SB 0193 Authorizes Kansas City to put to vote up to 1/2 cent sales tax to fund flood relief projects
LR Number:S0171.03T Fiscal Note:0171-03
Committee:Ways and Means
Last Action:02/03/99 - Signed by Governor (w/EC) Journal page:
Effective Date:Emergency Clause
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SB 193 - This act authorizes Kansas City to submit for public vote a sales tax for the purpose of funding flood relief projects. The act allows the flood relief sales tax to be enacted in addition to the presently authorized capital improvements sales tax in Section 94.577, RSMo. The tax authorized by this act and Section 94.577, RSMo, cannot exceed one-half of one percent. The act requires notice within one business day after the ordinance is adopted calling for the election, and does not require the election to be held on a regular election date. Election authorities are required to provide notice as soon as feasible after the city notifies them of the election.

Rates up to and including one-half of one cent may be imposed, and more than one election may be called under the statute. The total sales tax rate imposed from all such elections, however, including the rate for the capital improvements sales tax in Section 94.577, RSMo, cannot exceed one-half of one percent.

The revenue is to be collected by the Director of Revenue, deposited in the newly created "Flood Relief Projects Fund", and distributed to the city for such projects.

The election may be set for a second election but such election shall conform to the notice and election date requirements of Chapter 115, RSMo. The act terminates the flood relief sales tax no later than two years from its adoption. The act has an emergency clause.