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Title VI COUNTY, TOWNSHIP AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISION GOVERNMENT

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  67.1922.  Water quality, infrastructure and tourism, sales taxes authorized for certain counties — ballot language. — 1.  The governing body of any county containing any part of a Corps of Engineers lake with a shoreline of at least seven hundred miles and not exceeding a shoreline of nine hundred miles or the governing body of any county which borders on or which contains part of a lake with not less than one hundred miles of shoreline may impose by order one or more sales taxes, not to exceed one and one-half percent in the aggregate, on all retail sales made in such county which are subject to taxation pursuant to the provisions of sections 144.010 to 144.525 for the purpose of affecting any combination of water quality, infrastructure, or tourism in the county.  The taxes authorized by this section shall be in addition to any and all other sales taxes allowed by law; except that no order imposing a sales tax pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be effective unless the governing body of the county submits to the voters of the county, at a municipal or state primary, general or special election, a proposal to authorize the governing body of the county to impose such tax.

  2.  Each ballot of submission shall contain, but need not be limited to, the following language:

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Shall the county of ______ (county's name) impose a countywide sales tax of ______ (insert percent) for the purpose of affecting ______ (water quality, infrastructure, and tourism) (water quality and infrastructure) (water quality and tourism) (infrastructure and tourism) (water quality) (infrastructure) (tourism) (insert one) as provided by law?
☐ YES ☐ NO
If you are in favor of the question, place an "X" in the box opposite "YES". If you are opposed to the question, place an "X" in the box opposite "NO".

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If a majority of the votes cast on the proposal by the qualified voters of the county voting thereon are in favor of the proposal, then the order shall become effective on the first day of the second calendar quarter after the director of revenue receives notice of adoption of the tax.  If the proposal receives less than the required majority, then the governing body of the county shall have no power to impose the sales tax authorized pursuant to this section unless and until the governing body shall again have submitted another proposal to authorize the governing body to impose the sales tax authorized by this section and such proposal is approved by the required majority of the qualified voters of the county voting on such proposal.

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(L. 2001 S.B. 323 & 230, A.L. 2005 H.B. 186 merged with S.B. 210)


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