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CS/HB 571 — Marshal of the Supreme Court

by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; and Rep. Roberson and others (CS/SB 496 by Judiciary Committee and Senator Dean)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Judiciary Committee (JU)

The bill gives the marshal and his or her deputies’ authority to bear arms and make arrests in connection with their official duties for the Supreme Court. The bill specifies that the marshal and his or her deputies must be law enforcement officers. These individuals must comply with the qualifications and training for law enforcement officers required by law.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 34-0; House 116-0