Ordinance 71718

Officers of the City of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to Identify Themselves

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The bill will require officers of the City of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to identify themselves as specified therein when requesting that a person consent to a search of their person, property, vehicle or home when the search is not pursuant to a warrant or exception to warrant requirements under applicable law, where the officer has reasonable suspicion or probable cause for the search, and the search is not incident to a lawful arrest. The bill will require that the officer inform such persons of the reasons for the request to consent to a search and that they may refuse to consent to the search or revoke their consent at any time during the search without consequences to them, and to create a record documenting the person’s consent, refusal to consent, or revocation of their consent to the search which shall be publicly available.


Session: 2023-2024

Board Bill Number: 82

Primary Sponsors: Rasheen Aldridge

Effective: 08/31/2023


Anne Schweitzer, Alisha Sonnier, President Megan E Green

Legislative History

Legislative activities and outcomes for this board bill. Learn more about what these activities mean.

  • 06/30/2023

    First Reading

    Bill text was introduced (269.08 KB PDF).

  • 06/30/2023

    Referred to a Committee

    The bill was assigned to the Public Safety Committee.

  • 07/06/2023

    Committee Hearing

    The bill was passed out of committee with a recommendation of do pass during the Public Safety Committee hearing.

  • 07/07/2023

    Second Reading

  • 07/14/2023


    The bill was passed.

    The bill text was changed:

  • 07/20/2023


    The bill was engrossed during the Engrossment, Rules, Resolutions and Credentials Committee.

  • 07/20/2023

    Third Reading

    The bill was passed.

  • 07/20/2023

    Delivered to Mayor

  • 08/03/2023

    Mayor Returns Bill

    The bill was approved.

  • 08/04/2023

    Delivered to Register

  • 09/12/2023

    Register Returns Notice with Ordinance Number

    Register returns ordinance number 71718. Effective date is 08/31/2023


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