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Municipal Authority To Employ Police

Concerning clarifying retroactively the authority of a municipality to employ a police force without going through sunrise review.
2017 Regular Session
Local Government
Bill Summary

There is a sunrise review process for groups seeking peace officer status. The bill clarifies that municipalities do not need to go through that process to employ a police force.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/04/2017 Signed Act PDF
    03/29/2017 Final Act PDF
    03/07/2017 Rerevised PDF
    03/06/2017 Revised PDF
    02/10/2017 Reengrossed PDF
    02/09/2017 Engrossed PDF
    01/13/2017 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details