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2013 Senate Bill 411: Revise law enforcement licensure procedures
  1. Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on June 4, 2013, to revise and update many details of the law governing the qualifications of law enforcement officers, which includes a very broad range of government officials empowered to enforce many different state statutes and regulatory regimes. Among other things the bill would replace law enforcement officer "certification" with a licensure system, authorize rules for mandatory license suspension or revocation, mandate that police agencies perform background checks, establish minimum standards for background investigations, and more.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 4, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 13, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Amendment offered in the Senate on September 18, 2014, to require the Deputy Sheriff's Association to have a representative on the state Commission on Law Enforcement Standards. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 18, 2014.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on September 23, 2014, to revise and update many details of the law governing the qualifications of law enforcement officers, which includes a very broad range of government officials empowered to enforce many different state statutes and regulatory regimes. Among other things the bill would replace law enforcement officer "certification" with a licensure system, authorize rules for mandatory license suspension or revocation and more.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on September 23, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on September 23, 2014.

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