Two police reform bills are now law after they were signed Tuesday morning by Governor Tom Wolf.
House Bills 1841 and 1910 require pre-employment background checks and mental health evaluations of law enforcement officers.
“These two bills make progress in keeping every Pennsylvanian safe,” Wolf said. “They build on actions I took in June, that included things like establishing additional oversight of law enforcement, supporting the creation of local citizen advisory boards, and reviewing training especially in the use of force.”
“We have made progress in six weeks, but we are far from the finish line,” Wolf said.
Both bills previously passed through the Pennsylvania House and Senate unanimously.