Bill Summary for S 162 (2017-2018)

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Mar 1 2017

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 162 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Intro. by Daniel, Brock, Randleman.

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Bill summary

Amends GS 74E-6 to expand the powers of company police officers. New provisions give company police officers the same powers as municipal and county police officers on public roads adjacent to the facility where company police officers are employed, if the facility is a public school, hospital, or airport, including the authority to direct traffic. Also gives them the authority to activate their blue light in emergency situations on public roadways when they stop to assist a motorist, render assistance to a law enforcement officer or first responder, or in an emergency situation.

Authorizes company police agencies to enter into mutual aid agreements with governing boards of municipalities, or, with the consent of the county sheriff, a county, to the same extent as a municipal police department under GS Chapter 160A.

Authorizes company police officers to provide assistance to law enforcement agencies at the request of agency heads regardless of whether there is an agreement in place to do so.

Makes technical changes.

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