SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1447
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ROORDA (Sponsor) AND DARROUGH (Co-sponsor).
Pre-filed December 18, 2007 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 49, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to noise ordinances.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 49, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 49.700, to read as follows:
49.700. The governing body of any county without a charter form of government may enact a noise ordinance or order that:
(1) Prohibits a person from harboring, keeping, or having under the person's control any dog upon the person's property that causes fear or annoyance to persons living in the immediate area or passing upon the streets or sidewalks near the property by frequently and habitually barking, yelping, or howling, unless such property is being used as a licensed kennel, veterinary clinic, or animal hospital;
(2) Prohibits a person from creating noise above a specified decibel level that is disturbing to other persons in the surrounding area during certain specified times of the day;
(3) Prohibits any owner, occupant, or other person or legal entity with the legal right to use or enjoy the property from allowing another person to create noise above a specified decibel level that is disturbing to other persons in the surrounding area during a certain specified time of the day.