DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Merit system for Marion County sheriff deputies. Establishes a merit system and procedures for discipline and removal for deputies of a sheriff's department (department) in a county having a consolidated city (city). Provides that the merit system and procedures for discipline and removal apply to full-time, fully paid employees of the department who exercise the powers of a law enforcement officer in the performance of duties for which the sheriff is responsible after the consolidation of the police department of the city and the county police force. Removes the limitation that a sheriff in a county having a consolidated city appoint only special deputies to serve as county jail guards.