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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 8.37 Domestic Partnerships

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Chapter 8.37
Domestic Partnerships

Sections:

8.37.010 Domestic partnership defined.
8.37.020 Domestic partnership registration.
8.37.030 Termination of domestic partnerships.
8.37.040 Filing fees.
8.37.050 Rights of registered domestic partners.
8.37.060 Interference with registration--Restriction of rights--Unlawful.
8.37.070 Agreements to waive provisions void.
8.37.080 Penalty for violation.

8.37.010 Domestic partnership defined.

When used in this chapter, the term "domestic partnership" means two persons, both of whom are eighteen years of age or older, neither of whom is married or related by blood to the other in a manner that would bar marriage in the State of Missouri, who have a close and committed personal relationship, who live together and have been living together on a continuous basis, and who have registered as domestic partners and have not terminated the domestic partnership, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
(Ord. 64401 1, 1998.)

8.37.020 Domestic partnership registration.

Persons may register as domestic partners if they are residents of the City on the date of registration. In order to register, persons shall execute a domestic partnership registration certificate on a form provided by the City Register and submit it to the City Register who shall maintain a registry of domestic partnerships. No person shall be eligible to register as a domestic partner who at the time of registration or at any time during the prior six months was registered as a member of another domestic partnership. Domestic partnerships registered in any city or county other than the City of St. Louis shall be valid within the City of St. Louis upon the filing of a certified copy of the registration with the City Register.
(Ord. 64401 2, 1998.)

8.37.030 Termination of domestic partnerships.

A. A domestic partnership shall terminate at the death of one of the partners or upon the filing of a termination statement with the City Register. The domestic partner filing the termination statement shall declare that the domestic partnership is terminated and, if the termination statement has not been signed by both domestic partners, that the other domestic partner has been notified of such termination by registered mail, return receipt requested.

B. Any person registered as a domestic partner shall within 30 days of any change in that status give notice to any party who, in order to qualify for a benefit or right, was originally given a copy of the domestic partnership certificate.
(Ord. 64401 3, 1998.)

8.37.040 Filing fees.

The City Registrar shall set reasonable filing fees for the filing of a registration, termination or amendment or obtaining additional copies of a domestic partnership certificate. Any fees for such filings currently in effect shall continue until and unless amended by rule by the City Register.
(Ord. 64401 4, 1998.)

8.37.050 Rights of registered domestic partners.

A. All health care facilities operating within the City shall allow the registered domestic partner of a patient to visit such patient unless no visitors are allowed or the patient expresses a desire that visitation by the domestic partner be restricted.

B. All jail facilities owned or operated by the City shall allow the registered domestic partner of an inmate to visit such inmate unless the authority in charge of said facility reasonably believes that such visit is a threat to the security of the inmate or the inmate expresses a desire that visitation by the domestic partner be restricted.
(Ord. 64401 5, 1998.)

8.37.060 Interference with registration--Restriction of rights--Unlawful.

It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person to knowingly interfere with the registration of any qualified individual as a domestic partner or to limit or restrict in any manner any right of a domestic partner as provided in Section 8.37.050 of this chapter.
(Ord. 64401 6, 1998.)

8.37.070 Agreements to waive provisions void.

Any written or oral agreement which purports to waive any provision of this chapter is against public policy and void.
(Ord. 64401 8, 1998.)

8.37.080 Penalty for violation.

Any person convicted of a violation of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by a term of imprisonment of not more than 90 days or by a combination of both a fine and imprisonment.
(Ord. 64401 7, 1998.)

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