HB1027 - BOARD OF POLICE - Goward, Russell
HB1027 CHANGES COMPOSITION AND DUTIES OF ST. LOUIS POLICE BOARD.
Sponsor: Goward, Russell (60) Effective Date: 01/01/97
CoSponsor: LR Number: 2282-01
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01/18/96 - Public Hearing Held (H)
HB1027
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HB 1027 -- Board of Police

Sponsor:  Goward

This bill makes changes to the process of appointments of St.
Louis Board of Police commissioners and adds 2 additional
commissioners to the Board.

Under current law, any vacancy on the board of police is filled
through an appointment by the Governor, with the advice and
consent of the Senate, without restriction of qualifications of
the appointee.  This bill requires the Governor to fill the term
of the board commissioner which expires in 1997 with an
individual who has retired from the police force with a rank of
captain or above.  If no retired police officer of this rank is
willing or able to serve, the Governor may choose from the rank
of retired lieutenants.  Any commissioner succeeding this
appointment must have the same qualifications.

The bill also adds 2 new commissioners to the St. Louis Board of
Police.  These two commissioners would be appointed by a two--
thirds majority vote of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen from a
list of nominees provided by the Mayor of St. Louis.  One
commissioner would serve a 3 term and the other would serve a 4
year term.

In addition, the bill makes various changes to the penalties
associated with obstruction of the duties of the board of police
or the police force and requires the board of police to annually
produce a report to the Governor, the House of Representatives,
the Senate, and the Secretary of State disclosing the crime rate
and various other statistics related to crime in the City of St.
Louis.

This bill has an effective date of January 1, 1997.


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