SB17-096 - Reserve Peace Officer Academy Grant Program

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning creation of a grant program to support a shared peace officer auxiliary, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

The bill creates the reserve academy grant program to provide a one-time grant to a political subdivision of the state that is comprised of multiple participating jurisdictions and that is formed for the purpose of funding a reserve peace officer academy that will train and certify a shared reserve peace officer auxiliary group. The division of homeland security and emergency management (division) will administer the grant program. The division may accept gifts, grants, and donations to use towards the grant program. The division shall consider the following criteria in awarding the grant:


  • Existing access to start-up capital;
  • The capacity to serve communities statewide; and
  • The ability to assist law enforcement agencies in times of need.

The bill appropriates $814,834 to the department of public safety from the marijuana tax cash fund to implement the bill. $800,000 is for the grant award and $14,834 is for personal services to administer the grant program.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: June 2, 2017
06/02/2017 - Governor Signed
05/18/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/18/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/18/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/03/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/13/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
03/21/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
03/20/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/17/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/14/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/13/2017 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
01/27/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary