A bill to repeal the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights moves to the Senate floor Monday night, but the bill's sponsor says what passed the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee keeps much of the current law in place.

The law was enacted in 1974 to protect the rights of officers accused of misconduct.

"What passed was a sham," said the bill's sponsor, Sen. Jill Carter (D-Baltimore City).

Carter sits on the committee that approved the revised bill by an 8-3 vote Friday night.

Carter told WBAL NewsRadio in a text message Saturday that the committee let Republicans and the Fraternal Order of Police reinstate most of the current law.

"The motivation was FOP loyalty rooted in white supremacy, secrecy, and corruption. If a fraternity hazes and kills pledges, would they ask the fraternity to write its own law for accountability and discipline? You know the answer, hell no," Carter said.

In an interview on WBAL News Now Extra on Friday night before the committee had taken its vote, Carter said she believed that the committee would weaken her bill.

Maryland Matters reports the amendments which added part of the current law to Carter's bill were sponsored by Prince George's County Democrat Michael Jackson, a former sheriff's deputy in Prince George's County.

The amendments added to Carter's bill included language to allow officers to engage in political activity while off duty just as other state employees are allowed to do. Read more at WBAL