SCS/HB 878 - Under current law, the Department of Public Safety has the sole authority to regulate and license corporate security advisors. This act specifies that licensed corporate security advisors who are not also commissioned by the department do not have the power of arrest, except as otherwise provided by law.
Under this act, the department has the sole authority to commission corporate security advisors. Only licensed police officers may be commissioned as corporate security advisors.
This act also requires the department to establish a minimum amount of liability insurance to be provided by the prospective or current employer of the corporate security advisor. In addition, the department must require the employer to provide a statement that the corporate security advisor will be included in the policy as a named insured.
Applications for corporate security advisors must be made on forms and in the manner as prescribed by the Director of the Department of Public Safety. The department may charge a fee of up to $200 for each license.
This act specifies that the section providing for the licensure and commissioning of corporate security advisors is not intended to be, and shall not be construed as, a waiver of sovereign immunity or the creation of any liability on the part of the state for personal injury, death, or property damage. In addition, the Department of Public Safety and its director are granted immunity from civil liability for commissioning corporate security advisors.
This act is identical to SCS/SB 408 (2015).