SCS/SB 53 - This act creates the "Public Safety Enhancement Fund", which contains money transferred from the state general revenue fund. This fund will be administered by the Department of Public Safety and the money shall be used to fund a grant program designed to supplement the expense of law enforcement activities of county sheriff departments. The fund shall terminate on June 30, 2011, and all money remaining in the fund shall revert to general revenue.
Any county shall be eligible and may apply to receive a grant for one fiscal year to supplement the expenses of the county sheriff's department. The enrollment period for the first year of the grant program shall be from August 29, 2007, to December 31, 2007.
The Department of Public Safety shall have the authority to promulgate rules to implement and administer this grant program. The Department shall also coordinate and consult the Missouri Sheriffs' Association for review of the applications and disbursement of the grant money.
SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE