SB 494 Allows certain counties to seek voter approval for a sales tax to fund interoperable emergency communications
Sponsor: Griesheimer
LR Number: 2120S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government
Last Action: 3/2/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee Journal Page: S442
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Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SB 494 - Under current law, any county which has established an emergency communications system commission may, upon voter approval, levy and collect a property tax to fund the establishment, operation, and maintenance of an emergency communications system. This act would give such counties the option to seek voter approval to impose the property tax or a sales tax not to exceed one-tenth of one percent to fund the establishment, operation, and maintenance of an emergency communications system. The Department of Revenue will collect the sales tax revenues and deposit them into the newly created county emergency communications fund for distribution to the counties from which they were collected.

JASON ZAMKUS