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  21.070.  Qualifications of senators. — Each senator shall be thirty years of age, and next before the day of his election shall have been a voter of the state for three years and a resident of the district which he is chosen to represent for one year, if such district shall have been so long established, and if not then of the district or districts from which the same shall have been taken.


(RSMo 1939 § 12853, A.L. 1945 p. 1119, A.L. 1957 p. 595, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 11227; 1919 § 7102; 1909 § 8101


Senators, qualifications of, Const. Art III § 6

(1972) The equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States does not eliminate the right of the State of Missouri to establish and enforce the one-year residency in the district requirement as a condition to serve as State Senator. State ex rel. Gralike v. Walsh (Mo.), 483 S.W.2d 70.

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