2004 MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OPINIONS

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Opinion Date Topic Summary
54-2004 Feb 3 COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT.
COUNTY LIBRARY TAXES.
CONSOLIDATION OF DISTRICTS.
LIBRARY DISTRICTS.
LIBRARY TAXES.
REGIONAL LIBRARY DISTRICTS.
The “same rate of taxation” in Section 182.610, RSMo 2000, refers to the current rate of taxation actually in effect for each county library district that proposes to consolidate. Therefore, to consolidate pursuant to that statute, the county library districts must have the same current tax rate in effect. It is not sufficient that the districts previously had the same rate approved by voters in the past.
69-2004 Feb 3 AMBULANCES AND AMBULANCE SERVICE.
AMBULANCE DISTRICTS.
MERCHANTS AND MANUFACTURERES REPLACEMENT TAX.
PROPERTY TAX.
SALES TAX.
TAXATION; DEFINITION.
An action by an ambulance district to impose a sales tax pursuant to Section 321.552, RSMo Cum. Supp. 2002, and make an accompanying reduction in its tax rate as defined in Section 137.073, RSMo 2000, thus setting that tax rate at zero, does not interfere with the district’s entitlement to revenue from the replacement tax imposed pursuant to Article X, Section 6 of the Missouri Constitution.
80-2004 Apr 8 CHARTER COUNTIES.
COUNTY COLLECTOR.
JACKSON COUNTY.
TAX COLLECTIONS.
The Jackson County Collector lacks authority to waive interest or penalties assessed on delinquent real or personal property taxes.
82-2004 Feb 5 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval pursuant to Section 116.332, RSMo, of the sufficiency as to form of an initiative petition relating to amendments to various provisions of the Constitution of Missouri concerning highways and transportation (version 1).
85-2004 Feb 13 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval pursuant to Section 116.332, RSMo, of the sufficiency as to form of an initiative petition relating to amendments to various provisions of the Constitution of Missouri concerning highways and transportation (version 2).
87-2004 Mar 25 APPROPRIATIONS. Subject to certain limitations based on Article III, Section 23 and Article II, Section 1 of the Missouri Constitution, the General Assembly’s determination of the purpose for each appropriation as expressed in the plain language of the final bill is final and binding on all other state actors. The Commissioner of Administration may not certify, and the Treasurer may not pay, any expenditure of state funds except in furtherance of those purposes.
89-2004 Feb 27 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval of legal content and form of a summary statement prepared pursuant to Section 116.334, RSMo 2000, regarding a constitutional initiative petition relating to highways and transportation (version 2).
90-2004 Mar 4 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval pursuant to Section 116.332, RSMo, of the sufficiency as to form of a statutory initiative petition relating to electoral reform (version 1).
91-2004 Mar 4 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval pursuant to Section 116.332, RSMo, of the sufficiency as to form of a statutory initiative petition relating to electoral reform (version 2).
92-2004 Mar 4 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval pursuant to Section 116.332, RSMo, of the sufficiency as to form of a statutory initiative petition relating to electoral reform (version 3).
93-2004 Mar 4 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval pursuant to Section 116.332, RSMo, of the sufficiency as to form of a statutory initiative petition relating to electoral reform (version 4).
96-2004 Mar 4 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval of legal content and form of a fiscal note summary prepared pursuant to Section 116.175, RSMo, concerning a constitutional initiative petition proposal relating to highways and transportation (version 2).
99-2004 Mar 4 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval pursuant to Section 116.332, RSMo, of the sufficiency as to form of a constitutional initiative petition relating to highways and transportation (version 4).
101-2004 Mar 12 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval of legal content and form of a summary statement prepared pursuant to Section 116.334, RSMo 2000, regarding a proposed constitutional initiative petition relating to highways and transportation (version 4).
102-2004 Mar 12 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval of legal content and form of a fiscal note summary prepared pursuant to Section 116.175, RSMo, concerning a constitutional initiative petition relating to highways and transportation (version 4).
103-2004 Mar 19 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval of legal content and form of a fiscal note summary prepared pursuant to Section 116.175, RSMo, concerning the statutory initiative petition relating to electoral reform (version 1).
104-2004 Mar 19 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval of legal content and form of a fiscal note summary prepared pursuant to Section 116.175, RSMo, concerning the statutory initiative petition relating to electoral reform (version 2).
105-2004 Mar 19 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval of legal content and form of a fiscal note summary prepared pursuant to Section 116.175, RSMo, concerning the statutory initiative petition relating to electoral reform (version 3).
106-2004 Mar 19 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval of legal content and form of a fiscal note summary prepared pursuant to Section 116.175, RSMo, concerning the statutory initiative petition relating to electoral reform (version 4).
107-2004 Mar 22 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval of legal content and form of a summary statement prepared pursuant to Section 116.334, RSMo 2000, for the statutory initiative petition relating to electoral reform (version 1).
108-2004 Mar 22 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval of legal content and form of a summary statement prepared pursuant to Section 116.334, RSMo 2000, for the statutory initiative petition relating to electoral reform (version 2).
109-2004 Mar 22 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval of legal content and form of a summary statement prepared pursuant to Section 116.334, RSMo 2000, for the statutory initiative petition relating to electoral reform (version 3).
110-2004 Mar 22 INITIATIVE PETITION.
INITIATIVES.
Review and approval of legal content and form of a summary statement prepared pursuant to Section 116.334, RSMo 2000, for the statutory initiative petition relating to electoral reform (version 4).
118-2004 Sept 21 COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.
INCOMPATIBILITY OF OFFICES.
SCHOOL BOARDS.
Under current applicable law, the offices of Camden County Commissioner and member of the School of the Osage R-II School Board are not incompatible because School of the Osage R-II School District belongs to Miller County rather than Camden County.
120-2004 June 3 FAIR BALLOT LANGUAGE.
JOINT RESOLUTIONS.
Review and approval of legal content and form of a summary statement prepared pursuant to Section 116.175, RSMo, and fair ballot language prepared pursuant to Section 116.025, RSMo, concerning a proposed constitutional amendment passed by the Missouri General Assembly (Senate Joint Resolution No. 29) relating to marriage.
121-2004 May 28 JOINT RESOLUTIONS. Review and approval of legal content and form of a fiscal note summary prepared pursuant to Section 116.175, RSMo, concerning a proposed constitutional amendment passed by the Missouri General Assembly (Senate Joint Resolution No. 29) relating to marriage.
126-2004 June 23 FAIR BALLOT LANGUAGE. Review and approval of the legal content and form of the proposed fair ballot language prepared pursuant to Section 116.025, RSMo, regarding the initiative petition concerning floating gambling facilities in Rockaway Beach, Missouri, on or adjacent to the White River.
129-2004 Nov 30 SCHOOL SUPERITENDENTS.
SUNSHINE BILL - SUNSHINE LAW.
A task force appointed by the Cape Girardeau School District's superintendent for the purpose of making budget proposals to the superintendent was a public governmental body within the meaning of the Sunshine Law so that meetings of the task force were subject to the requirements of the Sunshine Law.
135-2004 Aug 20 FAIR BALLOT LANGUAGE. Review and approval of the legal content and form of the proposed fair ballot language prepared pursuant to Section 116.025, RSMo, regarding the initiative petition relating to highways and transportation.

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