SB 223 Allows certain public library districts to seek voter approval for a sales tax to fund libraries within such districts
Sponsor: Mayer
LR Number: 0509S.02I Fiscal Note: 0509-02N.ORG
Committee: Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government
Last Action: 5/13/2011 - S Formal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 223-Mayer Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 223 - This act authorizes public library districts, located at least partially within Butler, Ripley, Wayne, Stoddard, New Madrid, Dunklin, or Pemiscot County, to seek voter approval for a sales tax of not more than one half of one cent to fund the operation and maintenance of libraries within the boundaries of such library district. Public library districts are defined as any city library district, county library district, city-county library district, municipal library district, consolidated library district or urban library district. The act also provides that state appropriations to public library districts will not be affected by voluntary reductions in property tax levies, resulting from the enactment of a district sales tax, provided the proceeds from such sales tax equal or exceed the amount of the reduction in property tax revenue.

This act is similar to Senate Bill 713 (2010).

JASON ZAMKUS