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Title XV LANDS, LEVEES, DRAINAGE, SEWERS AND PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY

Chapter 242

Effective - 28 Aug 1939 bottom

  242.690.  Prior remedies not impaired by sections 242.010 to 242.690. — 1.  The repeal of article 1 of chapter 41, RSMo 1909 and the repeal of an act amending and adding to said article 1, enacted in 1911 and found on pages 205 to 222 of the laws of Missouri of 1911, shall not have the effect of suspending, abating, abridging, impairing, vitiating or nullifying any right, power, remedy or lien heretofore given, created or conferred upon any drainage district heretofore organized or in process of organization at the time of passage of sections 242.010 to 242.690, under any law of this state, but all such rights, powers, remedies and liens are hereby directly preserved to all such drainage districts; nor shall the repealing of said article 1 as amended and added to by the 46th general assembly in 1911 have the effect of suspending, abridging, abating or nullifying any proceeding or proceedings now pending in any court of this state or of the United States; nor shall the repealing of existing laws have the effect of impairing, invalidating, discharging, changing, modifying or destroying any obligation, contract or undertaking, entered into by, or with any drainage district now organized and existing under any law in this state, but all such obligations, contracts and undertakings so entered into, shall be and remain inviolate.

  2.  All rights, powers, liens and remedies now existing in behalf of any drainage district of this state, may be enforced and made available in the manner and by the means and mode now provided by law, or such rights, powers, liens and remedies may be enforced and made available under the provisions of said sections, if applicable, at the election of the drainage district.  Sections 242.010 to 242.690 are hereby declared to be remedial in character and purpose, and shall be liberally construed by the courts in carrying out this legislative intent and purpose.

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(RSMo 1939 § 12389)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 10808; 1919 § 4438


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