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Chapter 80

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  80.460.  County clerk to furnish abstract from assessment books — tax levy not to exceed maximum rate except by special vote. — 1.  The chairman of the board of trustees of all towns and villages in this state shall procure from the clerk of the county commission in which such town is located, and it shall be the duty of said clerk to deliver to the chairman of the board of trustees within twenty days after the date of the final adjournment of the board of equalization a certified abstract from his assessment books, as corrected by the board of equalization, on all property within such town subject to its taxing power and the assessed value thereof as corrected by the board of equalization, which abstract shall be immediately transmitted to the board of trustees, and it shall be the duty of such board of trustees to establish by ordinance the annual rates of tax levy for the year for municipal purposes upon all subjects and objects of taxation within such town, which tax shall not exceed the maximum rate for general municipal purposes of fifty cents on the one hundred dollars assessed valuation; provided, however, that the rate of taxation for general municipal purposes herein limited may be increased for such purposes for a period not to exceed four years at any one time when such rate and purpose of increase are submitted to a vote of the voters within such towns and two-thirds of the voters voting thereon shall vote therefor, but such increase so voted shall be limited to a maximum rate of taxation not to exceed thirty cents on the one hundred dollars assessed valuation.  The board of trustees of any such towns may submit a question for increase of levy when in the opinion of such board of trustees the necessity therefor arises, and such question shall be submitted by such board of trustees when petitioned therefor by voters equaling in number five percent or more of the voters of such towns or villages voting for mayor or member of board of trustees at the last election at which a mayor or member of board of trustees was elected.

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

Shall there be a ______ cent increase in levy on one hundred dollars assessed valuation for general municipal purposes for ______ years?

  3.  If such increase in levy shall be voted, then such increased levy shall be effective for the number of years designated, and no longer, but such towns through their boards of trustees may submit any such proposal for continuing such increase of levy at any time for like periods not to exceed four years each.


(RSMo 1939 § 7259, A.L. 1945 p. 1278, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 7108; 1919 § 8557; 1909 § 9445

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