Summary of the House Committee Version of the Bill


SPONSOR:  Scott (O'Toole)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee
on Miscellaneous Bills and Resolutions by a vote of 9 to 0.

This bill exempts food from the sales tax imposed by the
metropolitan park and recreation district.  The exemption uses
the same definition for food as does the section which reduces
the state sales tax on food (Section 144.025, RSMo).

The exemption will go into effect on January 1, 2002.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that when this statute originally
passed, the intent was to exempt food from this sales tax for
the metropolitan park and recreation district.

Testifying for the bill were Senator Scott; and St. Louis 2004.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Donna Schlosser, Legislative Analyst

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