SB 172
Modifies the State Legal Expense Fund
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Last Action:
2/14/2011 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2011

Current Bill Summary

SB 172 - This act modifies the State Legal Expense Fund. It prohibits the State Legal Expense Fund from paying claims against state officers or employees that arise out of criminal conduct for which the officer or employee has already plead guilty or been found guilty.

The act requires the Office of Administration and the Attorney General's office to jointly develop a fee matrix to be used to when the Attorney General's office hires outside legal counsel. When outside legal counsel is hired because the Attorney General determines there is a conflict with his office, the legal fees shall be monitored by legal counsel for the Office of Administration or a state agency not involved in the conflict.

The State Legal Expense Fund will no longer reimburse the St. Louis and Kansas City Boards of Police Commissioners for up to a maximum of one million dollars per fiscal year.

This act is similar to SB 1055 (2010).