HB0410T-Truly Bill Text
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
[TRULY AGREED TO AND FINALLY PASSED]
HOUSE BILL NO. 410
89TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
To repeal section 177.091, RSMo 1994, relating to the sale of school property, and to enact in
lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 177.091, RSMo 1994, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof,
to be known as section 177.091, to read as follows:
177.091. 1. The school board in each seven-director district, as soon as sufficient funds are
provided, shall establish an adequate number of elementary schools, and if the demands of the
district require more than one elementary school building, the board shall divide the district into
elementary school wards and fix the boundaries thereof. The board shall select and procure a site
in each ward and erect and furnish a suitable school building thereon.
2. The board may also establish high schools and may select and procure sites and erect and
furnish buildings therefor.
3. The board may acquire additional grounds when needed for school purposes. If the directors
of both school districts involved agree, such grounds may be located outside of the boundaries of
the district and operated for school purposes.
4. If there is any school property, the ownership of which is vested in the district, that is no
longer required for the use of the district, the board, by an affirmative vote of a majority of the
whole board, may authorize and direct the sale or lease of the property, except that, property
outside the boundaries of the school district may not be leased. Real property may be sold or
leased by listing the property with one or more real estate brokers licensed by the state of
Missouri and paying a commission upon such sale or lease. Real property not sold or leased
through a real estate broker and all personal property, unless sold or leased to a public institution
of higher education, shall be sold or leased to the highest bidder. If real property is not sold or
leased through a real estate broker, notice that the board is holding the property for sale or
offering it for lease shall be given by publication in a newspaper within the county in which all or a
part of the district is located which has general circulation within the district, once a week for two
consecutive weeks, the last publication to be at least seven days prior to the sale or lease of the
property; except that, any real or personal school property may be sold or leased to a city, state
agency, municipal corporation, or other governmental subdivision of the state located within the
boundaries of the district, for public uses and purposes, by the giving of public notice as herein
provided and at such sum as may be agreed upon between the school district and the city, state
agency, municipal corporation, or other governmental subdivision of the state. The lease or deed
of conveyance shall be executed by the president and attested by the secretary of the board. If the
district has a seal, it shall be affixed to the deed or lease. The proceeds derived from the sale of
real property or nonrealty by districts identified as financially stressed pursuant to section
161.520, RSMo, shall be placed to the credit of the incidental fund or the capital projects fund
of the district, with notice of any such sale to be included in the budget and education plan
submitted to the department of elementary and secondary education. The proceeds from the
sale of real property or nonrealty and from leases, by any other district, shall be placed to the
credit of the [incidental] capital projects fund.
5. The school board of a seven-director district may also list real property for sale on which a
building has been constructed by an approved vocational education class with a real estate broker
licensed by the state of Missouri and pay a commission thereon.
6. Other provisions of this section to the contrary notwithstanding, bids for the purchase of any
building constructed by students as part of an approved vocational education class may be
accepted prior to completion of such construction.
Section B. Because immediate action is necessary to prevent financial hardship on school
districts, 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 section A of this act shall be in full force and effect upon its
passage and approval.
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