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  67.1006.  Transient guests to pay tax on sleeping rooms in hotels or motels — rate — election, ballot form — purpose, tourism — rate of tax change, procedure (Pettis County). — 1.  In any county of the second class which has a two-year community college and is located south of the Missouri River and adjacent to a county of the second class which contains a state educational institution described as a state teachers college in paragraph (c) of subdivision (5) of section 176.010, a proposal to authorize the governing body of the county to impose a tax may be submitted to the voters of the county at a state general, primary or special election as follows:

  (1)  By a majority vote of the county governing body; or

  (2)  Upon petition of eight percent of the voters who cast votes for the member of the county governing body who received the highest number of votes at the last election in which members of the governing body were elected, the county clerk shall submit the proposal to the voters of the county.  The tax shall be levied on the sales or charges for all sleeping rooms paid by the transient guests of hotels or motels situated in the county at a rate not to exceed two dollars per room per night.  The tax authorized by sections 67.1006 to 67.1012 shall be in addition to any and all taxes imposed by law and shall be stated separately from all other charges and taxes.

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

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Shall there be imposed in the county of ______ (name of county) a tax of ______ (rate of tax) on each sleeping room occupied and rented by transient guests of hotels and motels located in the county, the proceeds of which shall be expended for tourism purposes?
☐ YES ☐ NO

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If a majority of the votes cast on the question by the qualified voters voting thereon are in favor of the question, then the tax shall become effective on the first day of the second calendar quarter following the calendar quarter in which the election was held.  If a majority of the votes cast on the question by the qualified voters voting thereon are opposed to the question, then the tax authorized by sections 67.1006 to 67.1012 shall not become effective unless and until the question is resubmitted under the provisions of sections 67.1006 to 67.1012 to the qualified voters of the county and such question is approved by a majority of the qualified voters of the county voting on the question.

  3.  The governing body of any county imposing a tax under this section may, by order or ordinance, change the rate of such tax from two dollars per room per night to not more than five percent per occupied room per night.  No such order or ordinance shall become effective unless the governing body of the county submits to the voters of the county at a state general, primary, or special election a proposal to authorize the governing body of the county to change the rate of tax imposed under this section.  If a majority of the votes cast on the question by the qualified voters voting thereon are in favor of the question, then the change in the tax rate shall become effective on the first day of the second calendar quarter following the calendar quarter in which the election was held.  If a majority of the votes cast on the question by the qualified voters voting thereon are opposed to the question, then the change in the tax rate shall not become effective unless and until the question is resubmitted under this section to the qualified voters of the county and such question is approved by a majority of the qualified voters voting on the question.

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(L. 1991 H.B. 25 § 2 subsecs. 1, 2, A.L. 2011 H.B. 161)


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