Law-enforcement officer; definition, municipal park rangers training. (HB2062)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Definition of law-enforcement officer; municipal park rangers. Requires sworn municipal park rangers to be certified through completion of training at an approved criminal justice training academy. The bill authorizes sworn municipal park rangers to access criminal history record information for the purposes of the administration of criminal justice and the screening of an employment application. The bill provides that any sworn municipal park ranger who is a conservator of the peace shall be considered a law-enforcement officer or member of a law-enforcement agency for the purposes of (i) execution and issuance of warrants; (ii) exemption from regulations in certain situations; (iii) obtaining criminal record information; (iv) use of flashing blue warning lights; (v) possession of controlled substances, including marijuana, in the performance of his duties; (vi) penalties for eluding a law-enforcement officer; (vii) penalties for obstruction of justice; (viii) penalties for false reporting; (ix) penalties for escapes from jail; and (x) penalties for resisting arrest. Amends § 15.2-1706, § 18.2-250, § 18.2-250.1, § 18.2-460, § 18.2-461, § 18.2-479, § 19.2-389, § 19.2-71, § 19.2-72, § 46.2-1022, § 46.2-817, § 46.2-920, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101650D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/13/2017Impact statement from VCSC (HB2062)
01/17/2017Assigned MPPS sub: #2
01/31/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2062)
02/07/2017Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1385.