CREATE DIVISIONS - ALE AND CAP. POLICE IN DPS.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 807 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 11, 2017
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH ALCOHOL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE STATE CAPITOL POLICE AS SEPARATE DIVISIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
Intro. by Boles, J. Bell, Willingham, McNeill.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 20 2017)
H 807

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 19 2017 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Provides that reserve alcohol law enforcement agents are considered employees of the Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement for workers' compensation purposes while performing duties assigned or approved by the Director of the Division, or the Director's designee.


  • Summary date: Apr 12 2017 - More information

    Relocates the Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch (ALE) of the State Bureau of Investigation as a Division of the Department of Public Safety.

    Enacts new GS Chapter 143B, Article 13, Part 4, Subpart F (Alcohol Law Enforcement Division), creating the ALE as a Division of the Department of Public Safety.

    Repeals GS 143B-928 (locating ALE within the State Bureau of Investigation).

    Amends GS 18B-500 (Alcohol law-enforcement agents). Authorizes the Director of the Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement (Director) to appoint a sufficient number of assistants who shall be competent and qualified to do the work of the Division. Makes the Director responsible for all hiring and personnel decisions of the Division, and authorizes the Director to hire or fire personnel and transfer personnel within the Division, not withstanding GS Chapters 143A or 143B. Further provides ALE agents with the responsibility of enforcing GS Chapter 90, Article 5 (North Carolina Controlled Substances Act).

    Directs the Department of Public Safety to continue to consolidate ALE and SBI regions and regional offices in the same manner so that all district offices remain co-located.

    Makes conforming changes.

    Relocates the State Capitol Police Section of the State Highway Patrol as a Division of the Department of Public Safety.

    Amends GS 143B-911, creating the State Capitol Police Division of the Department of Public Safety.

    Amends GS 143B-602 (Powers and duties of the Secretary of Public Safety) to direct the Secretary to appoint the Chief of the State Capitol Police Division (currently, this position requires approval from the Governor). Directs the Secretary to appoint the Director of the Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement.

    Makes technical and conforming changes.

    Effective July 1, 2017.


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