|SB 0813||Modifies public safety, peace officer, and peace officer employee rights|
|LR Number:||3581L.10C||Fiscal Note:||3581-10|
|Committee:||Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence|
|Last Action:||05/12/00 - In Conference||Journal page:|
|Title:||HCS SS SB 813|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2000|
HCS/SS/SB 813 - This act changes some of the procedures for the discipline of certain law enforcement officers.
Officers who are covered by the act have a right to a hearing if dismissed, demoted, or suspended so as to suffer a reduction or withholding of salary or compensatory time. A hearing upon written request must be granted within thirty days of the disciplinary action. The act also requires the state to reimburse municipalities for the cost of new or increased activities or services beyond those currently required under Article X, Section 21 of the Constitution.
Any law enforcement agencies, or any municipality, already having similar written procedures are exempted from the provisions of this act. The act shall not apply to any officer who is: (1) not regularly employed for more than thirty hours per week; (2) employed by the state; (3) employed by a law enforcement agency which employs fifteen or fewer law enforcement officers; (4) serving a probationary period; or (5) the highest ranking officer in the law enforcement agency in question.
The act also specifies that the director of public safety
may refuse to issue, or may suspend or revoke any diploma,
certificate, or other indicia of compliance and qualification of
peace officers or bailiffs where the party in question has made
any illegal, unauthorized, or unprofessional use or release of
criminal history information, criminal intelligent, confidential
reports, or closed records.
HA 1 - REVISES DEFINITION OF "PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER" FOR SURVIVING SPOUSE BENEFIT PROVISION, TO INCLUDE DEVELOPMENTAL, PSYCHIATRIC AND SECURITY AIDES.
HA 3 - CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH WRITTEN POLICIES REGARDING DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS.
HA 4 - WATER PATROL OFFICER MAY MAKE AN ARREST WHILE INVESTIGATING CRIME OR ACCIDENT, EVEN OUTSIDE OF OFFICER'S JURISDICTION.
HA 5 - POLICE BOARD TO APPOINT HEARING OFFICER TO REVIEW ACTION, WHO REPORTS TO BOARD WITHIN 30 DAYS OF HEARING. DELETES PROVISION MAKING DECISION OF BOARD FINAL.
HA 6 - CREATES AND ESTABLISHES PROCEDURE FOR POLICEMEN AND SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES TRUST FUND.
HA 7 - CREATES MISSOURI LAW ENFORCEMENT DISTRICT ACT; VOTERS MAY CREATE DISTRICT, FUNDED BY PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
HSA 2 FOR HA 8 - AGENCY THAT HAS ADOPTED PERSONNEL SYSTEM WITH AN APPEALS PROCEDURE SHALL BE DEEMED IN COMPLIANCE.
HA 9 - ALLOWS REGIONAL JAIL DISTRICT TO IMPOSE SALES TAX TO PROVIDE JAIL SERVICES AND COURT FACILITIES.
HA 1 TO HA 10 - MONEY FROM CRIME REDUCTION FUND MAY NOT BE EXPENDED FOR PAYMENT OF REWARDS.
HA 10 - ALLOWS COUNTY COMMISSION TO CREATE COUNTY CRIME REDUCTION FUND; SPECIFIES ALLOWABLE EXPENDITURES. COURT MAY ORDER DONATION TO FUND AS CONDITION OF PROBATION FOR SUSPENDED SENTENCE.
HA 11 - SUBSTANTIALLY REVISES PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING.
HA 12 - NO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY MAY ADOPT A RULE REQUIRING RESIDENCY OF ITS OFFICERS.
HA 13 - REQUIRES STATE TO REIMBURSE MUNICIPALITIES FOR NEW OR INCREASED ACTIVITIES BEYOND THOSE REQUIRED BY ARTICLE X, SECTION 21 OF MISSOURI CONSTITUTION.