Legislative Successes

April 15, 2021

ISPA is fully supporting the following bills:

  • HB 836 - Private Detective - Training
    • and
  • SB 548 - Private Detective - Training

These are identical bills and as of April 14, 2021, they are now passed out of committees to the House and Senate for a vote on the floor. We only need one of these bills to pass both chambers, but having two identical bills alive increases our chances of success by the end of May.

Synopsis As Introduced

Amends the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. In a provision requiring training for registered employees of a private detective agency within 30 days of their employment, specifies that the training may be classroom-based or online Internet-based and removes certain topics that must be included in that training. Provides that registered employees of a private detective agency and private detectives shall complete an additional 8 hours of annual training each calendar year. Provides that private security contractors shall complete an additional 4 hours of annual training each calendar year. Provides that classroom basic training for private security contractors may be provided in a classroom setting or may be Internet-based online or other supervised computerized training. Provides that if a private security contractor owns or is employed by a private security contractor agency, the private security contractor agency shall maintain a record of the annual training and must make the record of annual training available to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation upon request. Provides that a licensee applying for a firearm control card must complete a firearm training course consisting of 48 hours (rather than 40 hours) of training. Provides that a licensee or employee in possession of a valid firearm control card shall complete an additional 8 hours of refresher training each calendar year. Requires that commercial or industrial operations that employ one or more persons (rather than 5 or more persons) shall register their security forces with the Department and that registration subjects the security force to certain requirements. Makes other changes. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 to make conforming changes.

 

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