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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 190

Effective - 28 Aug 2014 bottom

  190.339.  Emergency services board, powers and duties — officers — removal of board members, reasons, hearing procedure — vacancies — employment by board, limitations. — 1.  The powers and duties of the emergency services board shall include, but not be limited to:

  (1)  Planning a 911 system and dispatching system;

  (2)  Coordinating and supervising the implementation, upgrading or maintenance of the system, including the establishment of equipment specifications and coding systems;

  (3)  Receiving money from any county sales tax authorized to be levied pursuant to section 190.335 and authorizing disbursements from such moneys collected;

  (4)  Hiring any staff necessary for the implementation, upgrade or operation of the system.

  2.  Except for emergency services 911 boards in existence prior to August 25, 2010, and operating under the authority of subsection 11 of section 190.335, the board shall be a body corporate and a political subdivision of the state and shall be known as the "______ Emergency Services Board".

  3.  The administrative control and management of the moneys from any county sales tax authorized to be levied pursuant to section 190.335 and the administrative control and management of the central dispatching of emergency services shall rest solely with the board, and the board shall employ all necessary personnel, affix their compensation and provide suitable quarters and equipment for the operation of the central dispatching of emergency services from the funds available for this purpose.

  4.  The board may contract to provide services relating in whole or in part to central dispatching of emergency services and for such purpose may expend the tax funds or other funds.

  5.  The board shall elect a vice chairman, treasurer, secretary and such other officers as it deems necessary.  Before taking office, the treasurer shall furnish a surety bond in an amount to be determined and in a form to be approved by the board for the faithful performance of the treasurer's duties and faithful accounting of all moneys that may come into the treasurer's hands.  The treasurer shall enter into the surety bond with a surety company authorized to do business in Missouri, and the cost of such bond shall be paid by the board of directors.

  6.  The board may accept any gift of property or money for the use and benefit of the central dispatching of emergency services, and the board is authorized to sell or exchange any such property which it believes would be to the benefit of the service so long as the proceeds are used exclusively for central dispatching of emergency services.  The board shall have exclusive control of all gifts, property or money it may accept; of all interest of other proceeds which may accrue from the investment of such gifts or money or from the sale of such property; of all tax revenues collected by the county on behalf of the central dispatching of emergency services; and of all other funds granted, appropriated or loaned to it by the federal government, the state or its political subdivisions so long as such resources are used solely to benefit the central dispatching of emergency services.

  7.  Any board member may, following notice and an opportunity to be heard, be removed from any office by a majority vote of the other members of the board for any of the following reasons:

  (1)  Failure to attend five consecutive meetings, without good cause;

  (2)  Conduct prejudicial to the good order and efficient operation of the central dispatching of emergency services; or

  (3)  Neglect of duty.

  8.  The chairperson of the board shall preside at such removal hearing, unless the chairperson is the person sought to be removed, in which case the hearing shall be presided over by another member elected by a majority vote of the other board members.  All interested parties may present testimony and arguments at such hearing, and the witnesses shall be sworn in by oath or affirmation before testifying.  Any interested party may, at his or her own expense, record the proceedings.

  9.  Vacancies on the board occasioned by removals, resignations or otherwise shall be filled by the remaining members of the board.  The appointee or appointees shall act until the next election at which a director or directors are elected to serve the remainder of the unexpired term.

  10.  Individual board members shall not be eligible for employment by the board within twelve months of termination of service as a member of the board.

  11.  No person shall be employed by the board who is related within the fourth degree by blood or by marriage to any member of the board.

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(L. 1996 H.B. 1460, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1942, A.L. 2014 S.B. 690)


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