AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FOR LOCAL EMPLOYING AUTHORITIES TO PROVIDE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WITH A ONE-TIME APPRECIATION AND RETENTION BONUS FOR SERVICE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
Substantively identical to S 802, filed 5/25/22.
Appropriates $50,745,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Safety (Department) for 2022-23 to fund one-time $1,500 bonuses for local law enforcement officers employed on July 1, 2022. Defines local law enforcement officer as a full-time employee hired by the local employing authority (as defined) and serving as a sheriffs' deputy, police officer, detention officer, or telecommunicator.
Requires, by August 1, 2022, that each local employing authority submit documentation identifying the eligible officers to the Department. Also requires the local employing authority, before receiving any funds, to submit an attestation acknowledging that program funds must be provided directly to the eligible officers. Requires the bonus to be paid by September 1, 2022.
Effective July 1, 2022.