SB 1059 - This act creates the Education and Job Training Television Broadcasting District, a new political subdivision of Missouri.
Upon approval of a majority of the qualified voters of St. Louis City or St. Louis County, the governing body shall levy and collect a property tax not in excess of 8¢ per $100 of assessed valuation for the purpose of education and job training television broadcasting. The proceeds shall be deposited in a special fund, to be known as the "Education and Job Training Television Broadcast Fund."
USE OF FUNDS
The administrative control and management of the funds shall rest solely with the commission appointed under this act and shall use the funds to provide programming which promotes early childhood education, elementary and secondary education, adult education, job training programs, and activities related to preparing citizens for furthering their education and more fully participating in the economy of the region of such city and county. Funds shall not be limited to traditional television broadcasting, and may be used for the forms of media or related activities that foster or enhance job training and education at all levels.
In providing such services, the commission shall contract only with not-for-profit entities which are noncommercial television broadcast stations licensed to serve the metro area of St. Louis City and County.
The District shall be governed by a Commission created under this act and shall be comprised of 2 persons appointed by the mayor of such city and 2 persons appointed by the chief executive of such county, and a chairperson appointed by the Governor who shall serve a 4 year term.
The appointments of commissioners shall be four years and be staggered upon implementation. Commissioners may be reappointed and vacancies will be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
The commission shall select annually, from its membership, a vice-chairperson, and treasurer and may appoint additional officers as necessary.