SB 538-FN - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 538-FN
SPONSORS: Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Rep. Welch, Rock. 13; Rep. LeBrun, Hills. 32; Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13; Rep. Berube, Straf. 18
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill clarifies the status of police officers of the state office complex police force and includes such officers in group II of the New Hampshire retirement system.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
02/15/2018 0521s 18-2935
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
XI. Have the discretion to grant to [security] police officers of the [New Hampshire hospital security force] state office complex police force such titles, ranks, and police powers as the commissioner deems necessary [up to and including that of ex officio constables] including the power of arrest for violations of the criminal and motor vehicle laws and the power to serve criminal process, and may limit such powers as deemed necessary. They shall have general police powers on the state office campus and New Hampshire hospital grounds and when [in hot pursuit of] attempting to apprehend a person who has committed a crime on the campus or escaped from the hospital, and when acting to transport a patient to or from the hospital, the court, or another mental health facility, or when acting to transport to or from a police station or correctional facility.
21-P:7-b [New Hampshire Hospital Security Force] State Office Complex Police Force. The commissioner of safety is authorized to organize a [hospital security force] state office complex police force for the purpose of patrolling the New Hampshire hospital's buildings, roads, and grounds of the campus of the state office park south and providing for general security on the campus. The [hospital security force] state office complex police force shall be under the immediate control of and responsible to the commissioner of safety or his or her designee.
21-P:7-c Authority of [Hospital Security Force] State Office Complex Police Force Officers; Memorandum of Understanding; Funding.
I. All [security] police officers of the [hospital security force] state office complex police force shall possess such police powers as are granted to them by the commissioner of safety pursuant to RSA 21-P:4, XI[. All officers of the hospital security force hired after the effective date of this paragraph shall be required to meet the training standards required generally of] and shall be fully certified as police [offers] officers by the police standards and training council pursuant to RSA 106-L [and]. In addition they shall receive additional training in dealing with persons with mental illness as specified by the commissioner of safety after consultation with the chief executive officer of the New Hampshire hospital.
II. The commissioner of the department of health and human services shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the commissioner of safety for the purposes of delineating the functions, duties, and responsibilities of the department of safety in regard to the provision of security and dispatch services to the New Hampshire hospital. The memorandum of understanding shall include, but not be limited to: responding to emergencies within New Hampshire hospital, maintaining the security of the hospital buildings, insuring the safety of patients, staff, and visitors, apprehending involuntarily committed persons who leave the hospital without authorization, accepting custody of involuntary admissions, transporting patients for medical, legal, and other purposes, investigating cases of abuse, neglect, sexual assault, and other criminal conduct, providing training, and conducting searches and seizures of contraband. In addition, the department of safety shall provide dispatch services including, but not limited to: monitoring hospital access between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., operating and monitoring video security systems, receiving incoming communications, assessing the priority of the call and dispatching appropriate assistance, coordinating emergency preparedness procedures, receiving incoming fire calls and alarms, and operating the switchboard between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. and at other times as needed.
III. Within the limits of funds budgeted for [hospital security force] state office complex police force positions, the department of health and human services shall maintain the funding for the [hospital security force] state office complex police force and pay the department of safety for providing these services.
234:4 New Subparagraph; Retirement System; Group II Permanent Policeman; State Office Complex Police Force Added. Amend RSA 100-A:1, VII by inserting after subparagraph (f) the following new subparagraph:
(g) A police officer of the state office complex police force who:
(1) Has the responsibilities granted by the commissioner of safety under RSA 21-P:4, XI;
(2) Has full general arrest powers;
(3) As a job requirement is fully certified as a full-time police officer by the New Hampshire police standards and training council; and
(4) As a job requirement meets all physical, mental, educational, and other qualifications for continuing certification as a full-time police officer as established by the police standards and training council.
(b) Any bingo or lucky 7 inspector, [security officer appointed pursuant to RSA 21-P:7-b,] any juvenile probation and parole officer, or any person employed in the bureau of trails of the department of natural and cultural resources; or
Approved: June 08, 2018
Effective Date: July 01, 2019
|Jan. 31, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 15, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 15, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 29, 2018||House||Hearing|
|April 3, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|April 12, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|April 25, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|May 2, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
June 8, 2018: Signed by the Governor on 06/08/2018; Chapter 0234; Effective 07/01/2019
May 10, 2018: Enrolled (In recess 05/10/2018); SJ 18
May 10, 2018: Enrolled 05/10/2018
May 3, 2018: Ought to Pass: MA VV 05/03/2018
May 2, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 05/02/2018 (Vote 24-2; RC) HC 17 P. 21
: Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 24-2; RC)
April 25, 2018: Executive Session: 04/25/2018 10:00 AM LOB 210-211
April 24, 2018: Division I Work Session: 04/24/2018 10:45 AM LOB 212
April 12, 2018: Referred to Finance 04/12/2018 HJ 12 P. 5
April 12, 2018: Ought to Pass: MA VV 04/12/2018 HJ 12 P. 5
: Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 14-0; CC)
April 12, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/12/2018 (Vote 14-0; CC) HC 14 P. 4
April 3, 2018: Executive Session: 04/03/2018 11:00 AM LOB 306
March 29, 2018: Public Hearing: 03/29/2018 02:00 PM LOB 306
March 15, 2018: Introduced 03/15/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 8 P. 70
March 15, 2018: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/15/2018; SJ 8
March 15, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/15/2018; SC 12A
Feb. 15, 2018: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0521s, MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
Feb. 15, 2018: Committee Amendment # 2018-0521s, AA, VV; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
Feb. 15, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0521s, 02/15/2018; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 7
Jan. 31, 2018: Hearing: 01/31/2018, Room 101, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 5
Jan. 3, 2018: Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 2