AUSTIN, Texas - State representatives filed the Sandra Bland Act in Austin on Thursday.
If approved, the new bill would increase police training for de-escalating tense situations and promote mental health awareness.
It also ensures proper care for inmates and limits police searches when someone is pulled over for a traffic violation.
Police arrested Sandra Bland in Waller County after a traffic stop in July of 2015. Three days later, Bland was found dead in her jail cell. Her death was ruled a suicide.
The case and video of the traffic stop spread across social media and gained attention across the country.