The state Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the 2003 law that limited how much money a municipality could make from traffic tickets and fines.
The law, named for the former town of Macks Creek, set that limit and established penalties for those that didn’t report their finances.
The Missouri Municipal League argued the 2003 law was vague and was an overreach by the legislature into the power of the judiciary branch of government.
The Supreme Court has ruled that when Governor Jay Nixon signed into law Senate Bill 5, that made the Municipal League’s challenge moot. Senate Bill 5 replaced the 2003 law with stricter limits, greater penalties, and greater requirements for municipalities. The Court said since the old law has been replaced, it can no longer be challenged.