hb1085i-Introduced Bill Text
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1085
91ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE MAYS (50).
Pre-filed December 3, 2001, and 1000 copies ordered printed.
TED WEDEL, Chief Clerk
To repeal sections 242.010, 242.200 and 242.210, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Sections 242.010, 242.200 and 242.210, RSMo, are repealed and three new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to
be known as sections 242.010, 242.200, and 242.210, to read as follows:
242.010. 1. The word "owner" as used in sections 242.010 to 242.690 shall mean the owner of the freehold estate, as
appears by the deed record, and it shall not include reversioners, remaindermen, trustees, or mortgagees, who shall not be
counted and need not be notified by publication, or served by process, but shall be represented by the present owners of the
freehold estate in any proceeding under said sections.
2. Owners of property, located in whole or in part within the drainage district and owned by a corporation,
partnership, joint venture, or any other form of ownership other than individual ownership, may delegate through
procedures allowed as provided by the laws of this state an individual to exercise representation and voting on
behalf of the corporation, partnership, joint venture, or other entity in matters requiring public vote involving the
drainage district. For purposes of drainage districts organized pursuant to the laws of this state, any individual so
recognized by the corporation, partnership, joint venture, or other entity as having the responsibilities of
representing the property owner before the board of supervisors of the drainage district shall in all respects be
treated by laws of this state as the owner of the property, and shall be entitled to all benefits and privileges allowed
by law, including serving on the board of supervisors if so elected.
242.200. 1. The board of supervisors immediately after their election shall choose one of their number president of the
board, and elect some suitable person secretary, who shall serve until [his] the secretary's successor is elected and
qualified, and who shall be a resident of the county or counties in which the district is situate or of an adjoining county
and may or may not be a member of the board.
2. Such board shall adopt a seal with a suitable device, and shall keep a record of all its proceedings, which shall be open
to the inspection of all owners of real estate and other property of the district, as well as to all other interested parties.
3. The board shall report to the landowners at the annual meeting held [under] pursuant to the provisions of section
242.160 what work has been done, either by the engineers or otherwise.
4. At the annual meeting held [under] pursuant to the provisions of section 242.160, the compensation to be received by
the members of the board for their services while actually engaged in work for the district shall be determined.
242.210. 1. The secretary of the board of supervisors in any drainage district shall hold the office of treasurer of such
district, except as otherwise provided herein, and [he] the treasurer shall receive and receipt for all the drainage taxes
collected by the county collector or collectors of revenue, and [he] the treasurer shall also receive and receipt for the
proceeds of all tax sales made [under] pursuant to the provisions of sections 242.010 to 242.690.
2. The treasurer shall receive a salary, payable monthly, such as the board of supervisors may fix, and all necessary
expenses; the board of supervisors shall furnish the secretary and treasurer the necessary office room, furniture, stationery,
maps, plats, typewriter, and postage, which office shall be in the county, or one of the counties, in which such district is
situate, or in an adjoining county, and the district records shall be kept in such office.
3. The treasurer may appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the board of supervisors, one or more deputies as may
be necessary, whose salary or salaries and necessary expenses shall be paid by the district.
4. The treasurer shall give bond in such amount as shall be fixed by the board of supervisors, conditioned that [he] the
treasurer will well and truly account for and pay out, as provided by law, all moneys received by [him] the treasurer as
taxes from the county collector or collectors, and the proceeds from the tax sales of delinquent taxes, and from any other
source whatever on any account or claim of said district, which bond shall be signed by at least two sureties, approved and
accepted by the board of supervisors, and the bond shall be in addition to the bond for the proceeds of sales of bonds, which
is required by section 242.480. The bond of the treasurer may, if the board shall so direct, be furnished by a surety or
bonding company, which shall be approved by the board of supervisors; bond shall be placed and remain in the custody of
the president of the board of supervisors, and shall be kept separate from all papers in custody of the secretary and
5. The treasurer shall deposit all funds received by [him] the treasurer in some bank, banks, or trust company to be
designated by the board of supervisors. All interest accruing on such funds shall, when paid, be credited to the district.
6. It shall be the duty of the board of supervisors to audit or have audited the books of the treasurer of the district each year
and make report thereof to the landowners at the annual meeting and publish a statement within thirty days thereafter,
showing the amount of money received, the amount paid out during such year, and the amount in the treasury at the
beginning and end of the year, and file a copy of such statement in the office of the county clerk of each county containing
land embraced in the district.
7. The treasurer of the district shall pay out funds of the district only on warrants issued by the district, said warrants to be
signed by the president of the board of supervisors and attested by the signature of the secretary and treasurer. All warrants
shall be in the following form:
$ ...................Fund ................... No. of warrant ............. Treasurer of ...............
district, state of ....................
Pay to ........ ........ dollars out of the money in ......... fund of ....... district for ......... .
By order of board of supervisors of ..... district.
President of district.
Secretary of district.
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