OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 288

AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE OF COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH RESIDENT STATE TROOPERS.

SUMMARY:

The law requires towns participating in the resident trooper program to pay (1) 70% of the regular cost and expenses of employing a trooper and (2) 100% of the overtime costs and portion of fringe benefits directly associated with overtime costs. For FY 15 and each fiscal year thereafter, this bill freezes the municipal payment for fringe benefits to the portion the town owed for the previous fiscal year, which, under current law, is 100% of the benefits directly related to overtime costs.

Under the resident trooper program, the emergency services and public protection commissioner assigns state police officers, under contract, to provide law enforcement duties in towns that do not have organized police departments.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2014

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Safety and Security Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

23

Nay

1

(03/18/2014)