HCS/SB 893 - This act relates to taxes for districts that provide emergency services.
Currently, any municipality, fire protection district, or central fire and emergency services board may levy a tax of not more than 3% and the money shall be used only for establishing a joint central fire and emergency dispatching service. Under this act, this money may also be used in St. Louis County by municipalities, counties or districts, which contract with such joint central fire and emergency dispatching service, for certain expenditures for equipment and services. This act makes a technical change by removing one version of Section 321.243, RSMo, that is currently doubly-enacted.
This act removes the requirement that the central fire and emergency services board, located in St. Charles County, shall meet once a month.
This act prohibits any ambulance or fire protection district from reducing the rate of such district's sale tax, rather than the collector.
SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE