State v. McEniry, No. 19720.

CourtMissouri Supreme Court
Writing for the CourtRoy
Citation190 S.W. 272,269 Mo. 228
PartiesSTATE v. McENIRY.
Decision Date06 December 1916
Docket NumberNo. 19720.
190 S.W. 272
269 Mo. 228
STATE
v.
McENIRY.
No. 19720.
Supreme Court of Missouri, Division No. 2.
December 6, 1916.

Appeal from Circuit Court, Pettis County; Hopkins R. Shain, Judge.

Charles McEniry was indicted for failure to burn the carcasses of swine owned by him which had died of cholera. From judgment sustaining motion to quash the State appeals. Affirmed.

[190 S.W. 273]

D. E. Kennedy, of Sedalia, for appellant. John T. Barker, Atty. Gen., and W. T. Rutherford, Asst. Atty. Gen., for the State.

ROY, C.


The defendant was charged by information with a failure to burn the carcasses of swine owned by him which had died of cholera.

The court sustained a motion to quash the information on the ground that the act of March 22, 1913 (Laws 1913, p. 222) is void. That act is entitled as follows:

"An act to repeal section 4868 of article 8, chapter 36, Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, 1909, entitled `Swine dying of disease to be burned — notice of possible contagious disease to be posted — other provisions.' Providing penalty for violation of this act."

The body of that act purports to repeal the section mentioned in the title, and to enact a new section in lieu thereof, and it does not provide any penalty. The new section there attempted to be enacted is clearly outside the title of the act and void.

It is true that a section of the revised statutes may be amended by a bill the title of which gives notice that the bill is an amendment of such section, without other description of the subject-matter. State ex rel. v. County Court, 128 Mo. loc. cit. 440, 30 S. W. 103, 31 S. W. 23, and cases there cited. But the title of the bill here under discussion does not give notice that the section is to be amended, or that a new section is to be enacted in place of it. It merely says that it is to be repealed. The fact that such title contained the words, "Providing penalty for violation of this act," does not save the bill. Those words were misleading, as no penalty was mentioned in the bill. The amendment made by the bill was not in the title, and the penalty called for by the title was not in the bill. The title was misleading in both respects, and one of those errors does not heal the other.

The judgment is affirmed.

WILLIAMS, C., concurs.

PER CURIAM.

The foregoing opinion of ROY, C., is adopted as the opinion of the court. All concur.

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  • State ex rel. Penal Institutions v. Becker, No. 31674.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • March 15, 1932
    ...of the amendment, and if a new section is to be enacted in lieu of one to be repealed, the title should announce it. State v. McEniry, 269 Mo. 228; State ex rel. v. Court, 128 Mo. 427; State v. Campbell, 259 S.W. 430. Where the title to an act states the subjects to be prohibited and the bo......
  • State ex rel. Transport Mfg. Co. v. Bates, No. 41456.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • November 14, 1949
    ...233 Mo. 383, 135 S.W. 929; State v. Hurley, 258 Mo. 275, 167 S.W. 965; State v. Sloan, 258 Mo. 305, 167 S.W. 500; State v. McEniry, 269 Mo. 228, 190 S.W. 272; State v. Crites, 277 Mo. 194, 209 S.W. 863; State ex rel. v. Gideon, 277 Mo. 356, 210 S.W. 358; Vice v. Kirksville, 280 Mo. 348, 217......
  • State ex Inf. Attorney-General v. Curtis, No. 28264.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • March 17, 1928
    ...232 Mo. 544; State v. Great Western Co., 171 Mo. 634; St. Louis v. Wortman, 213 Mo. 131; State v. Fulks, 207 Mo. 26; State v. McEniry, 269 Mo. 228; State ex inf. v. Borden, 164 Mo. 221; State ex rel. Greene County v. Gideon, 277 Mo. 356; City of Kansas v. Payne, 71 Mo. 159; Vice v. Kirksvil......
  • State v. Mullinix, No. 24930.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • December 3, 1923
    ...Asel v. Jefferson City, 287 Mo. loc. cit. 204, 229 S. W. 1046; McCue v. Peery, 293 Mo. loc. cit. 234, 238 S. W. 798. State v. McEniry, 269 Mo. 228, 190 S. W. 272, is not in conflict with these rulings. In that case the title was clearly misleading and the incongruity between the title and t......
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  • State ex rel. Penal Institutions v. Becker, No. 31674.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • March 15, 1932
    ...of the amendment, and if a new section is to be enacted in lieu of one to be repealed, the title should announce it. State v. McEniry, 269 Mo. 228; State ex rel. v. Court, 128 Mo. 427; State v. Campbell, 259 S.W. 430. Where the title to an act states the subjects to be prohibited and the bo......
  • State ex rel. Transport Mfg. Co. v. Bates, No. 41456.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • November 14, 1949
    ...233 Mo. 383, 135 S.W. 929; State v. Hurley, 258 Mo. 275, 167 S.W. 965; State v. Sloan, 258 Mo. 305, 167 S.W. 500; State v. McEniry, 269 Mo. 228, 190 S.W. 272; State v. Crites, 277 Mo. 194, 209 S.W. 863; State ex rel. v. Gideon, 277 Mo. 356, 210 S.W. 358; Vice v. Kirksville, 280 Mo. 348, 217......
  • State ex Inf. Attorney-General v. Curtis, No. 28264.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • March 17, 1928
    ...232 Mo. 544; State v. Great Western Co., 171 Mo. 634; St. Louis v. Wortman, 213 Mo. 131; State v. Fulks, 207 Mo. 26; State v. McEniry, 269 Mo. 228; State ex inf. v. Borden, 164 Mo. 221; State ex rel. Greene County v. Gideon, 277 Mo. 356; City of Kansas v. Payne, 71 Mo. 159; Vice v. Kirksvil......
  • State v. Mullinix, No. 24930.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • December 3, 1923
    ...Asel v. Jefferson City, 287 Mo. loc. cit. 204, 229 S. W. 1046; McCue v. Peery, 293 Mo. loc. cit. 234, 238 S. W. 798. State v. McEniry, 269 Mo. 228, 190 S. W. 272, is not in conflict with these rulings. In that case the title was clearly misleading and the incongruity between the title and t......
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