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Title VI COUNTY, TOWNSHIP AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISION GOVERNMENT

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  67.638.  Definitions. — The following terms whenever used or referred to in sections 184.350 to 184.384 shall unless a different intent clearly appears from the context be construed to have the following meaning:

  (1)  "African-American history museum and cultural subdistrict" shall consist of a political subdistrict which shall provide for the collection, preservation, and exhibition of items relating to the history and culture of African-Americans, more specifically for interpretation through core exhibits that may include wax sculptures, photographs, paintings, and other artistic expressions; and further for the collection of costumes, archaeological anthropological material, artifacts, and memorabilia; and for the maintenance of archives, including manuscripts, personal records, and other material that relates to the African-American experience to American history; and to provide for the preservation of American music traditions, including ragtime, jazz, blues, and gospel; and to provide technical assistance and advisory service for historic research or which may contract with another person with the capability of providing such services;

  (2)  "Art museum subdistrict" shall consist of such institutions and places for the purpose of collection and exhibition of pictures, statuary and other works of art and whatever else may be of artistic interest and appropriate for exhibition in an art gallery or museum for instruction in art and in general for the promotion by all proper means of aesthetic or artistic education;

  (3)  "Board", the governing body of the metropolitan zoological park and museum district;

  (4)  "Botanical garden subdistrict" shall consist of a political subdistrict which shall provide for the collection and exhibition of displays of things relating to plants or botany, for the promotion of plant life and related subjects, educational and research activities, for the maintenance of a botanical library, and for the promotion by all proper means of public interest in plant life and botany; or which may contract with another person with the capability of providing such services;

  (5)  "City", a constitutional charter city not located within a county;

  (6)  "Commission", the governing body of each of the respective subdistricts as may be authorized as provided in section 184.350, 184.351, or 184.353;

  (7)  "County", a constitutional charter county adjoining a constitutional charter city;

  (8)  "District", the metropolitan zoological park and museum district;

  (9)  "Missouri history museum subdistrict" shall consist of a political subdistrict which shall provide for the collection, preservation, and exhibition of items relating to the history of the entire state of Missouri and of the Louisiana Purchase Territory, and more specifically for the collection and display of photographs, paintings, costumes, archaeological and anthropological material, artifacts and memorabilia pertaining to the political, commercial and cultural history of the region, including extensive artifacts, memorabilia, historical documents concerning the first solo transatlantic flight, for the promotion of archaeological and historical studies, for the maintenance of a history library and archives, including manuscripts documenting the first United States-sponsored exploratory expedition of the Louisiana Purchase Territory as well as papers of the president who authorized the Louisiana Purchase, and for the promotion by all proper means of public interest in the history of Missouri and the region in which it is located, and, as otherwise provided by law and in cooperation with the department of natural resources of the state of Missouri, to provide technical assistance and advisory services for the collection, preservation, and exhibition of recordings, instruments, and memorabilia of ragtime, jazz and blues music including ragtime pianos and ragtime piano sheet music to be housed and maintained at the Scott Joplin house state historic site; or which may contract with another person having all of the historical materials listed herein as well as the capability of providing all of the services listed herein;

  (10)  "Recreation and amateur sports subdistrict" shall consist of a political subdistrict which shall provide for and assist in the planning, development, financing, maintenance, improvement and construction of facilities and venues to be publicly owned and operated by political subdivisions, public school districts, universities and colleges, or not-for-profit corporations chartered to attract, promote and manage major national and international amateur sports events, competitions and programs for the use of the general public.  Such subdistrict shall structure its procedures for procuring supplies, services and construction to achieve the result that a minimum of twenty percent in the aggregate of the total dollar value of annual procurements is made directly or indirectly from certified socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns;

  (11)  "St.  Louis Science Center subdistrict" shall consist of such institutions and places for the purpose of collection and exhibition of displays of items of natural historical, industrial, transport and scientific interest, the instruction and recreation of the people, for the promotion of the study of science, industrial, transport and natural history and kindred subjects and for the promotion by all proper means of public interest in natural history, transport, industry and science;

  (12)  "Special election", an election held on the first Tuesday of April or whenever propositions are submitted to the voters of the whole district;

  (13)  "Symphony orchestra subdistrict" shall consist of a political subdistrict which shall provide for regular performances of a symphony orchestra with not less than ninety full-time symphonic musicians, own its own concert hall in which a substantial number of its concerts shall be held, and provide for the promotion by all proper means of public interest in music; or which may contract with another person with the capability of providing such services and which owns it own concert hall;

  (14)  "Transport museum subdistrict" shall consist of a political subdistrict which shall provide for institutions and places for the edification of the public in the history and science of transportation, communications and powering, and more specifically for the preservation and display of artifacts related to man's efforts to transport materials, people, and ideas and to create, transmit, and utilize power, and for the provision of a library of publications and other records containing history and technology related to transportation, communications and powering, and facilities for the study of such efforts; or which may contract with another person with the capability of providing such services;

  (15)  "Zoological subdistrict" shall consist of such institutions and places for the collection and exhibition of animals and animal life, for the instruction and recreation of the people, for the promotion of zoology and kindred subjects, for the encouragement of zoological study and research and for the increase of public interest in wild animals and in the protection of wild animal life.

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(L. 1969 3d Ex. Sess. H.B. 23 § 2, A.L. 1981 S.B. 48, A.L. 1984 S.B. 628, A.L. 1985 S.B. 32, A.L. 1989 H.B. 116, et al., A.L. 1990 S.B. 525, A.L. 2005 H.B. 186)


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