ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has dismissed a lawsuit against the St. Louis County town of Hillsdale over a law capping the percentage of revenue from traffic fines.
Koster's office dismissed the suit Monday, saying the case became moot when a municipal court reform measure was signed into law by Gov. Jay Nixon on Saturday.
At issue was a law that barred municipalities from getting more than 30 percent of their annual revenue from traffic fines and related court costs. Koster originally sued 17 cities for violating the so-called Macks Creek Law.
The suit had previously been dropped against the other 16 municipalities.
The new law reduces the amount of general revenue a municipality may obtain from traffic violations to 20 percent, but just 12 percent in St. Louis County.
Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.