§ 77.010 Third class cities, incorporation and powers of
§ 77.020 City limits may be altered, how
§ 77.030 Division of city into wards — council members, terms.
§ 77.040 Election of officers — option to appoint certain officers — terms.
§ 77.042 City administrator, employment authorized
§ 77.044 Qualifications, compensation of administrator
§ 77.046 Other officers, appointment, discharge, regulations concerning
§ 77.048 Other powers of mayor and council retained
§ 77.050 Election may be ordered, how, when
§ 77.060 Councilman, qualifications
§ 77.070 President pro tem
§ 77.080 Style of ordinances — procedure to enact.
§ 77.090 Proceedings of, how kept
§ 77.100 Powers of council — witnesses, papers.
§ 77.105 Budget and expenditures, approval by ordinance, motion, or resolution required
§ 77.110 Council to publish semiannual statements
§ 77.120 Council may acquire land for and maintain cemetery
§ 77.130 Cemetery lots, how conveyed
§ 77.140 May control watercourses, establish water reservoirs, market houses, city ..
§ 77.150 Cities may acquire property for dams, flood protection, bathhouses
§ 77.160 Payment for property acquired — issuance of bonds.
§ 77.170 Manner of purchasing and condemning lands
§ 77.180 Election to be held for issuance of bonds
§ 77.190 May purchase fire-fighting equipment
§ 77.200 Railroads or street railroads — powers of council.
§ 77.210 Thirty-year franchises and extensions may be granted for supplying heat — …
§ 77.220 May change names of streets, how
§ 77.230 Qualifications of mayor
§ 77.240 Vacancy in office of mayor, how filled, exceptions — president pro tem, …
§ 77.250 Mayor to be president of council — vote.
§ 77.260 Powers and duties of mayor and council generally
§ 77.270 Mayor to approve ordinances — may veto — proceedings when vetoed.
§ 77.280 Mayor may veto resolutions and orders
§ 77.290 Mayor shall communicate to the council, what
§ 77.310 May require officers to exhibit accounts
§ 77.320 Mayor to sign all commissions and appointments — bond approval by mayor.
§ 77.330 May appoint what officers
§ 77.340 May remove officer with consent of council
§ 77.350 Shall enforce ordinances
§ 77.360 May remit fines
§ 77.370 Elective officers — option to appoint certain officers — terms.
§ 77.380 Officers to be voters and residents of city, exceptions, appointed officers
§ 77.390 Officer’s oath — bond.
§ 77.400 Term officer construed
§ 77.410 City clerk — duties.
§ 77.440 Compensation of officers and employees
§ 77.450 Vacancies, how filled
§ 77.460 Corrupt allowance of claim, how punished
§ 77.480 Duties may be regulated by ordinance — bonds required.
§ 77.490 May fix certain rates
§ 77.500 May also regulate and control the construction of buildings
§ 77.505 Electricians and electric contractors, certain cities third class may ..
§ 77.510 May regulate lumber yards — running at large of animals and fowls — provide …
§ 77.520 May control streets, sidewalks, amusements
§ 77.530 Powers of council, quarantine, condemnation, police power outside city
§ 77.550 Inspection, weighing
§ 77.560 Slaughterhouses, stockyards
§ 77.570 Police regulations
§ 77.590 Council may make ordinances and rules and regulations and establish ..
§ 77.600 Claims and suits for damages — notice.
§ 77.610 Shall give bond on appeal
§ 77.650 Recall of elected officials — procedure — limitations.
§ 77.655 Recall petitions, examination and certification by county clerk — amended, …
§ 77.660 Recall petition, election on, when, form of question — removal of official, …
§ 77.670 Reserve funds, certain third class cities may establish (including North ..
§ 77.675 Ordinances, adoption and repeal process (City of Farmington)
§ 77.700 Disincorporation procedure, election, ballot language
§ 77.703 Contractual rights not invalidated by dissolution
§ 77.706 Trustee to be appointed — oath — bond.
§ 77.709 Powers of trustee
§ 77.712 Employment of counsel, report to county governing body — compensation of …
§ 77.715 Moneys to be paid over to county treasurer, when — all records to be …

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 77

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • General election: means the election required to be held on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday of November, biennially. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • hereafter: means the time after the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • officer: whenever used in this chapter, shall include any person holding any situation under the city government or any of its departments, with an annual salary, or for a definite term of office, other than clerical or professional staff. See Missouri Laws 77.400
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Place of residence: means the place where the family of any person permanently resides in this state, and the place where any person having no family generally lodges. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • voter: is used in the laws of this state it shall mean registered voter, or legal voter. See Missouri Laws 1.035
  • Ward: if used in a section in a context relating to the property rights and obligations of a person, means a protectee as defined in Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.