Bill Status of HB3137 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: COUNTIES CODE-INVESTIGATIONS
Rep. Suzanne Ness
| 3/27/2021||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Counties Code. Provides that a sheriff's department or a department of a county authorized by the county board or board of county commissioners is allowed to conduct independent investigations of abuse, neglect, or infectious disease within the county, even if another law enforcement agency or State agency is investigating, or already has investigated, the same abuse, neglect, or infectious disease. Provides that a county's investigative jurisdiction and authority is concurrent with any other entity investigating such abuse, neglect, or infectious disease, except that investigations of a sheriff's department or county department that are running concurrently with a law enforcement agency or State agency investigation is subordinate to the law enforcement agency or State agency with primary jurisdiction over the abuse, neglect, or infectious disease. Provides for sharing of information and documents between law enforcement agencies, State agencies and county investigators. Defines terms.