Senate Bill #231 (2017)

AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - EMERGENCY POLICE POWER

Amends the provisions regarding emergency police powers to clarify that higher learning institutions with special police officers are authorized to enter into mutual aid agreements for the purpose of providing emergency assistance.

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  • 2017 – S 0231
  • 2017 – S 0231 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC000702
  • LC000702/SUB A
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
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  • A N A C T
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - EMERGENCY POLICE POWER
  • Introduced By: Senator Gayle L. Goldin
  • Date Introduced: February 02, 2017
  • Referred To: Senate Judiciary
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 45-42-3 of the General Laws in Chapter 45-42 entitled "Emergency Police Power" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 45-42-3. Mutual aid – Campus police officer Mutual aid – Campus police officer and special police officer.
  • (a) Any public or private educational institution of higher learning located in this state, with a police or other public safety department consisting of campus police officers appointed pursuant to chapter 52 of title 16, or special police officers appointed pursuant to chapter 2.1 of title 12, may enter a mutual aid agreement with the city or town in which the institution is primarily located, solely for the purpose of providing emergency assistance in response to specific incidents at the request of the police chief of the city or town. Officers appointed under this these chapter chapter's must have satisfactorily completed a training academy certified by the Police Officer's Commission on Standards and Training.
  • (a) Any public or private educational institution of higher learning located in this state, with a police or other public safety department consisting of campus police officers appointed pursuant to chapter 52 of title 16, or special police officers appointed pursuant to chapter 2.1 of title 12, may enter a mutual aid agreement with the city or town in which the institution is primarily located, solely for the purpose of providing emergency assistance in response to specific incidents at the request of the police chief of the city or town. Officers appointed under this these chapter chapters must have satisfactorily completed a training academy certified by the Police Officer's Commission on Standards and Training.
  • (b) The mutual aid agreement will not be effective until formally approved by the city or town council in which the institution is located, after a public hearing and by the governing body or office of the institution of higher learning.
  • (c) The special police officers responding to a request for emergency assistance pursuant to a duly approved mutual aid agreement shall have the same authority, powers, duties, privileges, and immunities for jurisdictional purposes as a duly appointed police officer of the city or town making the request.
  • (d) The special police officers responding to the request for emergency assistance under the mutual aid agreement shall be subject to, and considered within, the control and authority of the requesting chief of police for the duration of the emergency and until released by the requesting chief of police.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC000702 ========
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC000702/SUB A ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - EMERGENCY POLICE POWER
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  • This act would amend the statutory provisions regarding emergency police powers to clarify that higher learning institutions having special police officers are authorized to enter into mutual aid agreements with the municipality where the institution is located for the purpose of providing emergency assistance. Special police officers appointed under this chapter must complete a training academy certified by the Police Officer's Commission on Standards and Training.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000702 ========
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000702/SUB A ========

Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for Passage

June 22, 2017 at 4:48pm
Yeas: 34 / Nays: 1 / Not voting: 2 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Doyle NV
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Kettle Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey NV
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan N
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y

Floor vote for PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE

June 27, 2017 at 5:40pm
Yeas: 70 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 5 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino NV
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz NV
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian NV
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien NV
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips NV
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y