An Act relative to Sheriffs

Summary

This legislation includes recommendations approved by the Sheriff’s Commission (final report filed as S.1865 during 2013-2014 legislative session).  This bill exempts the Sheriffs from the prohibition on providing meals to employees by allowing collective bargaining on this issue; establishes a Corrections Advisory Board with the aim of improving coordination across the criminal justice system and establishing best practices in all aspects of corrections operations; provides for an HRD assessment of current Sheriffs’ Office’s human resources policies and practices; places deputy sheriffs in Group 4 and provides injured in the line of duty benefits; and updates the civil process operations.  This legislation was engrossed in the Senate during the 2013-2104 session.