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HB 161: Firefighters' Bill of Rights

GENERAL BILL by Casello ; Willhite ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Caruso ; Cortes ; Grieco ; Hattersley ; Mercado ; Watson, C. ; Williams

Firefighters' Bill of Rights; Revises definition of "interrogation" to include questioning pursuant to informal inquiry; requires witnesses to be interviewed & certain information to be provided before firefighter is interrogated; authorizes firefighter to provide voluntary statement at any time after being informed of certain right; prohibits firefighter from being threatened; requires copy of interrogation to be provided to firefighter within specified time; provides firefighter may not be retaliated against for exercising his or her rights; requires firefighter be notified & provided certain information before certain actions are taken; provides firefighter with opportunity to address certain findings; requires certain information to be kept confidential until specified time.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/2/2019 House • Filed
1/9/2019 House • Referred to Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 34
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 34
5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee