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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 190

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  190.040.  Form of ballot — effect of passage on tax rate — fund created — refunds, when. — 1.  For the organization of a district which shall levy a property tax, the question shall be submitted in substantially the following form:

Shall there be organized in the counties of ______, state of Missouri, an ambulance district for the establishment and operation of an ambulance service to be located within the boundaries of said proposed district and having the power to impose a property tax not to exceed the annual rate of thirty cents on the hundred dollars assessed valuation without voter approval, and such additional tax as may be approved hereafter by vote thereon, to be known as "______ Ambulance District" as prayed for by petition filed with the county clerk of ______ County, Missouri, on the ______ day of ______, 20______?

  2.  For the organization of a district which shall levy a sales tax, the question shall be submitted in substantially the following form:

Shall there be organized in the counties of ______ , state of Missouri, an ambulance district for the establishment and operation of an ambulance service to be located within the boundaries of said district and having the power to impose a sales tax in an amount not to exceed one-half of one percent without voter approval, and such additional tax as may be approved hereafter by vote thereon, to be known as "______ Ambulance District" as prayed for by petition filed with the county clerk of ______ County, Missouri, on the ______ day of ______, 20______?

  3.  If a majority of the votes cast on the proposal by the qualified voters voting thereon are in favor of the proposal, then the sales tax authorized in this section shall be in effect and the governing body of the ambulance district shall lower the level of its tax rate by an amount which reduces property tax revenues by an amount equal to fifty percent of the amount of sales tax collected in the preceding year.  If a majority of the votes cast by the qualified voters voting are opposed to the proposal, then the governing body of the ambulance district shall not impose the sales tax authorized in this section unless and until the governing body of such ambulance district resubmits a proposal to authorize the governing body of the ambulance district to impose the sales tax authorized by this section and such proposal is approved by a majority of the qualified voters voting thereon.

  4.  All revenue received by a district from the tax authorized pursuant to this section shall be deposited in a special trust fund, and be used solely for the purposes specified in the proposal submitted pursuant to this section for so long as the tax shall remain in effect.

  5.  All sales taxes collected by the director of revenue pursuant to this section, less one percent for cost of collection, which shall be deposited in the state's general revenue fund after payment of premiums for surety bonds as provided in section 32.087, shall be deposited in a special trust fund, which is hereby created, to be known as the "Ambulance District Sales Tax Trust Fund".  The moneys in the ambulance district sales tax trust fund shall not be deemed to be state funds and shall not be commingled with any funds of the state.  The director of revenue shall keep accurate records of the amount of money in the trust and the amount collected in each district imposing a sales tax pursuant to this section, and the records shall be open to inspection by officers of the county and to the public.  Not later than the tenth day of each month, the director of revenue shall distribute all moneys deposited in the trust fund during the preceding month to the governing body of the district which levied the tax.  Such funds shall be deposited with the board treasurer of each such district.

  6.  The director of revenue may make refunds from the amounts in the trust fund and credit any district for erroneous payments and overpayments made, and may redeem dishonored checks and drafts deposited to the credit of such district.  If any district abolishes the tax, the district shall notify the director of revenue of the action at least ninety days prior to the effective date of the repeal and the director of revenue may order retention in the trust fund, for a period of one year, of two percent of the amount collected after receipt of such notice to cover possible refunds or overpayment of the tax and to redeem dishonored checks and drafts deposited to the credit of such accounts.  After one year has elapsed after the effective date of abolition of the tax in such district, the director of revenue shall remit the balance in the account to the district and close the account of that district.  The director of revenue shall notify each district of each instance of any amount refunded or any check redeemed from receipts due the district.

  7.  Except as modified in this section, all provisions of sections 32.085 and 32.087 shall apply to the tax imposed pursuant to this section.

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(L. 1971 S.B. 108 § 7, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, A.L. 1984 H.B. 924, A.L. 2011 S.B. 226)


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