SB 309 Allows certain ambulance and fire protection districts to seek voter approval for a sales tax to fund such districts
Sponsor: Kehoe
LR Number: 1663S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government
Last Action: 2/24/2011 - Second Read and Referred S Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee Journal Page: S332
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Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 309 - This act allows for the organization of ambulance districts which may impose either a property tax not to exceed thirty cents on the one hundred dollars of assessed valuation or a sales tax not to exceed one-half of one percent.

Under current law, ambulance and fire protection districts located in any county in this state, except Greene, Platte, Clay, St. Louis and St. Charles counties, are authorized to seek voter approval for a sales tax of up to one-half of one percent to fund the operation of such districts, provided such sales tax is accompanied by a reduction in the district's property tax rate. This act would allow ambulance and fire protection districts located within St. Louis County to seek voter approval to impose the sales tax, provided such tax is accompanied by a reduction in the districts property tax rate.

This act contains provisions that are identical to Senate Bill 826 (2010).

JASON ZAMKUS