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  94.815.  Tourism tax trust fund, established — distribution — infrastructure account, established — debt retirement account, established — tourism promotion account, established. — 1.  All taxes authorized and collected under sections 94.800 to 94.825 shall be deposited by the municipality in a special trust fund to be known as the "Tourism Tax Trust Fund".  The moneys in such tourism tax trust fund shall not be commingled with any funds of the municipality.

  2.  Except as provided in subsection 3 of this section, seventy-five percent of the taxes collected shall be deposited in an "Infrastructure Account" within the tourism tax trust fund and shall be used, upon appropriation by the municipality, solely for the purpose of constructing and maintaining infrastructure improvements, to include sidewalks, streets, highways, roads, waterworks, wastewater including distribution and collection systems and solid waste disposal facilities, the costs of which may be funded by issuing bonds which may be retired by revenues received from tourism taxes imposed pursuant to sections 94.802 and 94.805 or the retirement of debt under previously voter-approved bonded indebtedness and the costs of operation and maintenance of such infrastructure improvements.

  3.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 2 of this section, if any outstanding bonds have been issued or indebtedness has been incurred prior to or after September 15, 1997, for the purpose of constructing and maintaining infrastructure improvements, including sidewalks, streets, highways, roads, waterworks, wastewater including distribution and collection systems and solid waste disposal facilities, then a portion of the seventy-five percent of the collected taxes to be deposited in the infrastructure account pursuant to subsection 2 of this section shall instead be deposited in a "Debt Retirement Account" within the tourism tax trust fund.  The portion of the seventy-five percent of collected taxes to be deposited in the debt retirement account and the administration of such account shall be pursuant to section 94.820.

  4.  Twenty-five percent of the taxes collected shall be deposited into a "Tourism Promotion Account" within the tourism tax trust fund and shall be used, upon appropriation by the municipality, for tourism marketing and promotional purposes.

  5.  The tourism taxes authorized by sections 94.802 and 94.805 shall be in addition to any and all other taxes allowed by law, but no ordinance imposing a tax under sections 94.802 and 94.805 shall be effective unless the governing body of the municipality submits to the voters of the municipality at an election permitted pursuant to section 115.123 a proposal to authorize the governing body of the municipality to impose such tax and, if such tax is to be used to retire bonds authorized under this section, to authorize such bonds and their retirement by such tax or charge or to authorize the retirement of debt under previously voter-approved bonded indebtedness.

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(L. 1993 H.B. 345 § 6, A.L. 1997 2d Ex. Sess. H.B. 3)

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