Bill Text - SB322 (2010)

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


Revision: March 4, 2010, midnight

SB 322 – AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

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2010 SESSION

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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

AMENDED ANALYSIS

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

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/03/10 0822s

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 pay for purposes of conducting an administrative review of incidents involving the use of deadly or non-deadly force as defined in RSA 627:9 or if the employee was involved in a critical incident. “Critical incident” means any situation faced by an employee that has the potential to interfere with his or her ability to perform his or her duties. “Critical incidents” include line of duty injuries, line of duty death of a coworker, mass casualty incidents, or death of a child.

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

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