FIRST REGULAR SESSION
[TRULY AGREED TO AND FINALLY PASSED]
HOUSE BILL NO. 445
93RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
To repeal section 71.943, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to codification of municipal ordinances.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 71.943, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 71.943, to read as follows:
71.943. The governing body of any municipality may from time to time provide for the compilation or revision and codification of the general ordinances of the municipality and the publication in book form of such compilation or codification, and may provide for keeping such compilation and codification up to date by supplements to permanently bound books or by insertions of amending or new ordinances in loose-leaf binders, and may provide for annual or occasional recodification of codifications housed in loose-leaf binders. The codification may contain citations to sections or previous ordinances retained or modified. All titles, effective date sections and signatures of ordinances may be omitted. The codification may contain annotations to statutes, cross references and other matter that may make the code more useful. The codification may incorporate by reference standard or model codes or ordinances, state regulations and statutes as authorized by section 67.280, RSMo, sections 67.400 to 67.450, RSMo, and section 300.600, RSMo, and amendments to such statutes. The codification may incorporate by reference state statutes relating to vehicle equipment regulations contained in chapter 307, RSMo, and amendments to such statutes. The ordinance adopting the codification shall recite that the codification was authorized by ordinance, and that it was made in conformity with this section and amendments to this section. When the ordinance and the codification, along with a certificate of the municipal clerk that the same are true and correct copies, are published in book form, the codification shall take effect and shall import absolute verity and be received in evidence in all courts and places without further proof.