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SB 0317 - Home Rule Violation: New Process to Abolish County Police Department Bypassing County Commissioners
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Tracking Level: Oppose
Sponsor: William Ligon (R)
Last Action: 2/3/2020 - Senate Read Second Time
Senate Committee: Government Oversight
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This legislation seeks to allow local legislative delegations to bypass county commissioners by general legislation.  This bill is a general bill that will allow a local legislative delegation to pass local legislation calling for a local referendum to abolish a county police department.  Under current law the county must pass a resolution to create a county police department and have a referendum prior to that creation.  The decision to abolish a county police department is at the sole discretion of the County Commission.  Please click here for talking and legal points.

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