FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 312
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES WALLACE (Sponsor), WETER AND WOOD (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time January 10, 2007 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 50.327, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to salaries of county officials, with an emergency clause.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 50.327, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 50.327, to read as follows:
50.327. 1. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, the salary schedules contained in [section] sections 49.082, [RSMo, sections] 50.334 [and] , 50.343, 51.281, [RSMo,] 51.282, [RSMo,] 52.269, [RSMo,] 53.082, [RSMo,] 53.083, [RSMo,] 54.261, [RSMo,] 54.320, [RSMo,] 55.091, [RSMo,] 56.265, [RSMo,] 57.317, [RSMo,] 58.095, [RSMo,] and 473.742, RSMo, shall be set as a base schedule for those county officials, unless the current salary of such officials, as of August 28, 2005, is lower than the compensation provided under the salary schedules. Beginning August 28, 2005, the salary commission in all counties except charter counties in this state shall be responsible for the computation of salaries of all county officials; provided, however, that any percentage salary adjustments in a county shall be equal for all such officials in that county. If the salary commission votes to decrease the compensation of a county official, a vote of two-thirds or more of all the members of the salary commission shall be required before the salary or other compensation of any county official shall be decreased below the compensation being paid for the particular official on the date the salary commission votes, and all officials shall receive the same percentage decrease.
2. In no event shall the base salary or compensation of a county collector in any county of the first classification be reduced below the salary or compensation being paid on August 28, 2005. All actions or votes taken under the authority of section 50.333 between August 28, 2005, and December 31, 2005, shall be subject to this section and any such action or vote not in compliance with this section shall be void.
Section B. Because immediate action is necessary to ensure that changes in the salaries of county officials occur on an equal basis, 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.