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  311.610.  Supervisor of liquor control — appointment, bond, duties, assistants — minimum compensation provided. — 1.  For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this chapter and the liquor control law, the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint some suitable person of good moral character over the age of thirty years, who has been a qualified elector in the state of Missouri for at least five years next before the date of his appointment, as supervisor of liquor control.  The supervisor of liquor control shall serve at the pleasure and under the supervision and direction of the governor.

  2.  The supervisor of liquor control shall devote his entire time to the duties of his office and, with the approval of the governor, appoint and employ all agents, assistants, deputies, inspectors and employees necessary for the proper enforcement and administration of the provisions of the liquor control law whose salaries shall be fixed by the governor, but no salary shall be greater than that paid to employees in other state departments for similar work, except that no salary of an agent directly engaged in the enforcement of the liquor control law shall be less than eight thousand dollars a year.  In addition to his salary, the supervisor of liquor control and each of the agents, assistants, deputies, inspectors and employees shall be reimbursed for all expenses necessarily incurred in the discharge of their duties.  No expenses shall be allowed for sustenance to any supervisor, agent, assistant, deputy, inspector or employee while in the city or town of his residence.

  3.  Before entering upon the discharge of his duties, the supervisor of liquor control shall take and subscribe to an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and of this state, and faithfully demean himself in office, and shall also execute bond to the state of Missouri in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office, which bond shall be approved by the governor and deposited with the secretary of state and kept in his office; the premiums of the bond shall be paid by the state out of funds appropriated for that purpose.

  4.  The supervisor of liquor control shall issue licenses for the manufacture and sale of ardent spirits, malt, vinous, fermented and every class of liquors used as beverages.  The supervisor of liquor control shall keep a record of all intoxicating liquor manufactured, brewed or sold in this state by every brewery, distiller, manufacturer, distributor or wholesaler, and make a complete report of the same to the governor at the end of each calendar year, or as soon thereafter as possible.

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(RSMo 1939 § 4875, A.L. 1945 p. 1043, A.L. 1959 H.B. 104, A.L. 1972 H.B. 649, A.L. 2009 H.B. 132)

CROSS REFERENCES:

Appointment, nomination by director of department of public safety, 650.005

Supervisor of alcohol and tobacco control, position created, 311.615


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