Legislation Sponsored by Michael Rhett (3)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/5/2023

SB 0019 SupportHigher Education Grants for Public Safety Officers Michael Rhett
1/17/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Higher Education -
2019/01/25 Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Law Enforcement
Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
This legislation would create a new tuition grant program for public safety officers that have been employed for at least 36 months and are pursuing their first baccalaureate degree.  Public safety officers shall maintain full-time employment as a public safety officer for a period of sic months for each grant payment received.
SB 0020 NeutralBanking Improvement Zones Michael Rhett
1/1/2021 Effective Date Banks and Banking Banking and Financial Institutions -
2019/01/18 Report 2019/02/15 Report 2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/08 Report 2019/03/22 Report
Financing Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
This legislation authorizes the creation of banking improvement zones, with the stated goal of encouraging new banks in areas underserved by banks.  Local governments can apply to the Department of Community Affairs for a banking improvement zone designation.  If the designation is granted, the local government will designate a bank within the zone to be the depository for local government funds, and subject to agreement with the bank, designate a fixed interest rate that is at or below the posted two-year certificate of deposit rate at the bank.
SB 0031 SupportNo Liability for Law Enforcement Officers Performing Duty at the Scene of an Emergency Michael Rhett
7/1/2019 Effective Date Judiciary Public Safety -
2019/01/25 Report 2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/15 Report 2019/03/29 Report Debra Nesbit
Senate Bill 31 states law enforcement officers employed by state or local government are immune from liability for actions taken while performing duties at the scene of an emergency, unless the law enforcement officer's actions constitute gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or malfeasance. Emergencies include imminent danger to life or health of a person or pet, such as the rescuing a person or pet from inside a locked motor vehicle.  
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