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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 578

Effective - 28 Aug 1978 bottom

  578.105.  Additional counties may be exempted from provisions of section 578.100, procedure. — If any county of the first class having a charter form of government containing the major portion of a city of over four hundred fifty thousand inhabitants exempts itself from the application of section 578.100 by a vote of the voters of the county pursuant to provisions of law permitting such vote, then a county in the following classification may also exempt itself from the application of section 578.100:  Any county of the second class as of 1977 that is adjacent to any county containing a portion of a city with a population of more than four hundred thousand inhabitants in the 1970 census.  The county may exempt itself from the provisions of section 578.100 by submission of the proposition to the voters of the county at a general election or a primary election, and the proposition receiving a majority of the votes cast therein.  The proposal to exempt the county from the provisions of section 578.100 shall be submitted to the voters of the county upon a majority vote of the governing body of the county or when a petition requesting the submission of the proposal to the voters and signed by a number of qualified voters residing in the county equal to eight percent of the votes cast in the county in the next preceding gubernatorial election is filed with the governing body of the county.  The ballot of submission shall contain, but not be limited to, the following language:

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To exempt _________ County from the Sunday sales law.
☐ YES ☐ NO

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If a majority of the votes cast on the proposal by the qualified voters voting thereon in the county are in favor of the proposal, then the provisions of section 578.100 shall no longer apply within that county.  If a majority of the votes cast on the proposal by the qualified voters voting thereon in the county are opposed to the proposal, then the provisions of section 578.100 shall continue to apply and be enforced within that county.  The exemption of any county from the provisions of section 578.100 shall not become effective in that county until the results of the vote exempting the county have been filed with the secretary of state and with the revisor of statutes and have been certified as received by those officers.  The revisor of statutes shall note which counties are exempt from the provisions of section 578.100 in the Missouri revised statutes.

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(L. 1978 H.B. 1043 § 1)

Revisor's note: On November 9, 1978, the results of the election held in Buchanan County on November 7, 1978, were filed with the Revisor's office showing that the electors of Buchanan County had voted to exempt that county from the provisions of this section.

On April 6, 1979, the results of the election held in Cass County on November 7, 1978, were filed with the Revisor's office showing that the electors of Cass County had voted to exempt that county from the provisions of this section.


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