IN SB0159 | 2022 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Introduced on January 10 2022 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2022-01-10 - Senator Baldwin added as third author
Pending: Senate Local Government Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Reserve city and town police officers. Provides that after June 30, 2023, the number of police reserve officers that a law enforcement agency or department for a city or town may appoint may not exceed the greater of: (1) six police reserve officers; or (2) 40% of the number of law enforcement officers employed by the law enforcement agency or department who have met the basic training requirements established by the law enforcement training board (board). Provides that the board may revoke, suspend, modify, or restrict a document showing compliance and qualifications for a city or town police reserve officer who has committed misconduct. Provides that, after June 30, 2022, a police reserve officer appointed by a law enforcement agency or department for a city or town does not have police powers for purposes of employment outside the direct supervision of the law enforcement agency or department that appointed the police reserve officer unless: (1) the police reserve officer who previously served as a law enforcement officer has completed Tier I or Tier II basic training and remains compliant with inservice training requirements; or (2) an exigent circumstance exists that creates pressing health, safety, or law enforcement needs for the police reserve officer.

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Reserve city and town police officers.



2022-01-10SenateSenator Baldwin added as third author
2022-01-10SenateSenator Young M added as second author
2022-01-10SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Local Government
2022-01-10SenateAuthored by Senator Sandlin

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