Skip to Content


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 684         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1190

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

_________________

PRESENTED BY:

James E. Timilty

_______________

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to police details.

_______________

PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James E. Timilty

Bristol and Norfolk

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 684        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1190

By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1190) of James E. Timilty and Thomas J. Calter for legislation relative to police details.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

_______________

In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

_______________

 

An Act relative to police details.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 147 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 62 the following section:-

              Section 63. Whereas it is recognized that police officers, with their superior training, greater enforcement authority, professionalism and experienced access to law enforcement resources, when working on so-called paid detail work increase public safety and are able to handle a variety of situations calling for a law enforcement response both on the site of such details and in the surrounding area when and as needed; now, therefore, notwithstanding any law or regulation to the contrary, private flaggers will only be used on any highway or other construction or repair jobs where the Commonwealth will save at least twenty (20%) percent of the cost of paid details by using flaggers in place of police officers. The head of the state agency funding such work must certify in writing to the police chief of any community in or through which any such flaggers are to be used at least 30 days in advance, except in cases of emergency work, that such savings are assured, and must affording said chief or chiefs and respective police unions or associations the opportunity to review plans, make cost-saving recommendations, submit a proposal to provide police officers for such detail work, and document the estimated costs of using police officers.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Error