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   Constitution-Tribune (Newspaper) - October 6, 1992, Chillicothe, Missouri                                CHILLICOTHE fMfc CONfctlfUTlONTniiUNE TUESDAY OCT6BER 7 City of St Louis bidding to house TWA n the running for any new Traiw World Airlines Inc headquarters but it will have to outbid several other eiUes to get it officials said Company officials said Monday that Kansas City and New York would also like to have the head quarters and the eventual location will depend in part on the finan cial incentives that the community offers TWA When TWA now in bankruptcy agreed to give its workers a share or the business as pan of its reor ganization it also agreed to move its headquarters in Mount Kisco nearer to the companys most of which are in St Louis Kansas City and New York TWA says its headquarters has 307 etnpldyees they may be moving soon It is a decision that will be made before the end of the said Glenn zander a member of the management committee run ning TWA He declined to say which of the three cities had the best chance of winning TWAs headquarters St Louis is the airlines domes tic hub Kansas City does most of TWAs maintenance and adminis trative work and New York City is the center of its international flights Zander and Robin Wilson the other half of TWAs management team said they were looking at factors such as office costs and space near TWA facilities in deter mining which city gets the head quarters Quality of life also is important One factor is the attractiveness of the location to the employees the degree of welcome We would be greeted with in the communi Wilson said That is very much related to quality of life and cost of Zander and Wil son said they had already begun talks with officials in each city to learn what incentives they are prepared to offer TWA We believe that St Louis is very important to us but we also believe that we are of importance to St Wilson said Although the company Was los ing million a day earlier this year TWA remains a potent eco nomic force with revenue of more than billion and nearly employees nationwide A city win ning TWAs headquarters alst wins national attention as a goU place to do business Incentives to lure businesses can take many tax abate ment help with loans and agree able zoning decisions Wilson said TWAs headquar ters staff was likely to grow in its new home We would be looking at a total of maybe 500 people in a few That would equal the number of jobs expected to move to San An tonio Texas when Southwestern Bell Corp moves its headquarters Wilson and Zander Said they believed TWAs headquarters needed to be dose to the airlines operations Mount Kisco is 40 miles from the com panys New York operations and if New York is chosen the headquarters will move within the city umits The headquarters had been in New York until the late 1980s when former TWA chairman Carl Icahn moved it to office buildings he owns near his home in Mount Kisco lEBXS SPACE FOR RENT Gall the ConstitutionTribune 6462411 Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of Missouri and Statutory Propositions A and C To be submitted to the qualified voters of the State of Missouri at the General Election to be held on Tuesday the third day of November 1992 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO 1 Proposed by the 86th General Assem bly First Regular Session Amends the percentage of qualified voters necessary to approve certain tax increases from twothirds to four sevenths in municipalities and school districts if question is submitted at a general municipal primary or general election The proposal would have no direct cost Indirect costs would depend upon voter approval in the various political subdivisions JOINT RESOLUTION submitting tothe qualified voters of Missouri an amendment repealing section I of article X of the Constitution of to the increase of certain tax rales and adopting one new sectionin lieu thereof relating to the same subject enclosed in bold faced brackets thus in this bill is not enacted and is intended to be omitted in the law Be it resolved by the House of Repre sentatives the Senate concurring therein Thai at the nexi general election tp be held in the stale of Missouri on next following ihe firsi Monday in November ai a special election to be called by the governor for thai purpose hereby submitted to ihe q voters of this slate for adopiion or rejection the following amendment lo article X of the Constitution state of Missouri Section A Section I article X Constitution of Missouri is repealed and one new section adopted in lieu be known as section lo read as follows Seclion I In all municipalities counties andschool districts the rate of taxation iis herein limited may be their respective purposes for notto exceed four years when ihe rate and purpose of the increase arc1 submitted io a vote and twothirds ihe required percentage of ihe qual ified electors voiingihereon shall vote therefor providedinschool districts the rale of herein limited may for school purposes so thai ihe total levy shall not exceed three times ihe limit herein specified and not to exceed one year except as herein provided when the rate period of levy and the purpose of the increase are submitted to a vote and a majority pal election primary election or gen eral election and shall be twothirds at all other elections CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO 2 Proposed by the 86th General Assem bly First Regular Session Allows construction of toll roads and bridges Toll authorities may issue bonds for design and construction of toll roads Such bonds shall not constitute a debt or liability to the state There may be minimal initial costs any income or other effects will depend upon enabling legislation and subsequent actions of toll road author ities such counties and subdivisions in the construction or acquisition of such roads and bridges except that the highways and transportation commis sion may in repay or agree to repay any cash advanced by a county or subdivision to expedite state road construction or improve ment 3 In the discretion of the commis sion to locate relocate establish acquire construct and maintain the following a supplementary state highways and bridges in each county of the state as hereinafter provided b state highways and bridges in to and through state parks public areas and reservations and state stitutions now or hereafter established and connect the same wilh the state highways and also national state or local parkways travelways tourways with coordinated facilities c any tunnel or interstate bridge or part thereof where necessary to connect the state highways of this stale with those of other states d any highway within the state when necessary to comply with any federal requirement which is or shall become a condition to the receipt of federal funds e any highway in any city or town which is found necessary as a contin ualion of any state or federal highway or any connection and through such city or town and f additional state highways bridges and tunnels outside thecor Simulcasting of horse races allowed by a licensed live horse track operator will permit offtrack wagering if such licensee conducts live horse races at licensees horse track for a specified minimum number of days There would be no direct cost to the state or any political subdivision There would be increased inducements for investors to build and operate race tracks in Missouri JOINT RESOLUTION submitting 16 the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment to article III of the con stitution of Missouri relating to powers of the general assembly by adding thereto one new section relat ing to certain pariiiuituel wagering Be it resolved by the House of Repre sentatives the Senate concurring therein 1 One percent of all muluel pools shalibe paid to the Missouri horse racing commission 8 The right to information about how ihe criminal justice system works ihe rights and the availability of 2 Oiie perceni of all muiuel pools services and upon request of the vie JOINT RESOLUTION submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment repealing seciion of article IV of the constitution of Mis sburi relating to the highwavs and porate limits of cities having a pop snnuicast norse racing or mtc iranspbriaiioh corhmision and ulation in excess of one hundred fifty simulcast horseracing or any ehhei in congesled traffic bmauon thereof com adopting two new sections in lieu thereof delating to the same EXLANATiONMatter enclosed in bold faced brackets thus in this bill is riot enacted and is intended to be omitted in the law Be it resolved by the House of Repre sentaiives the Senate concurring at the io be held iii Tuesday following the Monday in November 1992 or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose ihere is hereby submitted to the qualified voters ofthis slate for adoption or rejection the following amendment to article IV of the constitution of the state of Missouri Section A Section article IV constituiioii of Missouri is repealed and two new sections adopted in lieu thereof to be known as sections and to read as follows Seciion 1 For ihe pin pose of constructing and maintaining an system of connected siaie highways state revenue derived from highway useis as in incident to their use 01 right lo use ihe highways slate including all state license fees and iaxes iipon motor vehicles inotorvehicle respect io oron the priv ilege use thereof revenues derived from toll facilities the sales tax on of nunorvehides and trailers except as shall vole therefor provided in districts in cities of seventvrfive thousand inhabitants or over the rate of taxation as herein limited may be increased for scjhool piiiposes so thai the total levy shall not exceed three limes the limit herein specified and io exceed i wo years excepi as herein provided when ihe rate period of levy and ihe purpose of the increase are submitted to a vote and a majority of the qualified electors voting thereon shall vote therefor provided thai in any school district where ihe board of is not proposing a higher lax rate for school purposes the tax rate approved shallcontinue and he tax rale need not be submitted to hereinafterprovided and all property less the cost ITot collection 2 of maintaining way thehighways and transportation commission and departmenGincltiding compensatiph and retirement pro grams 3 and of administering and enforcing any state motor vehicle laws or and less refunds and thai portion of the fiiel tax revenue to be allocated io couniies and to cities towns and villages under section f Article IV of shall areas of the state or where needed to expediie the movement of 1 To acquire materials equipment and buildings necessary for the pur poses herein described and 5 In regard to toll roadsand bridges to fund only feasibility studies and other necessary startup costs as provided by law 6 For Such otherfturposesMaf contingencies relaimgand ing to ihe cohstrucpori and mainte nance of such highways and bridges as ihe highways and transportation commission may deem necessary and proper 2 Onehalf of the proceeds from the state sales tax on all motor vehicles trailers motorcycles mopeds and motoriricycles shall be dedicated for highway and transportation use and shall be distributed as follows ten percent to the counties fifteen perceni to the cities onepercent to the state transportation fund which is hereby created lo be used in a manner provided by seventyfour percent to ihe slate road fund The amounts distributed shall be allocated as provided in section article io be used for highway and transportation purposes 3 provisions of subsection 1 of this section any increase in state license fees and taxes oh motor vehicles trailers motorcy cles mopeds and motoriricycles over and above those in effect upon adop iion of this section shall be distributed as follows ten percent io the counties fifteen percent io the cities and seventy five to the slate road fund The amounts distributed shall be allocated as provided in seciion of this article to be used for highway and transposition purposes Section 1 The highways and transportation commission is autho rized to conduct feasibility studies for toll roads and toll bridges within the state and along or across ihe state boundaries as provided by law 2 Toll roads and bridges may be constructed maintained and operated to ihe state road fund and by a toll road authority as provided M rAnriclfiMlja DV stand appropriated without legislative action for ihe following ho Other the voters provided hat in school of ind districts where ihe qualilieil voieis l have voted against a proposed higher tax rate foi school purposes then the rate shall remainat the rate approved in the last previous school election except that ihe board of education and interest on any outstanding state nijtd bonds Second any balance in excess of the amount necessary 6 meet the payment of ihe principal and interest of any i i i of education may levy a lower to the state road fund find shall be JJKKSKffiSE which they may be increased may bf further limited by law and provided further thai any county or oilier political subdivision when authorized bylaw and within the Hmii fixed by law may jeyy a rate of taxation on all properly subject to its siaie sysienn of designated and laid but under exisiing laws To 3 Bonds may be issued by a toll road authority to finance the design acqui sition and construction of toll roads and bridges Such bonds shall not constitute a debt or liability of the state of Missouri the state highways and transportation commission or depart ment or any other agency or toll road authority as provided by law No general revenue funds of the state may be pledged for or used to satisfy any loll facility bonds or any other toll facility costs or expenditures 4 Toll facility revenue bond and toll facility revenue refunding bond receipts and tolls or other revenues derived from the establishment or operation of toll facilities shall not be part of total stale revenue within the meaning of sections 17 and 18 of article X of this cpnstituupn The expenditure of these re venues shall not That at the next general election lo be heldvin the stale of Missouri oh Tuesday next following ihe first Monday inNovember 1992 or at a special election to be called governor for thai submitted to the qualified voters of this slate for adoption or rejection the following amendment to article III pf theconstitution of ihe state of Missouri Section A Article III constitution of Missouri is amendedby adding hereto one new section to be known as section io read as follows Section 1 Parimutuel wa gering on live horse racing intrastaie simulcast horse racing or immune conv Diulucted either on track or off track pursuant to theprovisionsofthisarticle and as further provided by law and rules and regulations of the Missouri horse racing commission 2 In the event there is more than one licensed horse race track in the stale of Missouri each simulcasting facility shall receive the signal of the horse track which is the closest lo ii ttrack is cOiuhict a racing unless oiherwise Ilie commission 3 There shall be no interstate simul casting of horse races to any duly li censed facility within the state on any calendar day in which live horse racing is being conducted at a duly licensed horse racing track which is located in ihe suite ofMissouri unless oiherwise approved by ihe commission The general assembly shall by law require the operation of a licensed live horse race track within the stale of Missouri prior to and as a condition of the licensing of one or more facilities to receive simulcast horse races Thecommission shall require as a condition of licensing simulcast facilities that 1 Such simulcast facilitiesbe owned and operated solely by ihe owner of a licensed live exclusively horse race track and 2 The owner of such licensed live horse race track shallconduct live horse racing for a minimum number ofdays during each calendar year as follows a if there is one licensed horse race track in the siaie one hundred days there are two licensed horse race tracks in the state seventy five days or c if there are more than two licensed horse race tracks in the state sixty days 5 The owner of a licensed live horse race track shall deduci the following amounts from the parimutuel pools whichare wagered at the track on live horse racing eighteen percent from ihe regular mutuel pools twenty percent from the multiple mutuel pools involving twohorses and tweniyfive perceni from the multiple mutuel pools involving three or more horses The licensee shall distribute the amounis deducted as follows 1 One perceni of all muiuel pools shall be paid to the Missouri horsje racing commission 2 One percent of all muiuel pools shall be used incentives 3 Seven and onehalf percent of the regular mutuel pools eight and one half perceni of the multiple mutuel pools involving two horses and eleven perceni of ihe inuhiple mutuel pools involving three or more horses shall be allocated for purse money and Hi The remainder of ihe amounis deducted from the mutuel pools shall be retained by ihe licensee After three wars ofoperation by a licensed live horse racing facility the manner in which ihe parimuiuel pools are cjisu ibiited under ihe pro visions of ihis subsection may be altered in a manner provided by law i The licensee shall deduct the shall be used for breeders incentives 3 Three percent of the regular mutuel pools four percent of the multiple pools involving two horses and five perceni of the multiple pools involving three or more horses shall be allocated for purse money of onepercent of all mutuel pools shall be paid to the which the simulcasting facility is located and onehalf of one percent of all mutuel pools shall be paid to the treasury of the county in which the simulcasting facility is located with the exception of the city of St Louis in which case ihe entire one percent shallbe paid to ihe city of St Louis Should the facilitybelocated in an unincorpo rated areaof a county the entire one perceni shall be paid to the county and 5 The remainder of the amounts deducted from the mutuel pools shall be retained by ihe licensee After three years ofoperation by a licensed simulcast facility the manner in which ihe parimutuel pools are distributed under the provisions of this subsection may be altered ina manner provided by law 7 All breakage and unclaimed winning tickets resulting from wagers on live and simulcast races shall be distributed equally to the licensee and to breeders incentives 8 The commingling of the various individual mutuel pools within each separate category between live race tracks and simulcast facilities conclud ing intrastaie simulcasting shall be required for the purposeof establish ing odds and calculating payoffs commingling of pools while conducting interstate simulcasting may be authorized by the commission 10 The stale loitery commission shall notoperateany type of lottery games on the premises of a race track oiifsijruilcasiing facility v CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO 4 tim the right to information about the crime 2 Notwithstanding section 20 of article I of this Constitution upon a showing thai the defendant poses a danger to a crime victim the commun ity or any oilier person the court may deny bail or may impose special conditions which he defendant and surely must guarantee 3 Nothing in this section shall be construed as creating a cause of action for money damages against the state a county a municipality or any of the agencies instrumentalities or employees provided thai ihe General Assembly may by statutory enact ment reverse modify or supercede any judicial decision or rule arising from any cause of action brought pursuant to this section I Nothing in this section shall be construed to a court to set aside or to void a finding of guilt or an acceptance of a pica of guilty in any criminal case fi The general assembly shall have power 10 enforce ihis seciion by appropriate legislation CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO 6 Proposed by ihe Sfith General Assem bly FirstRegular Session Budget Stabilization Fund created to meet certain funding requirements if revenues are not sufficient to meet appropriations if authorized by four sevenths of both houses of the legis lature The proposal would not affect total revenue collections the impact on specific fund balances would depend upon legislative actions JOINT RESOLUTION submitting to ihe qualified voters of Missouri an amendment ionicle III of the ton sliluiion of Missouri relating to powers of the general assembly MVV t J Be it resolved by the Senate the House of Representatives concurring therein law may lew a nit intaxation on expenditure of these revenues snail not allV propertymbicri its be considered an exPense of state following amounts from the pan powers in excess of the rates herein and towns for money expended by goveTOmm under section 20 of article mutuel pools which are wagered on j iiipm in the construction Oi acaiusj t simulcasi horse races twenty perceni limited for library hospital public health recreation grounds and museum purposes Except other win provided in this section for elections referred 19 in section the vote required to approve any m DC them in the consiruction or acqvusj lion of and Mdges now W taiHW iover by siaie as permanent portspi of highways to the extent of the value to the state of such roads and bridges at the time taken over not exceeding X of this constitution CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO 3 Proposed by the 86th General Assem simulcasi horse races twenty perceni from the regular muiuel pools twenty two percent from the multiple muiuel pools involving two horses and twentyfive perceni from ihe multiple muluel pools involving three or more horses The licensee shall disiribuie ihe amounts deducted as follows Proposed by the 86th General Assem bly First Regular Session Crime victims to have right to be informed of and be present ai criminal proceedings right to restitution right to protection from defendant and right to be informed of escape or re lease of defendant Cost of this pro posal would depend upon enabling legislationand actions of judges JOINT RESOLUTION submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment to article I of the Const union of the stale of Missouri relaiing to the bill of rights by adopting one new section relating to thesame subject Be it resolved by the Senate the House of Representatives concurring therein That at the next generalelectionto be held in the stateof Missouri on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November 1992 or ai a special to be called by the governor for thai purpose there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of ihis state for adopiion or rejection the following amendment to ariicle I of the Constitution of the slate of Missouri Seciion A Article I Constitution of Missouri is amended by adding thereto one new seciion to be known as section 32 to read as follows Section 32 1 Crime victims as defined by law shall have the follow ing rights us defined by law 1 The right to be present at all criminal justice proceedings at which the defendam has such right includ ing juvenile proceedings where the offense would have been a felony if committed by un adult 2 Upon request of the victim the right to be informed of and heard at guilty pleas bail hearings senterio ings probation revocation hearings and parole hearings unless in the determination of the court the interests of justice require otherwise The right to be informed of trials and preliminary hearings right to restitution which shall be enforceable in the same manner as any other civil cause of action or as otherwise provided by law la The right to the speedy dispo sition and appellate review of iheir cases provided ihai nothing in this subdivision shall prevent the defen dantfrorn having sufficient time to prepare his defehse 6 The right to reasonable protec tion from the defendant or any person acting on behalf of the defendant 7 The right 10 information con cerning the escape of an accused from custody or confinement the defen dants release and scheduling of the defendants release from incarceration and That al the next general election lo held in ihe slate of Missouri on Tuesday nexl following I lie first Monday in November 1991 or al a special election lo called by llu governor for thai puijMisc there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of ihis stale for adopiion or rejection he following amendment to article III of the Constitution of die Slate of Missouri Seciion A Article III Consiiimion of Missouri is amended by adding lhereto one new set lion to be known as section VI 10 read as follows I There ishereby established within lie stale treasury a fund 10 lie known as the lUidgct Stabilisation Fund for use in meeting the program funding rcqmrcjDriils of the slate 2 In any budget submitted to the general assembly ihe general assembly may an appropriation from general revenue io the budge stabi lisation fund which appropriation shall he subject to ihe provisioitsjol subsection 1 of this sec lion 3 Moneys in the budget stabiliza tion fund which are not appropriated lo meet program uncling require ments of he stale shall be invested by the slate treasurerinthe same manner as other surplus funds are invested Interest earned on such investments shall be credited to the budget stabil fund subject to the provisions of subsection 1 of ihis sec lion I In the event that any amount to be transferred or credited to the budget fund in any year pursuant to subsections 2 or 3 of this section would cause the balance in the fund to exceed five percent of the receipts into the general revenue fund for ihe preceding fiscal year then to ihe extern of such excess 1 An appropriation authorized pursuant to subsection 2 of ihis sec lion shall be reduced and 2 Interest earnings shall be credited to the general revenue fund If ai ihe c lose of any fiscal year the balance in the budget stabilisation lund shall exceed five perccm of the receipts imo ihe general revenue fund lor the same period such excess shall be transferred io the general revenue fund on or before the fifteenth day of ihe succeeding fiscal year 6 If al ihe dose of any fiscal year the balance in the budget fund shall have been reduced to below three permit of the receipts into the general revenue fund for the same period an appropriation for each succeeding fiscal year of onehalf of one percent of receipts into the general revenue fund for the preceding fiscal year shall be authorized to increase the amount of moneys in the budget stabilization fund until the three perceni level provided for herein is   
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