:



City Administrator Comments:

For Council consideration.


Community Engagement:

The letter was developed in conjunction with the Police and Public Safety Citizens’ Advisory Committee (PPSCAC)


Strategic Goals:

Goal 4 - Foster Excellence in all City Operations


Legal Review Required?