/ SECTION 1. Chapter 116, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-116-125. (A) This section shall apply to public and private colleges and universities that have established a campus police department.
(B) The president of the college or university, or an appropriate administrator, may take disciplinary or adverse employment actions against the chief, director, or senior supervisory officer. The disciplinary or adverse employment actions shall be temporary pending a full review of the matter by the governing body at its next meeting. If no action is taken by the governing body of the college or university at the next meeting, then the disciplinary or adverse employment action shall become permanent and deemed and recorded as a unanimous approval of the governing body.
(C)(1) For the purposes of this subsection, 'interferes with' means to hinder, intimidate, or attempt to stop an officer from carrying out his official law enforcement duties.
(2) It is unlawful for non-law enforcement personnel at a college or university to interfere with a campus police officer carrying out his official duties. A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for not more than thirty days or fined not more than one thousand dollars, or both."
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.