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Conservation police officers; external appointment.

Removes a provision prohibiting the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries from making an external appointment for any sworn law-enforcement position above the rank of conservation police officer. Current law requires that all promotions within the Department's sworn ranks be made from among existing sworn conservation police officers.

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01/08/2020 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104881D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20104881D
    SENATE BILL NO. 882
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 8, 2020
    A BILL to amend and reenact � 29.1-200 of the Code of Virginia, relating to conservation police officers; external appointment.
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    Patron-- Locke
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    Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That � 29.1-200 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

    29.1-200. Appointment of conservation police officers.

    A. The Director shall appoint regular and special conservation police officers as he may deem necessary to enforce the game and inland fish laws and shall issue a certificate of appointment to each conservation police officer. Any special conservation police officer initially appointed after October 1, 2009, shall have a valid registration as a Special Conservator of the Peace from the Department of Criminal Justice Services.

    B. All appointments to sworn law-enforcement positions above the rank of conservation police officer within the Department shall be made by the Director of the Department from among the sworn conservation police officers, except for those positions designated in subdivision 20 of � 2.2-2905, or whenever the Director determines, in writing, that a position requires knowledge, skills, or abilities such that a sufficient pool of qualified candidates does not exist within the Department.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Mamie E. Locke D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/20/2020 Senate Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
    01/16/2020 Senate Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
    01/14/2020 Senate Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
    01/08/2020 Senate Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104881D
    01/08/2020 Senate Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
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    Removes a provision prohibiting the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries from making an external appointment for any sworn law-enforcement position above the rank of conservation police officer. Current law requires that all promotions within the Department's sworn ranks be made from among existing sworn conservation police officers.
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