Summary of the House Committee Version of the Bill


SPONSOR:  Jacob (Britt)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee
on Public Safety, Law Enforcement and Veteran Affairs by a vote
of 19 to 0.

This substitute changes the training and certification
requirements for elected sheriffs.  Currently, elected county
sheriffs are exempt from the training and certification
requirements for peace officers.  The substitute makes elected
sheriffs subject to such training and certification.  Sheriffs
are required to complete the training and certification
requirements within 12 months of taking office.  Sheriffs who
have not completed the training and certification requirements
by January 1, 2002, are not allowed to participate in any
primary enforcement activities.  The substitute does not apply
to St. Louis County.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that the bill treats sheriffs the
same as other law enforcement personnel by requiring them to
take part in training and to obtain certification within one
year of their election, unless they are already certified.

Testifying for the bill were Representative Britt; and Missouri
Sheriff's Association.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Amy Woods, Legislative Analyst

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