Legislation – February 13, 2018
BOARD BILL NUMBER 180 INTRODUCED BY: ALDERWOMAN MEGAN-ELLYIA GREEN, ALDERMAN SHANE COHN, ALDERMAN DAN GUENTHER, ALDERWOMAN CHRISTINE INGRASSIA, AND ALDERMAN FRANK WILLIAMSON An ordinance concerning use of City resources to amend marijuana laws within the City of St. Louis, to amend Ordinance 69429, to regulate the use of City resources to enforce laws against marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia, to enforce marijuana laws by restricting illegal acts regarding marijuana usage or possession, to allow for police use of marijuana as cause for reasonable suspicion in searches, to minimize disproportionate penalties for violations, to prioritize enforcement activities of the City of St. Louis, including the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, and to eliminate redundant law enforcement of marijuana laws where adequate enforcement exists under federal law which prohibits the same conduct. The ordinance contains a savings provision and a severability provision.
This video is the result of a law passed in 2016 by 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French. The historic “Transparency in Government Law” requires all public meetings of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen; the Board of Estimate & Apportionment; the Board of Public Service; and the Preservation Board be recorded and made available on an official City of St. Louis YouTube channel.