SB 939 Modifies various provisions relating to levee and drainage districts
Sponsor: Stouffer
LR Number: 4250L.03T Fiscal Note: 4250-03
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Natural Resources
Last Action: 7/10/2008 - Signed by Governor Journal Page:
Title: HCS SCS SB 939 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2008
House Handler: Quinn

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HCS/SCS/SB 939 - Currently, the board of supervisors of a levee district must levy a uniform tax of not more than one dollar per acre upon each acre of land and each mile of right-of-way of all public service corporations within such district. The tax is used to pay expenses incurred before the board is empowered to levy a property tax under Section 245.180, RSMo. This act would require a levee district to levy such a tax for not more than eight dollars.

Currently, the board of supervisors of a drainage district must levy a uniform tax of not more than one dollar per acre upon each acre of land. The tax is used to pay expenses incurred before the board is empowered to levy a property tax under Section 242.450, RSMo. This act would require a drainage district to levy such a tax for not more than eight dollars.

Currently, only owners of 25% of the property in certain drainage districts can petition a court for readjustment of the assessment of benefits for the property in the district. This act allows the district board of supervisors to petition for readjustment for some or all of the property in the district as identified in the petition. The act also specifies that property owners or the board of supervisors in levee districts can petition a court for readjustment of the assessment of benefits for just a particular part of the property in the district as identified in the petition. Drainage districts in St. Louis County are authorized to adopt an alternative procedure with respect to voting rights. All drainage districts are authorized to adopt an alternative procedure for the apportionment of installment taxes after a readjustment of the assessment of benefits.

This act is similar to HB 1782 (2008).

SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE