Revisor Home

previous nextEffective 28 Aug 2011

Title XXI PUBLIC SAFETY AND MORALS

  Chapter 321back to chapter 321

  321.120.  Election before decree becomes conclusive — decree to determine number of directors — ballot form — successor directors, terms — may increase number of directors, exception — ballot, form — terms. — 1.  The decree of incorporation shall not become final and conclusive until it has been submitted to an election of the voters residing within the boundaries described in such decree, and until it has been assented to by a majority vote of the voters of the district voting on the question.  The decree shall also provide for the holding of the election to vote on the proposition of incorporating the district, and to select three or five persons to act as the first board of directors, and shall fix the date for holding the election.

  2.  The question shall be submitted in substantially the following form:

­

Shall there be incorporated a fire protection district?
☐ YES ☐ NO

­

  3.  The proposition of electing the first board of directors or the election of subsequent directors may be submitted on a separate ballot or on the same ballot which contains any other proposition of the fire protection district.  The ballot to be used for the election of a director or directors shall be substantially in the following form:

­

OFFICIAL BALLOT
Instruction to voters:
Place a cross (X) mark in the square opposite the name of the candidate or candidates you favor. (Here state the number of directors to be elected and their term of office.)
ELECTION
(Here insert name of district.) Fire Protection District. (Here insert date of election.)
FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
______ ☐
______ ☐
______ ☐

­

  4.  If a majority of the voters voting on the proposition or propositions voted in favor of the proposition to incorporate the district, then the court shall enter its further order declaring the decree of incorporation to be final and conclusive.  In the event, however, that the court finds that a majority of the voters voting thereon voted against the proposition to incorporate the district, then the court shall enter its further order declaring the decree of incorporation to be void and of no effect.  If the court enters an order declaring the decree of incorporation to be final and conclusive, it shall at the same time designate the first board of directors of the district who have been elected by the voters voting thereon.  If a board of three members is elected, the person receiving the third highest number of votes shall hold office for a term of two years, the person receiving the second highest number of votes shall hold office for a term of four years, and the person receiving the highest number of votes shall hold office for a term of six years from the date of the election of the first board of directors and until their successors are duly elected and qualified.  If a board of five members is elected, the person who received the highest number of votes shall hold office for a term of six years, the persons who received the second and third highest numbers of votes shall hold office for terms of four years and the persons who received the fourth and fifth highest numbers of votes shall hold office for terms of two years and until their successors are duly elected and qualified.  Thereafter, members of the board shall be elected to serve terms of six years and until their successors are duly elected and qualified.  The court shall at the same time enter an order of record declaring the result of the election on the proposition, if any, to incur bonded indebtedness.

  5.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections 1 to 4 of this section to the contrary, upon a motion by the board of directors in districts where there are three-member boards, and upon approval by the voters in the district, the number of directors may be increased to five, except that in any county of the first classification with a population of more than nine hundred thousand inhabitants such increase in the number of directors shall apply only in the event of a consolidation of existing districts.  The ballot to be used for the approval of the voters to increase the number of members on the board of directors of the fire protection district shall be substantially in the following form:

­

Shall the number of members of the board of directors of the ______ (Insert name of district) Fire Protection District be increased to five members?
☐ YES ☐ NO

­

­­

­

If a majority of the voters voting on the proposition vote in favor of the proposition then at the next election of board members after the voters vote to increase the number of directors, the voters shall select two persons to act in addition to the existing three directors as the board of directors.  The court which entered the order declaring the decree of incorporation to be final shall designate the additional board of directors who have been elected by the voters voting thereon as follows:  the one receiving the second highest number of votes to hold office for a term of four years, and the one receiving the highest number of votes to hold office for a term of six years from the date of the election of such additional board of directors and until their successors are duly elected and qualified.  Thereafter, members of the board shall be elected to serve terms of six years and until their successors are duly elected and qualified.

  6.  Members of the board of directors in office on the date of an election pursuant to subsection 5 of this section to elect additional members to the board of directors shall serve the term to which they were elected or appointed and until their successors are elected and qualified.

­­--------

(L. 1947 V. I p. 432 § 12, A.L. 1969 H.B. 322, A.L. 1977 H.B. 216, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, S.B. 628, A.L. 1981 S.B. 166, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1395 & 1448, S.B. 862, A.L. 1993 H.B. 373, A.L. 1995 H.B. 452, et al., A.L. 2003 H.B. 511, A.L. 2005 H.B. 58 merged with S.B. 210, A.L. 2011 S.B. 226)


< end of effective 28 Aug 2011 >

use this link to bookmark section 321.120


In accordance with Section 3.090, the language of statutory sections enacted during a legislative session are updated and available on this website on the effective date of such enacted statutory section. Revisor Home    

Other Information
 Recent Sections Editorials May Be Cited As Tables & Forms Multiple Enact
Repeal & Transfer Definitions

Site changes Contact
Other Links
Oversight Library MO WebMasters
Senate
Missouri Senate
State of Missouri
MO.gov
House
Missouri House
 Errors / suggestions - WebMaster@LR.mo.gov 
Marie Elizabeth Oliver
History and Fun Facts
 ©Missouri Legislature, all rights reserved.
google bing

 8