HCS/SB 134 - This act enacts provisions relating to political subdivisions.
PROPERTY CLASSIFICATION (SECTIONS 64.002, 65.702, and 89.020)
The act requires that, for purposes of property zoning classifications, sawmills must be classified as agricultural property.
These provisions are identical to HCS/SB 114 (2017), HCS/SB 299 (2017), and the perfected version of HB 719 (2017).
REGULATION OF DOGS (Section 67.142)
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, political subdivisions, and cities shall retain the authority to otherwise provide for the regulation of dogs without reference to a specific breed.
This provision is identical to a provision in HCS/SB 299 (2017) and substantially similar to HB 905 (2017), HCS/SB 146 (2017), and HCS/SB 114 (2017), and HB 1811 (2016).
PREEMPTION OF LOCAL ORDINANCES (Section 67.405)
The act prohibits any ordinance or law enacted by a political subdivision from penalizing a resident, tenant, or landlord for requesting police or emergency assistance if made by or on behalf of a victim of abuse or a victim of a crime under certain circumstances described in the act.
This provision is identical to a provision in HCS/SB 114 (2017).
PUBLIC SAFETY SALES TAX (Sections 94.900, 94.902, 94.903, 321.242, 321.246)
This act adds certain cities to the list of cities currently authorized to impose, upon voter approval, a sales tax of up to 0.5% for public safety purposes. The additional cities include 4th class cities with a population between the ranges of 4,500 and 5,000; 7,000 and 8,000; and 13,500 and 16,000. For 4th class cities with population between 4,500 and 5,000, if the proposal initially fails, then the authorization for the tax is repealed. For 4th class cities with a population between 9,500 and 10,800, the sales tax proposal will remain in effect until December 31, 2038. If the proposal is initially defeated, then such city cannot resubmit the proposal to the voters for at least twelve months. For such 4th class cities, the act authorizes a similar public safety sales tax, upon voter approval, but provides that a sales tax approved under this provision must be resubmitted to the voters every 25 years. Finally, the act authorizes certain fire protection districts in Mississippi and Ripley counties to impose, upon voter approval, a sales tax not to exceed 0.5% for the purpose of providing revenue for the operation of the district.
These provisions are similar to provisions in HCS/SB 124 (2017), HCS/SB 114 (2017), HCS/SB 282 (2017), CCS#2/HCS/SCS/SB 112 (2017), HCS/HB 48 (2017), and HCS/HB 495 (2017).
TAX INCREMENT FINANCING FUND (Section 99.845)
Current law caps the annual amount of new state revenues that may be appropriated to the Missouri Supplemental Tax Increment Financing Fund for redevelopment projects under the Real Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act at $32 million. This act excludes from this cap any annual amounts generated by any single plan or project which is estimated to create in excess of fifteen thousand new jobs with an average annual wage of more than $75,000.
This provision is similar to SB 199 (2017) and HB 772 (2017).
This act also caps disbursements from the fund for certain redevelopment projects. (Section 99.845)
DECLARATIONS OF POLITICAL CANDIDACY (Section 115.352)
This provision specifies that any declaration of candidacy for municipal, city, special district, county, or statewide office shall contain the candidate's maiden name or current legal last name.
This provision is identical to HCS/HB 754 (2017).
CONSOLIDATED LIBRARY DISTRICTS (Sections 182.640 and 182.660)
This act adds trustees, as outlined in the act, to the boards of existing consolidated public library districts enlarged by: incorporating into it any county public library district; or incorporating into it any city, municipal, school, or other public library district which does not include an entire county, but includes territory outside of the consolidated district's existing boundaries.
This act also adds one trustee to the board of a consolidated public library district where a city or municipality is petitioning to be part of that consolidated library district and that municipality is partially located in a county that does not participate in the consolidated library district. The new trustee is appointed by the non-participating county.
Once the petitioning district is admitted, transfers its property, and an additional trustee is appointed by the county, the petitioning library district and its board of trustees will cease to exist.
These provisions are similar to provisions in the truly agreed to CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 112 (2017), HCS/SB 114 (2017), 568 (2017), HB 1914 (2016), and HB 875 (2015).
STREETLIGHT MAINTENANCE DISTRICT ELECTIONS (Section 235.140)
This act moves elections for street light maintenance district board members from the November general election to the April general municipal election. It also provides that a board may provide for nominations to be filed with the local election authority.
This provision is identical to a provision in SCS/HB 353 (2017), and HB 443 (2017).
ERIC VANDER WEERD