SB 734 - Under current law, sheriffs and deputy sheriffs may render assistance in an adjoining county upon the request of that county's sheriff. When rendering such assistance, the responding sheriffs and deputies have the same powers of arrest in the requesting county as they have in their own county. This act provides that sheriffs and deputy sheriffs may render such assistance in any county in the state.
This act also specifies that, for purposes of workers' compensation, overtime, and expense reimbursement, any sheriff or deputy rendering assistance in another county shall be deemed an employee of the responding county sheriff's office.
This provision is similar to the truly agreed to and finally passed SCS/HB 1936 (2016) and SB 202 (2015), and is identical to a provision of HCS/SS/SCS/SB 663 (2016) and SS/SCS/HB 218 (2015).