SB 155 - This act establishes the Neighborhood Watch Fund. The General Assembly may appropriate money to the fund and the fund may be used to provide grants to counties, cities, towns, other political subdivisions, or wards of St. Louis City to support neighborhood watch organizations.
The director of the Department of Public Safety administers the fund and must develop application procedures. This act provides that the Department must give priority when disbursing the funds to political subdivisions or St. Louis City wards located in counties with high crime rates according to the most recently available Missouri State Highway Patrol uniform crime reporting data.
This act gives the Department of Public Safety rulemaking authority.
This act is similar to HB 1169 (2014).