Entries by Pat Kelly

Freeholders Initiative Petitions

Once signatures are collected, the petition must be signed by the solicitor in the presence of a notary republic.  Most city clerks are notary republic who provide this service.  You may leave the completed petition with the city clerk who will notify the League office for pickup or return the petition to the League office; […]

Legislative Update 2-8-2019

The main work for the next few weeks will be committee hearings with priority bills likely to come out first.  Changes from last week are in red.  The House Downsizing Government Committee will hear HB 81 (St. Louis County police departments and HB 473 (prohibits regulating home occupations) at 6:00 pm on Monday.  Click on […]


This is a critique of the governance provisions in the Better Together Plan made public on January 28, 2019.   Most of the points have been made in one or another venue but this lists most of the major issues.   It is intended to help all of us understand fully what is being proposed. Professor Terry […]

2019 Legislative Priorities

Printable PDF Legislative Priorities   2019 Legislative Priorities   Failure to Appear – Senate Bill 5 passed in 2015 prohibits municipal courts from imposing penalties on defendants who fail to appear in court (RSMO 479.360(6)).  Restoration of the authority of municipal courts to induce compliance with bench warrants for the failure to appear is essential to […]