A piece of legislation currently under consideration in Massachusetts’ House of Representatives would tack a $2 assessment fee to all vehicle rentals to directly fund police training, according to Boston 25 News.
The Chief’s Association estimates the proposal, which was the brain child of Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes, would generate about $7-8 million in funding; about $10 million is needed every year to provide proper training.
Kyes came up with the idea after seeing charges on his car rental bill while in California. While the proposal did not pass the State House last year, it is gaining traction this year following the murder of a police officer who was carrying out a warrant earlier this month.
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