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  304.232.  Municipal law enforcement officers, state highway patrol to approve certification procedures — fees — requirements — random roadside inspections prohibited, when — rulemaking authority. — 1.  The Missouri state highway patrol shall approve procedures for the certification of municipal police officers, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, and other law enforcement officials that enforce sections 304.170 to 304.230.

  2.  The certification procedures shall meet the requirements of the memorandum of understanding between the state of Missouri and the commercial vehicle safety alliance or any successor organization, as periodically adopted or amended.

  3.  Commercial motor vehicle safety data collection, management, and distribution by law enforcement officials shall be compatible with the information systems of the Missouri state highway patrol.

  4.  The Missouri state highway patrol shall establish reasonable fees sufficient to recover the cost of training, recurring training, data collection and management, certifying, and additional administrative functions for law enforcement officials approved under this section.

  5.  The agencies for which law enforcement officials approved under this section shall adhere to the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program requirements under 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 350 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

  6.  The agencies for which law enforcement officials approved under this section shall be subject to periodic program reviews and be required to submit a commercial vehicle safety plan that is consistent with and incorporated into the statewide enforcement plan.

  7.  Beginning January 1, 2009, no local law enforcement officer may conduct a random commercial motor vehicle roadside inspection to determine compliance with the provisions of sections 304.170 to 304.230 unless the law enforcement officer has satisfactorily completed, as a part of his or her training, the basic course of instruction developed by the commercial vehicle safety alliance and has been approved by the Missouri state highway patrol under this section.  Law enforcement officers authorized to enforce the provisions of sections 304.170 to 304.230 shall annually receive in-service training related to commercial motor vehicle operations, including but not limited to training in current federal motor carrier safety regulations, safety inspection procedures, and out-of-service criteria.  The annual training requirements shall be approved by the superintendent of the state highway patrol.

  8.  Law enforcement officers who have received commercial vehicle safety alliance certification prior to January 1, 2009, shall be exempt from the provisions of this section and such officers shall be qualified to conduct random roadside inspections described under this section and section 304.230.

  9.  No safety inspection shall be performed on the shoulder of any highway with a posted speed limit in excess of forty miles per hour, except that safety inspections may be permitted on the shoulder at any entrance or exit of such highway where there is adequate space on the shoulder to safely perform such inspection.

  10.  The superintendent of the state highway patrol shall promulgate rules and regulations necessary to administer the certification procedures and any other provisions of this section.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028.  This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2008, shall be invalid and void.


(L. 2008 S.B. 930 & 947, A.L. 2018 S.B. 881)

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