SB 1277 Provides for licensing of private fire investigators
LR Number:4639S.02C Fiscal Note:4639-02
Committee:Financial and Governmental Organization, Veterans' Affairs & Elections
Last Action:05/14/04 - S Inf Calendar S Bills for Perfection Journal page:
Title:SCS SB 1277
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 1277 - This act provides for the licensing of private fire investigators. The act creates the Board of Licensed Private Fire Investigator Examiners within the Division of Fire Safety in the Department of Public Safety. All persons wishing to act as private fire investigators are required to be licensed by the Board. Certain professions are exempted for licensure requirements. The act sets out membership on the board as well as the powers and duties of the board. All applications must be accompanied by a fee which shall be collected by the Division of Fire Safety and deposited in the general revenue fund. The Board shall develop the form of the license which must be carried and displayed by licensees. The act contains provisions pertaining to advertising, fraud, making false statements, manufacturing false evidence and claiming affiliations with state or federal government agencies. The Board is empowered to conduct investigations, issue subpoenas, deny licensure or take disciplinary action against licensees, and cause complaints to be filed with the administrative hearing commission.

The provisions of this act are contained in the TAT version of HB 1195 (2004).