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HB 215: Firefighters' Bill of Rights

GENERAL BILL by Casello ; Caruso ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Cortes ; Daley ; Eskamani ; Fernandez ; Gottlieb ; Grieco ; Hattersley ; Newton ; Polo ; Slosberg ; Williams

Firefighters' Bill of Rights; Requires witnesses be interviewed & information be provided to firefighter before interrogation is conducted; authorizes firefighter to provide voluntary statement at any time after being informed of certain right; prohibits firefighter from being threatened during interrogation; requires copy of interrogation be provided to firefighter within specified timeframe, upon request; requires that firefighter be notified & provided certain information before certain disciplinary actions are taken & given opportunity to address certain findings.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/24/2019 House • Filed
10/10/2019 House • Referred to Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 23
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 23
3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee