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Immunity Peace Officer Background Checks

Concerning requiring a personnel file waiver for private employment as part of the background check process for a person applying for a position as a peace officer.
2017 Regular Session
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

Under current law, when a law enforcement agency interviews a candidate for a peace officer position and that candidate previously worked for a state or local law enforcement agency or governmental agency, the candidate must execute a waiver that allows the previous employer to release the candidate's personnel file to the interviewing agency. The bill requires the candidate to also sign a waiver releasing his or her personnel file related to employment with a private entity to the interviewing agency.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. R. Zenzinger
Rep. J. Melton



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