A bill, filed today:
Creates provisions relating to attorney’s fees for certain civil actions brought against political subdivisions
Sponsor: Quade, Crystal (132)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2022
LR Number: 5393H.02I
Last Action: 01/26/2022 – Introduced and Read First Time (H)
Bill String: HB 2569
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: HOUSE BILLS FOR SECOND READING
The bill text:
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2569 [pdf]
101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE QUADE.
5393H.02I DANA RADEMAN MILLER, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 27, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to attorney’s fees for certain civil actions instituted by the attorney general.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 27, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 27.140, to read as follows:
27.140. 1. In a civil action brought by the attorney general pursuant to section 27.060 against a political subdivision, including school districts, the court shall award attorney’s fees, court costs, and all other expenses incurred by the political subdivision or school district in defense of any such action brought if the action is terminated in favor of the political subdivision or school district.
2. Any award given pursuant to this section shall be paid by funds appropriated to the attorney general by the general assembly on an annual basis for the expenses relating to the operation, personnel costs, and equipment of the attorney general’s office, and shall not be paid from any other designated statutory or administrative fund.
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