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  455.305.  Domestic violence intervention/rehabilitation pilot projects — purpose, funding, rules. — 1.  Beginning in 2001, the department of social services and the Missouri domestic violence commission established pursuant to this chapter, shall establish and administer up to twenty domestic violence intervention/rehabilitation pilot projects.  Such projects shall operate as satellite projects through existing domestic violence prevention facilities where no such facilities exist for the following purposes:

  (1)  To implement, expand, and establish cooperative efforts between law enforcement officers, prosecutors, victim advocacy groups, and other related parties to investigate and prosecute incidents of domestic violence;

  (2)  To prevent domestic violence and provide immediate shelter for victims of domestic violence;

  (3)  To provide treatment and counseling to victims of domestic violence; and

  (4)  To work in cooperation with the community to develop education and prevention strategies regarding domestic violence.

  2.  Funding for the pilot programs shall be subject to appropriation.

  3.  The department and the commission shall promulgate rules and regulations, pursuant to chapter 536, to implement, administer, and monitor the pilot projects.  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 dely 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, 2000, shall be invalid and void.

  4.  Beginning in 2001, the department and the commission shall submit an annual report of its activities to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president pro tem of the senate, and the governor before December thirty-first of each year.

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(L. 2000 H.B. 1677, et al.)


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