SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1275

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES KOENIG (Sponsor), ALLEN, WIELAND, BRATTIN, DAVIS, CURTMAN, FUHR, SMITH (150), McNARY, LEACH, WHITE, SCHNEIDER, JONES (89), LASATER, BAHR, LICHTENEGGER, SCHARNHORST, FUNDERBURK, BROWN (85), REIBOLDT, BURLISON AND LANT (Co-sponsors).

4151L.02I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

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. 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 any disaster or emergency as proclaimed by the governor.