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2017 Senate Bill 223: Create process for disclosing police firing to other agencies
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on March 9, 2017 To establish a process and liability exemption for a police agency disclosing information to another agency about a formerly-employed officer who may have been fired. The process includes letting a separating officer review the record and make his written explanation a permanent part of it. Applicants for a police job would have to give the prospective employer a waiver allowing it to get the records explaining the separation, and the former employer would be immune from liability for revealing this.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 9, 2017
Reported in the Senate on March 16, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on March 23, 2017.
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(same description)
To establish a process and liability exemption for a police agency disclosing information to another agency about a formerly-employed officer who may have been fired. The process includes letting a separating officer review the record and make his written explanation a permanent part of it. Applicants for a police job would have to give the prospective employer a waiver allowing it to get the records explaining the separation, and the former employer would be immune from liability for revealing this.
Received in the House on March 23, 2017
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 23, 2017
Reported in the House on June 7, 2017 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 105 to 2 in the House on October 3, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To establish a process and liability exemption for a police agency disclosing information to another agency about a formerly-employed officer who may have been fired. The process includes letting a separating officer review the record and make his written explanation a permanent part of it. Applicants for a police job would have to give the prospective employer a waiver allowing it to get the records explaining the separation, and the former employer would be immune from liability for revealing this.

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