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House Bill 1159


House Bill 1159

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB 1159 (Updated April 27, 2005 8:14 pm - DI 107)


Law enforcement. Provides that a law enforcement agency that receives a credible notification concerning a missing endangered adult may prepare and forward a report concerning the missing endangered adult to: (1) other law enforcement agencies; (2) the National Crime Information Center; (3) the data and communication system; and (4) broadcasters in the area where the missing endangered adult may be located. Provides that a law enforcement agency may forward the report to a newspaper. Provides civil immunity to a broadcaster or newspaper that receives an endangered adult medical alert. Makes filing a false report concerning a missing endangered adult a Class B misdemeanor. Requires state and local law enforcement agencies to issue annually to their retired law enforcement officers a photographic identification. Allows a retiring member of the arson division of the office of the state fire marshal to retain the member's service weapon and requires the office to issue the retiring member a badge and an identification card. Requires a retired law enforcement officer who carries a concealed firearm under federal law to obtain annually, at the officer's expense, an endorsement or certification that the officer meets the training and qualification standards to carry that type of firearm. Provides that an entity that provides the endorsement or certification is immune from civil or criminal liability for providing the endorsement or certification. Makes it a Class C misdemeanor for a person to panhandle at certain times, in certain locations, or while engaging in certain activities.
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