FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 115
92ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES MYERS AND WHORTON (Co-sponsors).
Pre-filed December 19, 2002, and copies ordered printed.
TED WEDEL, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 260.273, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to tire
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 260.273, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu
thereof, to be known as section 260.273, to read as follows:
260.273. 1. Any person purchasing a new tire may present to the seller the used tire or
remains of such used tire for which the new tire purchased is to replace.
2. A fee for each new tire sold at retail shall be imposed on any person engaging in the
business of making retail sales of new tires within this state. The fee shall be charged by the
retailer to the person who purchases a tire for use and not for resale. Such fee shall be imposed
at the rate of fifty cents for each new tire sold. Such fee shall be added to the total cost to the
purchaser at retail after all applicable sales taxes on the tires have been computed. The fee
imposed, less six percent of fees collected, which shall be retained by the tire retailer as
collection costs, shall be paid to the department of revenue in the form and manner required by
the department of revenue and shall include the total number of new tires sold during the
preceding month. The department of revenue shall promulgate rules and regulations necessary
to administer the fee collection and enforcement. The terms "sold at retail" and "retail sales" do
not include the sale of new tires to a person solely for the purpose of resale, if the subsequent
retail sale in this state is to the ultimate consumer and is subject to the fee.
3. The department of revenue shall administer, collect and enforce the fee authorized
pursuant to this section pursuant to the same procedures used in the administration, collection
and enforcement of the general state sales and use tax imposed pursuant to chapter 144, RSMo,
except as provided in this section. The proceeds of the new tire fee, less four percent of the
proceeds, which shall be retained by the department of revenue as collection costs, shall be
transferred by the department of revenue into an appropriate subaccount of the solid waste
management fund, created pursuant to section 260.330.
4. Up to five percent of the revenue available may be allocated, upon appropriation, to
the department of natural resources to be used cooperatively with the department of elementary
and secondary education for the purposes of developing educational programs and curriculum
pursuant to section 260.342.
5. Up to twenty-five percent of the moneys received pursuant to this section may, upon
appropriation, be used to administer the programs imposed by this section. Up to five percent
of the moneys received under this section may, upon appropriation, be used for the grants
authorized in subdivision (2) of subsection 6 of this section and authorized in section 260.274.
All remaining moneys shall be allocated, upon appropriation, for the projects authorized in
6. The department shall promulgate, by rule, a statewide plan for the use of moneys
received pursuant to this section to accomplish the following:
(1) Removal of waste tires from illegal tire dumps;
(2) Providing grants to persons that will use products derived from waste tires, or used
waste tires as a fuel or fuel supplement; and
(3) Resource recovery activities conducted by the department pursuant to section
7. The fee imposed in subsection 2 of this section shall terminate January 1,  2014.