SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR
HOUSE BILL NO. 1275
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
4151L.03C D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 67, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to local ballot proposals.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 67, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 67.005, to read as follows:
67.005. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, beginning August 28, 2012, in the event that any proposal by any political subdivision to enact any tax or issue any bond for any purpose in the political subdivision is submitted to and rejected by the voters of the political subdivision, such proposal may be resubmitted to the voters at any time during the four years immediately following the initial rejection, but such proposal shall not become effective unless at least sixty percent of the qualified voters voting thereon approve the proposal. If the proposal is resubmitted after the expiration of the four-year period immediately following the initial rejection, such proposal shall become effective if a majority of the votes cast on the question by the qualified voters voting thereon are in favor of the proposal.
2. Any proposal by any political subdivision to enact any tax or issue any bond for any purpose that is altered by adjusting the rate or purpose before being resubmitted to the voters of the political subdivision following the initial rejection, shall not be considered a new proposal and shall be subject to the provisions in subsection 1 of this section.
3. This section shall not apply to any proposal to enact any tax or issue any bond for which the political subdivision has a budget need because of an Environmental Protection Agency federal mandate or any disaster or emergency as proclaimed by the governor.