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  67.1159.  Lien for unpaid taxes — release of lien, when — fee for recording of lien — notification of sale of property, when — civil action authorized, when. — 1.  In any case in which any tax, interest or penalty imposed under sections 67.1150 to 67.1158 is not paid when due, the authority or its designated agent may file for record in the real estate records of the recorder's office of the city or the county where the business giving rise to the tax, interest, or penalty is located, or in which the person owing the tax, interest, or penalty resides, a notice of lien specifying the amount of tax, interest, or penalty due and the name of the person liable for the same.  From the time of filing any such notice, the amount of the tax specified in such notice shall have the force and effect of a lien against the real and personal property of the business of such person or the facility giving rise to the tax for the amount specified in such notice.

  2.  A lien created under subsection 1 of this section may be released:

  (1)  By filing for record in the office of the recorder where the lien was originally filed a release of the lien executed by a duly authorized agent of the authority upon payment of the tax, interest, and penalty due; or

  (2)  Upon receipt by the authority of sufficient security to secure payment thereof; or

  (3)  By final judgment holding such lien to have been erroneously imposed.

  3.  Each recorder shall receive the standard statutory fee for the recording of each notice of lien and for each release of lien filed for record.  The authority is authorized to collect an additional penalty from each taxpayer equal to the cost of filing a notice of lien or release with respect to such taxpayer.

  4.  Any person operating or managing a business or facility who owes any tax, penalty, or interest, or is required to file any report with the authority, shall notify the authority in writing at least ten days prior to any sale of the entire business or facility, or the entire assets or property of the business or facility, or a major part thereof.  Such notice shall include the name of the business or facility, the name of the owner of the business or facility, the name of the person collecting the tax at the time of the notice, the name of the purchaser, and the intended date of purchase.  A purchaser of such business, facility, assets, or property who takes with notice of any delinquent tax or with notice of noncompliance with this section takes subject to any tax, penalty, or interest owed by the seller.

  5.  The authority shall have the power to bring a civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin the operation of the business or facility of any person or the successor-in-interest to any person operating or managing the same business or facility, which business or facility gave rise to any tax, penalty, or interest which is unpaid or to enjoin the operating or managing of any such business or facility whose owners or successors-in-interest are operating or managing in violation of the provisions of sections 67.1150 to 67.1159.  The courts shall expedite the hearing on the merits of any such action and shall not require the authority to post a bond pending such hearing.

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(L. 2005 H.B. 58 merged with H.B. 186 merged with S.B. 210)


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