Bill Text - SB322 (2010)

Allowing the director of the division of state police to place an employee on administrative leave in extraordinary circumstances.


Revision: Dec. 30, 2009, midnight

SB 322 – AS INTRODUCED

2010 SESSION

10-2792

08/09

SENATE BILL 322

AN ACT allowing the director of the division of state police to place an employee on administrative leave in extraordinary circumstances.

SPONSORS: Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Downing, Dist 22; Sen. Gallus, Dist 1

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

ANALYSIS

This bill allows the director of the division of state police to place an employee on administrative leave in extraordinary circumstances.

This bill was requested by the department of safety.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

10-2792

08/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten

AN ACT allowing the director of the division of state police to place an employee on administrative leave in extraordinary circumstances.

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

1 Division of State Police; Director’s Authority. Amend RSA 106-B:5 to read as follows:

106-B:5 Director’s Authority.

I. Any police employee may be suspended, discharged, or demoted by the director for cause, with the approval of the commissioner of safety, but shall be entitled to a public hearing before discharge or demotion, but not suspension, if he or she so requests in writing addressed to the director not later than 10 days after notice of said discharge or demotion.

II. The director may place any police employee on administrative leave with or without pay for purposes of conducting administrative or internal investigations or review of incidents involving enforcement action or for compassionate reasons following the employee’s involvement in a traumatic incident.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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