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HB 320 Citizenship of arrestee; if accused is not committed to jail, arresting officer to ascertain.

Introduced by: Riley E. Ingram | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Arresting officer to ascertain citizenship of arrestee. Supplements the existing law that requires sheriffs to make a query into legal presence when a person is "taken into custody" at a jail. This bill expands such inquiries by requiring inquiries of everyone arrested, and requires that an arresting officer inquire of every arrestee whether he (i) was born in a country other than the United States and (ii) is a citizen of a country other than the United States. This bill was incorporated into HB 958.


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