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2014 Senate Bill 843: Authorize establishment of welfare agency police force
  1. Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on March 4, 2014, to give the Department of Human Services (the state welfare agency) the authority to appoint agents with the same powers as peace (police) officers and limited arrest powers.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 4, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on May 8, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
  2. Passed 25 to 11 in the Senate on November 13, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on November 13, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on November 13, 2014.