SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1609

95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE DIEHL.

4041L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To repeal section 517.081, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to assignment of associate circuit judges.


                                    


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Section 517.081, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 517.081, to read as follows:

            517.081. A case [shall] may be certified for assignment by the presiding judge of the circuit or in accordance with local rules when:

            (1) A party files a petition, a counterclaim, cross claim or third-party petition that independently exceeds the jurisdiction of cases triable under this chapter; or

            (2) Consolidation of cases appears proper, and such consolidation would result in a claim exceeding the jurisdictional limit of the division.