SB 795
Modifies provisions regarding the duties and functions of the Joint Committee on Legislative Research
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Last Action:
2/25/2020 - Hearing Conducted S Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2020

Current Bill Summary

SB 795 - This act modifies provisions regarding the duties and functions of the Joint Committee on Legislative Research. Within 45 days of the passage of a constitutional amendment, this act requires the Committee to deliver a copy of the amendment to the Secretary of State. Such amendments shall be incorporated into a periodic reprinting of the Constitution.

Currently, certain public officials and judges receive free copies of the revised laws and constitutional amendments. This act repeals this provisions and provides that such copies shall be distributed at a price determined by the Committee.

Currently, the revised statutes of Missouri shall only be printed upon the adoption of a concurrent resolution by the General Assembly. This act repeals this requirement and provides that the statutes shall be printed at least every ten years. The cost of printing may, rather than shall, be paid from general revenue funds appropriated for that purpose.

Under current law, the printing and publication of the revised statutes shall be obtained through the Division of Purchasing. This act provides that for the purchase of any such printing and publication that does not exceed $150,000, the Revisor of Statutes shall request a bid from any reputable publisher of legal information in the United States. Upon request by the Revisor, the Division shall provide any needed assistance.

This act provides that money from the sale of copies of the revised statutes shall be deposited into the Statutory Revision Fund, rather than the general revenue fund. The act further provides that the State Treasurer shall transfer to the Statutory Revision Fund any amount not to exceed $40,000 that would otherwise lapse from the general revenue appropriation to the Committee in the current fiscal year. Any unexpended balance in the Fund not to exceed $400,000, rather than twice the cost of providing the annual supplement to the revised statutes, shall not be transferred to the general revenue fund.

Currently, the Committee is required to codify all sections of law concerning court costs, fees, and surcharges into one chapter of the revised statutes. This act repeals references to specified chapters and sections of law.

The Committee is currently required to aid in the drafting of bills, resolutions, memorials, and amendments. This act provides that the Committee shall aid in drafting revision bills and any resolutions or amendments related to a revision bill or the duties and functions of the Committee. Finally, the act repeals the Committee's annual report requirements of its activities and expenditures to the General Assembly.

This act is similar to HB 1027 (2019).



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