SB 1529

84(R) - 2015
Senate Criminal Justice
Senate Criminal Justice
Law Enforcement

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive
  • Neutral


Konni Burton

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation and regulation of a law enforcement agency or police department.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State or local government anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 1529 would revise the occupation code to make sure commissioned law enforcement entities are in compliance with the statutes that govern them. This bill would give the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement the authority to suspend law enforcement agencies or departments for failing in their duties to safeguard the community and their financial responsibilities to the State.

Vote Recommendation Notes

SB 1529 is a bill created with the interest of the Texas community at heart. This bill puts into a place additional oversight into members of our communities who have been given the responsibility to protect us from harm. This bill promotes self-responsibility and self-sufficiency of law enforcement agencies and police departments. This is in line with our personal responsibility principle. We support this bill for its advancement of liberty.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Municipal Police Association
Texas Public Policy Foundation

Organizations Opposed

Texas Municipal League