§ 79.010 Fourth class cities, incorporation of
§ 79.020 City limits may be altered, how
§ 79.025 Annexation of territory prohibited, when (City of Byrnes Mill)
§ 79.030 Election of officers
§ 79.035 Primary election may be held, procedure, cost, exception
§ 79.040 Election ordered
§ 79.050 Elective officers, terms — chief of police or marshal, qualification — same …
§ 79.055 City marshal, training requirements, fourth class cities
§ 79.060 City to be divided into wards — aldermen elected — aldermen at large …
§ 79.070 Aldermen, qualifications
§ 79.080 Mayor, qualifications
§ 79.090 Board to select an acting president, term
§ 79.100 Acting president to perform duties of mayor, when
§ 79.110 Mayor and board — duties.
§ 79.120 Mayor may sit in board
§ 79.130 Ordinances — procedure to enact — inapplicable, when.
§ 79.130 v2 Ordinances — procedure to enact.
§ 79.135 Proposed ordinance by petition, procedure (City of Savannah)
§ 79.140 Bills must be signed — mayor’s veto.
§ 79.150 Board to keep journal of proceedings
§ 79.160 Board shall publish semiannual statements
§ 79.165 No money of city to be disbursed until statement is published — penalty.
§ 79.180 Board may compel attendance of witnesses — mayor to administer oaths.
§ 79.190 Mayor to sign commissions
§ 79.200 Mayor shall have the power to enforce laws
§ 79.210 Mayor — communications to board.
§ 79.220 Mayor may remit fine, grant pardon
§ 79.230 Appointive officers
§ 79.240 Removal of officers
§ 79.250 Officers to be voters and residents — exceptions, appointed officers.
§ 79.260 Officers’ oath — bond.
§ 79.270 Salaries fixed by ordinance
§ 79.280 Vacancies in certain offices, how filled
§ 79.290 Powers and duties of officers to be prescribed by ordinance
§ 79.300 Treasurer, duties — bond.
§ 79.310 Collector to make annual report
§ 79.320 City clerk, election — duties.
§ 79.330 Offices of marshal and collector may be consolidated
§ 79.340 Officers to report receipts and expenditures
§ 79.350 Mayor or board may inspect books and records of officers
§ 79.360 Misdemeanor in office, penalty
§ 79.365 Compensation of certain board and commission members, how fixed
§ 79.370 Board shall regulate sanitary conditions
§ 79.380 Diseases, control of — condemnation for public facilities — police …
§ 79.383 Abatement of nuisance by civil action, city may be awarded attorney’s fees
§ 79.390 Powers — water supply, marketplaces, city hall, prison, parks.
§ 79.400 Powers — regulation of lumberyards, fences, animals and poultry — may …
§ 79.410 Powers — regulations governing.
§ 79.430 Board may provide public cemeteries and regulate same
§ 79.440 Cemetery lots, how sold
§ 79.450 Certain activities to be prohibited and suppressed
§ 79.460 Board may prohibit carrying concealed weapons
§ 79.470 Board to set penalties, limitation
§ 79.480 Notice of action shall be given — when — contents.
§ 79.490 Fourth class city disincorporated, how — election, notice.
§ 79.495 Disincorporation without election allowed, when — diminishing city limits …
§ 79.500 Contracts not affected by disincorporation
§ 79.510 County commission shall appoint trustee
§ 79.520 Trustee, duties
§ 79.530 Trustee may employ counsel — report to county commission.
§ 79.540 Trustee to make final settlement with county commission
§ 79.550 Municipal redevelopment authority, governing body may establish (certain ..
§ 79.552 Members, appointment, qualifications, terms — expenses (certain municipalities).
§ 79.555 Powers of authority (certain municipalities)
§ 79.557 Bonds, interest and income tax exempt — recognized as securities (certain …
§ 79.560 Purchases of real property, cooperation of other political subdivisions — …
§ 79.565 Elected or appointed officials, no financial interest in authority ..
§ 79.600 Annexation of trash and recyclable material facilities, procedure (City of ..

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 79

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • 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