hb1335p-Perfected Bill Text
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1335
90TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES SCHEVE AND HILGEMANN (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time January 5, 2000, and 1000 copies ordered printed.
Read 2nd time January 6, 2000, and referred to the Committee on Education - Higher, January 20, 2000.
Reported from the Committee on Education - Higher, February 3, 2000, with recommendation that the bill Do Pass by Consent.
Perfected by Consent March 1, 2000.
ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 173, RSMo, relating to the department of higher education by adding thereto one new section relating
to the hiring of law enforcement officers by private colleges and universities.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 173, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 173.860, to read
173.860. 1. The governing board of any private not for profit college or university authorized to do business in
this state and which meets the standards of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools,
may appoint and employ as many college or university police officers as it may deem necessary to protect persons,
property, and to preserve peace and good order in the buildings, properties, grounds, and other facilities and
locations over which it has charge or control.
2. The college or university police officers, before they enter upon their duties, shall take and subscribe an oath
of office before some officer authorized to administer oaths to faithfully and impartially discharge the duties
thereof, which oath shall be filed in the office of the governing board of the college or university and the secretary
of the board shall give each college police officer so appointed and qualified a certificate of appointment under
the seal of the board which certificate shall empower such officer with the same authority to maintain order,
preserve peace and make arrests as is given to peace officers. The college or university police officer may, in
addition, expel from the public buildings, campuses and grounds, persons violating the rules and regulations that
may be prescribed by the board or others under the authority of the board. Such officer as may be designated by
the board shall have immediate charge, control and supervision of college police officers appointed by authority
of this section. Such college police officers shall, before appointment, or within six months after appointment, be
certified peace officers pursuant to chapter 590, RSMo.
3. Nothing in this section shall be construed as denying the board the right to appoint guards or watchmen who
shall not be given the authority and powers authorized in this section.
Missouri House of Representatives