CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 765 - This act repeals the provisions in Section 72.080, RSMo, which allow villages to incorporate in an alternative way rather than requiring a petition by two-thirds of the taxable inhabitants that is approved by the county commission, as is required by Section 80.020, RSMo.
Under the language being repealed, a city, town, or village may incorporate after a number equal to 15% of the registered voters petitions the county commission. The commission must submit the question to the voters for their approval. In order to qualify for incorporation a village need only have the ability to furnish normal municipal services if it has at least 100 inhabitants. The language creating a definition of "village" in Section 72.080, RSMo, is also repealed.
This act contains a severability clause.
SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE