☰ Revisor of Missouri

Title XI EDUCATION AND LIBRARIES

Chapter 182

Effective - 28 Aug 1987 bottom

  182.020.  Levy and collection of tax — reconsideration of tax — increase in tax levy procedure, ballot form. — 1.  If, from returns of the submission of the question, the majority of all the votes cast are in favor of establishing a county library district and for the tax for a free county library, the county governing body shall enter of record a brief recital of the returns and that there has been established "______ county library district", and thereafter such "______ county library district", shall be considered established; and the tax specified in the notice, subject to the provisions of this section, shall be levied and collected, from year to year.

  2.  At least once in every month the county collector in each county of the first and second classes, including such counties having a charter form of government, shall pay over to the treasurer of the county library district all moneys received and collected by him to which the district is entitled and take duplicate receipts from the treasurer, one of which he shall file with the secretary of the county library district and the other he shall file in his settlement with the county governing body.  The county collector in the counties of the third and fourth classes shall pay over to the county treasurer at least once in every month all moneys received and collected by him which are due the county library district and shall take duplicate receipts therefor, one of which he shall file in his settlement with the county governing body.  The county treasurer in such counties shall pay over to the treasurer of the county library district, at least once in every month, all moneys so received by him to which the district is entitled.  Upon payment he shall take duplicate receipts from the treasurer of the county library district, one of which he shall file with the secretary of the county library district, and the other he shall file in his settlement with the county governing body.

  3.  The tax may be reconsidered whenever the voters of any county library district shall so determine by a majority vote on such questions after petition, order, and notice of the election and of the purpose thereof, first having been made, filed, and given, as in the case of establishing such county library district.  At least five years must elapse after the county library district has been established and a tax therefor has been levied before a question to reconsider the tax may be submitted under this subsection.

  4.  Whenever the county library board of trustees finds it appropriate, it may order an election on the question of increasing the tax established pursuant to subsection 2 of section 182.010 or increased pursuant to subsection 5 of section 182.010.  Notice of the election shall be published in the same manner as is notice of an election to establish a county library district under section 182.010.  The notice and order shall each recite the amount of the proposed increase.  The question shall be submitted in substantially the following form:

Shall the ______ per hundred dollars assessed valuation tax for the county library be increased to ______ per hundred dollars assessed valuation?

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If a majority of votes cast on the question are in favor of the increase, then the increased tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as the tax was at its previous lower rate.

  5.  As used in sections 182.010 to 182.120, the words "county commission" or "county governing body" shall be construed to mean the proper commission or official in any county operating under a special charter.

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(RSMo 1939 § 14767, A.L. 1955 p. 547, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, A.L. 1984 S.B. 423, A.L. 1987 H.B. 179 & 307)

Prior revision: 1929 § 13463


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