SB 123 Modifies provisions of law relating to county collectors
Sponsor: Griesheimer
LR Number: 0546S.02P Fiscal Note: 0546-02
Committee: Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government
Last Action: 4/22/2009 - Hearing Conducted H Local Government Committee Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 123 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SCS/SB 123 - Currently, in counties without a charter form of government the collector collects a seven percent fee for the collection of delinquent taxes. In counties with a charter form of government and St. Louis City, the collector collects a two percent fee for the collection of such taxes. Under this act, in counties adopting a charter form of government after January 1, 2008, the collector shall collect a seven percent fee for the collection of delinquent taxes, while the collector in counties adopting a charter form of government before January 1, 2008, shall collect a two percent fee.

Currently, all counties, except counties with a charter form of government excluding St. Charles County, are required to establish a "Tax Maintenance Fund" to be used solely as a depository for funds received or collected for the purpose of funding additional costs and expenses incurred in the collector's office. Under this act, counties adopting a charter form of government after January 1, 2008, shall be required to establish such a fund as well.

In the event a county of the third or fourth classification abolishes its township organization or the county collect becomes a collector-treasurer, the collector treasurer shall assume all duties, compensation, and requirements of the collector-treasurer.

JASON ZAMKUS