SB 497 Modifies provisions relating to county officials
Sponsor: Scott
LR Number: 1920L.04T Fiscal Note: 1920-04
Committee: Economic Development, Tourism & Local Government
Last Action: 7/13/2007 - Signed by Governor Journal Page:
Title: HCS SCS SB 497 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007
House Handler: Wilson

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HCS/SCS/SB 497 - This act modifies various provisions relating to county officials.

Currently, the Salary Commission is responsible for the computation of the salaries of county officials. Under this act, the same is true, except when it is necessary to increase the newly elected or reelected county officials' salary in accordance to comply with the Missouri Constitution to comply with current statute.

The act increases the tax imposed upon delinquent and back tax statements for the collection of such taxes for Jackson County from two percent to three percent.

The act provides that the "coupling provision of section 94.660" (requires both the city and county to approve a transportation sales tax before a transportation sales tax can go into effect in either jurisdiction) shall not apply to any transportation sales tax approved by the voters in such city or such county on or after August 28, 2007.

Current law requires unclaimed money or property found upon a deceased person be delivered to the public administrator. This act requires the public administrator to follow the procedures laid out for taking charge of a deceased person's estate. In addition to other circumstances, the public administrator shall have the duty of taking charge of a deceased person's estate when moneys are delivered to him or her by the county coroner.

These sections changes the deadline from April 1 of each year to any date on or before the first Monday of July for county commissions to receive proposals and publicly open bids from banks to be selected as the depositaries of county funds. The provision requiring counties to divide the funds is repealed.

This act is similar to SCS/HB 125, SB 605, HB 113 (2007), HB 899 (2007), HCS/HB 312 (2007) and certain provisions of CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 22 (2007), SS/SCS/HB 125 (2007), HCS/HB 919 (2007) & SS/SCS/HB 69 (2007).