Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 67
Political Subdivisions, Miscellaneous Powers

August 28, 2016
Sanctuary policies for municipalities prohibited--definitions--duty of law enforcement to cooperate in immigration enforcement.

67.307. 1. As used in this section, the following terms mean:

(1) "Law enforcement officer", a sheriff or peace officer of a municipality with the duty and power of arrest for violation of the general criminal laws of the state or for violation of ordinances of municipalities;

(2) "Municipality", any county, city, town, or village;

(3) "Municipality official", any elected or appointed official or any law enforcement officer serving the municipality;

(4) "Sanctuary policy", any municipality's order or ordinance, enacted or followed that:

(a) Limits or prohibits any municipality official or person employed by the municipality from communicating or cooperating with federal agencies or officials to verify or report the immigration status of any alien within such municipality; or

(b) Grants to illegal aliens the right to lawful presence or status within the municipality in violation of federal law.

2. No municipality shall enact or adopt any sanctuary policy. Any municipality that enacts or adopts a sanctuary policy shall be ineligible for any moneys provided through grants administered by any state agency or department until the sanctuary policy is repealed or is no longer in effect. Upon the complaint of any state resident regarding a specific government entity, agency, or political subdivision of this state or prior to the provision of funds or awarding of any grants to a government entity, agency, or political subdivision of this state, any member of the general assembly may request that the attorney general of the state of Missouri issue an opinion stating whether the government entity, agency, or political subdivision has current policies in contravention of this section.

3. The governing body, sheriff, or chief of police of each municipality shall provide each law enforcement officer with written notice of their duty to cooperate with state and federal agencies and officials on matters pertaining to enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration.

4. This section shall become effective on January 1, 2009.

(L. 2008 H.B. 1549, et al.)

Effective 1-01-09

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