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House Bill 1132


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House Bill 1132

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB 1132 (Updated April 29, 2009 4:34 pm - DI 106)

Department of correction and police powers. Authorizes the commissioner of the department of correction to appoint certain individuals as correctional police officers. Requires a correctional police officer to complete a pre-basic training course approved by the law enforcement training board and any other training course established by the department of correction in conjunction with the law enforcement training board. Grants correctional police officers police powers, but only: (1) in connection with offenses committed on the property of the department of correction; (2) in connection with an offense involving an offender who is committed to the department; (3) in connection with an offense committed in the presence of an officer; or (4) while assisting another law enforcement officer who has requested the assistance of the correctional police officer. Establishes the correctional peace officer's fund to provide monetary assistance, including tuition assistance, to a correctional employee or to a member of the family of a correctional employee. Specifies that the fund consists of: (1) grants; (2) donations; (3) employee contributions; and (4) appropriations made to the fund; and that monetary assistance may be paid from the fund to a correctional employee or to a member of the family of a correctional employee if the employee or employee's family member attends a postsecondary educational institution, the employee suffers a loss as the result of a natural disaster, or the employee is killed or injured in the line of duty. Prohibits an owner or agent of a store from asking a person to make a statement that acknowledges that the person shoplifted in the store or waives any of the person's legal rights if: (1) the person is less than 18 years of age; and (2) the person has not been afforded meaningful consultation with his or her parent, guardian, custodian, or guardian ad litem. Makes a technical correction. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared for the sentencing policy study committee.)
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