HCS/SB 146 - This act modifies several provisions relating to political subdivisions.
REGULATION OF DOGS
This act provides that the General Assembly shall be the sole body to retain authority to regulate specific breeds of dogs, and voids any existing or future regulation enacted by a village, town, or city. However, villages, towns, and cities shall retain the authority to otherwise provide for the regulation of dogs without reference to a specific breed. (Section 67.142)
This provision is identical to HCS/HB 905 (2017) and to a provision contained in HCS/SB 114 (2017), HCS/SS/SB 124 (2017), HCS/SB 299 (2017), and HCS/SB 134 (2017), and is substantially similar to HB 1811 (2016).
ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN BONDS
This act provides that certain political subdivisions, as described in the act, issuing more than $10 million debt in a calendar year shall issue such debts through a competitive process unless such political subdivision employs the services of municipal advisor, as defined in the act. Such political subdivisions may use a negotiated or competitive process.
Any person who is engaged as a municipal advisor by a political corporation or subdivision with respect to a particular issue of securities shall be independent, as defined in the act, of the underwriter of that issue of securities.
The State Treasurer shall make relevant information regarding debt issuance and bidding practices available to certain political subdivisions. (Section 108.170)
This provision is identical to a provision contained in HCS/SB 95 (2017), HCS/SCS/SB 112 (2017), and HCS/SS/SB 124 (2017), is substantially similar to HB 545 (2017) and HCS/HB 950 (2017), and is similar to HB 2251 (2016), HB 204 (2015), and HCS/SB 148 (2015), and to a provision contained in CCS/HCS/SB 111 (2017).
ROAD AND BRIDGE TAX
Current law exempts St. Francois County from certain provisions of law concerning expenditures of the county's special road and bridge tax monies. This act adds Taney County to the exemption. (Section 137.556)
This provision is similar to SCS/HB 87 (2017) and to a provision contained in HCS/SB 332 (2017).