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CS/SB 620: Firefighters’ Bill of Rights

GENERAL BILL by Governmental Oversight and Accountability ; Hooper

Firefighters’ Bill of Rights; Specifying application of certain rights of firefighters to informal inquiries; requiring that witnesses be interviewed and certain information be provided to a firefighter subjected to interrogation before an interrogation is conducted; prohibiting a firefighter from being threatened with certain disciplinary action; requiring that a firefighter be notified and provided certain information before certain disciplinary actions are taken; requiring that a firefighter be given the opportunity to address certain findings; requiring that certain information be kept confidential and exempt in accordance with existing law, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 1/22/2020 Senate - CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability read 1st time -SJ 186
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/22/2019 Senate • Filed
11/6/2019 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 47
12/2/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 12/09/19, 4:00 pm, 301 Senate Building
12/9/2019 Senate • Favorable by Community Affairs; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 132
12/10/2019 Senate • Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
1/6/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 01/13/20, 1:00 pm, 301 Senate Building
1/13/2020 Senate • CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 156
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 47
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
1/16/2020 Senate • Now in Rules
1/22/2020 Senate • CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability read 1st time -SJ 186