SB 765 Modifies the process for incorporating a village
Sponsor: Goodman Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 3074S.08T Fiscal Note: 3074-08
Committee: Economic Development, Tourism & Local Government
Last Action: 6/19/2008 - Signed by Governor Journal Page:
Title: CCS HCS SCS SB 765 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Varies
House Handler: Schneider

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Current Bill Summary

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Under the language being repealed, a city, town, or village may incorporate after a number equal to 15% of the registered voters petitions the county commission.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 The language creating a definition of "village" in Section 72.080, RSMo, is also repealed.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.