SB 145 Modifies provisions relating to political subdivisions
Sponsor: Dempsey
LR Number: 0990L.02C Fiscal Note: 0990-02A.ORG
Committee: Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government
Last Action: 5/13/2011 - In Conference--SB 145-Dempsey, with HCS, as amended Journal Page:
Title: HCS SB 145 Calendar Position: 9
Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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HCS/SB 145 - This act modifies provisions relating to political subdivisions.

COUNTY AUDITOR

This act requires the auditor of any county with a charter form of government to annually take an inventory of county property with an original value of $1,000 or more. Current law requires an inventory of county property with an original value of $250 or more.

This provision is identical to SB 628 (2010) and similar to HB 939 (2009), a provision of SS/SCS/HB 376 (2009), HCS/SB 386 (2009), and SB 354 (2009).

PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS' RETIREMENT FUND

This act requires a surcharge of $4 be assessed against any person who pled guilty and paid a fine through a fine collection center. The surcharge is payable to the prosecuting attorneys and circuit attorneys' retirement fund.

WATER LINE REPAIR PROGRAM

This act authorizes cities, towns, and villages located in any county of the state to seek voter approval for the imposition of a fee on residential property to fund the repair or replacement of water lines on that property. The fee would be imposed for the repair or replacement of water service lines providing water service to residential properties having four or fewer dwelling units located within the city, town, or village. The fee cannot exceed one dollar per month.

Any city, town, or village which imposes the water service line fee may, by ordinance, provide for the administration of the program and define the terms "repair" and "water service line".

This provision is identical to SCS/SB 174 (2011).

TRANSFER OF GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP CASES

A public administrator may request the court to transfer any guardianship or conservatorship case to another county. If the other county meets the venue requirements and the public administrator of the other county consents to the transfer, the court is required to transfer the case. The court with jurisdiction over the other county is required to appoint the public administrator of that county as the person's new guardian or conservator.

The public administrator is required to file a final settlement of their conservatorship within thirty days of the court transferring the case. This final settlement will be filed in the court with jurisdiction over the original conservatorship and forwarded to the receiving county upon approval.

This provision is identical to HB 88 (2011) and SB 57 (2011).

SEWER LINE REPAIR PROGRAM

This act authorizes cities, towns, villages, and sewer and water supply districts to seek voter approval for the imposition of a fee on residential property to fund the repair or replacement of lateral sewer service lines on that property. The fee would be imposed for the repair or replacement of lateral sewer service lines providing service to residential properties having four or fewer dwelling units located within the city, town, village, or sewer or water supply district. The fee cannot exceed $4 per month.

Any city, town, or village which imposes the line fee may, by ordinance, provide for the administration of the program and define the terms "repair" and "lateral sewer service line".

MEGHAN LUECKE

HA 1 - THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS ANY WINERY, DISTILLER, MANUFACTURER, WHOLESALER OR BREWER TO PROVIDE TASTING SAMPLES ON A LICENSED RETAIL PREMISES SO LONG AS THE SAMPLE PROVIDER HAS CERTAIN PERMITS, PERMISSION FROM THE RETAILER AND NO MONEY IS GIVEN TO THE RETAILERS FOR THE TASTING.

THE SAMPLES MAY BE DISPENSED BY AN EMPLOYEE OF THE SAMPLE PROVIDER OR A SAMPLING SERVICE. THE EMPLOYEES MUST COMPLETE A SERVER TRAINING PROGRAM APPROVED BY THE DIVISION OF ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO CONTROL.

ANY REMAINING SAMPLES AFTER THE TASTING MUST BE RETURNED TO THE RETAILER, WINERY, DISTILLER, MANUFACTURER, WHOLESALER OR BREWER.

HA 2 - THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS A COUNTY COLLECTOR TO ADD SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED IN A COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT TO THE ANNUAL REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS FOR THE PROPERTIES BEING BENEFITTED BY THE DISTRICT. UNPAID SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS ON THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY ARE CONSIDERED DELINQUENT AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT BILLS WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS CONCERNING DELINQUENT AND BACK TAXES. A LIEN MAY BE FORECLOSED IN THE SAME MANNER AS A TAX UPON REAL PROPERTY BY LAND TAX SALE.

HA 3 - THIS AMENDMENT ADDS THE COSTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE PREMIUMS AND THE BACKFILL OF AREAS WHERE CONTAMINATED SOIL EXCAVATION OCCURS TO THE LIST OF EXPENSES THAT QUALIFY FOR A REMEDIATION TAX CREDIT.

HA 4 - THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS THE CITY, TOWN, OR VILLAGE TO REQUIRE ONE DAY OF WORK FOR THE GREATER OF: THE ACTUAL DAILY COST OF INCARCERATING THE PRISONER; OR THE AMOUNT THE STATE REIMBURSES FOR INCARCERATING THE PRISONER.

UPON APPROVAL BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION, THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS GREENE COUNTY TO CHARGE AN ADDITIONAL $5 SURCHARGE TO ANY PARTY FILING A CIVIL CASE.

HA 1 TO HA 4 - UNDER CURRENT LAW, THE CITIES OF SPRINGFIELD, JOPLIN, AND ST. JOSEPH, AS WELL AS ANY CITIES IN JASPER OR BUTLER COUNTY MAY SEEK VOTER APPROVAL FOR THE IMPOSITION OF A SALES TAX OF UP TO ONE-HALF OF ONE PERCENT FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES. BUTLER COUNTY AND BUCHANAN COUNTY MAY ALSO SEEK VOTER APPROVAL FOR THE IMPOSITION OF SUCH A TAX. CURRENT LAW PROVIDES A NON-INCLUSIVE LIST OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS FOR WHICH REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE TAX MAY BE USED. THIS AMENDMENT WOULD ALLOW LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SALES TAX REVENUES TO ALSO BE USED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF JOB TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES.

HA 5 - THIS AMENDMENT SPECIFIES THAT POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS THAT HAVE FORMED A BUSINESS ENTITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING INSURANCE COVERAGE WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO SOLICIT COMPETITIVE BIDS WHEN PROCURING RISK COVERAGES.

HA 6 - THIS AMENDMENT EXEMPTS CERTAIN VOLUNTARY ANNEXATIONS FROM BOUNDARY COMMISSION REVIEW IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY.

HA 7 - THIS AMENDMENT SPECIFIES THAT A DISTRIBUTEE OF THE COUNTY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM MAY ELECT TO HAVE ANY PORTION OF AN ELIGIBLE ROLLOVER DISTRIBUTION PAID DIRECTLY TO AN ELIGIBLE RETIREMENT PLAN SPECIFIED BY THE INDIVIDUAL IN A DIRECT ROLLOVER TO THE EXTENT AND IN THE TIME AND MANNER AS ESTABLISHED IN REGULATIONS AND AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR BY THE BOARD OF THE SYSTEM.

HA 8 - UNDER CURRENT LAW, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES PROCESSES CLAIMS SUBMITTED BY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS REQUESTING SETOFFS OF INCOME TAX REFUNDS TO SATISFY OUTSTANDING DEBTS OWED BY TAXPAYERS. THIS AMENDMENT REPEALS THE AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES TO ADMINISTER SUCH A PROGRAM AND CREATES A SYSTEM FOR AMBULANCE SERVICE PROVIDERS TO UTILIZE A PRIVATE CLAIM CLEARINGHOUSE TO PROCESS AND VERIFY REQUESTS FOR SETOFFS OF TAXPAYER INCOME TAX REFUNDS AND LOTTERY WINNINGS TO SATISFY OUTSTANDING DEBTS FOR AMBULANCE SERVICES RECEIVED. PRIOR TO UTILIZING THE CLEARINGHOUSE, AN AMBULANCE SERVICE PROVIDER MUST PROVIDE CERTAIN NOTICES TO PATIENTS AND ALLOW FOR VARIOUS LEVELS OF REVIEW AND APPEALS OF SUCH CLAIMS. TO OFFSET EXPENSES INCURRED IN COLLECTING DEBTS OWED TO AMBULANCE SERVICE PROVIDERS, A COLLECTION FEE IS ASSESSED TO EACH OFFSET WHICH IS ALLOCATED AMONG THE CLEARINGHOUSE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE.

HA 9 - THIS IS A REDUNDANT AMENDMENT THAT CREATES THE SEWER SERVICE LINE REPAIR PROGRAM.

HA 10 - THIS ACT MODIFIES PROVISIONS THAT AFFECT CLAIMS BY FIREFIGHTERS FOR DISABILITY OR DEATH BENEFITS. IF AFTER FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE A FIREFIGHTER'S HEALTH IS IMPAIRED DUE TO CERTAIN INFECTIOUS DISEASES, IT WILL BE PRESUMED THAT THIS INFECTIOUS DISEASE WAS SUFFERED IN THE LINE OF DUTY, UNLESS THERE IS EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY. FIREFIGHTERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO AN ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, AT WHICH A BLOOD TEST IS ADMINISTERED, IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE PRESUMPTION THAT THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE WAS CONTRACTED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

HA 11 - THIS AMENDMENT PROVIDES THAT A PREMISES OWNER WHO TERMINATES SERVICE DUE TO DELINQUENT PAYMENTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CIVIL OR CRIMINAL DAMAGES AND SUCH ACTION SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED CONSTRUCTIVE EVICTION.

HA 1 TO HA 11 - THIS AMENDMENT PROVIDES THAT WATER SERVICE PROVIDERS AND PREMISES OWNERS ARE ONLY PROTECTED FROM CIVIL OR CRIMINAL DAMAGES THAT ARE FOR THE TERMINATION OF WATER OR SEWER SERVICES.

HA 12 - DRINKING WATER SUPPLY LAKE AUTHORITY

THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS SULLIVAN AND CHRISTIAN COUNTIES TO CREATE A COUNTY DRINKING WATER SUPPLY LAKE AUTHORITY TO PROMOTE A SAFE DRINKING WATER SUPPLY THROUGH THE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, AND MAINTENANCE OF A DRINKING WATER SUPPLY LAKE. THE AUTHORITY SHALL BE A BODY CORPORATE AND POLITIC AND A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE. ITS INCOME AND PROPERTY SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM STATE AND LOCAL TAXATION.

THE AUTHORITY SHALL HAVE POWER OVER THE RESERVOIR ENCOMPASSING A DRINKING WATER SUPPLY LAKE AND WITHIN THE LAKE’S WATERSHED TO ACQUIRE OR BUILD RECREATIONAL, WATER QUALITY, AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS; ACQUIRE PERSONAL AND REAL PROPERTY; ENTER CONTRACTS; SUE AND BE SUED; ACCEPT MONEY FROM AND ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC ENTITIES; HIRE EMPLOYEES AND FIX THEIR WAGES; SPEND MONEY; ADOPT RULES; FIX FEES; ISSUE REVENUE BONDS; SELL AND SUPPLY WATER; ADOPT TAX INCREMENT FINANCING; AND EXERCISE THE POWERS OF PLANNING AND ZONING.

MEMBERS OF THE NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI REGIONAL WATER COMMISSION SHALL APPOINT MEMBERS TO THE COUNTY DRINKING WATER SUPPLY LAKE AUTHORITY FOR STAGGERED SIX YEAR TERMS. THE APPOINTEES MUST, FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS, BE REGISTERED VOTERS IN MISSOURI AND RESIDENTS OF SULLIVAN COUNTY, AND THE APPOINTEES MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 25.

THE WATER COMMISSION SHALL ALSO ESTABLISH THE DATE AND TIME FOR THE LAKE AUTHORITY’S FIRST MEETING WHERE A CHAIRMAN, VICE CHAIRMEN, SECRETARY AND TREASURER ARE TO BE ELECTED OR APPOINTED. AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WHO IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE LAKE AUTHORITY MAY ALSO BE APPOINTED WHO WILL BE COMPENSATED OR THE SECRETARY MAY BE DESIGNATED TO ACT AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

SURETY BONDS IN THE PENAL SUM OF $50,000 OR A BLANKET BOND COVERING THE MEMBERS OF THE AUTHORITY, SHALL BE PURCHASED AND CONDITIONED UPON THE FAITHFUL PERFORMANCE OF THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICES COVERED.

AUTHORITY MEMBERS ARE BARRED FROM PARTICIPATING IN ANY DELIBERATIONS OR DECISIONS IN WHICH THE MEMBER HAS A DIRECT FINANCIAL INTEREST. SUCH MEMBERS ARE SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS REGARDING THE CONDUCT OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 105.

THIS AMENDMENT DEFINES THE TERMS CONSERVATION STORAGE LEVEL, COSTS, PROJECT, WATER COMMISSION, AND WATERSHED.

IN ADDITION, THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS THE HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO ENTER INTO A BINDING HIGHWAY INFRASTRUCTURE AGREEMENT TO REIMBURSE OR REPAY ANY FUNDS ADVANCED BY OR FOR THE BENEFIT OF A COUNTY, POLITICAL SUBDIVISION, OR PRIVATE ENTITY TO EXPEDITE STATE ROAD CONSTRUCTION OR IMPROVEMENT.

HA 13 - THIS AMENDMENT AMENDS THE MISSOURI TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT ACT TO EXPLICITLY INCLUDE PUBLIC MASS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS AS TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT PROJECTS.

UNDER THE AMENDMENT, DISTRICTS FORMED BY LOCAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF OPERATING A PUBLIC MASS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM DO NOT HAVE TO SUBMIT THEIR PROJECT PLANS TO THE STATE HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION.

THE AMENDMENT PROVIDES THAT THE SALES TAX FOR A DISTRICT FORMED BY A LOCAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF OPERATING A PUBLIC MASS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED ECONOMIC ACTIVITY TAXES AS USED IN THE TIF STATUTES AND THAT THE TAX REVENUES ARE NOT SUBJECT TO ALLOCATION BY THE TIF STATUTES. THE ACT ALSO CREATES A SPECIAL FUND KNOWN AS THE "TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT SALES TAX TRUST FUND" TO DEPOSIT THE SALES TAX REVENUES GENERATED BY THESE TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS.

HA 14 - THE AMENDMENT SPECIFIES THAT ANY PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION THAT IS UTILIZED IN A VOLUNTARY REGISTRY OF PERSONS WITH HEALTH-RELATED AILMENTS CREATED BY A PUBLIC GOVERNMENTAL BODY TO ASSIST THESE INDIVIDUALS DURING A DISASTER OR EMERGENCY IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED A PUBLIC RECORD UNDER THE OPEN MEETINGS AND RECORDS LAW, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE SUNSHINE LAW. HOWEVER, A GOVERNMENTAL BODY CANNOT DENY A LAWFUL REQUEST FOR THE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION FROM ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR PUBLIC GOVERNMENTAL BODY PROVIDING EMERGENCY SERVICES.

HA 15 - THIS AMENDMENT SPECIFIES HOW DUTY-RELATED DEATH BENEFITS WILL BE FUNDED FOR THE MISSOURI LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM (LAGERS).

HA 16 - THIS AMENDMENT REQUIRES THAT ONE OF THREE COMMISSIONERS APPOINTED IN CONDEMNATION CASES IN ST. LOUIS CITY, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, AND JACKSON COUNTY BE A REAL ESTATE BROKER OR APPRAISER.

HA 17 - THIS AMENDMENT PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES FOR HOW A COUNTY MAY DECREASE ITS ANNUAL BUDGET WHEN THE COUNTY EXPERIENCES AN UNEXPECTED DECREASE IN FUNDS OF AT LEAST 2 PERCENT.

THE DECREASE MAY NOT IMPACT A DEDICATED FUND OR UNDULY AFFECT AN INDEPENDENTLY ELECTED OFFICEHOLDER.

A COUNTY COMMISSION MAY REDUCE THE BUDGET OF ANY OF ITS DEPARTMENTS WITHOUT BEING SUBJECT TO THIS ACT.

THE PROVISION OF THIS ACT ALLOWING FOR A DECREASE IN A COUNTY BUDGET EXPIRES JULY 1, 2015.

HA 18 - UNDER CURRENT LAW, A MUNICIPALITY DESIRING TO APPROVE A TAX INCREMENT FINANCING PROJECT, WHICH HAS RECEIVED A RECOMMENDATION IN OPPOSITION FROM THE TAX INCREMENT FINANCE COMMISSION, MAY DO SO ONLY BY A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY VOTE OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF SUCH MUNICIPALITY. THIS ACT WOULD LIMIT THE APPLICATION OF SUCH PROVISION TO MUNICIPALITIES LOCATED WITHIN ST. CHARLES, JEFFERSON, AND ST. LOUIS COUNTIES AND PROHIBIT THE GOVERNING BODY OF SUCH A MUNICIPALITY FROM APPROVING A TAX INCREMENT FINANCE PROJECT IF THE TAX INCREMENT FINANCE COMMISSION MAKES A RECOMMENDATION IN OPPOSITION TO SUCH PROJECT, UNLESS THE QUESTION IS SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY AND THE QUESTION IS APPROVED BY A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THE VOTERS.

HA 19 - THIS AMENDMENT MODIFIES THE PROVISIONS RELATING TO TRANSIENT GUEST TAXES, INCLUDING PROHIBITING CITIES AND COUNTIES FROM STACKING SUCH TAXES.

HA 20 - THE AMENDMENT REQUIRES A DISTRESSED MUNICIPALITY IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY TO PROVIDE A MINIMUM LEVEL OF PUBLIC SERVICES INCLUDING: EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SERVICE; POLICE PROTECTION 24 HOURS PER DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK; CONSTRUCTION CODE ENFORCEMENT REVIEW; ADEQUATE STREET MAINTENANCE; WEEKLY WASTE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION; AND REQUIRES A BALANCED ANNUAL BUDGET AND AN ANNUAL AUDIT. A DISTRESSED MUNICIPALITY IS ANY CITY, TOWN, OR VILLAGE DESIGNATED AS GROUP B UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF LAW REGARDING THE POOLING OF SALES TAX REVENUES FOR ST. LOUIS COUNTY. IF A DISTRESSED MUNICIPALITY FAILS TO PROVIDE ANY OF THE REQUIRED SERVICES OR MEET THE BUDGET AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE COUNTY CAN PETITION AN APPROPRIATE COURT TO WITHHOLD THE GROUP B SALES TAX REVENUE UNTIL THE NONCOMPLIANT MUNICIPALITY DEVELOPS AND ADOPTS A PLAN TO PROVIDE ALL THE REQUIRED SERVICES OR TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY TO ADMINISTER THE GROUP B SALES TAX REVENUE ON BEHALF OF THE MUNICIPALITY TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES.

HA 1 TO HA 20 - THIS AMENDMENT REPEALS A PROVISION CHANGING THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY FROM SIX TO FOUR YEARS.

HA 21 - THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION TO PRINT AND DISTRIBUTE COPIES OF THE STATE’S “BLUE BOOK.”

HA 22 - CURRENTLY, ANY COUNTY OF THE FIRST CLASSIFICATION WITHOUT A CHARTER FORM OF GOVERNMENT AND A POPULATION OF 50,000 INHABITANTS OR LESS MAY ESTABLISH A LAW ENFORCEMENT DISTRICT UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE MISSOURI LAW ENFORCEMENT DISTRICT ACT. THIS AMENDMENT AUTHORIZES ANY COUNTY OF THE FIRST CLASSIFICATION TO ESTABLISH A DISTRICT AND SPECIFIES THAT TWO AREAS MAY BE CONSIDERED CONTIGUOUS IF BOTH ARE ADJACENT TO THE SHORELINE OF THE SAME BODY OF WATER. IF ANY REAL PROPERTY OWNER OR REGISTERED VOTER WITHIN THE PROPOSED DISTRICT DOES NOT SIGN THE PETITION OR FILE AN ENTRY OF APPEARANCE AND WAIVER OF SERVICE OF PROCESS, A COPY OF THE PETITION MUST BE SERVED UPON THE OWNER OR VOTER. HE OR SHE MAY OBJECT TO THE PETITION BY FILING A TIMELY WRITTEN ANSWER.

THE DISTRICT MAY IMPOSE, UPON VOTER APPROVAL OF AT LEAST

FOUR-SEVENTHS OF THE REGISTERED VOTERS, AN ANNUAL PROPERTY TAX. A NEW METHOD FOR REPEALING THE DISTRICT PROPERTY TAX IS SPECIFIED IN THE AMENDMENT.

HA 23 - THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS THE CITY OF KANSAS CITY TO ESTABLISH A LAND BANK AGENCY FOR THE MANAGEMENT, SALE, TRANSFER, AND OTHER DISPOSITION OF TAX DELINQUENT LANDS AND OTHER LANDS IN ITS POSSESSION IN ORDER TO RETURN IT TO EFFECTIVE USE TO PROVIDE

HOUSING, NEW INDUSTRY, AND JOBS AND TO CREATE NEW REVENUE FOR THE

CITY.

HA 24 - THIS AMENDMENT INCREASES FROM FIVE TO SEVEN OR NINE THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS ON AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAX BOARD ESTABLISHED BY A CITY. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE COUNTY WILL EACH APPOINT AN ADDITIONAL MEMBER AND, IF IT IS A NINE-MEMBER BOARD, THE CITY WILL APPOINT TWO ADDITIONAL MEMBERS. IF A BOARD IS ALREADY IN EXISTENCE, ANY INCREASE MUST BE DESIGNATED IN AN ORDER OR ORDINANCE.

HA 1 TO HA 24 - THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS AMBULANCE AND FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS LOCATED WITHIN ST. LOUIS COUNTY TO SEEK VOTER APPROVAL TO IMPOSE THE SALES TAX.

HA 25 - THIS AMENDMENT PROHIBITS A PERSON WHO RETIRES BEFORE SIXTY AND CHOOSES THE PARTIAL-LUMP SUM PAYMENT FROM RECEIVING A MONTHLY BENEFIT OF MORE THAN NINETY PERCENT OF THE AMOUNT OF THEIR UNREDUCED MONTHLY BENEFIT.

HA 26 - THIS AMENDMENT PROHIBITS CERTAIN COMPANIES OR AGENCIES LOCATED PARTIALLY OR WHOLLY OUTSIDE MISSOURI FROM TAKING AND TRANSPORTING WATER FROM WITHIN THE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT TO LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT, IF SUCH TAKING AND TRANSPORTING INTERFERES WITH THE NORMAL WATER USAGE OF CERTAIN OTHER LARGE WATER CONSUMERS. IF SUCH INTERFERENCE OCCURS, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OR THE AFFECTED PARTIES MAY SEEK AN INJUNCTION. NO INJUNCTION MAY BE ISSUED IF IT WOULD HARM PUBLIC HEALTH OR SAFETY.

HA 27 - THIS AMENDMENT EXEMPTS THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE FROM THE REQUIREMENT THAT A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF A TOURISM COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT DISTRICT BE A RESIDENT, OWN PROPERTY, BE EMPLOYED, OR OPERATE A BUSINESS WITHIN THE DISTRICT.

HA 1 TO HA 27 - UNDER THIS AMENDMENT, A MUNICIPALITY MUST ALLOW AT LEAST ONE STREET TO BE USED BY COMMERCIAL VEHICLES TO ACCESS THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM AND MAY NOT ADOPT AN ORDINANCE TO DENY THE USE OF SUCH VEHICLES. THIS AMENDMENT ALSO PROVIDES THAT THE USE OF VEHICLES ON A PUBLIC ROAD MAY NOT CONSIDERED BY A COURT TO BE A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE NUISANCE.

HA 28 - THIS AMENDMENT ESTABLISHES AN INTERIM COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE ISSUE OF CONSOLIDATING ALL THE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS AND DEPARTMENTS IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY.

HA 29 - THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS ANY CITY IN WHICH VOTERS HAVE APPROVED FEES TO RECOVER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ENFORCEMENT OF CERTAIN PROPERTY ORDINANCES TO ISSUE A SPECIAL TAX BILL TO RECOVER SUCH COSTS.

UNDER CURRENT LAW, THE CITIES OF ST. LOUIS AND KANSAS CITY MAY ESTABLISH ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION SYSTEMS TO HANDLE PARKING AND OTHER CIVIL MUNICIPAL CODE VIOLATIONS. THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS THE CITY OF ST. JOSEPH TO ESTABLISH SUCH A SYSTEM AND ADDS HOUSING, PROPERTY MAINTENANCE, AND NUISANCE VIOLATIONS TO THE LIST OF OFFENSES THAT MAY BE HANDLED BY THE SYSTEM. IN ADDITION, THE CITIES MAY ISSUE A SPECIAL TAX BILL TO COLLECT FINES ISSUED FOR HOUSING, PROPERTY MAINTENANCE, AND NUISANCE CODE VIOLATIONS.