Read 1st time March 29, 2007 and copies ordered printed.





To repeal section 115.121, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to municipal elections.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

            Section A. Section 115.121, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 115.121, to read as follows:

            115.121. 1. The general election day shall be the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years.

            2. The primary election day shall be the first Tuesday after the first Monday in August of even-numbered years.

            3. The election day for the election of political subdivision and special district officers shall be the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April each year; and shall be known as the "general municipal election day". Whenever the date designated in this subsection for the general municipal election day conflicts with the celebration of Passover, the general municipal election day shall be postponed to the first Tuesday following the last day of Passover, but this provision shall not be construed to alter any preelection deadline or filing requirement. As used in this subsection, "Passover" means the period from the fifteenth day through the twenty-second day of the month Nisan using the Hebrew calendar.

            4. In addition to the primary election day provided for in subsection 2 of this section, for the year 2003, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in August, 2003, also shall be a primary election day for the purpose of permitting school districts and other political subdivisions of Missouri to incur debt in accordance with the provisions of article VI, section 26(a) through 26(g) of the Missouri Constitution, with the approval of four-sevenths of the eligible voters of such school district or other political subdivision voting thereon, to provide funds for the acquisition, construction, equipping, improving, restoration, and furnishing of facilities to replace, repair, reconstruct, reequip, restore, and refurnish facilities damaged, destroyed, or lost due to severe weather, including, without limitation, windstorms, hail storms, flooding, tornadic winds, rainstorms and the like which occurred during the month of April or May, 2003.

            5. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 of section 115.125, the officer or agency calling an election on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of August, 2003, shall notify the election authorities responsible for conducting the election not later than 5:00 p.m. on the sixth Tuesday prior to the election. For purposes of any such election, all references in section 115.125 to the tenth Tuesday prior to such election shall be deemed to refer to the sixth Tuesday prior to such election.