SB 0537 Authorizes the creation of law enforcement districts
LR Number:2549L.01P Fiscal Note:2549-01
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:04/20/00 - Bill Combined with HCS SCS SB 806 & SB 537 Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2000
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Current Bill Summary

SB 537 - This act authorizes the creation of law enforcement districts in Camden County to fund, promote and operate projects relating to law enforcement. Ten percent of the registered voters in a district may file a petition in circuit court requesting the creation of a district. The act sets forth the requirements and court procedure regarding the petition. A Board of Directors consisting of five elected members shall govern each law enforcement district. A district may impose a property tax if approved by voters. The act outlines the legal powers of a law enforcement district, including the powers to contract, borrow money and coordinate efforts with state and local agencies.