SB 104 Modifies provisions relating to elections
Sponsor: Kraus
LR Number: 0229S.04T Fiscal Notes
Committee: Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 7/14/2015 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S1746
Title: CCS#2 HCS SB 104 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2015
House Handler: Dugger

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CCS#2/HCS/SB 104 - This act prohibits any person from being a candidate for elected public office if such person is delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence, or any county or municipal taxes or user fees. The act further consolidates certain provisions relating to the qualifications of candidates for elective public office into one new section.

This provision is identical to a provision in SCS/HCS #2/HB 63 (2015) and HCS/HB 67 (2015).

This act also exempts candidates for special district offices, township offices in township organization counties, or city, town, or village offices from certain statutory requirements pertaining to political parties and the nomination of candidates.

This provision is identical to a provision in SS/SCS/HCS #2/HB 63 (2015) and HB 67 (2015) and similar to a provision in HB 573 (2015).

Currently, actions challenging the official ballot title or the fiscal note of an initiative or referendum are required to be finally adjudicated within 180 days of filing. This act provides that such actions must also be fully adjudicated more than fifty-six days prior to the election in which the measure shall appear or such action shall be extinguished.

This provision is identical to HB 65 (2015) similar to a provision in SB 568 (2015).

Currently, the Springfield School District is an urban school district that was previously exempted from school board member terms of six years in length. This act updates the description of the city of Springfield and provides that the exemption from the six-year school board member term only applies to an urban school district the majority of which is located in the City of Springfield.

The act repeals obsolete language relating to the election of school board members in the Springfield School District from the 1960 decennial census.

These provisions are identical to provisions in SS/SCS/HCS #2/HB 63 (2015) which was vetoed by the Governor and overridden by the General Assembly, SCS/HCS/HB 1127 (2015), HCS/SCS/SB 315 (2015), and HCS/SCS/SB 473 (2015).

Currently, the St. Joseph School District school board members serve a term of six years. This act establishes that, upon expiration of any term after August 28, 2015, the term of office will be for three years.

This provision is identical to a provision in SCS/HCS/HB 1127 (2015), SCS/SB 1 (2015), SS/SCS/HCS #2/HB 63 (2015) which was vetoed by the Governor and overridden by the General Assembly, and HCS/SCS/SB 473 (2015) and substantially similar to a provision in HB 1029 (2015), HB 1030 (2015), HB 1035 (2015), and HB 1036 (2015).

This act provides that a candidate for school board in the St. Joseph School District file a declaration of candidacy with the board secretary and shall not be required to submit a petition.

This provision is identical to a provision in HB 1029 (2015), HB 1030 (2015), HB 1035 (2015), HB 1036 (2015), SCS/HCS/HB 1127 (2015), SCS/SB 1 (2015), and SS/SCS/HCS #2/HB 63 (2015) which was vetoed by the Governor and overridden by the General Assembly.

The act modifies provisions relating to the election of trustees of a community college district in a district that contains the City of St. Louis. Specifically, the Board shall consist of seven members, six of whom shall be elected to a six year term, and one member at-large who shall be appointed by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. The act further sets forth the powers of the board and requirements for serving on the Board.

The act repeals a provision of law enacted by SS/SCS/HCS #2/HB 63 which prohibits a person from being a candidate for school board after serving as the district's superintendents.

This act contains a severability clause.

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