SB 951 -- POLITICAL SUBDIVISION CONTRACTS
SPONSOR: Griesheimer (Threlkeld)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee on
Local Government by a vote of 17 to 0.
This bill eliminates the requirement that political subdivisions
must file a copy of their contracts with the Secretary of State
and the recorder of deeds in the county where they are located.
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds in FY 2005, FY 2006, and
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that the bill eliminates a costly and
timely requirement that is addressed by the Open Records Law
assuring the public access to these records.
Testifying for the bill were Senator Griesheimer; Missouri
Municipal League; and Missouri School Boards Association.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Julie Jinkens McNitt, Legislative Analyst