SB 174
Modifies provisions relating to political subdivisions
LR Number:
Last Action:
4/22/2011 - Referred to Rules Committee pursuant to Rule 25(32)(f)
Journal Page:
HCS SB 174
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2011

Current Bill Summary

HCS/SB 174 - This act modifies provisions relating to political subdivisions.


This amendment authorizes cities, towns, and villages located in any county of the state to seek voter approval for the imposition of a fee on residential property to fund the repair or replacement of water lines on that property. The fee would be imposed for the repair or replacement of water service lines providing water service to residential properties having four or fewer dwelling units located within the city, town, or village. The fee cannot exceed one dollar per month.

Any city, town, or village which imposes the water service line fee may, by ordinance, provide for the administration of the program and define the terms "repair" and "water service line".

This provision is identical to a provision of CCS/SCS/HB 142(2011), HB 369 (2011) and a provision of HCS/HB 889 (2011) and HCS/SB 145 (2011).


Under current law, the Cities of Springfield, Joplin, and St. Joseph, as well as any cities in Jasper or Butler County may seek voter approval for the imposition of a sales tax of up to one-half of one percent for economic development purposes. Butler County and Buchanan County may also seek voter approval for the imposition of such a tax. Current law provides a non-inclusive list of economic development projects for which revenues derived from the tax may be used. This act would allow local economic development sales tax revenues to also be used for the construction of job training and educational facilities.

This provision is identical to provisions of SS/SCS/HCS/HB 161 (2011), CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 117 (2011).


This act specifies that the county Collector to add special assessments levied in a community improvement district to the annual real estate tax bills for the properties being benefitted by the district. Unpaid special assessments on the first day of January are considered delinquent and enforcement of the collection of delinquent bills will be governed by the laws concerning delinquent and back taxes. A lien may be foreclosed in the same manner as a tax upon real property by land tax sale.

This provision is similar to a provision in HCS/HB 889 (2011), HCS/SB 61 (2011), CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 117 (2011), and CCS/SCS/HB 142 (2011).