FIRST REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 235

97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES CRAWFORD (Sponsor), ENTLICHER AND DUGGER (Co-sponsors).

1007L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To repeal sections 54.040 and 54.330, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to county treasurer candidate qualifications.




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


            Section A. Sections 54.040 and 54.330, RSMo, are repealed and two new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 54.040 and 54.330, to read as follows:

            54.040. 1. Except in a county with a charter form of government, a candidate for county treasurer shall be at least twenty-one years of age and a resident of the state of Missouri and the county in which he or she is a candidate for at least one year prior to the date of the general election for such office. The candidate shall also be a registered voter and shall be current in the payment of all personal and real estate taxes. Upon election to such office, the person shall continue to reside in that county during his or her tenure in office. Each candidate for county treasurer shall also provide to the election authority a copy of a signed affidavit from a surety company authorized to do business in this state indicating that the candidate meets the bond requirements for the office of county treasurer under this chapter.

            2. No sheriff, marshal, clerk or collector, or the deputy of any such officer, shall be eligible to the office of treasurer of any county.

            54.330. 1. A candidate for county collector-treasurer shall be at least twenty-one years of age and a resident of the county in which he or she is a candidate for at least one year prior to the date of filing for the office. The candidate shall also be a registered voter and shall be current in the payment of all state income taxes and personal and real property taxes. A collector-treasurer shall reside in the county throughout his or her term in office and shall remain in office until a successor is duly elected and qualified. Each candidate for county collector-treasurer shall also provide to the election authority a copy of a signed affidavit from a surety company authorized to do business in this state indicating that the candidate meets the bond requirements for the office of county collector-treasurer under this chapter.

            2. County collector-treasurers shall be required to give bonds as other county collectors under the general revenue law, and shall have the sole authority to appoint deputies as provided to other county collectors under section 52.300.

            3. Before entering upon the duties for which they are employed, deputies and assistants employed in the office of any collector-treasurer shall give bond and security to the satisfaction of the collector-treasurer. The bond for each individual deputy or assistant shall not exceed one-half of the amount of the maximum bond required for any collector-treasurer. The official bond required pursuant to this section shall be a surety bond with a surety company authorized to do business in this state. The premium of the bond shall be paid by the county or city being protected.

            4. In the event of a vacancy caused by death, resignation, or otherwise, in the office of collector-treasurer, the county clerk shall follow the procedures in section 52.180 that apply when there is a vacancy in the office of collector in other counties.