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  III Section 10.  Basis of apportionment — alteration of districts. — The last decennial census of the United States shall be used in apportioning representatives and determining the population of senatorial and representative districts.  Such districts may be altered from time to time as public convenience may require.

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Source: Const. of 1875, Art. IV, §§ 2, 5, 7, 9.

(1955) Only one valid apportionment of senatorial districts may be made for each decennial period, but, where division of city of St. Louis into districts was held invalid, the board of election commissioners may divide the city legally if this is done before March 1 of the year of the next general election. Preisler v. Doherty, 365 Mo. 460, 284 S.W.2d 427.

(1968) The enabling legislation for the St. Louis earnings tax does not violate constitutional provisions against arbitrary and unreasonable classification of taxes. Barhorst v. City of St. Louis (Mo.), 423 S.W.2d 843.


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