SB 152
Modifies provisions relating to political subdivisions
LR Number:
Last Action:
5/17/2019 - H Informal Calendar Senate Bills for Third Reading (HCS)
Journal Page:
SCS SB 152
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2019
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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SB 152 - This act modifies provisions that are relating to political subdivisions.

MISSOURI CAPITOL POLICE (Sections 8.007 and 8.177)

This act moves the Missouri Capitol Police from the Department of Public Safety to the Missouri State Capitol Commission and gives the Capitol Commission the authority to employ staff and contract services to fulfill the responsibilities given.

These provisions are identical to HB 982 (2019).

TEXT-TO-DONATE FUND (Section 67.1110)

This act creates a pilot program in Kansas City and St. Louis that creates a fund to provide services aimed at reducing the population of homeless persons in that city. This fund will be funded by donations made via text messages.

Each city that creates a fund shall be responsible for administering, promoting, securing donations to, and making distributions from the fund. Additionally, each city shall provide the phone number to which donations can be texted. Distributions from a city's fund shall only be made to pay for services aimed at reducing the homeless population of that city.

This act also requires the General Assembly to make a one time appropriation for the initial signage promoting these funds. This appropriation shall be in an amount adequate enough to purchase signage to be displayed in areas with a high population of homeless persons in such cities. Any further expenditures to promote a city's fund shall be paid out of the fund itself.

SALES TAX (Sections 67.392, 67.505, 67.547, 67.583, 67.585,67.587, 67.590, 67.761, 67.700, 67.729, 67.745, 67.782, 67.997, 67.1300, 67.1303, 67.1305, 67.1545, 67.1712, 67.1775, 67.1992, 67.1959, 67.2000, 67.2030, 67.2040, 67.2520, 67.2350, 67.5012, 92.338, 92.500, 94.413, 94.510, 94.577, 94.578, 94.579, 94.581, 94.585, 94.605, 94.660, 94.705, 94.802, 94.805, 94.850, 94.890, 94.900, 94.902, 94.950, 94.1000, 94.1008, 94.1010, and 94.1012)

Beginning January 1, 2020, this act requires local sales tax increases submitted to the voters for approval to include in the ballot language a statement including the highest cumulative sales tax rate within the subdivision if the tax increase is enacted. Upon a request by a political subdivision, the Department of Revenue shall provide such political subdivision with the sales tax rate information required to be included on a ballot.

These provisions are similar to HB 374 (2019).


The Jackson County Convention and Sports Complex Fund is currently authorized to receive $3 million in state appropriations each year until 2019. This act extends the date to 2029.

This act allows the State of Missouri and any other public body to expend funds for the purpose of aiding and cooperating in the planning, undertaking or carrying out of a land clearance project or projects to develop, construct, reconstruct, rehabilitate, repair or improve any tourism infrastructure facilities, as defined in the act, which exists as of August 28, 2019, and for which an application is made and approved by the Department of Economic Development by August 28, 2020.

Any expenditure for such a land clearance project shall be limited to a portion of tax revenues derived directly or indirectly from such project as stated in an agreement between the public body and the land clearance for redevelopment authority, provided that the term of any such agreement shall terminate after twenty years of appropriations, the annual amount of state appropriation shall not exceed $2.5 million per year for all fiscal years ending on or before June 30, 2031, and $4.5 million for all subsequent fiscal years, and the project shall be determined to produce a positive net fiscal impact for the state over the term of such agreement. No appropriation shall be made under this act prior to July 1, 2021.

The Director of the Department of Economic Development shall make an annual report detailing the overall net fiscal impact to the state for each project.

For any land clearance project receiving funds under this act that are utilized by a professional sports franchise, if the owners of such franchise relocate the franchise to another state during the terms of the agreement created under the act, such owners shall repay the amount of money paid by the state under such agreement.

These provisions are similar to HB 677 (2019).

TRANSIENT GUEST TAXES (Sections 67.662 & 94.802)

This act clarifies that a municipality, county, or local taxing entity collecting transient guest taxes on any amount received by a broker, travel agent, or other intermediary working on behalf of an operator of a hotel, motel, tavern, inn, tourist cabin or camp, or other place in which rooms are furnished to the public, shall only collect tax due on the actual amount received by the operator.

However, it also specifies that an entity collecting tourism taxes shall be allowed to collect tax on the amount paid by the final purchaser of an admission ticket to any tourist attraction. This shall apply to all Missouri sellers and out-of-state operators whose gross revenue from Missouri tourism exceeds $100,000 in the previous or current calendar year.

These provisions are similar to HB 863 (2019).

SENIOR SERVICES FUND (Sections 67.990 & 67.993)

This act allows the board of directors of the senior citizens' services fund located in a city not within a county to solicit, accept, and expend grants from private or public entities and enter into agreements to effectuate such grants so long as the transaction is in the best interest of the programs provided by the board and the proceeds are used exclusively to fund such programs.

These provisions are similar to HB 1054 (2019).


This act specifies that if local and long distance telecommunications services subject to sales tax are aggregated with and not separately from charges for telecommunications service or other services not subject to the tax, then charges for nontaxable services may be subject to taxation unless the telecommunications provider can identify by reasonable and verifiable standards the portion of the charges not subject to the tax.

These provisions are similar to HB 1227 (2019).

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SERVICES (Sections 190.292, 190.335, and 190.455)

Allows the county commission of a county of the first classification with more than 70,000 but fewer than 83,000 inhabitants and with a city of the fourth classification with more than 13,500 but fewer than 16,000 inhabitants as the county seat to impose a county sales tax for the purpose of central dispatching of emergency services. The county may submit to the voters of the county a proposal to authorize the emergency services sales tax, or the residents of the county may present a petition signed by 10% of the county residents to submit the proposal to the voters. Upon voter approval of the proposal, the county commission may elect to establish a seven member board, as specified in the act. The commission shall set the length of term of office and appoint the initial board members with future members being elected positions. Upon appointing the initial members of the board, the board shall assume all powers and duties in regard to administering revenue from the tax and oversee the central dispatching for emergency services. The sales tax cannot be more than 1% of each taxable sale or service. The sales tax cannot be collected more than 36 months before the operation of the central dispatching of emergency services. Any sales tax issued for emergency telephone service will terminate at the end of the tax year in which the tax imposed under this act is certified by the board to be fully operational. At least once each calendar year, the emergency telephone service 911 board of the county must establish a tax rate that, together with any surplus revenues carried forward, will fund expenditures. Currently, this only applies to Cape Girardeau County.

These provisions are similar to HB 1249 (2019).


This act prevents a political subdivision from requiring the owner of residential property to have a home inspection conducted in order to sell the property, and this act does not apply to any inspection requirement of new construction or occupancy permits.

These provisions are similar to HB 1189 (2019).


Currently, a court surcharge in all criminal cases for deposit into the DNA Profiling Analysis Fund shall expire on August 28, 2019. This act extends the expiration of the surcharge to August 28, 2029.

These provisions are identical to SB 20 (2019).



No Amendments Found.