Bill Summaries: H299 (2013-2014 Session)

  • Summary date: Mar 13 2013 - View summary

    Creates a new GS Chapter 17F governing dismissal and grievances of municipal law enforcement officers. Requires law enforcement agencies, other than those run by state agencies, counties, ABC boards, school boards, and private sector and academic institutions, to adopt an ordinance setting out minimum due process rights for dismissals and grievances of law enforcement officers. The ordinance must, at a minimum, specify "just cause" for dismissal; set out procedures for ensuring notice; provide an opportunity for the officer to be heard, represented by counsel, and call witnesses and confront adverse witnesses; allow recording of hearings; and establish an impartial review board. Effective December 1, 2013, and applies to disciplinary actions taken on or after that date.