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  VII Section 13.  Limitation on increase of compensation and extension of terms of office. — The compensation of state, county and municipal officers shall not be increased during the term of office; nor shall the term of any officer be extended.

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Source: Const. of 1875, Art. XIV, § 8.

(1952) Clerk of Court of Appeals who exercises some of the sovereign functions of the state, but who does so under the supervision of the court, held not to be a "state officer" or "public officer" within the constitutional provision prohibiting increase in compensation during his term of office. State ex rel. Webb v. Pigg, 363 Mo. 133, 249 S.W.2d 435.

(1956) Where one legislative act provided for additional duties for election commissioners and another increased their compensation, but neither indicated that the increase was intended as compensation for the additional duties, the compensation did not apply during their terms of office. Mooney v. County of St. Louis (Mo.), 286 S.W.2d 763.

(2012) Section is not violated by midterm increase in compensation resulting from application of a statutory formula for calculating compensation in place prior to time official was elected or took office. State ex rel. George v. Verkamp, 365 S.W.3d 598 (Mo.banc).


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