Missouri Constitution Section

Article X
TAXATION
Section 21
November 14, 2016
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State support to local governments not to be reduced, additional activities and services not to be imposed without full state funding.

Section 21. The state is hereby prohibited from reducing the state financed proportion of the costs of any existing activity or service required of counties and other political subdivisions. A new activity or service or an increase in the level of any activity or service beyond that required by existing law shall not be required by the general assembly or any state agency of counties or other political subdivisions, unless a state appropriation is made and disbursed to pay the county or other political subdivision for any increased costs.

(Adopted November 4, 1980).


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