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  67.590.  Sales tax imposition by certain second class counties — rate of tax — election procedure — revenue for construction of law enforcement facilities and communication centers — effective when — terminates when (Buchanan County). — 1.  The governing body of any second class county which has a population of at least eighty-seven thousand five hundred inhabitants but not more than one hundred thousand inhabitants is hereby authorized to impose, by ordinance or order, a three-eighths of one percent sales tax on all retail sales made in such county which are subject to taxation under the provisions of sections 144.010 to 144.525.  The tax authorized by this section shall be in addition to any and all other sales taxes allowed by law, provided, however, that no ordinance imposing a sales tax under the provisions of this section shall be effective unless the governing body of the county submits to the voters of the county, at a county or state general, primary or special election, a proposal to authorize the governing body of the county to impose a tax.

  2.  The 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 amount) for a period not to exceed ______ (insert number) years for the purpose of constructing facilities to be used as a sheriff's office, jail, and juvenile facility, and for the purpose of constructing a police department-fire department communications center and such other law enforcement facilities as agreed upon by the county of ______ (county's name) and the city of ______ (city's name), to be leased to such city by such county?
☐ 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 voting thereon are in favor of the proposal, then the ordinance or order and any amendments thereto shall be in effect.  If a majority of the votes cast by the qualified voters voting are opposed to the proposal, then the governing body of the county shall have no power to impose the sales tax herein authorized unless and until the governing body of the county shall again have submitted another proposal to authorize the governing body of the county to impose the sales tax authorized by sections 67.590 to 67.594, and such proposal is approved by a majority of the qualified voters voting thereon.  However, in no event shall a proposal pursuant to sections 67.590 to 67.594 be submitted to the voters sooner than twelve months from the date of the last proposal pursuant to sections 67.590 to 67.594.

  3.  All revenue received by a county from the tax authorized under the provisions of sections 67.590 to 67.594 shall be deposited in a special trust fund and shall be used solely for the construction of a jail, a juvenile facility, and a sheriff's office within such county, and for the construction of a police department-fire department communications center and such other law enforcement facilities as agreed upon by the county and the city, for so long as the tax shall remain in effect.  Once the tax authorized by sections 67.590 to 67.594 is abolished or is terminated by any means, all funds remaining in the special trust fund shall be used solely for the maintenance of the facilities and buildings constructed with revenues raised by the tax authorized by sections 67.590 to 67.594.  Any funds in such special trust fund which are not needed for current expenditures may be invested by the governing body in accordance with applicable laws relating to the investment of other county funds.

  4.  The tax authorized by sections 67.590 to 67.594 shall terminate five years from the date on which such tax was initially imposed by the county, unless sooner abolished by the governing body of the county.

  5.  Except as modified in sections 67.590 to 67.594, all provisions of sections 32.085 and 32.087 shall apply to the tax imposed under this section.

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(L. 1983 H.B. 852 § 1, A.L. 1991 H.B. 29)


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