HJR56 - SOILS, WATER, AND PARKS SALES TAX - Cooper, Bonnie Sue
HJR56 AMENDS CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE FOR WATER RESOURCES, LOCAL PARKS AND AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SALES TAX FUNDS.
Sponsor: Cooper, Bonnie Sue (32) Effective Date: 00/00/00
CoSponsor: LR Number: 3273-02
Last Action: COMMITTEE: STATE PARKS, RECREATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES
02/12/96 - Public Hearing Held (H)
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INTRODUCED

HJR 56 -- Soils, Water, and Parks Sales Tax

Sponsor:  Cooper

The 1/10-cent soils, water, and parks sales tax will expire on
November 8, 1998.  This proposed constitutional amendment
extends the tax to November 8, 2006, increases the rate to 1/5
cent, and changes the distribution of tax revenue.  State parks
and soil conservation are each provided 25%.  New allocations
for water resources, local parks, and agricultural research are
set at 25%, 20%, and 5%, respectively.

Water resources funds are to be used only for capital
improvements in sewer, water, or stormwater facilities, or for
grants to landowners for erosion control.  Projects require a
minimum of 20% in matching local funds.  Local parks funds are
to be used only for capital improvements in public parks and
recreation facilities.  Both water resources and local parks
allocations are distributed among counties and St. Louis City on
a per-capita basis, and within each county among municipalities
and the county on a per-capita basis.  Agricultural research
funds are to be distributed as grants by a newly created
Commission on Agricultural Research, consisting of the director
of the Department of Agriculture and the leaders of the
Agricultural Industries Council, Missouri Agricultural Research
Council, Conservation Federation of Missouri, and Missouri Farm
Bureau.


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