FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1099
95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES DENISON (Sponsor), FRANZ, ALLEN, ZERR, SANDER, GUERNSEY, BROWN (149), DUGGER, PARKINSON, BURLISON, FAITH, DAVIS, LAIR, NOLTE, WRIGHT, DAY, GUEST, SILVEY, BROWN (30), HOSKINS (121), POLLOCK, WOOD, MUNZLINGER, WILSON (119), VIEBROCK, SCHLOTTACH, WILSON (130), DEEKEN, MOLENDORP, BRANDOM, SMITH (150) AND TILLEY (Co-sponsors).
2450L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 105.040, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to vacancies in the office of senator of the United States.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 105.040, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 105.040, to read as follows:
105.040. Whenever a vacancy in the office of senator of the United States from this state exists, the governor[, unless otherwise provided by law,] shall [appoint a person to fill such vacancy, who shall continue in office until a successor shall have been duly elected and qualified according to law] fill the office by a special election called by the governor for that purpose. Upon receiving the notice of a vacancy occurring in the office, the governor shall without delay issue a writ of election to fill the vacancy. The secretary of state shall conduct the special election as provided in chapter 115, RSMo.