§ 78.010 Definitions
§ 78.020 Organization
§ 78.030 Election — petition for — how held — officers elected, when.
§ 78.040 Officers — quorum — mayor to have no veto.
§ 78.050 Salaries, how computed
§ 78.060 Powers of council — departments.
§ 78.070 Mayor and councilmen to superintend departments — council to elect city …
§ 78.080 Election of mayor and councilmen
§ 78.090 Election, primary — held when — elimination of primary, when.
§ 78.100 Candidate to file statement
§ 78.120 Form of ballot
§ 78.140 Who shall be candidates
§ 78.160 Council meetings
§ 78.170 Appropriations — power of council.
§ 78.180 Itemized statement of receipts and expenses — accounts to be examined, how.
§ 78.190 Ordinances to be on file with city clerk for inspection — franchises — …
§ 78.200 Ordinance by initiative — procedure.
§ 78.210 Ballots — such ordinance may be repealed, how.
§ 78.220 Proposed ordinance — effective, when — referendum.
§ 78.230 Organization may be abandoned — charter may be resumed — procedure.
§ 78.240 Contents of petition
§ 78.250 Council may create and discontinue offices — may change compensation.
§ 78.260 Officer may be removed — procedure.
§ 78.270 Clerk to ascertain sufficiency of petition — council to order election.
§ 78.280 Election — form of ballot.
§ 78.290 Incumbent may be candidate
§ 78.300 Qualifications of officers and employees — unlawful promises — statement of …
§ 78.310 Civil service commissioners — appointment.
§ 78.320 Tenure — qualifications.
§ 78.330 Removal — council to supply necessary equipment.
§ 78.340 Oath
§ 78.350 Examination of applicants
§ 78.360 Removal from office
§ 78.370 General powers and duties
§ 78.380 Provisions to apply to whom
§ 78.390 Penalties
§ 78.400 Laws applicable — territorial limits not to change.
§ 78.430 Third class city may adopt city manager form of government — procedure.
§ 78.440 Laws shall apply, when — limits of city to remain same.
§ 78.450 City may abandon plan — procedure — election — form of ballot.
§ 78.460 Council to consist of five members — term — vacancies, how filled.
§ 78.470 Candidates may be nominated by primary election, exception
§ 78.480 Statement of candidacy if running in primary election, exception
§ 78.510 Primary shall not be required, when
§ 78.520 General election — official ballot for use following a primary election.
§ 78.530 City elections, alternative procedure eliminating primary elections
§ 78.540 Conduct of election — council to establish voting precincts.
§ 78.560 Organization of city council
§ 78.570 Powers of council — city manager.
§ 78.573 Ordinances by initiative and referendum, procedure — exceptions — petition …
§ 78.575 Form for submission of the question — repeal or amendment of ordinances …
§ 78.580 Quorum to do business
§ 78.590 Meetings of the council — salary determined by city council.
§ 78.600 Officials — appointment.
§ 78.610 City manager — duties.
§ 78.620 Manager shall file itemized statements
§ 78.630 Franchise, lease, rights, privileges, also extensions and renewals, how ..
§ 78.700 Optional city manager form of government — procedure to adopt, election, …
§ 78.703 City may abandon plan, when — procedure, election, ballot form.
§ 78.706 City to be divided into five wards, procedure
§ 78.712 Council to consist of seven members, qualifications — term, vacancies, how …
§ 78.720 Other applicable procedures for optional plan — councilmen, nomination and …

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 78

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • hereafter: means the time after the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Heretofore: means any time previous to the day when the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month, and "year" means a calendar year unless otherwise expressed, and is equivalent to the words year of our Lord. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. 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
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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.
  • 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