HARRISBURG – Two pieces of law enforcement legislation were approved with bipartisan support in the PA Senate. Senate Bill 1205 prohibits the use of chokeholds except in cases when use of deadly force is permitted. The bill defines chokeholds as “any physical maneuver which restricts an individual’s ability to breathe for the purposes of incapacitation.” Senate Bill 459 requires municipal law enforcement departments to adopt a use-of-force policy and to train officers on procedures allowed under the policy. It also requires those departments to report use of force events to the State Police when they occur. Both bills now go to the state House.