Senate Bill No. 806
               Senate Bill No. 806

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-5


AN   ACT   ADDING  A  MEMBER  OF  THE  CONNECTICUT
COALITION OF POLICE AND  CORRECTIONS  OFFICERS  TO
THE POLICE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  7-294b  of  the  general  statutes is
repealed and the following is substituted in  lieu
thereof:
    (a)  There shall be a Police Officer Standards
and Training Council which  shall  be  within  the
Division  of  State  Police  of  the Department of
Public Safety for administrative purposes only and
which  shall  consist  of  the  following  members
appointed   by   the   Governor:   (1)   A   chief
administrative  officer  of  a  town  or  city  in
Connecticut; (2) the  chief  elected  official  or
chief  executive  officer  of  a  town  or city in
Connecticut  with  a   population   under   twelve
thousand  which  does not have an organized police
department; (3) a member of  the  faculty  of  The
University  of  Connecticut;  (4) eight members of
the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association who  are
holding  office  or employed as chief of police or
the highest ranking professional police officer of
an  organized  police department of a municipality
within the state; (5) the Chief State's  Attorney;
[and] (6) A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COALITION OF
POLICE AND CORRECTIONS  OFFICERS;  AND  [(6)]  (7)
five  public  members.  The Commissioner of Public
Safety and the  Federal  Bureau  of  Investigation
special  agent-in-charge  in  Connecticut or their
designees shall be voting  ex-officio  members  of
the  council.  Any nonpublic member of the council
shall immediately  upon  the  termination  of  his
holding  the  office or employment which qualified
him for appointment cease to be a  member  of  the
council.  A  member  appointed  to  fill a vacancy
shall be appointed for the unexpired term  of  the
member whom he is to succeed in the same manner as
the  original  appointment.  The  Governor   shall
appoint   a  chairperson  and  the  council  shall
appoint a vice-chairperson and  a  secretary  from
among  the  members.  The  members  of the council
shall serve  without  compensation  but  shall  be
entitled   to  actual  expenses  involved  in  the
performance of their duties.
    (b)   Membership  on  the  council  shall  not
constitute holding a public office. No  member  of
the council shall be disqualified from holding any
public office  or  employment  by  reason  of  his
appointment  to  or  membership on the council nor
shall  any  member  forfeit  any  such  office  or
employment  by  reason  of  his appointment to the
council, notwithstanding  the  provisions  of  any
general   statute,   special  act  or  local  law,
ordinance or charter.

Approved April 18, 1997