FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 905
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES BUTLER (Sponsor), DUNN, MAYFIELD, RUNIONS, BURNS, SWEARINGEN, PIERSON, NICHOLS, ENGLUND, LAFAVER AND ELLINGER (Co-sponsors).
0979H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapters 144 and 620, RSMo, by adding thereto two new sections relating to the youth sports program fund.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapters 144 and 620, RSMo, are amended by adding thereto two new sections, to be known as sections 144.1026 and 620.3040, to read as follows:
144.1026. Notwithstanding other provisions of law to the contrary, beginning January 1, 2014, there shall be a sales tax levied upon the gross receipts of tickets sold at retail for admission to all professional and amateur sporting events held within the state at a rate of one half of one percent.
620.3040. 1. There is hereby created in the state treasury the “Youth Sports Program Fund”, which shall consist of money collected under section 144.1026. The general assembly may appropriate moneys to the fund for the purpose of providing funds to counties, cities, towns, or other political subdivisions, as provided in this section. At no time shall the annual amount of funding approved for disbursement from the youth sports program fund exceed ten million dollars.
2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, any moneys remaining in the fund at the end of the biennium shall not revert to the credit of the general revenue fund.
3. The state treasurer shall invest moneys in the fund in the same manner as other funds are invested. Any interest and moneys earned on such investments shall be credited to the fund.
4. The director of the department of economic development shall create an application and establish procedures for counties, cities, towns, or other political subdivisions to follow to receive funds under this section. Any funds distributed under this section to a single program shall be limited to the amount of twenty percent of the total fund at the time of disbursement unless extraordinary cause is shown. Funds are to be disbursed equitably based upon need. To qualify for funds, a county, city, town, or other political subdivision shall complete an application to the department of economic development.
5. The department of economic development shall make a determination regarding the application for a disbursement from the youth sports program fund based on the application submitted by a county, city, town, or other political subdivision. In making determinations as to the disbursement of funds from the youth sports program fund, priority shall be given to areas with a high crime rate, as defined in this subsection. An area with a high crime rate, for purposes of this section, is defined as a county, city, town, or other political subdivision located within a county that is in the top twenty-five percent of all counties with the highest overall crime rate, according to the most recently available state highway patrol uniform crime reporting program.
6. The director of the department of economic development may promulgate rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable, and, if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2013, shall be invalid and void.
7. The director of the department of economic development shall administer the youth sports program fund. The state treasurer shall be custodian of the fund. In accordance with sections 30.170 and 30.180, the state treasurer may approve disbursements. The fund shall be a dedicated fund, and, upon appropriation, money in the fund shall be used solely for the administration of this section.