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  77.380.  Officers to be voters and residents of city, exceptions, appointed officers. — All officers elected to offices or appointed to fill a vacancy in any elective office under the city government shall be voters under the laws and constitution of this state and, except appointed officers, must be residents of the city.  No person shall be elected or appointed to any office who shall at the time be in arrears for any unpaid city taxes, or forfeiture or defalcation in office.

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(RSMo 1939 § 6889, A.L. 1967 p. 159, A.L. 1969 S.B. 15, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, A.L. 1987 S.B. 393, A.L. 1994 S.B. 517)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 6743; 1919 § 8230; 1909 § 9167

(1991) If language of statute may be subject to more than one construction, the law favors the construction which is in harmony with reason and common sense and tends to avoid unreasonable and absurd results. Term "resident" means resident at time of commencement of appointed duties. Shands v. City of Kennett, 756 F.Supp. 420 (E.D. Mo.).


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