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  479.010.  Violation of municipal ordinances, jurisdiction. — Violations of municipal ordinances shall be heard and determined only before divisions of the circuit court as hereinafter provided in this chapter.  "Heard and determined", for purposes of this chapter, shall mean any process under which the court in question retains the final authority to make factual determinations pertaining to allegations of a municipal ordinance violation, including, but not limited to, the use of a system of administrative adjudication as provided in section 479.011, preliminary to a determination by appeal to the court in question.

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(L. 1978 H.B. 1634, A.L. 2007 H.B. 795 merged with S.B. 22)

(1990) Mayor's commission on human rights and community relations has no jurisdiction to hear and determine an allegation of a violation of a city ordinance by reason of Mo. const. art. V., sec. 23, therefore commission's order is null, void, of no effect, and for naught. Yellow Freight Systems, Inc. v. Mayor's Commission on Human Rights of the City of Springfield, 791 S.W.2d 382 (Mo. banc).

(2010) City of Springfield's administrative proceeding to challenge ticket issued by automated traffic control system for running a red light is void under section.  City of Springfield v. Belt, 307 S.W.3d 649 (Mo.banc).


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