SCS SB 1172 -- ST. LOUIS ARCHIVES
SPONSOR: Gibbons (Fares)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass by consent" by the Special
Committee on General Laws by a vote of 9 to 0.
This substitute authorizes the Secretary of State to open and
maintain an archival facility in the City of St. Louis. The
substitute also creates the Missouri State Archives - St. Louis
Trust Fund. Moneys placed in the fund will be used for the
development and maintenance of the facility and cannot be made
part of the general operating budget or transferred to the
General Revenue Fund, nor will general revenue be appropriated
for the facility.
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds in FY 2005, FY 2006, and
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that an additional building is needed
to hold current materials and future acquisitions that relate to
St. Louis and achieve better public access to records. The bill
does not force any agency to turn over records and won't require
Testifying for the bill were Senator Gibbons; and Office of
Secretary of State.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Becky DeNeve, Senior Legislative Analyst