Chapter 12 Acquisition of Land by United States Government
12.028 - Governor may accept cession of jurisdiction in federal enclaves.
By appropriate executive order, the governor may accept on behalf of the state full or partial cession or retrocession of federal jurisdiction, criminal or civil, over any lands, except Indian lands, in federal enclaves within the state where such cession or retrocession has been offered by appropriate federal authority.An executive order accepting a cession or retrocession of jurisdiction shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state and in the office of the recorder of the county in which the affected real estate is located.
12.020 - Jurisdiction given with reservations.
The jurisdiction of the state of Missouri in and over all land acquired as provided in section 12.010 is granted and ceded to the United States so long as the United States owns the land; except that there is reserved to the state of Missouri, unimpaired, full authority to serve and execute all process, civil and criminal, issued under the authority of the state within the lands or the buildings.
12.030 - Consent given United States to acquire land by purchase or condemnation for certain purposes.
The consent of the state of Missouri is given, in accordance with the seventeenth clause, eighth Section of the first Article of the Constitution of the United States, to the acquisition by the United States by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, of any land in this state as sites for customhouses, courthouses, post offices, arsenals, forts and other needful buildings required for military purposes.
12.010 - Consent given United States to acquire land by purchase for certain purposes — exceptions, when.
The consent of the state of Missouri is given in accordance with the seventeenth clause, eighth Section of the first Article of the Constitution of the United States to the acquisition by the United States by purchase or grant of any land in this state acquired for the purpose of establishing and maintaining post offices, internal revenue and other government offices, hospitals, sanatoriums, fish hatcheries, and land for reforestation, recreational and agricultural uses; but land acquired by eminent domain or condemnation for the purpose of reforestation, Native American/Indian gaming, recreational or agricultural uses shall only be acquired with statutory authorization of the general assembly.Land used exclusively for the erection of hospitals by the United States may also be acquired by condemnation.
12.100 - County commission to use funds in maintaining schools and roads.
The county commission of each county receiving any such moneys shall use the funds to aid in maintaining the schools and roads and for defraying any of the expenses of the county in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 12.070 and 12.080.The county commission shall allow to the school districts and for roads an amount based upon their respective levies equal to that which would ordinarily be allowed to them out of taxes from property owned by the United States if the property were privately owned before using any of the moneys for defraying other expenses of the county.
12.050 - United States may acquire areas of land or water necessary for migratory-bird reservations, when.
Consent of the state of Missouri is given to the acquisition by the United States by purchase, gift, devise or lease of such areas of land or water, or of land and water in Missouri as the United States deems necessary for the establishment of migratory-bird reservations in accordance with the act of Congress approved February 18, 1929, entitled "An Act to more effectively meet the obligations of the United States under the migratory-bird treaty with Great Britain by lessening the dangers threatening migratory game birds from drainage and other causes by the acquisition of areas of land and of water to furnish in perpetuity reservations for the adequate protection of such birds; and authorizing appropriations for the establishment of such areas, their maintenance and improvement and for other purposes", (16 U.S.C.A.§ 715 et seq.) reserving, however, to the state of Missouri, full and complete jurisdiction and authority over all such areas not incompatible with the administration, maintenance, protection and control thereof by the United States under the terms of the act of Congress; but acquisition and the operation of any such areas are subject to the approval of the state conservation commission.
12.040 - Exclusive jurisdiction ceded to United States — reserving right of taxation and right to serve processes.
Exclusive jurisdiction in and over any land acquired as set out in section 12.030 or otherwise lawfully acquired and held for any of the purposes set out in section 12.030 by the United States, is ceded to the United States for all purposes, saving and reserving, however, to the state of Missouri the right of taxation to the same extent and in the same manner as if this cession had not been made; and further saving and reserving to the state of Missouri the right to serve thereon any civil or criminal process issued under the authority of the state, in any action on account of rights acquired, obligations incurred, or crimes committed in this state, outside the boundaries of the land but the jurisdiction ceded to the United States continues no longer than the United States owns the land and uses the same for the purposes set out in section 12.030.
12.070 - Sums received from United States shall be expended, how.
All sums of money received from the United States under an act of Congress, approved May 23, 1908, being an act providing for the payment to the states of twenty-five percent of all money received from the national forest reserves in the states to be expended as the legislature may prescribe for the benefit of the public schools and public roads of the county or counties in which the forest reserve is situated (16 U.S.C.A. § 500) shall be expended as follows:Seventy-five percent for the public schools and twenty-five percent for roads in the counties in which national forests are situated.The funds shall be used to aid in maintaining the schools and roads of those school districts that lie or are situated partly or wholly within or adjacent to the national forest in the county.The distribution to each county from the proceeds received on account of a national forest within its boundaries shall be in the proportion that the area of the national forest in the county bears to the total area of the forest in the state, as of June thirtieth of the fiscal year for which the money is received.
12.025 - Jurisdiction ceded to United States within Ozark National Scenic Riverways, and certain other property, exceptions.
1.Jurisdiction concurrent with that of the state of Missouri in and over land which is now, or may hereafter be, owned and used by the United States as an honor farm in connection with the operation of a federal penitentiary is hereby ceded to the United States for so long as the United States shall own and so use the land.
2.Jurisdiction concurrent with that of the state of Missouri is hereby ceded to the United States within the area comprising the "Ozark National Scenic Riverways" for so long as this area is administered and maintained by the United States.
3.Provided that no part of this section shall apply to the White River watershed.
4.Provided further that no part of this section shall apply to the Osage and St. Francois River watersheds.
12.027 - United States to have concurrent jurisdiction over crimes and offenses in certain national parks and historic sites.
1.Concurrent legislative jurisdiction over crimes and offenses under the laws of the state is ceded to the United States over and within all the lands and lands acquired after August 28, 1996, dedicated to national park purposes in the following tracts:
(1)The George Washington Carver National Monument;
(2)The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial National Historic Site;
(3)The Wilson's Creek National Battlefield;
(4)The Harry S Truman National Historic Site; and
(5)The Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.
2.The concurrent jurisdiction ceded by subsection 1 of this section* is vested upon acceptance by the United States by and through its appropriate officials and shall continue so long as the lands within the designated areas are dedicated to park purposes.
3.The governor is hereby authorized and empowered to execute all proper conveyances in the cession herein granted, upon request of the United States by and through its appropriate officials.
4.The state of Missouri retains concurrent jurisdiction, both civil and criminal, with the United States over all lands affected by the provisions of this section.
12.090 - Duty of commissioner of administration.
Within a reasonable time after receipt of the money from the federal government, the commissioner of administration shall cause a warrant to issue on the state treasurer payable to the county treasurer of each county as set forth in sections 12.070 and 12.080 which sum shall be paid out of the state treasury from the amounts received from the federal government pursuant to the acts of Congress.The county treasurer shall credit the funds in a special account, to be expended as provided in section 12.100.
12.080 - County commission shall direct expenditures.
All sums of money received from the United States, or any department thereof under an act of Congress approved August 18, 1941, being an act providing for the payment to the several states of seventy-five percent of all moneys received for leases of land situated in the various states to which the United States owns fee simple title under the Flood Control Act of May 15, 1928, as amended and supplemented (33 U.S.C.A. § 701c-3), to be expended as the general assembly may prescribe for the benefit of the public schools and public roads of the county in which the government land is situated, or for defraying any of the expenses of county government in the county, including public obligations of levee and drainage districts for flood control and drainage improvements, or as provided by any acts of Congress authorizing the distribution of income or revenue from lands owned by the United States of America or any of its departments, bureaus or commissions or any agency of the United States of America, to states or counties or as provided by any amendments to those acts, shall be expended as the county commission of the county entitled to receive the funds directs in accordance with the provisions and regulations provided by the acts of Congress for distribution to states and counties.