2014 Senate Bill 843

Authorize establishment of welfare agency police force

Introduced in the Senate

March 4, 2014

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R-24)

To give the Department of Human Services (the state welfare agency) the authority to appoint agents with the same powers as peace (police) officers and limited arrest powers.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary

May 8, 2014

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Nov. 13, 2014

Passed in the Senate 25 to 11 (details)

Received in the House

Nov. 13, 2014

Referred to the Committee on Criminal Justice