The bill would eliminate the use of male pronouns in state laws.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, there are about 58,000 local female police officers in the United States.
Peter Kehoe, executive director of the state Sheriffs' Association, said he opposes the change.
“For thousands of years the term 'man,' used in the general sense, has meant 'human,' not specifically someone of the male gender,” he said in a statement. “So it is inaccurate to say that 'policeman' or 'fireman' is 'gendered language' which must be erased from the law.”