SB201 (2008) Detail

Authorizing certain Keene state college campus safety officers to detain individuals pending arrest or protective custody.


SB 201 – AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

04/05/07 0747s

2007 SESSION

07-1198

04/09

SENATE BILL 201

AN ACT authorizing certain Keene state college campus safety officers to detain individuals pending arrest or protective custody.

SPONSORS: Sen. Kelly, Dist 10; Sen. Odell, Dist 8; Rep. Butcher, Ches 3

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill authorizes properly trained Keene state college campus safety officers to detain any person whom they have probable cause to believe has committed an offense.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

04/05/07 0747s

07-1198

04/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seven

AN ACT authorizing certain Keene state college campus safety officers to detain individuals pending arrest or protective custody.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Section; State College and University System; Other Colleges Within System. Amend RSA 187-A by inserting after section 11 the following new section:

187-A:11-a Keene State College Campus Safety Officers; Authority to Detain.

I. Keene state college campus safety officers who have completed a program of police training for part-time police officers, meeting standards established by the police standards and training council pursuant to RSA 188-F:26 and appropriate to a campus safety officer’s exercise of limited police powers, shall have the powers of detention granted in paragraphs II and III.

II. Keene state college campus safety officers who meet the requirements of paragraph I shall have the power to detain any person when the officer has established probable cause to believe that the person has committed any of the following offenses:

(a) Any felony.

(b) Any misdemeanor involving actual or threatened physical injury to another person.

(c) Any misdemeanor constituting concealment, destruction, or removal of evidence or property damage.

(d) Any act constituting abuse, within the meaning of RSA 173-B:1, of a family or household member or current or former sexual or intimate partner.

(e) Any driving or operating under the influence of drugs or liquor offense.

III. Keene state college campus safety officers who meet the requirements of paragraph I shall also have the power to detain any person in any of the following circumstances:

(a) When a person is violent or presents a danger to himself or herself or others, including the officers.

(b) Upon the lawful order of a law enforcement officer.

IV. When detention is made pursuant to paragraphs II and III, the officer shall detain the person on the premises of Keene state college only so long as necessary to surrender the person to a peace officer.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

SB201 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

SB201 Revision: 12089 Date: Jan. 1, 2008, midnight

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