Bill Summary for S 711 (2017-2018)

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Jun 5 2018

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 711 (Public) Filed Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Intro. by B. Jackson, Cook, Sanderson.

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

Adds new Section 15.1. Enacts GS 153A-212.5, permitting intergovernmental law enforcement mutual aid agreements (agreement) between a law enforcement agency and an out-of-state law enforcement agency or officer to aid in enforcing state laws within the jurisdiction of the requesting law enforcement agency for maintaining security and safety for an international equestrian event. Defines law enforcement agency, out-of-state law enforcement agency, and out-of-state law enforcement officer. Requires the agreement to be in writing and address: (1) standards of conduct for out-of-state officers; (2) training requirements; (3) reimbursement of costs and expenses for supplies, equipment, facilities, personnel, services, and similar items if furnished, lent, or exchanged as part of the agreement; (4) protocols for processing claims made against or by the out-of-state law enforcement officer; and (5) approval of the governing body if the law enforcement agency is a sheriff or municipal police force. Allows the scope of the agreement to be comprised of (1) allowing out-of-state officers to work temporarily with officers of the requesting agency; (2) furnishing, lending, or exchanging supplies, equipment, facilities, personnel, and services; and (3) reciprocal law enforcement mutual aid and assistance between agencies. Grants out-of-state officers working with a requesting agency the same jurisdiction, powers, rights, privileges, and immunities as the officers of the requesting agency, and subjects the out-of-state officers to the lawful operational commands of the requesting agency. Deems out-of-state officers sworn in the officers' home jurisdiction to have met the certification requirements of North Carolina for purposes of being sworn in as a law enforcement officer with the requesting agency under the agreement. Additionally, permits out-of-state officers to hold dual offices in accordance with an agreement pursuant to the statute. Specifies that the statute does not reduce the jurisdiction or authority of state law enforcement officers. 

Enacts GS 90-187.3A, requiring the State Board of Veterinary Medicine to issue a license to practice veterinary medicine in North Carolina to a nonresident veterinarian validly licensed in another state, territory, or district of the United States or foreign country who submits an application for licensure and pays the application fee authorized in GS 90-186(6)(e). Limits the validity of a license issued under the new statute to treatment of a horse previously in the care of the nonresident veterinarian. 

Sets Section 15.1 of the act to expire October 1, 2018.