Courthouse security; training of officers providing. (SB1308)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Courthouse security; training. Provides that sheriffs may designate deputies that will provide only partial courthouse security, primarily guarding the entrances and working metal detectors. The bill also provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services will establish an abbreviated two-week training course for such deputies. Currently, deputies used in this limited role must attend the same training as those who are fulfilling all the duties of courthouse and courtroom security officers, which lasts between six and eight weeks. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070021776
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1308)
02/02/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2007Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2007Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/08/2007Placed on Calendar
02/08/2007Read first time
02/08/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2007Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/20/2007Left in Appropriations