HCS/SCS/SB 238 - The act modifies some of the ballot language to allow for lawful collection of the revenues derived from the local sales tax. The "Community Children's Services Fund" is created. All revenues collected under the local sales tax, less one percent for the cost of collection, will first be deposited in the state's general revenue fund and then transferred to the Community Children's Services Fund.
The act modifies language in Section 210.860, RSMo, to allow the City of St. Louis to impose a property tax of a twenty-five cents on each one hundred dollars of assessed valuation on taxable property for services for the purpose of providing counseling, family support, and temporary residential services to persons eighteen years of age or less and those services described in Section 210.861. Under current law, this section provided for the same twenty-five cent property tax to be levied for the purpose of providing counseling, family support, and temporary residential services to persons eighteen years of age or less. Revenues derived from this tax shall be deposited in the county treasury to the credit of the Community Children's Services Fund to provide funds for counseling and related services to children and youth in the county which will promote healthy lifestyles among children and youth and strengthen families.