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2015-2016 Regular Session - SB 263
Law Enforcement Officers; provide governing authority; employs sworn police officers who are P.O.S.T certified; policies; disability in line of duty
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 35 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding law enforcement officers and agencies, so as to provide that the governing authority of each municipality and county in this state and each board of education which employs sworn police officers who are P.O.S.T. certified may adopt policies under which such sworn officers, upon their retirement or upon leaving such employment as a result of a disability arising in the line of duty, may retain his or her weapon and badge; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2016 - Effective Date
May/03/2016 - Act 609
May/03/2016 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Mar/30/2016 - Senate Sent to Governor
Mar/15/2016 - House Passed/Adopted
Mar/15/2016 - House Third Readers
Mar/10/2016 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Feb/02/2016 - House Second Readers
Feb/01/2016 - House First Readers
Jan/28/2016 - Senate Passed/Adopted
Jan/28/2016 - Senate Third Read
Jan/27/2016 - Senate Read Second Time
Jan/26/2016 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported
Jan/13/2016 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/12/2016 - Senate Hopper
03/15/2016 Modified Structured Rule
Mar/15/2016 - House Vote #752Yea(123)Nay(46)NV(6)
Jan/28/2016 - Senate Vote #424Yea(50)Nay(1)NV(3)
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