SB 0224 Authorizes the creation of law enforcement districts in Camden County funded with property tax
LR Number:0887L.02T Fiscal Note:0887-02
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:05/16/01 - Signed by Governor (w/EC) Journal page:S1609-1610
Effective Date:Emergency Clause
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Current Bill Summary

SB 224 - 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.

Provisions of this act are contained in SCS/HB 80 (2001).