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1. The board, by a majority vote, may submit to the residents of such district a tax of not more than one percent on all retail sales, except sales of food as defined in section 144.014, sales of new or used motor vehicles, trailers, boats, or other outboard motors, all utilities, telephone and wireless services, and sales of funeral services, made within the district which are subject to taxation pursuant to the provisions of sections 144.010 to 144.525. Upon the written request of the board to the election authority of the county in which a majority of the area of the district is situated, such election authority shall submit a proposition to the residents of such district at a municipal or statewide primary or general election, or at a special election called for that purpose. Such election authority shall give legal notice as provided in chapter 115.
2. Such proposition shall be submitted to the voters of the district in substantially the following form at such election:
Shall the Tourism Community Enhancement District impose a sales tax of __________ (insert amount) for the purpose of promoting tourism in the district?
If you are in favor of the question, place an “X” in the box opposite “YES”. If you are opposed to the question, place an “X” in the box opposite “NO”.
If a majority of the votes cast on the proposal by the qualified voters of the proposed district voting thereon are in favor of the proposal, then the order shall become effective on the first day of the second calendar quarter after the director of revenue receives notice of adoption of the tax. If the proposal receives less than the required majority, then the board shall have no power to impose the sales tax authorized pursuant to this section unless and until the board shall again have submitted another proposal to authorize the board to impose the sales tax authorized by this section and such proposal is approved by the required majority of the qualified voters of the district.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Missouri Revised Statutes Title VI. County, Township and Political Subdivision Government § 67.1959. Sales tax imposed, when--submitted to voters, ballot language - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mo/title-vi-county-township-and-political-subdivision-government/mo-rev-st-67-1959/
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