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SB 0317 - County Police; method for the abolition of a county police department and returning the law enforcement functions of such department to the sheriff of county; provide

Tracking Level: Monitor
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

SB 317 amends Chapter 8 of Title 36 of the OCGA to allow county police departments be abolished by a local act of the General Assembly or by a resolution of the county’s governing authority. If either is passed, the department shall be abolished in the next 180 days and return its law enforcement functions to the county’s sheriff.

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