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22-4606. Racial and other profiling; definitions. As used in this act:

(a) "Governmental unit" means the state, or any county, city or other political subdivision thereof, or any department, division, board or other agency of any of the foregoing, except governmental unit shall not include the board of education of any school district employing school security officers.

(b) "Law enforcement agency" means the governmental unit employing the law enforcement officer.

(c) "Law enforcement officer" has the meaning ascribed thereto in K.S.A. 74-5602, and amendments thereto, except law enforcement officer shall not include school security officers designated as school law enforcement officers pursuant to K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 72-6146, and amendments thereto.

(d) "Racial or other biased-based policing" means the unreasonable use of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or religion by a law enforcement officer in deciding to initiate an enforcement action. It is not racial or other biased-based policing when race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or religion is used in combination with other identifying factors as part of a specific individual description to initiate an enforcement action.

(e) "Enforcement action" means any law enforcement act, as described in K.S.A. 22-4609, and amendments thereto, during a nonconsensual contact with an individual or individuals.

(f) "Collection of data" means that information collected by Kansas law enforcement officers after each traffic stop.

History: L. 2005, ch. 159, § 1; L. 2011, ch. 94, § 1; May 26.


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