Chapter 2Session Laws and Journals
2.010. The original rolls of all laws and joint and concurrent resolutions passed by each general assembly shall, immediately after the passage thereof, be deposited in the office of the secretary of state, and every bill and resolution presented to the governor for his approval, and returned by him to the house in which it originated with his approval thereon, shall, immediately after such return, be deposited by the secretary of the senate, or by the chief clerk of the house, as the case may be, in the office of the secretary of state.
Preservation of original rolls.
(RSMo 1939 § 663, A.L. 1957 p. 587)
Prior revisions: 1929 § 663; 1919 § 7066; 1909 § 8065
Public documents removed from secretary's office, how, 28.080
2.020. As soon as practicable after the laws passed at any session of the general assembly are printed and delivered, the secretary of state shall cause the original rolls to be bound in a strong and substantial manner and properly labeled, and shall make therein a typewritten index referring to each act and the subject matter of the same and shall preserve the volumes thus bound safely in his office.
Legislative research, printing and binding of laws.
(RSMo 1939 § 664, A.L. 1945 p. 1112, A.L. 1957 p. 587)
Prior revisions: 1929 § 664; 1919 § 7067; 1909 § 8066
2.030. The joint committee on legislative research shall annually collate and index, and may print and bind and/or produce in a web-based electronic format all laws and resolutions passed or adopted by the general assembly and all measures approved by the people since the last publication of the session laws. Any edition of the session laws published pursuant to this section is a part of the official laws and resolutions of the general assembly at which the laws and resolutions were passed.
Duties of legislative research in printing and binding.
(RSMo 1939 § 666, A.L. 1945 p. 1112, A.L. 1947 V. I p. 367, A.L. 1957 p. 587, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1211, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1965)
Prior revisions: 1929 § 666; 1919 § 7069; 1909 § 8068
2.040. The joint committee on legislative research shall provide copies of all laws, measures and resolutions duly enacted by the general assembly and all amendments to the constitution and all measures approved by the people since the last publication of the session laws pursuant to section 2.030, giving the date of the approval or adoption thereof. The joint committee on legislative research shall headnote, collate, index the laws, resolutions and constitutional amendments, and compare the proof sheets of the printed copies with the original rolls. The revisor of statutes shall insert therein an attestation under the revisor's hand that the revisor has compared the laws, resolutions, constitutional amendments and measures therein contained with the original rolls and copies in the office of the secretary of state and that the same are true copies of such laws, measures, resolutions and constitutional amendments as the same appear in the original rolls in the office of the secretary of state. The joint committee on legislative research shall cause the completed laws, resolutions and constitutional amendments to be printed and bound.
Distribution of session laws.
(RSMo 1939 § 665, A.L. 1945 p. 1112; RSMo 1939 §§ 675, 676; A. 1949 S.B. 1002, A.L. 1957 p. 587, A.L. 1997 S.B. 459, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1211)
Prior revisions: 1929 §§ 665, 675, 676; 1919 §§ 7068, 7079, 7080; 1909 §§ 8067, 8078, 8079
2.050. The complete printed copies of laws, resolutions, constitutional amendments and measures when printed and bound shall be delivered to the revisor of statutes who shall distribute one copy without cost to each member of the general assembly and one copy each, without cost, to every county circuit clerk, circuit judge, associate circuit judge, prosecuting attorney, and sheriff. One copy each, without cost, shall be delivered to other officers, institutions and agencies who are entitled to copies of the Revised Statutes of Missouri under section 3.130, if requested.
Sale of laws.
(RSMo 1939 §§ 667, 669, A.L. 1945 p. 1112; RSMo 1939 § 2076; A. 1949 S.B. 1002, A.L. 1957 p. 587, A.L. 1997 S.B. 459, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1211)
Prior revisions: 1929 §§ 667, 669, 1912; 1919 §§ 7070, 7072, 2416; 1909 §§ 8069, 8071, 3934
Laws and court reports destroyed by fire, replacement by secretary of state, 477.390
2.060. The revisor of statutes may sell copies of the laws and resolutions, not required by this chapter to be distributed without charge, at actual cost of printing and binding, as determined by the joint committee on legislative research, plus the cost of delivery, and the money received therefor shall be paid to the director of revenue and deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the statutory revision fund.
Copies returned, when--penalty for failure.
(RSMo 1939 § 668, A.L. 1945 p. 1112; RSMo 1939 § 670; A. 1949 S.B. 1002, A.L. 1957 p. 587, A.L. 1961 p. 462, A.L. 1997 S.B. 459, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1211)
Prior revisions: 1929 §§ 668, 670; 1919 §§ 7071, 7073; 1909 §§ 8070, 8072
2.070. If any county officer, members of the general assembly excepted, resigns, is removed from office, or the office vacated, he shall deliver the copies of all laws and revised statutes by him received to the clerk of the circuit court of the county in which he received the same, to be deposited in the clerk's office for use of his successor; and in case of the death of any of the officers, members of the general assembly excepted, the copies shall be delivered by his representative to the clerk; and for failure of an officer or his representative to return the copies for the space of three months, he shall forfeit the sum of five dollars, to be recovered by civil action, to the use of the county, before any associate circuit judge of the county.
Journals of both houses compiled to preserve record ofproceedings--number--distribution.
(RSMo 1939 § 671, A. 1949 S.B. 1002, A.L. 1957 p. 587)
Prior revisions: 1929 § 671; 1919 § 7074; 1909 § 8073
2.080. 1. Copies of the journals of the proceedings of each house of the general assembly shall be compiled under the superintendence and direction of the secretary of the senate and chief clerk of the house, in such number as may be determined to be necessary by the committee on legislative research, to be distributed as directed by the committee. After each session of the general assembly, the secretary of the senate and chief clerk of the house shall examine and correct the proof sheets of the journals of their respective chambers and prepare a table of the errata, if any errors have been made, and shall prepare an index of the journals. The secretary of the senate and chief clerk of the house shall develop and use a common indexing system for the journals.
2. Copies of the journals may be printed and bound into books, may be microphotographed, or may otherwise be copied so as to preserve the record of proceedings and to facilitate the use and storage of the journals.
Bound journals, distributed how.
(RSMo 1939 § 672, A.L. 1957 p. 587, A.L. 1981 H.B. 341, A.L. 1996 S.B. 837)
Prior revisions: 1929 § 672; 1919 § 7075; 1909 § 8074
2.091. The secretary of the senate and chief clerk of the house shall deliver, upon request, one copy of the journal of their respective chambers to the judge of any court of record, any member of either house of the general assembly, the head of any state department, bureau or state institution, the state university, the Missouri state historical society and any public library in the state, two copies of each to the law library association of St. Louis, and three copies of each to the Library of Congress at Washington, D.C. The remaining copies shall be preserved, subject to the orders of the general assembly.
Constitution--printing and distribution.
(L. 1961 p. 462 § 2.095, A.L. 1996 S.B. 837)
Journals to be furnished supreme court library, 180.040
2.110. The secretary of state, as soon as practicable after the effective date of this section and every four years thereafter if during any such period any amendments have been adopted, shall reprint, issue and distribute forty-five thousand copies of the Constitution of the state of Missouri in the form contained in "Report No. 5" of the committee on legislative research, together with the amendments that have been adopted since the preceding publication.
(L. 1959 H.B. 355 § 1)