FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 340
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES KLIPPENSTEIN, GUERNSEY, REDMON, FITZWATER, BERRY, BARNES AND LAIR (Co-sponsors).
1075L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 49.310, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the erection and maintenance of jails, with an emergency clause.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 49.310, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 49.310, to read as follows:
49.310. 1. Except as provided in sections 221.400 to 221.420 and subsection 2 of this section, the county commission in each county in this state shall erect and maintain at the established seat of justice a good and sufficient courthouse, jail and necessary fireproof buildings for the preservation of the records of the county; except, that in counties having a special charter, the jail or workhouse may be located at any place within the county. In pursuance of the authority herein delegated to the county commission, the county commission may acquire a site, construct, reconstruct, remodel, repair, maintain and equip the courthouse and jail, and in counties wherein more than one place is provided by law for holding of court, the county commission may buy and equip or acquire a site and construct a building or buildings to be used as a courthouse and jail, and may remodel, repair, maintain and equip buildings in both places. The county commission may issue bonds as provided by the general law covering the issuance of bonds by counties for the purposes set forth in this section. In bond elections for these purposes in counties wherein more than one place is provided by law for holding of court, a separate ballot question may be submitted covering proposed expenditures in each separate site described therein, or a single ballot question may be submitted covering proposed expenditures at more than one site, if the amount of the proposed expenditures at each of the sites is specifically set out therein.
2. The county commission in all counties of the fourth classification and any county of the third, second, or first classification [with a population of at least fourteen thousand and not more than fourteen thousand five hundred inhabitants bordering a county of the first classification without a charter form of government with a population of at least eighty thousand and not more than eighty-three thousand inhabitants] may provide for the erection and maintenance of a good and sufficient jail or holding cell facility at a site in the county other than at the established seat of justice.
Section B. Because immediate action is necessary to protect the citizens of this state, the repeal and reenactment of section A of this act is deemed necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, welfare, peace, and safety, and is hereby declared to be an emergency act within the meaning of the constitution, and the repeal and reenactment of section A of this act shall be in full force and effect upon its passage and approval.