SB 0591 Modifies provisions relating to water and sewer services and livestock packers
LR Number:2144L.05C Fiscal Note:2144-05
Committee:Local Government and Economic Development
Last Action:05/18/01 - In Conference Journal page:
Title:CCS HCS SCS SB 591
Effective Date:August 28, 2001
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CCS/HS/HCS/SCS/SB 591 - This act modifies provisions relating to water and sewer services and livestock packers.

JACKSON AND CASS COUNTY SEWER DISTRICT - This act modifies the make-up of the Jackson County and the Cass County sewer district boards of trustees. This act requires each of these boards to consist of 8 members as follows: the county executive, mayors of the 4 largest-use cities; 2 mayors of the other member cities; and 1 member of the county legislature; with the possibility of a 9th member in the event the district extends its borders.

This act reduces the percentage of the vote required to issue sewer bonds in either Jackson or Cass counties from a super-majority (4/7ths) to a simple majority; or such bonds may be issued on the written assent of three-quarters of the sewer district customers.

CONTRACT TO TERMINATE SERVICES - Currently, St. Joseph and Arnold are authorized to contract with private or public water services to terminate a customer's services at the direction of the city for failure to pay. The act expands this provision to any city, town or village in the state. These provisions are contained in SS/SCS/HB 501.

LIVESTOCK PACKERS - This act removes the provision allowing for treble damages for causes of action brought alleging violations of provisions relating to livestock packers (Sections 277.200 to 277.215, RSMo). The sunset for these provisions is extended to 2004.