March 28, 2007
Tracy’s Campus Safety Bill Moves Forward
Nashville, Tenn. – State Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) is moving legislation through the Senate that will help campus police officers keep Tennessee colleges and universities safe. Senate Bill 276 unanimously cleared the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
Current law provides that certain law enforcement entities are permitted to seize property under certain circumstances. This bill would add campus police officers to the list of authorized officials that are allowed to make these seizures.
Lt. Jim Fanguy of the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Police Department accompanied Sen. Tracy and fielded questions from the Committee.
“We have put in a lot of time looking at this issue, and I feel like our campus police officers need this tool,” said Tracy. “I appreciate the help of Lt. Fanguy and all of the MTSU Police Department on this legislation.”
Senate Bill 276 will now go to the Calendar Committee before being acted on by the full Senate.