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Senate Bill 0292


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Senate Bill 0292

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF SB292 (Updated February 24, 2009 12:42 pm - DI 84)

Police powers of correctional police officers. 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. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared for the sentencing policy study committee.)
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     In Committee - 2nd House
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