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  476.451.  Definitions. — The meaning of the terms hereinafter defined shall encompass the following meanings except where the context clearly reveals otherwise:

  (1)  In sections 476.450 and 476.470, the term "Section 25 of Article V of the Constitution of Missouri" refers to the section of the constitution which was so designated in the text of the constitution prior to January 1, 1972.

  (2)  In sections 476.450 and 476.453, the term "judge of the circuit court" means "circuit judge".

  (3)  In section 476.455, the term "Section 29, Article V of the Constitution" refers to the section of the constitution which was so designated in the text of the constitution prior to January 2, 1979, and refers to the nonpartisan court plan.

  (4)  In section 476.456, the term "courts provided for under Sections 16 and 18, Article V of the Constitution" refers to the probate and magistrate courts which were provided for in the constitution prior to January 2, 1979, and the divisions of the circuit court after that date which replace such courts.

  (5)  From and after January 2, 1979, the judicial offices listed in section 476.458 shall be deemed to include those judgeships replacing the named judgeships by reason of the adoption of Constitutional Amendment No. 6 at the election of August 3, 1976.  To the extent that the provisions of section 476.458 are inconsistent with provisions contained in said Constitutional Amendment No. 6, as provisions of Constitutional Amendment No.  6 become effective such provisions shall control to the exclusion of the contrary provisions contained in section 476.458.

  (6)  In subdivision (4) of section 476.515, the term "judge of any circuit court" includes a circuit judge and an associate circuit judge, but does not include a municipal judge.

  (7)  In section 476.520, the term "Subsection 2 of Section 27 of Article V of the Constitution of Missouri" refers to the section of the constitution which was so designated in the text of the constitution prior to January 2, 1979, and to Subsection 2 of Section 24 of Article V of the Constitution in effect after that date.

  (8)  In sections 476.520 and 476.535, the term "Section 30 of Article V of the Constitution" refers to the section of the constitution which was so designated in the text of the constitution prior to January 2, 1979, and to Subsection 1 of Section 26 of Article V of the Constitution in effect after that date.

  (9)  In section 476.550, the term "Section 27 of Article V of the Constitution of Missouri" refers to the section of the constitution which was so designated in the text of the constitution prior to January 2, 1979, and to Section 24 of Article V of the constitution after that date.

  (10)  In section 476.575, the term "judge" shall not include a municipal judge.

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(L. 1978 H.B. 1634)

Effective 1-02-79


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