Conservators of the peace, special; authority, mandatory liability insurance. (HB2416)

Introduced By

Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special conservators of the peace; authority; insurance. Replaces the powers that may be provided in the power of appointment for a special conservator of the peace (SCOP) which may include all powers, functions, responsibilities and authority of any other conservator of the peace, with only the duties for which the SCOP is qualified as specified on his application. The bill requires the order of appointment to provide that such duties shall only be exercised in the geographical limitations specified by the court. The bill requires that the order delineate a limit beyond which the SCOP may not effectuate an arrest following a close pursuit. The bill prohibits all SCOPs from using the word "police" and all SCOPs other than those employed by a state agency from using the seal of the Commonwealth on his equipment in the performance of his duties. The bill requires that the mandatory liability insurance for SCOPs be in an amount of not less than $1 million. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103514D
01/19/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/25/2017Referred from Courts of Justice
01/25/2017Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/07/2017Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety