NACDL - Racial Disparity State Reforms

Racial Disparity State Reforms

State reforms addressing racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

2019

Florida
The State Senate has partnered with Florida State University's College of Criminology & Crimial Justice to analyze how criminal justice legislation could impact the racial and ethnic disparities in Florida's criminal justice system.

2018

Connecticut 
SB 256 permits any member of the General Assembly to request the preparation of a racial and ethnic impact statement with respect to certain bills and amendments.

2017

New Jersey 
S. 677 requires racial and ethnic impact statements fo certain bills and regulations affecting sentencing.

2013

Oregon 
SB 463 requires Oregon Criminal Justice Commission to create, upon written request of one member of Legislative Assembly from each major political party, racial and ethnic impact statement for proposed legislation or state measure.

2008

Iowa 
HF 2393 allows policymakers to assess the racial impact of proposed changes to sentencing and parole policies. Iowa passed the nation's first racial impact statement bill.

Minnesota
Since 2008, the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission (MSGC) voluntarily elected to prepare racial impact statements on proposed crime bills pending before the legilature.