HB1185 (2012) Detail

Relative to the police standards and training council.


7Mar2012… 0751h





AN ACT relative to the police standards and training council.

SPONSORS: Rep. C. McGuire, Merr 8

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration


This bill specifies the rulemaking authority of the police standards and training council and requires governor and council approval of donations and grants made to the police standards and training council.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

7Mar2012… 0751h




In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to the police standards and training council.

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

1 Police Standards and Training Council; Powers; Rulemaking. RSA 188-F:26, I is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

I. Adopt rules pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to:

(a) Education, training, and certification requirements for police and corrections officers and continuing education and training requirements for certified police and corrections officers.

(b) Suspension or revocations of certifications of police and corrections officers.

(c) Certification or approval of institutions offering training for police and corrections officers.

(d) Implementing the requirement under RSA 188-F:26, XVII.

(e) Best practices for the professional operation of police departments.

2 Police Standards and Training Council; Powers; Governor and Council Approval of Donations and Grants. Amend RSA 188-F:26, XIII to read as follows:

XIII. With the approval of governor and council, accept in the name of the state any and all donations or grants, both real and personal, from any governmental unit or public agency, or from any institution, person, firm, or corporation. The council shall receive, utilize, and dispose of all donations and grants subject to budgetary provisions and according to the rules of the council and consistent with the purposes or conditions of the donation or grant. The receipt of a donation or grant shall be noted in the annual report of the council. The report shall identify the donor, the nature of the donation or grant, and the condition of the donation or grant, if any. Any moneys received by the council pursuant to this paragraph shall be deposited in the state treasury to the account of the council and shall not lapse.

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



Amended 03/28/12


AN ACT relative to the police standards and training council.


      The Police Standards and Training Council states this bill, as amended by the House (Amendment #2012-0751h), will increase state restricted expenditures by an indeterminable amounts in FY 2014 and each year thereafter. There is no fiscal impact on state, county, or local revenue, or county or local expenditures.


    The Police Standards and Training Council states this bill changes its rulemaking authority and establishes new areas of monitoring and compliance in reference to county corrections officers and the establishment of best practices for police departments. The Council states it assumes this expansion of the Council’s duties to include oversight of best practices for all police departments in the state and responsibility to oversee and maintain programs for county corrections officers would require it hire additional staff. Although this bill does not establish positions or contain an appropriation, the Council estimates it would need to hire 2 program assistant I positions and 2 law enforcement training specialist I (LET I) positions. The Council estimates the salary and benefit costs for the 4 new positions as follows:

    Title (2 positions per title) FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016

    Program Assistant I – Salaries $53,079 $55,029 $57,291

    Program Assistant I – Benefits $55,709 $56,016 $56,373

    Subtotal Program Assistant I $108,788 $111,045 $113,664

    LET I – Salaries $114,566 $119,608 $124,850

    LET I – Benefits $71,877 $72,956 $74,078

    Subtotal LET I $186,443 $192,564 $198,928

    Total Cost Estimate - 4 Positions $295,231 $303,609 $312,592

    The Council states there would also be additional costs associated with uniforms, equipment, materials, and meals associated with the oversight and maintenance of the county corrections programs. Due to the uncertainty surrounding these and other potential costs of a county corrections program, the Council cannot provide an estimate of the amount of cost increases due to this bill.