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  205.460.  Tax for hospital purposes — petition for election. — 1.  When twenty-five percent of the voters in any township or townships in this state, forty percent of whom shall not live at the time they subscribe thereto within any town of said township or townships shall petition the county commission of the county of which said township or townships is a part, asking that a tax not to exceed one-half of one cent on each dollar be levied for one year only and thereafter an annual tax not to exceed two mills on the dollar for the establishing, either by purchase or otherwise or leasing, equipping and maintaining a hospital at some place in such township or townships to be set forth in said petition, for the care and treatment of the sick and disabled therein, such county commission shall submit the question to the voters at an election.

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

Shall there be a ______ tax for the first year and a ______ tax thereafter for a hospital?

  3.  The notice shall include the rate of taxation to be voted upon.  If two-thirds of the voters of each township voting on said proposition shall vote for such tax, the said tax specified in such notice shall be levied and collected in like manner as other general taxes of said township or townships and be known as "Hospital Fund" and turned over by the collector of said tax to the treasurer of such hospital.  The tax shall cease in case the voters in such township or townships by a two-thirds vote of the total vote cast at a municipal election held therein shall so determine.

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(RSMo 1939 § 15210, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971)

Prior revision: 1929 § 13993


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