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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.277

Introduced by Representatives O’Donnell of Vernon, Allard of St. Albans Town, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Brennan of Colchester, Chen of Mendon, Clark of Vergennes, Consejo of Sheldon, Copeland‑Hanzas of Bradford, Fallar of Tinmouth, Flory of Pittsford, Gervais of Enosburg, Helm of Castleton, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Keenan of St. Albans City, Keogh of Burlington, Komline of Dorset, LaVoie of Swanton, Leriche of Hardwick, Livingston of Manchester, McAllister of Highgate, McFaun of Barre Town, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Rodgers of Glover, Scheuermann of Stowe, Sunderland of Rutland Town and Wheeler of Derby

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  State police; pilot project; 24‑hour coverage

Statement of purpose:  This bill would direct the commissioner of public safety to establish a pilot project to staff and provide 24‑hour coverage in three state police barracks in geographic areas of the state experiencing the greatest amount of drug‑related crime.

AN ACT RELATING TO A PILOT PROJECT FOR 24‑HOUR COVERAGE BY STATE POLICE

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  STATE POLICE; PILOT PROJECT; DRUG‑RELATED CRIME
             AREAS

(a)  The commissioner of public safety is directed to establish a pilot project to staff and to provide 24‑hour coverage in three state police barracks in geographic areas of the state experiencing the greatest amount of drug‑related crime. 

(b)  The pilot projects shall be for a period of one year.  The commissioner shall evaluate the effectiveness and costs of the pilot projects, and report thereon to the governor and general assembly.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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