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  66.700.  Certain counties of first classification with required population may adopt alternative form of constitutional charter, procedure, ballot form (Boone, Clay, Greene, Franklin, Jefferson). — Pursuant to Section 9 of Article VI of the State Constitution, *any county of the first classification which has a population of more than one hundred thousand inhabitants but less than two hundred thousand inhabitants*, and any county of the first classification which contains a city with a population of one hundred thousand or more inhabitants which adjoins no other county of the first classification, and any county which has a population of less than one hundred thousand inhabitants and adjoins any county with a population of nine hundred thousand or more inhabitants, and any county of the first classification with a population of at least one hundred thousand but less than one hundred twenty thousand, and any county which has a population of less than two hundred thousand inhabitants and adjoins any county with a population of nine hundred thousand or more inhabitants, may adopt an alternative form of government and frame a county constitution for the vesting of any and all powers the general assembly has the authority to confer, provided such powers are consistent with the constitution of this state and not limited or denied by either the county constitution or by laws of this state, except those powers to regulate and provide for free and open elections.  A county approving the alternative form of government and adopting a county constitution in the manner prescribed by sections 66.700 to 66.710 shall only impose such taxes as it is authorized by the constitution and law to impose.  The county commission of such a county may authorize the submission of the question set forth in sections 66.700 to 66.710 by placing such question on the ballot at a county or state general, primary or special election as set by the county commission.  The circuit judges of the circuit where such county is located shall establish a county constitution commission to develop a county constitution if the qualified voters of the county, at a county or state general, primary or special election, approve the following question:

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Shall a commission be chosen by the ______ circuit court (circuit number) to frame a county constitution which shall be submitted to the voters of ______ County (county's name)?
☐ YES ☐ NO

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The election authority shall certify the results of the election to the county commission of the county and the circuit court where such county is located.  If a majority of the votes cast by the qualified voters voting thereon are in favor of the proposal, then the circuit judges of the circuit where such county is located shall establish a commission in the manner prescribed in section 66.703.  If a majority of the votes cast by the qualified voters voting thereon are opposed to the proposal, the circuit judges shall not establish a county constitution.

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(L. 1993 H.B. 551 & 552 § 2 subsec. 1 and S.B. 67 § 10 subsec. 1 merged with S.B. 88 § 1 subsec. l)

*...* This language appeared in Section 2 of H.B. 551 & 552 only, which was held unconstitutional in Hammerschmidt v Boone Co., Mo., 877 S.W.2d 98 (Mo. en banc)


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