650.350. 1. There is hereby created within the department of public safety the "Missouri Sheriff Methamphetamine Relief Taskforce" (MoSMART). MoSMART shall be composed of five sitting sheriffs. Every two years, the Missouri Sheriffs' Association board of directors will submit twenty names of sitting sheriffs to the governor. The governor shall appoint five members from the list of twenty names, having no more than three from any one political party, to serve a term of two years on MoSMART. The members shall elect a chair from among their membership. Members shall receive no compensation for the performance of their duties pursuant to this section, but each member shall be reimbursed from the MoSMART fund for actual and necessary expenses incurred in carrying out duties pursuant to this section.
2. MoSMART shall meet no less than twice each calendar year with additional meetings called by the chair upon the request of at least two members. A majority of the appointed members shall constitute a quorum.
3. A special fund is hereby created in the state treasury to be known as the "MoSMART Fund". The state treasurer shall invest the moneys in such fund in the manner authorized by law. All moneys received for MoSMART from interest, state, and federal moneys shall be deposited to the credit of the fund. The director of the department of public safety shall distribute at least fifty percent but not more than one hundred percent of the fund annually in the form of grants approved by MoSMART.
4. Except for money deposited into the deputy sheriff salary supplementation fund created under section 57.278 or money deposited into the concealed carry permit fund created under subsection 5 of this section, all moneys appropriated to or received by MoSMART shall be deposited and credited to the MoSMART fund. The department of public safety shall only be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses for the administration of MoSMART, which shall be no less than one percent and which shall not exceed two percent of all moneys appropriated to the fund, except that the department shall not receive any amount of the money deposited into the deputy sheriff salary supplementation fund for administrative purposes. The provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary notwithstanding, moneys in the MoSMART fund shall not lapse to general revenue at the end of the biennium.
5. A special fund is hereby created in the state treasury to be known as the "Concealed Carry Permit Fund". The state treasurer shall invest the moneys in such fund in the manner authorized by law. All moneys appropriated by the general assembly to the fund shall be deposited to the credit of the fund. The director of the department of public safety shall annually distribute all moneys in the fund in the form of grants approved by MoSMART. The department of public safety shall administer all MoSMART grant deposits under this section. Grant funds deposited into the fund created under this section shall be spent first to ensure county law enforcement agencies' ability to comply with the issuance of concealed carry permits including, but not limited to, equipment, records management hardware and software, personnel, supplies, and other services. MoSMART shall provide grants as authorized by the general assembly to sheriffs, and any designee that is created and authorized to support sheriffs in the creation, maintenance, and operation of a statewide concealed carry permit system for Missouri sheriffs and law enforcement purposes. The concealed carry permit system shall consist of a server network accessible by all Missouri sheriffs and law enforcement agencies for purposes that do not conflict with this chapter. All equipment, software, and services necessary to create, maintain, and operate the concealed carry permit system shall be the property of the sheriffs and MoSMART's designee. A designee of MoSMART and the sheriffs may administer and operate the concealed carry permit system utilizing policies and procedures established by MoSMART by way of a memorandum of understanding and MoSMART protocol. Any equipment, software, or services provided to a sheriff as part of the concealed carry permit system shall become property of MoSMART's designee and the sheriff's office and MoSMART shall not be responsible for the maintenance or replacement of such equipment, software, or services. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, any moneys remaining in the fund at the end of the biennium shall not revert to the credit of the general revenue fund. The state treasurer shall invest moneys in the fund in the same manner as other funds are invested. Any interest and moneys earned on such investments shall be credited to the fund.
6. 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, 2003, shall be invalid and void.
7. Any county law enforcement entity or established task force with a memorandum of understanding and protocol may apply for grants from the MoSMART fund on an application to be developed by the department of public safety with the approval of MoSMART. All applications shall be evaluated by MoSMART and approved or denied based upon the level of funding designated for methamphetamine enforcement before 1997 and upon current need and circumstances. No applicant shall receive a MoSMART grant in excess of one hundred thousand dollars per year. The department of public safety shall monitor all MoSMART grants.
8. MoSMART's anti-methamphetamine funding priorities are as follows:
(1) Sheriffs who are participating in coordinated multijurisdictional task forces and have their task forces apply for funding;
(2) Sheriffs whose county has been designated HIDTA* counties, yet have received no HIDTA* or narcotics assistance program funding; and
(3) Sheriffs without HIDTA* designations or task forces, whose application justifies the need for MoSMART funds to eliminate methamphetamine labs.
9. MoSMART shall administer the deputy sheriff salary supplementation fund as provided under section 57.278.
(L. 2003 S.B. 39, A.L. 2008 H.B. 2224, A.L. 2013 S.B. 75, A.L. 2014 S.B. 745)
*High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
Missouri General Assembly