☰ Revisor of Missouri

Title XI EDUCATION AND LIBRARIES

Chapter 182

Effective - 28 Aug 1978 bottom

  182.650.  Rate of tax — election to increase rate — form of ballot. — 1.  Whenever a consolidated public library district has been created it may levy a tax at a rate of not less than twenty cents on the one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of all taxable property in the districts to be served by the consolidated public library district; except that, any increase in the rate of taxation to be assessed shall, on resolution adopted by the board of trustees of the consolidated public library district, be submitted to the county commission or county executive officers of the counties included within the district, to be submitted to the voters of the respective counties for approval.

  2.  The county commissions or county executive officers, after receipt of the resolution pursuant to the provisions of this section, shall order that the proposed increase in the rate of taxation be submitted to the voters of the consolidated public library district at an election.  The order of the commission and the notice shall specify the name of the county and the rate of taxation mentioned in the petition.

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

Shall there be a ______ cent tax increase over the ______ cent tax per hundred dollars assessed valuation for the ______ consolidated public library district?

  4.  If a majority of all the votes cast on the question shall be for the tax increase as submitted, the increased tax specified in the notice shall be levied and collected in like manner with other county taxes and shall be paid and forwarded to the treasurer of the board of trustees of the consolidated public library district by the county collector.

  5.  If a majority of the votes cast on the question shall be against the tax rate as submitted, then the tax rate shall remain at the previously existing levy.

  6.  Whenever in any consolidated public library district which has decided to establish and maintain a free library in any district served under the provisions of sections 182.610 to 182.670, the consolidated public library district board of trustees, by written resolution entered of record, deems it necessary that free library buildings be erected in the district, it shall notify the county commission or chief executive in writing asking that an annual tax be levied at and as an increased rate of taxation for the library buildings and specify in its resolution an additional rate of taxation of ______ cents on the hundred dollars annually, and not to be levied for more than ten years on all taxable property in such consolidated public library district, then the county commission or county executive officer shall enter of record a brief recital of the resolution and shall order that the question be submitted to the voters of the consolidated public library district.  The order of the commission or county executive officer and notice shall specify the rate of taxation mentioned in the resolution.

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

Shall there be a ______ cent tax for erection of library buildings?

  8.  If the majority of the voters of the county library district voting on the question vote in favor of the tax, the tax specified in the notice shall be levied and collected in like manner with other taxes of the county, and delivered to the treasurer of the board of trustees of the consolidated public library district, and shall be subject to the exclusive control of the consolidated public library district board of trustees, and the fund shall be disbursed by the consolidated public library district treasurer only upon proper instrument of payment of the board, and be used for expenses incident to the erection and furnishing of the library buildings.  The levy herein providing for the erection of library buildings shall be in addition to the tax levied for the establishment and maintenance of the consolidated public library district.

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(L. 1972 H.B. 1114, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971)


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