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Pre-filed December 1, 2003, and ordered printed.

Read 2nd time January 12, 2004, and referred to the Committee on Financial and Governmental Organization, Veterans' Affairs and Elections.

Reported from the Committee March 15, 2004, with recommendation that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Taken up March 31, 2004. Read 3rd time and placed upon its final passage; bill passed.

TERRY L. SPIELER, Secretary.



To repeal section 315.015, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to licensing of lodging establishments, with an emergency clause.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Section 315.015, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 315.015, to read as follows:

315.015. 1. The license fee shall be fifty dollars for each lodging establishment, plus two dollars per guest room for each guest room above ten and through twenty, plus one dollar per guest room for each guest room above twenty.

2. After the lodging establishment has been inspected by the department and approved for licensing, notice of the license fee shall be issued to the owner. Upon subsequent payment of such fee, the director of the department of health and senior services shall issue a license which shall be kept properly framed and in a conspicuous place at the lodging establishment. The department director may revoke the license as prescribed in subsection 1 of section 315.041, when the law or applicable code is not held in compliance.

3. Each license shall expire on the [thirty-first day of May] thirtieth day of September next following its issuance. All fees collected under the provisions of sections 315.005 to 315.065 shall be paid to the director of revenue and deposited by him in the state treasury to the credit of the general revenue fund.

Section B. Because of the need to allow state inspections to proceed in a timely and efficient manner, section A of this act is deemed necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, welfare, peace and safety, and is hereby declared to be an emergency act within the meaning of the constitution, and section A of this act shall be in full force and effect upon its passage and approval.

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