SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 56
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES CAUTHORN (Sponsor), SCHAD, REIBOLDT, KORMAN, DUGGER, GUERNSEY AND TORPEY (Co-sponsors).
4517L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment repealing section 43(c) of article IV of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to the sales and use tax for conservation.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein:
That at the next general election to be held in the state of Missouri, on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2012, or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose, there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state, for adoption or rejection, the following amendment to article IV of the Constitution of the state of Missouri:
Section A. Section 43(c), article IV, Constitution of Missouri, is repealed and one new section adopted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 43(c), to read as follows:
Section 43(c). The effective date of this amendment shall be July 1, 1977. All laws inconsistent with this amendment shall no longer remain in full force and effect after July 1, 1977. All of the provisions of sections 43(a)-(c) shall be self-enforcing except that the general assembly shall adjust brackets for the collection of the sales and use taxes. Upon voter approval of this measure in a general election held in 2012, or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose, the provisions of sections 43(a)-(c) shall be reauthorized and continue until a general election is held in 2022 or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose. Every ten years thereafter, the issue of whether to continue to impose the sales and use tax described in section 43(a) shall be resubmitted to the voters for approval. If a majority of voters fail to approve the continuance of such sales and use tax, sections 47(a)-(c) shall terminate at the end of the second fiscal year after the last election was held.