Missouri Legislative Year in Review: crime to file false liens on judges

Vetoed

HB 1553 Specifies current law must not be construed to permit the adoption of any local court rule that grants a judge the discretion to remove or direct the removal of any pleading, file or communication from a court file or record without the agreement of all parties.

SB 615 Specifies current law must not be construed to permit the adoption of any local court rule that grants a judge the discretion to remove or direct the removal of any pleading, file or communication from a court file or record without the agreement of all parties. Specifies that any overpaid funds owed to a municipal division of the circuit court may be retained by the municipality for the operation of the municipal court.

Law

HB 1231  Modifies the number of judges to serve in each district of the court of appeals, in order to reflect the current total number authorized by statute. Specifies current law must not be construed to permit the adoption of any local court rule that grants a judge the discretion to remove or direct the removal of any pleading, file or communication from a court file or record without the agreement of all parties. Specifies that any overpaid funds owed to a municipal division of the circuit court may be retained by the municipality for the operation of the municipal court.

HB 1412 Specifies that it shall be a crime to intentionally file a fraudulent financing statement or any financing statement against a judge or other person with the Secretary of State with the intent to harass or defraud any other person.

HB 1665 Requires all courts that process documents via mandatory e-filing to accept, file, and docket a notice of entry of appearance filed by an attorney in a criminal case if the filing document is no longer than one page and was sent by fax or regular mail.

SB 621 Reduces number of meetings of the state judicial conference to every two years (currently annual). Creates permanent legislative committee (Joint Committee on the Justice System) to examine all aspects of justice system.