HB1705 Creates a St. Louis Riverfront Commission.
Sponsor: Ford, Louis H. (58) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: Gambaro, Derio L. (65) LR Number: 3561L.01I
Last Action: COMMITTEE: MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS
02/24/2000 - Reported Do Pass (H)
HB1705
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HB 1705 -- ST. LOUIS RIVERFRONT COMMISSION

CO-SPONSORS:  Ford, Gambaro

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Municipal
Corporations by a vote of 15 to 0.

This bill establishes the St. Louis Riverfront Commission.  The
commission will examine the state of economic development on the
riverfront in the City of St. Louis.

The commission will consist of 5 members:  one member from the
Missouri House of Representatives, appointed by the Governor
from a list of 3 names submitted by the Speaker; one member from
the Missouri Senate, appointed by the Governor from a list of 3
names submitted by the President Pro Tem; one member appointed
by the Governor who represents the interests of the public in
successful economic development; and 2 members who are residents
of the City of St. Louis, appointed by the Governor from
separate lists of 3 names submitted by the Mayor of the City of
St. Louis.

The commission is required to submit annual recommendations to
the General Assembly and the Governor no later than the first
Wednesday in January of each year concerning potential
strategies for improving economic development on the riverfront.

The bill also specifies the selection of the commission chair;
the meeting schedule of the commission; and the terms of service
for commission members, with a beginning date of January 1,
2001.  Commissions members can be reimbursed from general
revenue for actual and necessary expenses in the performance of
their duties.

FISCAL NOTE:  Cost to General Revenue Fund of $2,250 in FY 2001,
$3,000 in FY 2002, and $3,000 in FY 2003.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that a detailed economic development
study is needed for the riverfont area in the City of St.
Louis.  The study could initiate strategies to facilitate the
development of the riverfront area.  Such strategies, if
implemented, could result in economic revitalization of the
riverfront area.

Testifying for the bill were Representatives Ford and Gambaro;
and City of St. Louis.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Joseph Deering, Legislative Analyst


INTRODUCED

HB 1705 -- St. Louis Riverfront Commission

Co-Sponsors:  Ford, Gambaro

This bill establishes the St. Louis Riverfront Commission.  The
commission will examine the state of economic development on the
riverfront in the City of St. Louis.

The commission will consist of 5 members:  one member from the
Missouri House of Representatives, appointed by the Governor
from a list of 3 names submitted by the Speaker; one member from
the Missouri Senate, appointed by the Governor from a list of 3
names submitted by the President Pro Tem; one member appointed
by the Governor who represents the interests of the public in
successful economic development; and 2 members who are residents
of the City of St. Louis, appointed by the Governor from
separate lists of 3 names submitted by the Mayor of the City of
St. Louis.

The commission is required to submit annual recommendations to
the General Assembly and the Governor no later than the first
Wednesday in January of each year concerning potential
strategies for improving economic development on the riverfront.

The bill also specifies the selection of the commission chair;
the meeting schedule of the commission; and the terms of service
for commission members, with a beginning date of January 1,
2001.  Commissions members can be reimbursed from general
revenue for actual and necessary expenses in the performance of
their duties.


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