HCS HB 667 -- SHERIFF QUALIFICATIONS
SPONSOR: Bruns (Jones, 117)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee on
Public Safety by a vote of 12 to 0.
Currently, all sheriffs, except the sheriff of St. Louis County,
must hold a valid peace officer license except during the first
12 months of the first term of office of any sheriff who is
eligible and intends to become licensed as a peace officer. This
substitute removes the 12-month grace period exception.
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds in FY 2010, FY 2011, and
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that it is important that any person
serving as a sheriff is Peace Officer Standards and Training
(POST) certified except for the sheriff of St. Louis County whose
office is administrative by nature.
Testifying for the bill was Representative Ruzicka; and Missouri
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
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95th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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