HCS/SCS/SB 765 - This act modifies provisions relating to law enforcement officers and laws governing access to public records.
POLICE OFFICER REMOVAL IN THE CITY OF COLUMBIA - 71.1000
This act creates procedures for the removal of police officers employed by the City of Columbia by the city council.
TRAFFIC CITATION QUOTAS - 304.125 & 575.320
This act prohibits a political subdivision or law enforcement agency from having a policy requiring or encouraging an employee to issue a certain number of traffic citations on a quota basis.
Under current law, a public servant commits the Class A misdemeanor of misconduct in administration of justice if he or she orders a St. Louis County employee to issue a certain number of traffic citations except when the employee is assigned exclusively to traffic control and has no other responsibilities or duties.
This act expands the provision to make it apply to employees of any political subdivision, not just St. Louis County. In addition, the act removes the exception for employees assigned exclusively to traffic control and specifies that a public servant also commits the misdemeanor by ordering an employee to increase the number of tickets the employee is issuing.
SUNSHINE LAW - 610.026 & 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 may waive or reduce fees if such waiver or 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.
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 identical to SB 1061 (2016).
HA 1: ALLOWS PROPERTY OWNERS TO REQUEST A DECLARATORY JUDGEMENT REGARDING WHICH FIRE DISTRICT OR FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS JURISDICTION OVER THE PROPERTY WITH REGARD TO THE PROVISION OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND THE LEVY OF TAXES AND ADDS FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TO THE DEFINITION OF PERSON FOR PURPOSES OF LAWS RELATING TO DECLARATORY JUDGEMENTS.
HA 2: PLACES RESTRICTIONS ON MUNICIPALITIES BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE A COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE THAT IS PROVIDED BY ONE OR MORE SREVICE PROVIDERS IN THE MUNICIPALITY.
HA 1 TO HA 2: EXEMPTS WEST PLAINS AND CARL JUNCTION FROM THE RESTRICTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES.
HA 1 TO HA 2: MODIFIES THE RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON MUNICIPALITIES.
HA 3: REMOVES A PROVISION THAT MODIFIES FEES FOR PURPOSES OF PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS.
HA 4: ALLOWS THE CITIES OF ARCHIE AND LAKE WINNEBAGO TO IMPOSE TRANSIENT GUEST TAXES.
HA 5: RAISES THE PENALTY FOR ASSAULT ON A POLICE ANIMAL TO A CLASS A FELONY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE ASSAULT KILLS OR DISABLES THE ANIMAL.
HA 1 TO HA 5: PROVIDES THAT THE PENALTY FOR ASSAULT OF A POLICE ANIMAL IS A CLASS D FELONY.
HA 6: EXEMPTS PRIVATELY OWNED LAND SUBJECT TO A RAILROAD EASEMENT THAT IS USED AS A TRAIL FROM STATE AND LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES.
HA 7: AUTHORIZES GREENE COUNTY OR ANY CITY WITHIN GREENE COUNTY TO IMPOSE A SALES TAX NOT TO EXCEED .25% ON ALL RETAIL SALES WITHIN THE COUNTY OR CITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SUBJECT TO VOTER APPROVAL.
HA 8: REQUIRES DRIVERS AND ANIMAL RIDERS TRAVELING ON HIGHWAYS TO STOP ON THE SIGNAL OF A FIREFIGHTER AND OBEY FIREFIGHTER DIRECTIONS AND MAKES WILFULLY FAILING TO OBEY THE SIGNALS OR DIRECTIONS OF A FIREFIGHTER OR RESISTING OR OPPOSING A FIREFIGHTER A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
HA 9: ALLOWS MCDONALD COUNTY TO IMPOSE A SURCHARGE ON THE RENTAL OF RAFTS, TUBS, AND OTHER FLOTATION DEVICES AND THE DAILY RENTAL OF ACCOMMODATIONS BY TRANSIENT GUESTS EQUAL TO 5 PERCENT OF THE COST OF THE RENTALS TO BE DEPOSITED IN THE COUNTY EMERGENCY AND PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES SURCHARGE FUND.
HA 1 TO HA 9: DEFINES "FIRST RESPONDER" FOR PURPOSES OF A PROVISION PROHIBITING POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS FROM RESTRICTING THE POLITICAL ACTIVITIES OF FIRST RESPONDERS.
HA 10: EXTENDS THE EXPIRATION DATE ON A REGIONAL JAIL DISTRICT SALES TAX FROM 2015 TO 2028.
HA 11: ALLOWS STODDARD COUNTY TO KEEP ITS APPOINTED EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SERVICES BOARD, RATHER THAN REQUIRING THE COUNTY TO ELECT A BOARD AT THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION.
HA 12: ADDS SHELTERED WORKSHOP BOARDS TO THE DEFINITION OF "POLITICAL SUBDIVISION" FOR PURPOSES OF LAWS ALLOWING POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS TO COOPERATE WITH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ENTITIES.
HA 1 TO HA 12: REMOVES THE AUTHORITY FOR COUNTY CENTER BOARDS TO PROMULGATE PUBLIC HEALTH REGULATIONS, EXCEPT IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.
HA 2 TO HA 12: ALLOWS A PETITION TO CREATE A MUSEUM AND CULTURAL DISTRICT TO BE FILED UP TO 10 YEARS AFTER A PRESIDENTIAL DECLARATION ESTABLISHING A DISASTER AREA.
HA 3 TO HA 12: SPECIFIES HOW MONEY IN AN INMATE'S CANTEEN OR COMMISSARY ACCOUNT BALANCE IS TO BE DISTRIBUTED UPON RELEASE FROM JAIL.