HB 473 Allows Buchanan County to establish a county municipal court and the presiding judge of certain circuits to appoint a circuit court marshal, and establishes reporting requirements regarding municipal courts

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HB 473 - This act provides that Buchanan County may prosecute violations of county orders in the circuit court or in a county municipal court if the creation of such court is approved by order of the county commission (67.320).

This provision is identical to provisions contained in CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 67 (2015) and SS/SCS/HB 799 (2015)

The act allows the presiding judge of any circuit containing a diagnostic and reception center operated by the Department of Corrections and a mental health facility operated by the Department of Mental Health which houses certain person specified in the act to appoint a circuit court marshal (476.083).

This provision is identical to SB 532 (2015) and HB 1182 (2015) and to provisions contained in SS/SCS/HB 799 (2015) and CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 67 (2015).

The act also states that by September 1, 2015, the presiding judge of a circuit court in which a municipal division is located shall report to the clerk of the Supreme Court the name and address of the municipal division and any other information regarding the municipal division requested by the clerk on a standardized form developed by the clerk. The presiding judge of a circuit shall also notify the clerk if a municipal division is abolished or established in the circuit (479.155).

This provision is identical to HB 1199 (2015) and SB 327 (2015) and to provisions contained in CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 67 (2015), and substantially similar to provisions contained in CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 5 (2015) and SS/SCS/HB 799 (2015).

JESSI BAKER


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