|HB 0684||Relating to the Education of Firefighters|
|Sponsor:||OVERSCHMIDT||Handling House Bill:|
|Last Action:||02/28/95 - Referred H Local Government and Related Matters Committee|
HB0684 Overschmidt, Francis S
P R E F I L E D
HB 684 -- Firefighter Education
This bill establishes the Fire Education Fund. Beginning July 1, 1996, the fund will annually receive an amount of money that will equal 3% of the difference between taxes collected from insurance companies during the fiscal year and taxes collected from insurance companies during the 1995 fiscal year. The fund will not receive more that $1.5 million in any fiscal year.
Each fiscal year, 40% of the money received that year by the fund will be transferred to the credit of the Missouri Fire Education Trust Fund, which will be administered by a board of trustees consisting of the State Treasurer, 2 state senators, 2 state representatives, and 2 appointees of the Governor.
The remaining money in the fund will be distributed to the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute for the purposes of providing firefighter education. The programs and activities of the institute must be approved by the Missouri Fire Education Commission, which will consist of 5 members appointed by the Governor who will serve staggered 4 year terms without compensation. The commission will meet at least quarterly and review and determine appropriate firefighter education programs.