The controversial Village Law will be repealed, the result of an agreement reached between House and Senate. The issue became controversial because of the political intrigue behind it, with accusations going back and forth between the two chambers about certain members playing political games.
The law allows a single land-owner to declare himself the owner of a village, which can be out of county regulations. This has been done in Stone County, and has been threatened in other areas.
The repeal does not give an emergency clause, which would make it effective on Governor Blunt’s signature. The lack of an emergency clause may give land-owners in Stone County enough time to form a village before the law is actually repealed. The repeal bill has been passed and is now on its way to the Governor.