HCS/SS/SB 732 - This act modifies numerous provisions relating to public safety.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (SECTIONS 43.545, 455.543, AND 455.545)
Currently, the Missouri State Highway Patrol must include all reported domestic violence incidents for compilation in the "Crime in Missouri". This act removes the reference to "Crime in Missouri" and provides instead that the incidents must be reported for compilation in the annual crime report published by the Department of Public Safety.
This act removes time requirements in current law for the required reporting by law enforcement agencies of domestic-violence related homicides and suicides to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. In addition, this act requires the Highway Patrol to presents its annual report on domestic-violence related homicides and suicides to the Governor and General Assembly by March 1 rather than February 1.
These provisions are identical to provisions in SCS/SB 921 (2016) and HB 1930 (2016).
URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TASK FORCES (SECTIONS 44.010 AND 44.032)
Under this act, any urban search and rescue task force is eligible to receive funds from the Missouri Disaster Fund for any reasonable and necessary expenditures incurred in the course of responding to any declared emergency.
This act requires the Department of Public Safety, in cooperation with any statewide organization representing broadcasters, to establish a program for training and certifying broadcast engineers and technical personnel as first informer broadcasters.
The program must provide training and education concerning the restoration, repair, and resupply of broadcaster facilities and equipment in emergency or disaster areas and the personal safety of first informer broadcasters.
UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS (SECTION 84.720)
This provision stipulates that any individual who holds an occupational license issued by the Missouri Gaming Commission for the purpose of performing the duties of an unarmed security guard while working on an excursion gambling boat, or at a facility adjacent to an excursion gambling boat, shall be exempt from certain licensing requirements.
This provision is identical to HB 2362 (2016) and a provision in SCS/HCS/HB 1964 (2016).
MOU/POLICIES ON SEXUAL ASSAULT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, AND STALKING (SECTION 173.2050)
This provision requires the governing board of each public institution of higher education in Missouri to engage in discussions with law enforcement agencies and enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking involving students on and off campus.
The MOU must contain detailed policies and protocols regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking involving students that comports with the best and current professional practices, and set out the procedural requirements for the reporting of an offense, protocol for establishing jurisdiction, and criteria for determining when an offense must be reported to law enforcement.
This provision is identical to SB 1085 (2016) and HB 1678 (2016), as well as certain provisions in HCS/HB 1930 (2016) and HB 1972 (2016).
REGIONAL EMS COMMITTEE (190.102 & 190.103)
Current law provides a list of topics that Regional EMS Advisory Committees are to advise and provide recommendations to the region and Department of Health and Senior Services on.
These provisions add community and regional time critical diagnosis plans to the list. In addition, the Regional EMS Medical Director must serve as a member of the Regional EMS Committee.
This act also provides that the Regional EMS Medical Director must serve a four-year term. The southwest, northwest, and Kansas City regional EMS medical directors must be elected to an initial two-year term. The central, east central, and southeast Regional EMS Medical Director must be elected to an initial four-year term.
These provisions are identical to provisions in HCS/HB 2135 (2016) and substantially similar to provisions in SCS/SB 895 (2016), SCS/HCS/HB 1964 (2016) and HCS/HB 868 (2015).
TRANSFERS OF CERTAIN PATIENTS (190.144 & 190.240)
This provision provides that no licensed emergency medical technician, if acting in good faith and without gross negligence, is liable for transporting persons ordered detained as a result of drug or alcohol abuse or a mental disorder or for physically or chemically restraining an at-risk behavioral health patient if the restraint is to ensure the safety of the patient or technician.
The provision further requires hospitals and nursing homes to have policies and procedures that require the hospital or facility to give advance notification to emergency medical services personnel prior to the transportation of any at-risk behavioral health patient.
Any physician treating an at-risk behavioral patient in an emergency situation who, after assessing the patient, determines that there is a reasonable cause to believe there is a likelihood that the patient may cause an imminent serious harm to himself, herself, or others unless the patient is immediately transported to another appropriate facility may place the patient on a temporary involuntary hold for a period of time necessary to effectuate the patient's transport. During the transport, the emergency medical services personnel may rely on the physician’s hold order as a basis for implied consent to treat and transport the patient and shall not be liable for any claims of negligence, false imprisonment, or invasion of privacy based on such temporary hold, treatment, or transport of the patient.
These provisions are identical to provisions in HCS/HB 2135 (2016), substantially similar to provisions in SCS/HCS/HB 1964 (2016) and SCS/SB 895 (2016) and similar to HB 1148 (2015) and to provisions contained in HCS/HB 868 (2015).
CAUSE FOR DISCIPLINE FOR LICENSED EMS PROVIDERS (190.165 & 190.173)
Currently, the Department of Health and Senior Services may cause a complaint to be filed with the Administrative Hearing Commission against a holder of certain emergency-service-related certificates, licenses, or permits if the person violates certain specified regulations. This act modifies the list of regulations.
In addition, this act requires the Department to explain to a licensee who is the subject of an investigation that the licensee has the right to legal counsel, have anyone present he or she desires, and refuse to answer any question or provide any written statement. This act specifies that the assertion of any of the above rights is not to be deemed as a failure to cooperate.
Under this act, the Department may impose a suspension or revocation as a disciplinary action only if it first files a complaint with the administrative hearing commission. The commission is not permitted to grant summary judgement if the licensee files an answer contesting the department's complaint.
Under this act, all complaints, investigatory reports, and information pertaining to any applicant, holder of any certificate, permit, or license, or other individual are confidential and must only be disclosed upon written consent of the person whose records are involved or to other administrative or law enforcement agencies acting with the scope of their statutory authority. No applicant, holder of any certificate, permit, or license, or other individual shall have access to any complaints, investigatory reports, or information concerning an investigation in progress.
This act provides that certain information regarding licensees and final disciplinary actions is not confidential.
These provisions are identical to provisions in HCS/HB 2135 (2016) and substantially similar to provisions contained in SCS/SB 895 (2016), SCS/HCS/HB 1964 (2016) and HCS/HB 868 (2015).
STROKE CENTER DESIGNATIONS (SECTION 190.241 AND 192.737)
This act provides for an alternative stroke center designation for a hospital. The Department of Health and Senior Services shall designate a hospital, upon receipt of an application, as follows: (1) a level I stroke center if the hospital has been certified as a comprehensive stroke center by the Joint Commission or another certifying organization; (2) a level II stroke center if the hospital has been certified as primary stroke center by the Joint Commission or other certifying organization; or (3) a level III stroke center if the hospital has been certified as a acute stroke-ready hospital by the Joint Commission or other certifying organization. The Department shall not require compliance with any additional standards for establishing or renewing stroke designations and the designation shall continue as long as the hospital remains certified. The Department may remove a hospital's designation if the hospital so requests or if the Department determines the certification has been suspended or revoked.
Any hospital receiving this alternative designation shall submit annual proof of certification and other contact information, as well as the certification survey results and other specified documents.
Hospitals designated as STEMI or stroke centers shall submit data to the Department for use in the evaluation and improvement of hospital and emergency medical services' trauma, stroke, and STEMI care. The hospitals shall submit data to the Department as described in the act.
This provision further stipulates that the Department shall also use patient abstract data collected from hospital infection reporting, the trauma registry, motor vehicle crash and outcome data, and other publicly available data to provide information and create reports for the purpose of data analysis and needs assessment of traumatic brain and spinal cord-injured persons.
These provisions are identical to HB 2518 (2016) and substantially similar to provisions in SCS/HCS/HB 1964 (2016) and SB 1060 (2016).
FIRST INFORMER BROADCASTER ACT (SECTION 190.260)
Under this act, state and local governmental agencies must allow first informer broadcasters access to emergency or disaster areas to restore, repair, or resupply critical broadcaster facilities and equipment.
The statewide association involved in establishing the training program must pay the costs of developing and implementing the program.
This provision is identical to a provision in SCS/HB 1606 (2016) and similar to HCS/HB 296 (2015).
MANDATED REPORTERS OF ELDER ABUSE (SECTIONS 192.2400, 192.2405, 192.2475, AND 565.188)
Under current law, certain individuals are required to report incidents of elder abuse to the Department of Health and Senior Services. This act adds first responders, as defined in the act, to the list of mandated reports. Additionally, this act requires reporters to report incidents of bullying to the Department. "Bullying" is defined as intimidation or harassment that causes a reasonable person to fear for his or her physical safety or property and may consist of physical actions, cyberbulling, oral, written, or electronic communication, or retaliation for reporting such acts.
These provisions become effective January 1, 2017.
These provisions are identical to HB 2212 (2016).
DIVISION OF ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO CONTROL FUND (SECTION 311.735)
Currently the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control Fund is to be used for the administration of chapter 311 and certain tobacco-related sections of chapter 407 and any duties under such chapter and sections relating to licensing, training, technical assistance, and regulations.
This act adds the implementation and enforcement of the alcohol and tobacco laws and specifies that the fund may be used for regulations needed for administering, implementing, and enforcing such laws.
This provision is identical to HB 2028 (2016) and HB 2445 (2016).
PEACE OFFICERS (SECTION 590.040)
Under current law, with certain exceptions, the minimum number of hours of basic training for licensure as a peace officer is set by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST) at no lower than 470 and no higher than 600. This act provides that any peace officer obtaining licensure after August 28, 2020 who is employed in a charter county or the City of St. Louis is required to have a minimum of 1000 hours of training at a nationally accredited training facility. Furthermore, any reserve officer serving in St. Louis County is required to work at all times work in the accompaniment of a full-time commissioned officer while performing enforcement duties. The POST Commission may grant a waiver of this requirement upon written request by a law enforcement agency.
This provision is identical to a provision in HB 2488 (2016).
PUBLIC RECORDS (SECTIONS 610.026 AND 610.100)
This act modifies provisions relating to the Sunshine Law. Currently, allowable fees for providing public records includes research time for fulfilling requests. This act includes time spent reviewing records to determine whether or not the records are closed or authorized to be closed. A public body shall waive fees when a request is made by a bona fide credentialed media or reduce the fees charged if such reduction is in the public interest because the applicable fees are minimal and should be waived for administrative efficiency. Payment of copying, search, research and duplication fees may be requested prior to the making of copies or production of records.
Mobile video recordings from a law enforcement vehicle or a device carried by a law enforcement officer that includes a camera and recording capability are considered a closed record until the investigation becomes inactive. A mobile video recording in a nonpublic location may be closed, except that any person depicted in the recording or certain other persons may obtain a complete, unaltered and unedited copy of the recording upon written request.
The act adds legal guardians or parents of a minor as being able to obtain closed investigative or mobile video records in the same way that any person could obtain such records.
Any person may bring an action to authorize disclosure of a mobile video recording and the court may order that all or part of the recording be released to the person. In making its determination on release, the court shall consider factors outlined in the act, including the benefit to the public as opposed to the harm to the public, to the law enforcement agency or its officers, or to any person identified in the recording. The mobile video recording may be examined by the court in its chambers. If disclosure of either a mobile video recording or an investigative report is authorized, the court may make any order that justice requires and set forth conditions for or limitations on the disclosure as authorized in the act.
The act provides that any person who requests and receives a mobile video recording that was recorded in a nonpublic location is prohibited from displaying or disclosing the recording without first affording any non-law enforcement person whose image or sound is contained in the recording the opportunity to seek a court order enjoining all or some of the display or disclosure. Any person who fails to comply with this provision is subject to damages in a civil action.
These provisions are substantially similar to SB 1061 (2016) and identical to HB 2344 (2016).
HA 1 - THIS AMENDMENT INSERTS A NEW DEFINITION FOR THE TERM "FIRST RESPONDER" AS IT APPLIES TO SECTIONS OF LAW PROHIBITING THE RESTRICTION OF POLITICAL ACTIVITY OF FIRST RESPONDERS.
HA 2 - UNDER CURRENT LAW, IT IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR TO WILLFULLY FAIL OR REFUSE TO OBEY SIGNALS OR DIRECTIONS OR WILLFULLY RESIST OR OPPOSE A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN THE PROPER DISCHARGE OF HIS OR HER DUTIES. THIS AMENDMENT INCLUDES FIREFIGHTERS IN THAT CRIME.
THE AMENDMENT ALSO PERMITS VOLUNTEER FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATIONS TO APPLY TO THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL FOR GRANTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE PREMIUMS FOR THE ASSOCIATION'S VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS. GRANTS SHALL BE DISBURSED BY THE MARSHAL, SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATIONS, BASED UPON THE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS WHICH RECEIVED WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS FROM CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF AND IN THE COURSE OF THE PREVENTION OR CONTROL OF FIRE OR THE UNDERWATER RECOVERY OF DROWNING VICTIMS IN THE PRECEDING CALENDAR YEAR. THE SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
• ASSOCIATIONS WHICH HAD 0-5 CLAIMS SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR $2,000;
• ASSOCIATIONS WHICH HAD 6-10 CLAIMS SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR $1,500;
• ASSOCIATIONS WHICH HAD 11-15 CLAIMS SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR $1,000; AND
• ASSOCIATIONS WHICH HAD 16-20 CLAIMS SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR $500.
THIS PROVISION IS IDENTICAL TO PROVISIONS IN SCS/SB 613 (2016) AND SB 700 (2016), AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE.
HA 3 - THIS AMENDMENT MODIFIES THE PROVISIONS IN THE HOUSE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE RELATING TO PEACE OFFICERS SO THAT SUCH PROVISIONS ARE ONLY APPLICABLE TO PEACE OFFICERS OBTAINING LICENSURE AFTER AUGUST 28, 2020 IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
HA 4 - THIS AMENDMENT MODIFIES PROVISIONS RELATING TO LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR AN EMT. SPECIFICALLY, IT REQUIRES INITIAL LICENSURE TESTING TO BE THROUGH THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF EMT'S OR EXAMINATIONS DEVELOPED AND ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES.
THE AMENDMENT FURTHER MODIFIES PROVISIONS RELATING TO MO HEALTHNET. UNDER THIS AMENDMENT, AN ELIGIBLE MO HEALTHNET PROVIDER MAY RECEIVE A SUPPLEMENTAL REIMBURSEMENT, IN ADDITION TO THE MO HEALTHNET REIMBURSEMENT SUCH PROVIDER WOULD OTHERWISE RECEIVE FOR GROUND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, PROVIDED THAT SUCH REIMBURSEMENT SHALL NOT EXCEED 100% OF ACTUAL COSTS. THE ACT SPECIFIES HOW SUCH SUPPLEMENTAL PAYMENT SHALL BE CALCULATED AND HOW AN ELIGIBLE PROVIDER'S CLAIMED EXPENDITURES FOR THE GROUND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION. THIS PROVISION IS SUBJECT TO FEDERAL APPROVAL, IF NECESSARY.
THIS AMENDMENT ALSO REQUIRES THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL TRANSFER PROGRAM RELATING TO GROUND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORT SERVICES IN ORDER TO INCREASE CAPITATION PAYMENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING REIMBURSEMENT TO ELIGIBLE PROVIDERS, MANAGED CARE PLANS, AND COORDINATED CARE ORGANIZATIONS, AS DETAILED IN THE ACT. ANY ELIGIBLE PROVIDER PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM SHALL AGREE TO REIMBURSE THE DEPARTMENT FOR ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH IMPLEMENTING THE PROGRAM. THIS PROVISION IS SUBJECT TO FEDERAL APPROVAL, AS NECESSARY.
THIS AMENDMENT IS SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO SB 1072 (2016) AND HB 2496 (2016).
HA 5 - THIS AMENDMENT MODIFIES PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE EMERGENCY VOLUNTEER PROGRAM ESTABLISHED BY THE STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (SEMA). UNDER CURRENT LAW, SEMA IS REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH AN EMERGENCY VOLUNTEER PROGRAM WHERE CERTAIN AUTHORIZED PROFESSIONALS MAY VOLUNTEER THE USE OF THEIR SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT FOR UP TO 3 CONSECUTIVE DAYS AS REQUESTED BY SEMA. THIS AMENDMENT MODIFIES THAT PROVISION TO INCLUDE ANY INDIVIDUAL CERTIFIED BY SEMA AND WHO PERFORMS HIS OR HER DUTIES UNDER THE DIRECTION OF A LICENSED ARCHITECT OR ENGINEER. THE AMENDMENT FURTHER PERMITS SUCH PROFESSIONALS TO VOLUNTEER FOR UP TO 5 CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED TO ASSIST LOCAL JURISDICTIONS AND LOCAL BUILDING INSPECTORS TO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL DEMOLITION, CLEANUP OR OTHER RELATED SERVICES AND TO DETERMINE WHETHER STRUCTURES AFFECTED BY A DISASTER:
• HAVE NOT SUSTAINED SERIOUS DAMAGE AND MAY BE OCCUPIED;
• MUST BE RESTRICTED IN THEIR USE PENDING REPAIRS; OR
• ARE UNSAFE AND SHALL NOT BE OCCUPIED PENDING REPAIR OR DEMOLITION.
VOLUNTEERS UNDER THE PROGRAM ARE REQUIRED TO BE PROVIDED WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE BY SEMA DURING THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES AS PART OF THE PROGRAM.
FURTHERMORE, VOLUNTEERS CERTIFIED BY SEMA SHALL BE CONSIDERED TO BE STATE EMPLOYEES FOR PURPOSES OF THE EMERGENCY MUTUAL AID COMPACT.
HA 6 - THIS AMENDMENT REMOVES THE MODIFICATION IN THE HOUSE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE TO THE SUNSHINE LAW RELATING TO ALLOWABLE FEES.
THE AMENDMENT FURTHER INSERTS NEW PROVISIONS TO THE SUNSHINE LAW RELATING TO CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO RECORDINGS. UNDER THE AMENDMENT, CERTAIN CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHS OR VIDEO RECORDINGS, INCLUDING THOSE PRODUCED BY A STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY OR BY A PERPETRATOR OR SUSPECT AT A CRIME SCENE, SHALL BE CONSIDERED CLOSED RECORDS AND NOT SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE UNDER THE OPEN MEETINGS AND RECORDS LAW, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE SUNSHINE LAW. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS AMENDMENT SHALL NOT PROHIBIT DISCLOSURE OF THE MATERIAL TO THE DECEASED’S NEXT OF KIN OR TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS SECURED A WRITTEN RELEASE FROM THE NEXT OF KIN.
IN CLOSED CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS, A COURT MAY ORDER THE DISCLOSURE OF SUCH PHOTOGRAPHS OR VIDEO RECORDINGS UPON FINDINGS THAT THE DISCLOSURE IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND OUTWEIGHS ANY PRIVACY INTEREST THAT MAY BE ASSERTED BY THE DECEASED'S NEXT OF KIN. PRIOR TO RELEASING ANY CRIME SCENE MATERIAL, THE CUSTODIAN MUST GIVE THE DECEASED'S NEXT OF KIN AT LEAST TWO WEEKS' NOTICE, WHICH CANNOT BE SHORTENED BY A COURT. THIS AMENDMENT SHALL APPLY TO ALL UNDISCLOSED MATERIAL IN THE CUSTODY OF A STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY ON OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE AMENDMENT. THIS AMENDMENT SHALL NOT APPLY TO DISCLOSURE OF SUCH MATERIAL TO AN ATTORNEY REPRESENTING A DEFENDANT IN A HABEAS CORPUS ACTION OR OTHER POST-CONVICTION MOTION. SUCH AN ATTORNEY MAY SHARE THE MATERIAL WITH THE CLIENT OR ANY EXPERT OR INVESTIGATOR, BUT SHALL NOT FURTHER DISSEMINATE THE MATERIAL.
THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY MUST ESTABLISH RULES GOVERNING THE VIEWING OF THE MATERIALS BY THE PRESS.
THIS PROVISION IS IDENTICAL TO HB 2618 (2016) AND SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO SB 1079 (2016), HB 1127 (2016), AND HB 883 (2011).
HA 7 - THIS AMENDMENT INSERTS NEW PROVISIONS WHICH PROHIBIT CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEMS AND PANORAMIC X-RAY SYSTEMS FROM BEING REQUIRED TO BE INSPECTED MORE FREQUENTLY THAN EVERY 6 YEARS.
THIS AMENDMENT IS IDENTICAL TO HB 1531 (2016).
HA 8 - THIS AMENDMENT ADDS THE BOARD OF A COUNTY SHELTERED WORKSHOP TO THE TYPES OF POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS THAT MAY CONTRACT AND COOPERATE WITH OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS FOR A COMMON SERVICE.
THIS AMENDMENT IS IDENTICAL TO SB 871 (2016) AND HB 1421 (2016) AND SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO SB 869 (2016) AND SB 926 (2016).
HA 9 - THIS AMENDMENT AUTHORIZES THE CITIES OF LIBERTY AND NORTH KANSAS CITY TO IMPOSE, UPON VOTER APPROVAL, A SALES TAX OF UP TO .5% SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING THE PUBLIC SAFETY OF THE CITY, INCLUDING EXPENDITURES ON EQUIPMENT, SALARIES AND BENEFITS, AND FACILITIES FOR POLICE, FIRE, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL PROVIDERS.
THIS AMENDMENT IS IDENTICAL TO A PROVISION IN HCS/HB'S 2188, 1533, 1393, 2114 & 2113 (2016).
HA 10 - THE AMENDMENT GIVES SOLE AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICIANS WHO PRACTICE IN AN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT OF A FACILITY DESIGNATED AS A TRAUMA, STEMI, OR STROKE CENTER BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES TO THE BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR THE HEALING ARTS.
THE AMENDMENT ALSO INSERTS NEW PROVISIONS RELATING TO HELIPADS. UNDER THE AMENDMENT, ANY RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES, OR ANY INTERPRETATION OF SUCH RULES, SHALL NOT REQUIRE HOSPITALS TO HAVE A FENCE OR OTHER BARRIERS AROUND A HOSPITAL HELIPAD. ADDITIONALLY, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT PROMULGATE ANY RULES AND REGULATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE OPERATION OR CONSTRUCTION OF A HELIPAD LOCATED AT A HOSPITAL. FINALLY, HOSPITALS SHALL ENSURE THAT HELIPADS ARE FREE OF OBSTRUCTION AND SAFE FOR USE BY A HELICOPTER WHILE ON THE GROUND, DURING APPROACH, AND TAKEOFF.
THIS AMENDMENT CONTAINS AN EMERGENCY CLAUSE.
THIS AMENDMENT IS IDENTICAL TO SB 988 (2016).
HA 11 - THIS AMENDMENT REMOVES THE SUNSET PROVISION ON A PROVISION OF LAW RELATING TO THE INSTALLATION OF FIRE SPRINKLERS.
THIS AMENDMENT ADDS STATIONARY VEHICLES OPERATED BY A CONTRACTOR OR SUBCONTRACTOR PERFORMING WORK FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DISPLAYING LIGHTED AMBER OR AMBER AND WHITE LIGHTS OR RED AND BLUE LIGHTS TO THE LAWS REQUIRING MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION AND YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY OR REDUCE SPEED UPON APPROACHING THE LIGHTED VEHICLE.
THIS PROVISION IS SIMILAR TO A PROVISION IN SB 1071 (2016), HB 1449 (2016), AND SS/HB 1733 (2016).
THIS ACT ADDS MOTOR VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT OWNED BY THE STATE HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OR CONTRACTORS THAT ARE PERFORMING WORK FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION THAT ARE STATIONARY IN A WORK ZONE WHEN HIGHWAY WORKERS ARE PRESENT TO THE LIST OF VEHICLES THAT ARE PERMITTED TO USE FLASHING BLUE OR RED LIGHTS.
THIS PROVISION IS IDENTICAL TO A PROVISION IN SS/HB 1733 (2016).
THIS AMENDMENT FURTHER INSERTS NEW PROVISIONS RELATING TO IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES. THE AMENDMENT SPECIFIES THAT IF A PERSON IS REQUIRED TO HAVE AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE INSTALLED ON HIS OR HER VEHICLE, HE OR SHE MAY APPLY TO THE COURT FOR AN EMPLOYMENT EXEMPTION VARIANCE TO ALLOW HIM OR HER TO DRIVE AN EMPLOYER-OWNED VEHICLE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES ONLY. THE AMENDMENT PROHIBITS THIS EXEMPTION FROM BEING GRANTED TO A PERSON WHO IS SELF-EMPLOYED OR WHO WHOLLY OR PARTIALLY OWNS AN ENTITY THAT OWNS AN EMPLOYER-OWNED VEHICLE.
ANY PERSON GRANTED AN EMPLOYMENT EXEMPTION VARIANCE UNDER THESE
PROVISIONS IS PROHIBITED FROM DRIVING, OPERATING, OR BEING IN
PHYSICAL CONTROL OF AN EMPLOYER-OWNED VEHICLE USED FOR TRANSPORTING CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE OR VULNERABLE PERSONS, OR AN EMPLOYER-OWNED VEHICLE FOR PERSONAL USE.
THIS PROVISION IS IDENTICAL TO HB 2255 (2016).
HA 12 - UNDER CURRENT LAW, THE COUNTIES OF CHRISTIAN, TANEY, AND ST. FRANCOIS, IF THEY IMPOSE A COUNTY SALES TAX FOR THE CENTRAL DISPATCH OF EMERGENCY SERVICES, MUST APPOINT THE MEMBERS OF A BOARD TO OVERSEE THE MONEY COLLECTED UNDER THE TAX AND THE PROVISION OF EMERGENCY SERVICES IN THE COUNTY. IN OTHER COUNTIES, THE BOARD IS ELECTED. THIS AMENDMENT ADDS STODDARD COUNTY TO THE LIST OF COUNTIES THAT APPOINT THE BOARD.
THIS PROVISION IS IDENTICAL TO A PROVISION IN SB 871 (2016) AND SCS/HCS/HB 1904 (2016).
THE AMENDMENT FURTHER PERMITS OWNERS OF REAL PROPERTY SUBJECT TO THE LEVY OF TAXES AND THE JURISDICTION OF TWO FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS, OR ONE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT AND ONE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO PETITION A CIRCUIT COURT REQUESTING A DECLARATORY JUDGMENT AS TO WHICH ONE DISTRICT OR DEPARTMENT HAS JURISDICTION OVER THE PROPERTY.
THIS PROVISION HAS AN EMERGENCY CLAUSE ATTACHED TO IT.
THE AMENDMENT FURTHER MODIFIES THE DEFINITION OF "PERSON" TO INCLUDE A FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR PURPOSES OF DECLARATORY JUDGMENTS, ACTIONS INVOLVING LAND TITLES, LIS PENDENS, AND CHANGE OF NAME.
HA 13 - THIS AMENDMENT PROVIDES THAT INDIVIDUAL BOARD MEMBERS OF AN AMBULANCE DISTRICT OR FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT SHALL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR EMPLOYMENT BY THE BOARD WITHIN TWELVE MONTHS OF TERMINATION OF SERVICE AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD UNLESS SUCH EMPLOYMENT IS ON A VOLUNTEER BASIS OR WITHOUT COMPENSATION.
THIS AMENDMENT FURTHER PROVIDES THAT A PERSON WHO IS QUALIFIED TO SERVE AS DIRECTOR OF A FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 24 AND MUST BE A RESIDENT AND VOTER IN THE DISTRICT FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR BEFORE ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT. FEES FOR FILING NOMINATIONS AND DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDACY SHALL BE EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY A CANDIDATE FOR COUNTY OFFICE.
THIS PROVISION IS IDENTICAL TO A PROVISION IN HCS/HB 2135 (2016) AND SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO HB 1751 (2016).