SB 502 First Engrossed
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to special investigators; amending s.
3 27.251, F.S.; deleting a requirement that
4 investigators be employed on a full-time basis;
5 specifying matters that may be investigated by special
6 investigators; providing an effective date.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
10 Section 1. Section 27.251, Florida Statutes, is amended to
12 27.251 Special
organized crime investigators.—The state
13 attorney of each judicial circuit is authorized to employ any
14 municipal or county police officer or sheriff’s deputy on a
15 full-time basis as an investigator for the state attorney’s
16 office with full powers of arrest throughout the judicial
17 circuit provided such investigator serves on a special task
18 force to investigate matters involving criminal activity the
19 detection of which might benefit from a special task force
20 organized crime, and , provided further , that the salary of such
21 municipal or county police officer or sheriff’s deputy shall be
22 paid by the city, county, or sheriff by which the investigator
23 is principally employed, and with the consent of the county,
24 sheriff, or municipality. The arrest powers granted in this
25 section may herein shall be exercised only in the furtherance of
26 the conduct of the business of the special task force to which
27 such municipal or county police officer or sheriff’s deputy is
28 assigned by the said state attorney.
29 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.