2001-H 5247
Enacted 07/13/2001

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Introduced By:  Representatives Palumbo, McCauley, McNamara, Vieira and Sullivan Date Introduced:  January 24, 2001

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 12-7-21 of the General Laws in Chapter 12-7 entitled "Arrest" is hereby amended to read as follows:

12-7-21. "Peace officer" defined -- The term "peace officer", as used in this chapter, means the following individuals or members of:

(1) The Rhode Island state police;

(2) Any member of a municipal or local police department;

(3) Rhode Island marshals;

(4) Rhode Island airport corporation police;

(5) Rhode Island park police;

(6) Rhode Island capitol police;

(7) Rhode Island conservation officers;

(8) Rhode Island department of environment officers;

(9) Rhode Island fire marshals;

(10) Rhode Island correctional officers;

(11) Brown university police officers;

(12) University of Rhode Island campus police officers;

(13) Rhode Island college campus security;

(14) Campus security at the community college of Rhode Island;

(15) Rhode Island sheriff's department;

(16) Rhode Island drug enforcement officers;

(17) Investigators of the department of the attorney general appointed pursuant to section 42-9-8.1;

(18) The director, assistant director, and other inspectors and agents of the Rhode Island state fugitive task force appointed pursuant to section 12-6-7.2; and

(19) Any federal law enforcement officer. ; and

(20) Correctional investigators and correctional officers of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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