PA 17-4—sSB 798

Public Safety and Security Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING POLICE ASSISTANCE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN MUNICIPALITIES AND THE MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT TRIBE OR THE MOHEGAN TRIBE OF INDIANS OF CONNECTICUT

SUMMARY: This act authorizes the Mohegan Tribe or Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, through the tribe's chief executive officer, to enter into police mutual aid agreements with municipalities on the same terms and conditions as municipalities can already do with each other under existing law. The authorization is valid as long as the tribal-state memoranda of understanding establishing the authority of the tribal police departments remain in effect.

Each tribal police department operates under a memorandum of understanding executed between the tribe and the state through the Chief State's Attorney's Office and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (CGS 47-65c).

The act also makes technical and conforming changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017