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  67.730.  Capital improvements sales tax — bonds — election procedure — ballot form. — 1.  Any county of the first class having a charter form of government and containing the major portion of a city with a population of over three hundred fifty thousand may, upon the vote of a majority of the qualified voters of the county voting thereon, issue and sell its negotiable interest-bearing revenue bonds for the purpose of paying all or part of the cost of any capital improvements project or projects designated by the governing body of the county.  The bonds shall be retired from the proceeds of a countywide sales tax on all retail sales made in such county which are subject to taxation under the provisions of sections 144.010 to 144.525.  The sales tax to retire the revenue bonds shall be approved as a part of the proposal to issue the bonds submitted to the qualified voters of the county and may be imposed in addition to or in lieu of all and any other sales tax authorized by law to be imposed by the county.

  2.  The proposal to issue negotiable interest-bearing revenue bonds for the purpose of capital improvement projects and the imposition of a sales tax to pay the principal and interest on such bonds may be submitted by the governing body of the county to the voters of the county at a county or state general, primary, or special election.  The ballot of submission shall contain, but need not be limited to, the following language:

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Shall the county of ______ issue its negotiable interest-bearing revenue bonds in the total face amount of $______ payable in ______ years for the purpose of funding capital improvement projects in the county and impose a countywide sales tax at the rate of ______ to pay the principal and interest on such bonds?
☐ YES ☐ NO
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".

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  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 bonds may be issued by the county from time to time and in such amounts as may be necessary to carry out the county's program of capital improvements, but not to exceed the total amount of bonds authorized by the vote of the qualified voters.  If a majority of the votes cast by the qualified voters voting thereon are opposed to the proposal, then the county shall have no power to issue the revenue bonds or impose the sales tax authorized by sections 67.730 to 67.739 unless and until the governing body of the county shall again have submitted the proposal and such proposal is approved by a majority of the qualified voters voting thereon.

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(L. 1987 H.B. 210 § 5, A.L. 1991 H.B. 29)


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