State of Arkansas 89th General Assembly Regular Session, 2013
By: Representatives Baine, Wardlaw
The text in RED below would be deleted from and underlined language would be added to present law.
For An Act To Be Entitled
AN ACT CONCERNING WHO HAS THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE AN ARREST IN THIS STATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
CONCERNING WHO HAS THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE AN ARREST IN THIS STATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS:
SECTION 1. Arkansas Code § 16-81-106(g), concerning which full-time law enforcement officers employed by the federal, state, county, or municipal government, have the authority to make an arrest, is amended to read as follows:
(g) The following persons employed as full-time law enforcement officers by the federal, state, county, or municipal government, who are empowered to effect an arrest with or without warrant for violations of the United States Code and who are authorized to carry firearms in the performance of their duties, shall be empowered to act as officers for the arrest of offenders against the laws of this state and shall enjoy the same immunity, if any, to the same extent and under the same circumstances as certified state law enforcement officers:
(1) Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents Any federal law enforcement officer; and
(2) United States Secret Service special agents;
(3) United States Citizenship and Immigration Services special agents, investigators, and patrol officers;
(4) United States Marshals Service deputies;
1 (5) Drug Enforcement Administration special agents;
2 (6) United States Postal Inspection Service postal inspectors;
3 (7) United States Customs and Border Protection special agents,
4 inspectors, and patrol officers;
5 (8) United States General Services Administration special
7 (9) United States Department of Agriculture special
8 (10) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives special
10 (11) Internal Revenue Service special agents and inspectors;
11 (12) Certified law enforcement officers of the United States
12 Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and the United States Fish
13and Wildlife Service;
14 (13) (2) Members of federal, state, county, municipal, and
15 prosecuting attorneys’ drug task forces; and.
16 (14) Certified law enforcement officers of the United States
17 Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.