SB 298 - In nuisance actions for deteriorated property in certain cities and counties, this act modifies the definition of nuisance properties to include properties on which the owner or occupant of the property engages in activity on the property or permits others to engage in activity on the property that encourages, promotes, or substantially contributes to unlawful activity within three hundred feet of the property.
This act also modifies the property owners against whom an action for injunctive relief may be brought to include any legal entity that is a property owner.
Currently, neighborhood organizations are prohibited from bringing an action against the owners of nuisance properties if the organization or their directors own or have an interest in real estate in the city or county in which the nuisance property is located, are delinquent in property taxes, or have an outstanding notice of a violation of a city code. This act removes directors from such prohibition and provides that the organization cannot bring such an action if the organization owns such real estate, has been delinquent in the payment of property taxes for one year prior to filing the action, or the organization has been found guilty of a property code violation within one year prior to filing the action.
In addition, this act also modifies the definition of neighborhood organization with regard to nuisance properties in St. Louis City and Kansas City to include organizations recognized by the city or county in which the neighborhood is located as well as non-profit organizations under contract to provide housing-relate services with the governing city or county.
This act is similar to HB 999 (2017).