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  3.090.  Comparison of printed statutes with original rolls — certification — evidence of laws — publication on website. — 1.  The revisor of statutes shall supervise the printing and publication of all editions of the revised statutes of Missouri and all supplements and pocket parts thereto.  The revisor shall proofread and compare all copies of laws appearing in the revised statutes of Missouri and supplement or pocket parts thereto and supervise the correction thereof to ensure that all such copies are true and correct copies of the existing laws of this state according to the original rolls thereof with only such variations in the language thereof as are authorized by section 3.060.

  2.  When any volume of any edition of the revised statutes of Missouri, or any supplement or any edition of pocket parts thereto is printed and published the revisor of statutes shall certify that all laws printed therein have been examined and compared as required by this section and that the same are true and correct copies thereof as passed and remaining in the office of the secretary of state, and that the revised statutes, supplement or pocket part thereto, as thus published, and all laws as therein contained, are true copies of the existing laws of the state of Missouri, of a general nature.  The revisor shall deposit a copy of each volume of the revised statutes, supplement or pocket part, so certified, in the secretary's office, which shall be prima facie evidence of such statutes.  The certificate shall be printed in each copy of the revised statutes, supplement or pocket part, and every copy so printed containing the certificate may be used in evidence without other or further proof of authentication.

  3.  The revisor of statutes shall supervise the publication of the revised statutes on any official website of the committee on legislative research.  Such supervision shall comply with the provisions of subsection 1 of this section to ensure that a true and correct copy of the existing laws of this state are placed on such website.  However, the online version of the revised statutes on any official website of the committee on legislative research shall not be considered an official version of the revised statutes, unless the revisor of statutes chooses to certify it as such and places a certificate on the website.  The revisor shall periodically update such website as new laws are enacted, including an update of the website on the effective date of any section that becomes law.

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(L. 1949 p. 545 § 3.09, A.L. 1959 S.B. 88, A.L. 2014 S.B. 621 merged with S.B. 643)

(1974) Revised statutes are no more than prima facie evidence of a statute, and revisors, absent a legislative act amending a section, have no authority to change substantive meaning of a law. Protection Mutual Insurance Co. v. Kansas City (Mo.), 504 S.W.2d 127.


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