Bill Summary for S 809 (2021-2022)
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AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM TO EMPLOY AND ALLOW CIVILIAN PERSONNEL TO INVESTIGATE TRAFFIC CRASHES INVOLVING ONLY PROPERTY DAMAGE.Intro. by Lowe.
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Adds a new section to the Charter of the City of Winston-Salem (City), SL 1927-232, as amended, to authorize the City to employ and allow civilian personnel to investigate traffic crashes involving property damage only and issue citations for infractions, naming these personnel Civilian Traffic Investigators (investigators). Details nine requirements of the City and investigators regarding the employment of investigators, including establishing minimum employment standards and compliance with specified training conditions, equipment issuance, and limits of investigator authority. Specifies that investigators cannot be issued a weapon and have no authority to arrest or issue criminal process. Requires the City to report to the specified NCGA committees by December 31, 2023, on the training and use of investigators between the date the act becomes law and November 1, 2023.