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Chapter 190

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  190.337.  Revenue, purpose for which shall be used — procedure to terminate tax, ballot form — reestablishing emergency service using telephone tax, procedure. — 1.  The sales tax established by a county according to the provisions of section 190.335 shall be permanent and revenues from it shall be disbursed only for the purposes for which it was collected.  Upon receipt of a petition signed by a number of voters in the county equal to ten percent of the number of voters in the county who voted in the most recent gubernatorial election requesting the submission of the question of continuation or termination, the county commission in any county which has adopted the sales tax as a means of paying for emergency services in lieu of financing such services through taxes as provided in section 190.305, shall submit to the voters of the county the question to continue or to terminate the sales tax.

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


Shall the county of ______ (insert name of county) continue to impose a county sales tax of ______ (insert rate of percent) percent for the purpose of providing central dispatching of fire protection, emergency ambulance, or emergency telephone, services?
☐ YES ☐ NO


  3.  If a majority of those voting on the question vote "YES" for continuation, the sales tax shall be continued unless and until terminated by a vote of the qualified voters voting thereon; if a majority of those voting on the question vote "NO" for the termination of the sales tax, the county commission shall declare the sales tax terminated effective the first day of the second calendar quarter following notification to the director of revenue that the tax has been repealed and shall discharge any board appointed pursuant to section 190.335.  Any order adopted by the board shall be void and of no effect from and after the termination of the sales tax.

  4.  If the majority of the voters vote "NO" pursuant to subsection 3 of this section, the emergency services shall be deemed to have been terminated.  Such emergency services may be reestablished in the county pursuant to the provisions of section 190.305.


(L. 1993 S.B. 157 & 29 § 2)

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