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Chapter 96

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  96.150.  Submission of question to voters — maximum tax authorized — approval required — tax may be ended — board of trustees, authority to operate or lease hospital. — 1.  When one hundred voters of any city of the third class shall petition the mayor and council asking that an annual tax as specified in the petition not to exceed fifty cents on each one hundred dollars assessed valuation annually be levied for the establishment, equipping, operating, and maintaining by purchase, lease, construction or otherwise of a health care facility in such city for the care and treatment of the sick, disabled, and infirm persons, the mayor and council shall submit the question to the voters.  For all purposes under sections 96.150 to 96.228 each type of facility shall be considered as a separate facility.

  2.  The question shall be submitted in substantially the following form:

Shall there be ______ cent tax for ______ (establishment of, equipping, operating and maintaining) a ______ (hospital, nursing home, or convalescent home, etc.) in the city for the care and treatment of the sick, disabled and infirm?

  3.  If two-thirds of the voters voting on the question shall vote for such tax, the tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as other general taxes of the city and shall be a separate fund established for the facility.

  4.  The tax shall cease in case the voters in the city shall so determine by a majority vote at any election held on such question.  Unless otherwise specified in the proposition approved by the voters, the trustees may continue to operate any such facility under the provisions of sections 96.150 to 96.228.

  5.  The trustees shall have authority to operate, maintain and manage a hospital and hospital facilities, and to make and enter into contracts, for the use, operation or management of a hospital or hospital facilities; to make and enter into leases of equipment and real property, a hospital or hospital facilities, as lessor or lessee, regardless of the duration of such lease; provided, however, that any lease of substantially all of the hospital, as the term "hospital" is defined in section 197.020, wherein the board of trustees is lessor shall be entered into only with the approval of the council; and further to provide rules and regulations for the operation, management or use of a hospital or hospital facilities.  Any agreement entered into pursuant to this subsection pertaining to the lease of the hospital, as herein defined, shall have a definite termination date as negotiated by the parties, but this shall not preclude the trustees from entering into a renewal of the agreement with the same or other parties pertaining to the same or other subjects upon such terms and conditions as the parties may agree.


(RSMo 1939 § 7036, A.L. 1969 p. 171, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, A.L. 1979 S.B. 445, A.L. 1984 S.B. 576, A.L. 1987 H.B. 810)

Prior revision: 1929 § 6890


Bonds may be issued for hospital buildings, etc., 95.345

Contagious diseases, regulations for prevention of--erection of hospitals, etc., 77.530

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