CSAO: Judiciary Committee - March 6, 2017 - H.B. No. 7215

TESTIMONY OF THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

IN SUPPORT OF:

H.B. No. 7215 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING COURTHOUSE SECURITY, INDEMNIFICATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT OF A PUBLIC TRANSIT EMPLOYEE.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
March 6, 2017

The Division of Criminal Justice supports Section 2 of H.B. No. 7215, An Act Concerning Courthouse Security, Indemnification of Law Enforcement Professionals and Aggravated Assault of a Public Transit Employee.

Section 2 of this bill addresses an issue included in the Division of Criminal Justice Legislative Recommendations to the 2017 Regular Session. It is a largely technical matter involving the indemnification of law enforcement professionals and has been included in our legislative recommendations for at least the past several years.

This language makes minor technical changes to wording and includes Inspectors in the Division of Criminal Justice among those who are eligible for indemnification. This, too, is largely a technical change since the Inspectors are sworn officers who have many of the same duties and responsibilities of other state and local law enforcement officers and are already included in many other statutory references with their colleagues in other agencies on the various levels of government.

The Division respectfully recommends the Committee’s JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT for Section 2 of H.B. No. 7215. We would be happy to provide any additional information the Committee might require or to answer any questions that you might have.



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