Bill Text: DE HB148 | 2021-2022 | 151st General Assembly | Draft


Bill Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Delaware Police Training Program.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2021-06-16 - Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 2 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits [HB148 Detail]

Download: Delaware-2021-HB148-Draft.html

SPONSOR:

Rep. Yearick & Sen. Paradee

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

151st GENERAL ASSEMBLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 148

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE POLICE TRAINING PROGRAM.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend § 8409, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 8409. Reimbursement.

Every municipality or other governmental unit of this State or the University of Delaware or Delaware State University intending to employ on a permanent basis police officers who have satisfactorily completed the mandatory training as required under this chapter and who have completed their training while in the employ of another municipality or another governmental unit of this State or the University of Delaware or Delaware State University within 2 4 years from the date of satisfactory completion of such mandatory training, shall reimburse the municipality or other governmental unit or the University of Delaware or Delaware State University with whom the police officer was employed at the time of attending the mandatory training program for the cost of training such officer, which shall include the salary, uniforms and equipment and other training expenses , and all employment benefit expenses, testing, and other expenses, such as medical testing, and ammunition, required to attend the police academy, incurred while the officer was attending the mandatory training program. During the first year after completion of the mandatory training program the municipality or other governmental unit or the University of Delaware or Delaware State University by whom the police officer was employed at the time of attending the mandatory training program shall be reimbursed for 100 percent $40,000 for those expenses. During the second year the municipality or other governmental unit shall be reimbursed for 50 percentof $30,000 for those expenses. During the third year the municipality or other government unit shall be reimbursed $20,000 for those expenses. During the fourth year the municipality or other government unit shall be reimbursed $10,000 for those expenses.

SYNOPSIS

Currently if a municipality or other governmental unit employs a police officer who has within 2 years completed mandatory training while in the employ of another municipality or governmental unit, the new employer reimburses the prior employer. This act changes the reimbursement if the change of employment occurs within 4 years, and changes the yearly rate of reimbursement to reflect the new time period to $40,000 for one year, $30,000 for two years, $20,000 for three, and $10,000 for four years .

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