SECOND REGULAR SESSION
[P E R F E C T E D]
SENATE BILL NO. 924
90TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY SENATOR MAXWELL.
Read 1st time January 27, 2000, and 1,000 copies ordered printed.
Read 2nd time February 8, 2000, and referred to the Committee on Local Government and Economic Development.
Reported from the Committee February 28, 2000, with recommendation that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.
Taken up March 9, 2000. Read 3rd time and placed upon its final passage; bill passed.
TERRY L. SPIELER, Secretary.
To amend chapter 94, RSMo, relating to sales taxes for economic development by adding thereto one new section relating to the same subject.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 94, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 94.1008, to read as follows:
94.1008. 1. The governing body of any third class city with a population of at least seventeen thousand which is located in a county of the third classification without a township form of government and with a population of at least twenty-four thousand four hundred but not in excess of twenty-five thousand may impose, by ordinance or order, an economic development sales tax on all retail sales which are subject to taxation pursuant to the provisions of sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo, for the purpose of funding economic development. For the purposes of this section, the term "economic development" shall mean funding any economic development project approved by the voters, including a transportation corporation, as defined in sections 238.300 to 238.367, RSMo. The tax authorized by this section shall be in addition to any and all other sales taxes allowed by law. The ordinance or order shall become effective after the governing body of the city shall submit to the voters of that city a proposal to authorize the tax.
2. The ballot of submission shall contain, but need not be limited to, the following language:
Shall the city of .......... (name of city) impose a sales tax of .......... (insert rate) for the purpose of funding economic development in order to fund a .......... (description of economic development project to be approved); provided that, the sales tax shall terminate upon the payment of all bonds issued to complete the .......... (description of economic development project to be approved)? There is no guarantee of any state funding.
If you are in favor of the question, place an "X" in the box opposite "YES". If you are opposed to the question, place an "X" in the box opposite "NO".
If a majority of the votes cast on the proposal by the qualified voters voting thereon are in favor of the proposal, then the ordinance or order shall be in effect, beginning the first day of the second calendar quarter following its adoption or a later date if authorized by the governing body. If the governing body has not authorized the initial collection of the tax pursuant to such ordinance or order within three years after the date of the passage of the proposal, authorization for the governing body to impose such tax shall expire. If a majority of the votes cast by the qualified voters voting are opposed to the proposal, then the governing body of the city shall have no power to impose the sales tax authorized in this section unless and until the governing body of the city shall again have submitted another such proposal and the proposal is approved by the requisite majority of the qualified voters voting thereon. However, in no event shall a proposal pursuant to this section be submitted to the voters sooner than twelve months from the date of the last proposal submitted pursuant to this section.
3. After the effective date of any tax imposed pursuant to the provisions of this section, the director of revenue shall perform all functions incident to the administration, collection, enforcement and operation of the tax in the same manner as provided in sections 94.500 to 94.550, and the director of revenue shall collect in addition to the sales tax for the state of Missouri the additional tax authorized pursuant to the authority of this section. The tax imposed pursuant to this section and the tax imposed pursuant to the sales tax law of the state of Missouri shall be collected together and reported upon such forms and pursuant to such administrative rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the director of revenue. Except as modified in this section, all provisions of sections 32.085 and 32.087, RSMo, shall apply to the tax imposed pursuant to this section.
4. The economic development sales tax may be approved at a rate of one-quarter of one percent, one-half of one percent, three-fourths of one percent or one percent of the receipts from the sale at retail of all tangible personal property and taxable services at retail within any city adopting such tax, if such property and services are subject to taxation by the state of Missouri pursuant to the provisions of sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo.
5. All revenue generated from the tax authorized pursuant to the provisions of this section, less one percent for the cost of collection which shall be deposited in the general revenue fund, shall be deposited into the "Local Economic Development Sales Tax Fund", which is hereby created in the state treasury. The fund moneys shall be distributed to the city from which the revenue was generated for the sole purpose of funding economic development, as that term is defined in this section. The tax authorized by this section shall terminate as approved by the voters.
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