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Title: LEGISLATION ON TRIBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS: 1993 ASSEMBLY BILL 1198, RELATING TO TRIBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Author(s): P Shannon; D L Lovell
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Legislative Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 16
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Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper presents the background, description, and committee activity related to 1993 Wisconsin Assembly Bill 1198, which pertains to the powers and privileges of law enforcement officers who are employed by Indian tribes or bands.
Abstract: The bill gives to tribal police officers who meet specified requirements the same powers and duties as sheriffs to enforce State laws and to make arrests of Indian and non-Indian persons. The legislation grants tribal law enforcement agencies and officers the same access to the State criminal identification system that other law enforcement agencies and officers have, provided that the tribe that created the tribal agency agrees that the agency will perform the same duties as other agencies with respect to the system. Under the bill, tribal law enforcement officers may become State certified and may exercise the aforementioned powers if they meet certification requirements and agree to accept the various duties of law enforcement officers specified in State statutes. Appended list of Joint Legislative Council members, lists of Committee and Technical Advisory Committee members, and committee materials
Main Term(s): Tribal police
Index Term(s): Indian justice; Reservation law enforcement; State laws; Wisconsin
Note: Report No. 18 to the 1993 legislature.
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