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Effective - 27 Feb 1945, see footnote    bottom

  III Section 28.  Form of reviving, reenacting and amending bills. — No act shall be revived or reenacted unless it shall be set forth at length as if it were an original act.  No act shall be amended by providing that words be stricken out or inserted, but the words to be stricken out, or the words to be inserted, or the words to be stricken out and those inserted in lieu thereof, together with the act or section amended, shall be set forth in full as amended.


Source: Const. of 1875, Art. IV, §§ 33, 34.

(1959) Amendment of bill reenacting section prescribing and limiting fees of county collectors which made limits applicable to ex officio county collectors (theretofore excluded by the section) held not to change purpose of bill. State v. Ludwig (Mo.), 322 S.W.2d 841.

(1967) Legislative intent is no substitute for legislative enactment, particularly when the criminal law is concerned, and the enactment must be broad enough to describe the offenses covered by the repealed provisions if the ascribed intent is to be fulfilled. State v. Eye (Mo.), 415 S.W.2d 729.

(1975) Where act is to be amended by addition or deletion of words, that act as amended must be set forth in full and language that requires a change wherever it appears in a statute without setting out that section in full violates this section. State ex rel. McNary v. Stussie (Mo.), 518 S.W.2d 630.

(1995) Section 1.205, RSMo, sets out the intention of the general assembly that the Missouri courts should read all Missouri statutes in pari materia with section. Constitution does not prohibit general assembly from adopting rules of construction. Connor v. Monkem Co., Inc., 898 S.W.2d 89 (Mo. en banc).

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