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HB 0699 - Georgia Law Enforcement Tuition and Training Act; create and establish

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Day,Burke 163rd
Last Action: 3/27/2007 - House Second Readers
House Committee: MotV
Assigned To:
06. State CourtsNext Bill
10. Municipal CourtsNext Bill
Traffic LawNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Create and establish the �Georgia Law Enforcement Tuition and Training Act�.  A county or municipal law enforcement agency may use a traffic-control signal monitoring device only if the sheriff, police chief, or the municipal or county governing authority shall receive from DPS a permit to sue such device.  An agency shall have a separate permit for each such intersection where such device or devices shall be used.  DPS is authorized to prescribe by rules and regulations the manner and procedure in which an application shall be made for such permits.  Permits shall be renewed every two years. DPS is authorized to charge an application fee for each application, including a renewal application, in an amount not to exceed $200, and for each permit granted, a monitoring fee, in an amount not to exceed $1,000 a year.  Upon receipt of a complaint regarding the use of a traffic control signal monitoring device, DPS shall be authorized to investigate an agency, department, or governing authority, and the agency, department, or governing authority under investigation shall cooperate with the department and provide, free of charge, any records relevant to the investigation.   No agency, department, or governing authority shall collect fines, fees, costs, or issue criminal or civil penalties based on any evidence collected from the operation of traffic-control signal monitoring device where the device is being operated without a valid permit issued by DPS.  Traffic control signal monitoring devices shall be tested no less than twice per year.  A minimum of two signs shall be posted notifying people of the device, one of which shall be placed within 60 feet of the intersection.


There is created the �Law Enforcement Tuition Trust Fund� which shall be made up of 50% of all revenues, fines, and fees generated through the use of traffic control signal devices.  The fund shall be held in trust by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.  Funds shall be used as determined by the council but only for purposes relating to the training of peace officers.  

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