|HB 0526||Relating to Licensing Private Security Service Providers|
|Sponsor:||LUMPE||Handling House Bill:|
|Last Action:||02/06/95 - Referred H Professional Registration & Licensing Comm.|
HB0526 Lumpe, Sheila
P R E F I L E D
HB 526 -- Licensing of Private Security Services
This bill establishes within the Department of Public Safety the Private Security Services Advisory Board. It will be the duty of the board to develop minimum standards, training requirements, classifications and qualifications for licensure in the private security industry; license and regulate companies which provide private security services; establish a statewide computer registration system, conduct investigations, deny application for permits, assess fines, suspend or revoke any permit to practice, establish reciprocity with other states, levy fees and adopt rules and regulations necessary for the operation of the board.
The bill establishes within the state treasury the Private Security Service Providers Fund. All fees collected by the board will be placed in the fund and will be used to pay expenses incurred by the board.
The bill also makes it unlawful for any person to practice as a private security officer without first having been issued a permit by the board. Licensees are not permitted in any manner to hold themselves out as being commissioned peace officers or connected with any political subdivision.