FIRST REGULAR SESSION
SENATE BILL NO. 541
91ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY SENATOR KLINDT.
Read 1st time February 22, 2001, and 1,000 copies ordered printed.
TERRY L. SPIELER, Secretary.
To amend chapter 196, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the establishment of the Missouri tobacco settlement trust fund.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 196, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 196.1014, to read as follows:
196.1014. 1. There is hereby created in the state treasury the "Missouri Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund".
2. The state treasurer shall deposit in the Missouri tobacco settlement trust fund all moneys received by the state of Missouri which are the proceeds of any award or settlement resulting from any dispute between the state and any company which manufactures, sells or promotes tobacco or tobacco products.
3. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080, RSMo, to the contrary, moneys deposited in the Missouri tobacco settlement trust fund, including any interest thereon, shall not revert to the credit of the general revenue fund at the end of the biennium.
4. Moneys in the Missouri tobacco settlement trust fund shall be appropriated to the "Tobacco Moneys Board" which is hereby created. The board shall review requests and award grants by majority vote to the following groups or causes: health research, antismoking efforts, respite care, elderly care, prescription drugs, health, economic development, mental health, health agencies, health education, education, capital funding and social welfare boards.
5. The board shall be comprised of the following persons:
(1) The speaker of the house of representatives;
(2) The president pro tem of the senate;
(3) Eight members of the house of representatives, with four members of the majority party and four members of the minority party appointed, reappointed and subject to removal in the same manner as house committee members are appointed, reappointed and subject to removal; and
(4) Eight members of the senate, with four members of the majority party and four members of the minority party appointed, reappointed and subject to removal in the same manner as senate committee members are appointed, reappointed and subject to removal.
6. The board shall submit information about any grant, including recipient, amount and purpose to the governor. If the governor does not disapprove the grant within fifteen days it shall be deemed approved.
7. Any grant awarded to an entity receiving state appropriations shall not be considered part of that entity's core budget for purposes of appropriations and shall be disregarded for purposes of calculating general revenue appropriations for the upcoming fiscal year.
8. There is hereby created a "Tobacco Moneys Review Board" to analyze the impact of grants awarded by the tobacco moneys board and to determine the worthiness of renewal of such grants. The review board shall be established in the same manner as the tobacco moneys board. The tobacco moneys review board shall submit its recommendations and findings from the previous fiscal year to the tobacco moneys board prior to the tobacco moneys board's review of grant proposals for the next fiscal year.
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