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  67.671.  Tourism sales tax may be imposed by certain counties — election — ballot form — tax rate — effective when. — 1.  The governing body of any county, except first class counties other than first class counties without charter form of government not adjoining any other first class county unless such first class county contains part of a city with a population over four hundred and fifty thousand, and except as otherwise provided in subsection 4 or subsection 7 of this section may, by a majority vote, impose a tourism sales tax throughout or in any portion of the county for the promotion of tourism as provided in this act*, but such tax shall not become effective unless the governing body of the county submits to the voters of the county, at a public election, a proposal to authorize the county to impose a tax under the provisions of sections 67.671 to 67.685.

  2.  The ballot of submission shall be in substantially the following form:

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Shall the county of ______ (Insert the name of the county) impose a tourism sales tax of ______ (Insert rate of percent) percent in certain areas of the county?
☐ YES ☐ 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 tax 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 tax authorized by sections 67.671 to 67.685, 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 tax, and such proposal is approved by a majority of the qualified voters voting thereon.

  3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4 or subsection 7 of this section, the tourism tax may be imposed at a rate of not more than seven-eighths of one percent on the receipts from the sale at retail of certain tangible personal property or taxable services within that part of the county for which such tax has been adopted, as specified in section 67.674.

  4.  The governing body of any third class county which adjoins the Mississippi River and which also adjoins one or more first class counties without a charter form of government and which has a population of not more than sixteen thousand inhabitants according to the 1980 decennial census may, by a majority vote, impose:

  (1)  A tourism sales tax on the sale of all food and beverages sold for consumption on the premises of all restaurants, bars, taverns, or other establishments which are primarily used to provide food and beverage services;

  (2)  A tourism sales tax upon the rent or lease charges paid by transient guests of hotels, motels, condominiums, houseboats, and space rented in campgrounds;

  (3)  Or both.  

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The tax may be imposed throughout or in any portion of the county for the promotion of tourism as provided in sections 67.671 to 67.685 but such tax shall not become effective unless the governing body of the county submits to the voters of the county, at a public election, a proposal to authorize the county to impose the tax.

  5.  The ballot of submission shall be in substantially the following form:

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Shall the county of ______ (Insert name of county) impose a tourism sales tax of ______ (Insert rate of percent) percent on the sale or rental of ______ (Insert type of property or service) in certain areas of the county?
☐ YES ☐ 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 tax 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 tax 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 tax, and such proposal is approved by a majority of the qualified voters voting thereon.  The tourism tax may be imposed at a rate of not more than two percent on the receipts from the sale or rental at retail of certain tangible personal property or taxable services as provided in this subsection within that part of the county for which such tax has been adopted.

  6.  Within ten days after a vote in favor of the adoption of a tourism sales tax by the voters of any such county, the governing body of the county shall make its order imposing the tax.  The tax shall become effective on the first day of the first calendar quarter after such order is made; provided that in any first class county with a population of at least eighty thousand but less than one hundred thousand, the tax shall become effective on the first day of the first month which begins more than thirty days after such order is made, and such tax shall be collected by the department of revenue in the same manner as prescribed in section 32.087, except as otherwise provided in this section.

  7.  In any county which has any part of a Corps of Engineers lake with a shoreline of at least eight hundred miles and not exceeding a shoreline of nine hundred miles, the tourism tax may be imposed at a rate of not more than two percent on the receipts from the sale at retail of certain tangible personal property or taxable services, subject to tax pursuant to chapter 144, within that portion of the county for which such tax has been adopted.  All areas in such county imposing a tourism tax eligible to do so under the provisions of this section shall be contiguous with all other areas which adopt the tax.

  8.  All tourism sales tax collected pursuant to subsection 7 of this section shall be collected** and administered by the county collector as provided in section 67.680 and deposited in the "County Advertising and Tourism Sales Tax Trust Fund" created in such section.

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(L. 1985 H.B. 129 § 1 subsecs. 1 to 4, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1607, A.L. 1993 S.B. 348, A.L. 1997 S.B. 21)

Effective 7-07-97

*"This act" (S.B. 21, 1997) contained numerous sections.  Consult Disposition of Sections table for a definitive listing.

**Word "collect" appears in original rolls.


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