SB 0214 Changes the method of filling vacancies of elective offices in certain cities
LR Number:L1062.02T Fiscal Note:1062-02
Committee:Local Government and Economic Development
Last Action:07/09/99 - Signed by Governor Journal page:
Title:HCS SB 214
Effective Date:August 28, 1999
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HCS/SB 214 - This act changes several sections relating to the filling of elective vacancies in third and fourth class cities.

Section 77.240 specifies that vacancies in the mayor's office in third class cities shall be filled by a successor nominated and selected by the majority of the city council. Current law requires the president pro tem to act as mayor until the next election.

In third class cities in St. Louis County, and all fourth class cities, vacancies will be filled by appointment by the mayor with consent of the city council or board of aldermen. Current law applicable to St. Louis County requires appointment from the same political party as the vacancy.

Current law in fourth class cities does not specify any procedure for selecting successors to vacant offices, only that they be selected. The board of aldermen in fourth class cities may adopt procedures to fill vacancies consistent with this section.