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Chapter 537

< > Effective - 20 Jun 1986, see footnote    bottom

  537.700.  Public entity risk management fund established — definitions — who may participate. — 1.  There is hereby created the "Missouri Public Entity Risk Management Fund", which shall be a body corporate and politic.  The board of trustees of this fund shall have the powers and duties specified in sections 537.700 to 537.755 and such other powers as may be necessary or proper to enable it, its officers, employees and agents to carry out fully and effectively all the purposes of sections 537.700 to 537.755.

  2.  Unless otherwise clearly indicated by the context, the following words and terms as used in sections 537.700 to 537.755 mean:

  (1)  "Board", the board of trustees of the Missouri public entity risk management fund;

  (2)  "Fund", the Missouri public entity risk management fund established by subsection 1 of this section;

  (3)  "Public entity", any city, county, township, village, town, municipal corporation, school district, special purpose or taxing district, or any other local public body created by the general assembly.

  3.  Any public entity may participate in the Missouri public entity risk management fund and use public funds to pay any assessment made in conjunction with the fund.


(L. 1986 H.B. 1435 & 1461)

Effective 6-20-86

(2021)  Hybrid entity as established by General Assembly does not perform a government function and is not directly answerable to the public; thus, it is not enough like a public entity to receive sovereign immunity.  Estes as Next Friend for Doe v. Board of Trustees of Missouri Public Entity Risk Management Fund, 623 S.W.3d 678 (Mo.App.W.D.).

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