SB0021C-Committee Bill Summary (House)
HCS SB 21 -- SALES TAX
SPONSORS: Lybyer (Hoppe)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Local Government and Related
Matters by a vote of 15 to 1.
This substitute adds Atchison, Franklin, Nodaway, Texas and Shannon counties, and
municipalities within those counties to the political subdivisions authorized to impose a sales tax
to be used solely for economic development purposes. The maximum sales tax rate for counties
is 1% and the maximum sales tax rate for municipalities is 1/2%.
This substitute also authorizes, upon voter approval, the imposition of a sales tax up to 1%, in the
city of St. Louis for the purpose of funding medical care for the medically indigent.
This bill has an emergency clause.
FISCAL NOTE: Effect on General Revenue Fund of Unknown* in FY 1998, Unknown* in FY
1999, & Unknown* in FY 2000. *There would be no fiscal impact expected unless the qualified
voters in affected cities or counties would authorize the collection of a sales tax. A 1% collection
fee would be deposited in General Revenue, the amount cannot be determined.
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that this bill allows for economic development in rural counties.
Testifying for the bill was Senator Lybyer.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Steve Bauer, Research Analyst
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