SB 1097
Modifies the powers of jailers
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Last Action:
2/14/2008 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2008

Current Bill Summary

SB 1097 - This act gives jailers the power to serve civil process and arrest warrants on persons who surrender themselves to a jail facility as well as those who are already in the custody of the facility at which the jailer is employed.

Under the rules and regulations of the sheriff, employees designated as jailers may carry firearms when necessary for the proper discharge of their duties as jailers. Such authorized persons shall have the same power granted to other law enforcement officers to arrest escaped prisoners and apprehend persons aiding and abetting such escape while in the custody of the sheriff.

This act is similar to HB 2054 (2008).