Relating to Lee County; to provide for the qualifications of the sheriff; and to require completion of continuing education
This act shall only apply in Lee County.
(a) On or after the effective date of this act, a person qualifying for election to the office of sheriff in the county or any person appointed to serve as a sheriff shall meet all of the following minimum qualifications, in addition to any other qualifications required by law: (1) The person is a citizen of the United States. (2) The person has been a resident of the county for at least one year immediately prior to the qualification date. (3) The person has the qualifications of an elector pursuant to state and federal law and the person has been registered to vote in the county at least one year immediately prior to qualifying. SB338 (4) The person has been awarded a high school diploma or a GED equivalent. (5) The person is 25 years of age or older prior to qualifying. (6) The person has three or more years of full-time prior service as a law enforcement officer having the power of arrest, which service is certified by the Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission, and the person has not been retired or separated from full-time active law enforcement certified through the Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission for more than two consecutive years from the date of qualifying, or in the event the person has been retired or separated from active law enforcement for more than two consecutive years, the person has obtained a re-certification of full-time active law enforcement status as a law enforcement officer from the Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission prior to the date of qualifying. (7) The person has never been convicted of a felony criminal offense in this state or convicted of a criminal offense in another jurisdiction where a conviction of the offense would be considered a felony offense in this state.
Upon election, the sheriff of the county shall attend annually a minimum of 20 hours of executive level continuing education approved by the Alabama Sheriff's SB338 Association, National Sheriff's Association, or any other recognized executive level continuing education program designed for law enforcement.
This act shall become effective immediately following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law. SB338 President and Presiding Officer of the Senate Speaker of the House of Representatives SB338 Senate 06-MAY-20 I hereby certify that the within Act originated in and passed the Senate. Patrick Harris, Secretary. House of Representatives Passed: 08-MAY-20 By: Senator Whatley
|May 8, 2020||S||Delivered to Governor at 12:47 p.m. on May 8, 2020|
|May 8, 2020||S||Assigned Act No. 2020-126.|
|May 8, 2020||H||Signature Requested|
|May 8, 2020||S||Enrolled|
|May 8, 2020||S||Passed Second House|
|May 8, 2020||H||Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 554|
|May 8, 2020||H||Third Reading Passed|
|May 7, 2020||H||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|May 6, 2020||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Lee County Legislation|
|May 6, 2020||S||Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 592|
|May 6, 2020||S||Third Reading Passed|
|May 5, 2020||S||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|May 4, 2020||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Local Legislation|
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