SB 379 - Currently, the revenues from a 1% sales tax in St. Louis County are distributed to unincorporated areas of the county as well as municipalities based on a formula. What are commonly called "Group B" entities pool their revenue from the tax. After a diversion to account for incorporation of previously unincorporated areas, revenues are generally split amongst the municipalities and unincorporated areas of the county in Group B by population, regardless of where the tax was collected. This act requires that beginning January 1, 2016, municipalities and the unincorporated areas of the county in Group B receive at least 50% of the tax revenue generated in such municipality or unincorporated area of the county.
This act is similar to HB 768 (2015) and HB 812 (2015). This act is similar to a provision in HCS/SB 221 (2015).