Bill Summary for S 5 (2017-2018)

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Apr 20 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 5 (Local) Filed Wednesday, January 25, 2017
AN ACT GRANTING MECKLENBURG COUNTY, WHO WAS PREVIOUSLY GRANTED AUTHORITY TO EXTEND COUNTYWIDE JURISDICTION TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE, AUTHORITY TO EXTEND LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY TO AN INDIVIDUAL TOWN WITHIN THE COUNTY FOR THE AREA WITHIN THAT INDIVIDUAL TOWN'S EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION.
Intro. by Tarte, Bishop, J. Jackson.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Deletes proposed amendments to, and current text of, SL 1969-1170, Section 1. Subject to the approval of the Board of Commissioners, authorizes Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte to enter into an agreement to extend the powers and rights of Charlotte police officers within the City of Charlotte and throughout Mecklenburg County. Subject to the approval of the Board of Commissioners, authorizes Mecklenburg County and any municipality in Mecklenburg County to enter into an agreement to extend the powers and rights of that municipality's police officers within that municipality and throughout that municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction. Under these agreements, these officers would have the same privileges, immunities, and workers' compensation coverage throughout their expanded territory as within Charlotte or their municipality, respectively. Requires the agreements to be made prior to the exercise of powers or authority of an officer, and to set forth the guidelines and procedures to implement this act. Does not restrict or prohibit the Sheriff of Mecklenburg County from exercising the powers and authority of that office.

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