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Legislative Rundown with Michael Taylor: SB 521

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Senate Bill Will Require the Chief of a Municipal Law-Enforcement Agency be a Certified Law Enforcement Officer

Senate Bill 521, “Requiring chief executive of municipal law-enforcement agency be certified law-enforcement officer”, seeks to amend Chapter 30, Article 29 of the West Virginia Code by adding a new provision.

This provision would require that, on or after July 1, 2018, any person appointed as the chief executive of a municipal law-enforcement agency shall be a certified law-enforcement officer. The bill contains a “grandfather” provision that allows individuals already in the position of chief executive of a municipal law-enforcement agency who are not certified law-enforcement officers to remain in their position.

The lead sponsor of the bill is Charles S. Trump IV (R – Morgan, 15). The bill has passed committees and is on the second reading in the Senate.

To follow the bill or to read more details follow this link http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/Bills_history.cfm?input=521&year=2018&sessiontype=RS&btype=bill

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