Bill Summary for S 487 (2021-2022)

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Apr 1 2021

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Senate Bill 487 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 1, 2021
AN ACT TO MAKE ALL COUNTIES ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FELLOWS PROGRAM, TO EXEMPT FROM RULEMAKING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR IN-SERVICE TRAINING OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE OFFICERS, AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS.
Intro. by Mohammed, Garrett, deViere.

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Amends GS 17C-20 to open up eligibility for the Criminal Justice Fellows Program (Program) to all counties (was, tier one counties with a population of less than 125,000).

Appropriates $663,579 in recurring funds for 2021-22 from the General Fund to the Department of Justice to be allocated to the Program for continued recruitment of qualified in-state high school seniors or unemployed/underemployed graduates and to provide them with a forgivable community college loan. Effective July 1, 2021.

Amends GS 150B-1 to exempt from rule-making: (1) the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission with respect to establishing minimum standards for in-service training for criminal justice officers and (2) the Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission with respect to establishing minimum standards for in-service training for justice officers.

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