HB 218 Modifies provisions relating to mutual aid by law enforcement officers, the costs of imprisonment and electronic monitoring, and concealed carry permit fees

Current Bill Summary

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SCS/HB 218 - This act modifies provisions relating to mutual aid by law enforcement officers, the costs of imprisonment and electronic monitoring, and concealed carry permit fees.


This act redefines "critical incident" for purposes of a section allowing law enforcement agencies in certain counties on the Missouri/Kansas border to respond to critical incidents in the region.


Under current law, sheriffs and deputy sheriffs may render assistance in an adjoining county upon the request of that county's sheriff. When rendering such assistance, the responding sheriffs and deputies have the same powers of arrest in the requesting county as they have in their own county. This act provides that sheriffs and deputy sheriffs may render such assistance in any county in the state.

This act also specifies that, for purposes of workers' compensation, overtime, and expense reimbursement, any sheriff or deputy rendering assistance in another county shall be deemed an employee of the responding county sheriff's office.

This provision is similar to SB 202 (2015) and HB 1163 (2015).

COSTS OF IMPRISONMENT - 221.160 & 550.030

Under current law, the state must reimburse counties for the cost of imprisoning a criminal offender who is eventually sentenced to the Department of Corrections for the time the offender spent in the county jail. This act provides that, for those charged with felony offenses, the state must reimburse counties, beginning with fiscal year 2017, at a rate of 10 percent of the cost currently being reimbursed to counties by the state beginning on the date felony charges are filed against the prisoner by the county prosecutor. The percentage rate increases each fiscal year until the state reimbursement reaches 50 percent in 2021 and remains at that level for each year thereafter.

In addition, this act provides that the state must reimburse counties at a rate of 100 percent of expenses after the offender is convicted of a felony charge, regardless of whether the offender is sentenced to imprisonment in the Department of Corrections, to the county jail, or only sentenced to pay a fine. The state must also pay 100 percent of the costs of the electronic monitoring of felony offenders.

This act specifies that, if the defendant is sentenced to imprisonment or to pay a fine or both for a violation of a county ordinance or misdemeanor offense and cannot pay the costs, the county must pay the costs and may seek reimbursement from the defendant.

These provisions are similar to SS/SB 201 (2015).


Under current law, an applicant for a concealed carry permit may be charged a fee that does not exceed $100. This act specifies that no additional fee may be charged, including any fee for fingerprinting or criminal background checks.

This provision is identical to SB 552 (2015).


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