SB 224
Modifies provisions relating to crimes and law enforcement officers and agencies
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Last Action:
9/11/2013 - No motion made to override Governor's veto
Governor's Veto Letter
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2013
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Current Bill Summary

CCS/SCS/SB 224 - This act modifies provisions relating to public safety.

KANSAS CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT - Sections 84.480 & 84.490

This act increases the maximum salaries that may be paid to the chief of police and officers of the Kansas City Police Department.

In addition, this act repeals a provision of current law, which provides that actions taken by the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners in suspending, removing or demoting the chief of police are not subject to review by any court.

These provisions are similar to the truly agreed to and finally passed CCS/SS/HB 336 (2013).

ST. LOUIS POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM - Sections 86.200, 86.257, & 86.263

Currently, a member of the Police Retirement System of St. Louis who becomes disabled from causes occurring within the performance of duties shall be retired upon certification by the medical director of the police retirement system and approved by the board of trustees of the system. This act replaces this certification process by requiring that one or more physicians of the medical board certify that the member is unable to perform the full and unrestricted duties of a police officer. The act defines both medical board and full and unrestricted duties of a police officer.

Under current law, a member who is disabled in an incident unrelated to the performance of official duties and who has ten or more years of service shall be retired by the board of trustees of the police retirement system. The act provides that a member with a non-duty disability may retire after five years of creditable service provided that the system's actuarial valuation is at least eighty percent. The act also provides that the retirement application shall be certified by a medical board, rather than the medical director.

This act is identical to SCS/HCS/HB 722 (2013) and similar to provisions in HB 897 (2013).


This act specifies that it is a Class B misdemeanor for a person 21 years of age or older to present false ID to a license or gaming agent in order to enter a gambling boat. When a person under the age of 21 engages in such acts, this act specifies that it is an infraction and a $500 fine.


This act defines "arrearage" as the amount of money created by a failure to provide support to a child as required under an administrative or judicial support order or support to an estranged or former spouse if the judgment or order for spousal support also requires the payment of child support and the individual receiving the spousal support is the custodial parent.

The arrearage must reflect any retroactive support ordered under a modification, any judgments entered by a court or any authorized agency, and any satisfactions of judgment filed by the custodial parent.

A person may petition the court for the expungement of the criminal records of a first felony offense of criminal nonsupport. The expungement of a record is allowed only when at least eight years have elapsed since the person requesting expungement has completed his or her imprisonment or period of probation; the person has not been convicted of or been placed on probation for any felonies during the same period; is current on all child support obligations; has paid off all arrearages; has no other criminal charges or administrative child support actions pending at the time of the hearing on the application for expungement; and the person has successfully completed a criminal nonsupport courts program under Section 478.1000, RSMo.

If a court grants the order of expungement, the records and files maintained in any court proceeding in an associate or circuit division of the circuit court shall be confidential and only available to the parties or by order of the court for good cause shown.

The effect of such expungement order shall be to restore such person to the status he or she occupied prior to such arrest, plea or conviction, and as if such event had never taken place. A person shall only be entitled to one expungement under this provision.

This provision is substantially similar to HB 220 (2013).


Under this act, quasi-government entities who provide information management products and services to criminal justice, municipal and county courts, and other governmental agencies must provide integration data access to the governmental agency at no additional cost.