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  65.600.  County collector and assessor — tenure upon adoption of township organization. — 1.  In any county in this state which may hereafter adopt township organization, the person holding the office of the collector of the revenue in such county, at the time in March when township organization becomes effective in such county, shall continue to hold his or her office and exercise all the functions and receive all the fees and emoluments thereof until the time at which his or her term of office would have expired had such county not adopted township organization, and, except as herein otherwise provided, the collector shall perform the same duties and be subject to the same requirements and liabilities as in counties not under township organization.

  2.  The county assessor shall assess the property of the various townships in such county and arrange the county assessor's books and lists in a manner so that it can be determined which township is entitled to the taxes assessed against any property.

  3.  The county clerk of such county shall submit, for the use of such county collector, lists of the property assessed in each township the same as the county clerk is required to submit for the use of township collectors.

  4.  The collector of the revenue in such county shall pay over to the several township trustees of such county after deducting his or her commission, all township taxes and funds of every kind collected by the collector and belonging respectively to the several townships in such county, as required by section 139.430 in the case of township collectors, and for the collector's failure to do so the collector shall be subject to the same liability as provided by section 139.430 in the case of township collectors.

  5.  The first township collectors in such county shall be elected at the township election held in March next preceding the time at which the term of office of the collector of the revenue in such county shall expire and their terms of office shall begin at the expiration of the term of office of such collector of the revenue, and they shall hold their offices until the next township election in such county.  The provisions of this section shall be effective prior to August 28, 2005.

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(RSMo 1939 § 14020, A.L. 1981 H.B. 114 & 146, A.L. 2005 H.B. 58 merged with S.B. 210)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 12343; 1919 § 13256; 1909 § 11744


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