SS/SB 451 - Under current law, the sheriff of the City of St. Louis must have the approval of a majority of the circuit judges of the circuit court of the City of St. Louis in order to appoint deputies and assistants. This act repeals that requirement.
This act also specifies that the office of the Sheriff of the City of St. Louis is a law enforcement agency, and that the sheriff and sworn deputies of that office are to be considered law enforcement officers eligible for training and licensure by the peace officer standards and training (POST) commission.
This act contains an emergency clause.
A provision of this act is similar to HCS/HB 878 (2017), and a provision of this act is identical to SB 507 (2017).