SB0367T-Truly Bill Summary (House)

HS SS SB 367 -- PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICERS; TAMPERING WITH A JUDICIAL OFFICER



This bill allows members of the Board of Probation and Parole and probation and parole officers who meet the necessary requirements to carry firearms. The Department of Corrections will designate the type of firearm that is to be carried. Persons wishing to carry firearms must purchase the firearms and holsters individually. The department will supply the ammunition necessary for the performance of their duties. Officers must complete at least 16 hours of firearm training, as established by the department.

The bill also requires the department to provide all probation and parole officers with credentials and a special badge to be carried at all times while on duty.

The crime of tampering with a judicial officer is expanded to include interference in the performance of an officer's official duties and stalking of an officer or officer's family.



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