LEGISLATION

It is an exciting time for criminal informant law. State and federal governments have begun examining and, in some cases, changing the law pertaining to informant use.   Over the past few years, there have been numerous studies, commissions, hearings, and legislative proposals aimed at improving the reliability and accountability of informant policies. Below is a partial list of jursidictions and their efforts, with links to statutes, bills, reports, and other legislative materials where available. Additional background is available under the "Litigation" section on SNITCHING BLOG.  For those interested in reforming informant law in your jurisdiction, the Model Bill contains legislative proposals on a wide range of issues.  As always, these lists are partial and should not be construed as legal advice.

Model Legislation

Reports

U.S./Federal Legislation & Materials

California

Florida

Illinois

Maryland

New York

Texas

Washington