Board Bill Number 232 Votes In Session 2023-2024

Safe Place for Newborns Act

Board Bill

The bill directs the Director of the City’s Department of Health, Chief of the St. Louis Fire Department, and Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Department to implement a program whereby a parent may deliver an infant not more that forty-five days-old to the care of the state anonymously and without fear of prosecution as provided in Missouri’s Safe Place for Newborns Act, Chapters 170.312 and 210.950 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri. The bill directs the Director of the Health Department, Chief of the St. Louis Fire Department, and Commissioner of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to identify and designate Engine Houses and Area Patrol Stations as safe locations for receiving infants pursuant to the New Safe Place for Newborns Act. The bill specifically designates Fire Department Engine House #17 as such a location and directs the Chief to have a newborn safety incubator installed in Engine House #17.

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04/15/2024 Final Passage Vote Results

Aye 9
No 2
Final Passage Vote
Ward Alderman Position
2 Tom Oldenburg Aye
4 Bret Narayan Aye
5 Joseph Vollmer Aye
6 Daniela Velazquez Aye
8 Cara Spencer Aye
10 Shameem Clark Hubbard Aye
11 Laura Keys Aye
12 Sharon Tyus Aye
13 Pamela Boyd Aye
1 Anne Schweitzer No
President Megan E Green No
3 Shane Cohn Present
7 Alisha Sonnier Present
9 Michael Browning Present
14 Rasheen Aldridge Present

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