ESB 5242 - 2011-12 Addressing Motorcycle Profiling
Signed into Law by the Governor
1 AN ACT Relating to motorcycle profiling; and adding a new section
2 to chapter 43.101 RCW.
3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
4 NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 43.101 RCW
5 to read as follows:
6 (1) The criminal justice training commission shall ensure that
7 issues related to motorcycle profiling are addressed in basic law
8 enforcement training and offered to in-service law enforcement officers
9 in conjunction with existing training regarding profiling.
10 (2) Local law enforcement agencies shall add a statement condemning
11 motorcycle profiling to existing policies regarding profiling.
12 (3) For the purposes of this section, "motorcycle profiling" means
13 the illegal use of the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears
14 motorcycle-related paraphernalia as a factor in deciding to stop and
15 question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or
16 vehicle with or without a legal basis under the United States
17 Constitution or Washington state Constitution.