Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 11
Missouri Manual and Official Publications

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Official manual.

11.010. The official manual, commonly known as the "Blue Book", compiled and electronically published by the secretary of state on its official website is the official manual of this state, and it is unlawful for any officer or employee of this state except the secretary of state or a designated employee of the secretary of state, or any board, or department or any officer or employee thereof, to cause to be printed, at state expense, any duplication or rearrangement of any part of the manual. It is also unlawful for the secretary of state to publish, or permit to be published in the manual any duplication, or rearrangement of any part of any report, or other document, required to be printed at the expense of the state which has been submitted to and rejected by him or her as not suitable for publication in the manual.

(RSMo 1939 § 15001, A.L. 1957 p. 726, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1965, A.L. 2013 S.B. 99)

Prior revision: 1929 § 13808

State manual--contents--electronic distribution.

11.020. The secretary of state shall biennially, as soon as practicable after the organization of each general assembly, prepare and electronically publish the Missouri manual, to contain historical, official, political, statistical and other information in regard to the national and state governments, such as is found in the manuals of 1907 and 1908. The manual shall be accessible via the official website of the secretary of state.

(RSMo 1939 § 15000, A.L. 1945 p. 1415, A. 1949 S.B. 1004, A.L. 1953 p. 675, A.L. 1957 p. 726, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1965)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 13807; 1919 § 7078; 1909 § 8077

Printing of official manual.

11.025. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the secretary of state may enter into an agreement directly with a nonprofit organization for such nonprofit organization to print and distribute copies of the official manual. The secretary of state shall provide to the organization the electronic version of the official manual prepared and published under this chapter. The nonprofit organization shall charge a fee for a copy of the official manual to cover the cost of production and distribution.

(L. 2013 S.B. 99)

State manual information on state officers and employees.

11.030. There shall be published in the manual the name, salary and home or office address of every officer and employee of this state, and it is unlawful for any officer of this state to pay or authorize the payment of a salary to any appointee or employee until such person files with the secretary of state, for publication in the manual, the name, salary, and home or office address of the employee.

(RSMo 1939 § 15002, A.L. 1941 p. 690, A.L. 1957 p. 726, A.L. 1985 S.B. 383, A.L. 1994 H.B. 1248 & 1048)

Prior revision: 1929 § 13809

State manual--determination of suitable material for.

11.040. Before any statistical or other general information is published in any official publication at state expense, the manuscript therefor shall be submitted to the secretary of state for his examination, and if he considers the same suitable material for publication in the official manual, he may prohibit the publication thereof in any other publication, or public document. If he considers the manuscript not suitable material for publication in the official manual, he shall stamp or endorse thereon, over his signature and the date of the endorsement "not suitable material for publication in the official manual" and thereafter, if there is no other legal objection thereto, and if the manuscript is not a duplication of any part of the official manual or any other official report or document, authorized to be printed at state expense, it may, if authorized by law, be printed in any official report or document published by the officer submitting same to the secretary of state for his approval or rejection.

(RSMo 1939 § 15008, A.L. 1957 p.726)

Prior revision: 1929 § 13815

Official publications--filing of manuscripts.

11.050. The secretary of state shall file a copy of every manuscript, and a copy of the endorsement thereon, and the further notation indicating the name of the official publication, or document in which the same may legally be published.

(RSMo 1939 § 15009, A.L. 1957 p. 726)

Prior revision: 1929 § 13816

Official publications--reference to other publications.

11.060. If in the compilation of any report or official document, it is necessary to direct the attention of the reader to any matter published in any other official report, or document, of whatsoever office or department, covering any prior period, it shall be done by citing the report, or document, by its proper title and indicating the number of the page at which the matter may be found.

(RSMo 1939 § 15011, A.L. 1957 p. 726)

Prior revision: 1929 § 13818

Duplication of official publications unlawful.

11.070. It is unlawful for anyone to cause to be printed at state expense, any part, or any rearrangement of any part, of the official manual or any other public document required by law to be printed by any other department or office of this state.

(RSMo 1939 §§ 15003, 15007, 15010, A. 1949 S.B. 1004, A.L. 1957 p. 726)

Prior revision: 1929 §§ 13810, 13814, 13817

Other publications required by law not affected.

11.080. No provision of this chapter prevents or prohibits the publication in pamphlet form by any officer of this state charged with such duty of the law pertaining to corporations, roads, schools, or any other subject, when the publication thereof is specifically required by law.

(RSMo 1939 § 15013, A.L. 1957 p. 726)

Prior revision: 1929 § 13820

Inmates of penal and eleemosynary institutions--names not to bepublished.

11.090. It is unlawful to print in the report of any penal or eleemosynary institution in this state, the names of the persons received and confined therein, or discharged therefrom.

(RSMo 1939 § 15012, A.L. 1957 p. 726)

Prior revision: 1929 § 13819


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