FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 552
92ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE KINGERY.
Read 1st time February 25, 2003, and copies ordered printed.
Read 2nd time February 26, 2003, and referred to the Committee on Judiciary March 6, 2003.
Reported from the Committee on Judiciary March 13, 2003, with recommendation that the bill Do Pass by Consent.
Perfected by Consent March 19, 2003.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 488.429, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to law library funds.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 488.429, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 488.429, to read as follows:
488.429. 1. Moneys collected pursuant to section 488.426 shall be payable to the judges of the circuit court, en banc, of the county from which such surcharges were collected, or to such person as is designated by local circuit court rule as treasurer of said fund, and said fund shall be applied and expended under the direction and order of the judges of the circuit court, en banc, of any such county for the maintenance and upkeep of the law library maintained by the bar association in any such county, or such other law library in any such county as may be designated by the judges of the circuit court, en banc, of any such county; provided, that the judges of the circuit court, en banc, of any such county, and the officers of all courts of record of any such county, shall be entitled at all reasonable times to use the library to the support of which said funds are applied.
2. In any county of the first classification without a charter form of government and with a population of at least two hundred thousand, such fund may also be applied and expended for that county's or circuit's family services and justice fund.
3. In any county of the third classification without a township form of government and with more than forty thousand eight hundred but less than forty thousand nine hundred inhabitants or in any county of the third classification without a township form of government and with more than thirteen thousand five hundred but less than thirteen thousand six hundred inhabitants, such fund may also be applied and expended for courtroom renovation and technology enhancement in those counties.