Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 41
Military Forces
Section 41.950

August 28, 2013


Members of military forces called to active duty--relieved from certain provisions of law.

41.950. 1. Any resident of this state who is a member of the National Guard or of any reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States or who is a member of the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Coast Guard or an officer of the United States Public Health Service detailed by proper authority for duty with any branch of the United States Armed Forces described in this section and who is engaged in the performance of active duty in the military service of the United States in a military conflict in which reserve components have been called to active duty under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 672(d) or 10 U.S.C. 673b or any such subsequent call or order by the President or Congress for any period of thirty days or more shall be relieved from certain provisions of state law, as follows:

(1) No person performing such military service who owns a motor vehicle shall be required to maintain financial responsibility on such motor vehicle as required under section 303.025 until such time as that person completes such military service, unless any person shall be operating such motor vehicle while the vehicle owner is performing such military service;

(2) No person failing to renew his or her driver's license while performing such military service shall be required to take a complete examination as required under section 302.173 when renewing his or her license within ninety days after completing such military service and reestablishing residence within the state;

(3) Any motor vehicle registration required under chapter 301 that expires for any person performing such military service may be renewed by such person within sixty days of completing such military service without being required to pay a delinquent registration fee; however, such motor vehicle shall not be operated while the person is performing such military service unless the motor vehicle registration is renewed;

(4) Any person enrolled by the supreme court of Missouri or licensed, registered or certified under chapter 168, 256, 317, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 375, 640 or 644, and interpreters licensed under sections 209.319 to 209.339, whose license, registration or certification expires while performing such military service, may renew such license, registration or certification within sixty days of completing such military service without penalty;

(5) In the case of corporate registration reports, franchise tax reports or other reports required to be filed with the office of secretary of state, where the filing of such report would be delayed because of a person performing such military service, such reports shall be filed without penalty within one hundred twenty days of the completion of such military service;

(6) No person performing such military service who is subject to a criminal summons for a traffic violation shall be subject to nonappearance sanctions for such violation until after one hundred eighty days after the completion of such military service;

(7) No person performing such military service who is required under state law to file financial disclosure reports shall be required to file such reports while performing such military service; however, such reports covering that period of time that such military service is performed shall be filed within one hundred eighty days after the completion of such military service;

(8) Any person with an indebtedness, liability or obligation for state income tax or property tax on personal or real property who is performing such military service or a spouse of such person filing a combined return or owning property jointly shall be granted an extension to file any papers or to pay any obligation until one hundred eighty days after the completion of such military service or continuous hospitalization as a result of such military service notwithstanding the provisions of section 143.991 to the contrary and shall be allowed to pay such tax without penalty or interest if paid within the one hundred eighty-day period;

(9) Notwithstanding other provisions of the law to the contrary, for the purposes of this section, interest shall be allowed and paid on any overpayment of tax imposed by sections 143.011 to 143.998 at the rate of six percent per annum from the original due date of the return or the date the tax was paid, whichever is later;

(10) No state agency, board, commission or administrative tribunal shall take any administrative action against any person performing such military service for that person's failure to take any required action or meet any required obligation not already provided for in subdivisions (1) to (8) of this subsection until one hundred eighty days after the completion of such military service, except that any agency, board, commission or administrative tribunal affected by this subdivision may, in its discretion, extend the time required to take such action or meet such obligation beyond the one hundred eighty-day period;

(11) Any disciplinary or administrative action or proceeding before any state agency, board, commission or administrative tribunal where the person performing such military service is a necessary party, which occurs during such period of military service, shall be stayed by the administrative entity before which it is pending until sixty days after the end of such military service.

2. Upon completing such military service, the person shall provide the appropriate agency, board, commission or administrative tribunal an official order from the appropriate military authority as evidence of such military service.

3. The provisions of this section shall apply to any individual described in subsection 1 of this section who performs such military service on or after August 2, 1990.

(L. 1991 S.B. 358 5, A.L. 2007 H.B. 780 merged with S.B. 272, A.L. 2009 H.B. 481, A.L. 2011 H.B. 204)


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