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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

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  • 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    3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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

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  • HB 215, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 9/24/2019 at 11:04 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 620 (c1) Firefighters’ Bill of Rights Hooper Similar Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Rules

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    112.81 Definitions. Page 2 (pdf)
    112.82 Rights of firefighters. Page 2 (pdf)
    112.825 Page 4 (pdf)

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