Establishes the Education and Job Training Television Broadcasting District Act
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SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2714
99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE BUTLER.
To amend chapter 67, RSMo, by adding thereto six new sections relating to the education and
job training television broadcasting district act.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 67, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto six new sections, to be known as sections 67.1780, 67.1781, 67.1782, 67.1783, 67.1784, and 67.1785, to read as follows:
67.1780. Sections 67.1780 to 67.1785 shall be known and may be cited as the "Education and Job Training Television Broadcasting District Act".
67.1781. As used in sections 67.1780 to 67.1785, the following terms mean: (1) "Commission", the governing body of the district as created under section
(2) "Eligible city", any city not within a county; (3) "Eligible county", any county with a charter form of government and with more 67.1785; than nine hundred fifty thousand inhabitants; created under section 67.1785; property tax; (4) "District", the education and job training television broadcasting district
(5) "Member of the district", any eligible city or county, that authorizes the
(6) "Property tax", the tax authorized under section 67.1782. 67.1782. 1. The governing body of an eligible city or eligible county, upon approval of a majority of the qualified voters of such county or city voting thereon, may levy and
EXPLANATION — Matter enclosed in bold-faced brackets [thus] in the above bill is not enacted and is intended to be omitted from the law. Matter in bold-face type in the above bill is proposed language.
(2) Owned and operated by a nonprofit corporation organized under 26 U.S.C.
(1) Licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as an noncommercial
67.1783. 1. The governing body of an eligible city or eligible county may submit a question to voters through ordinance, resolution, or other appropriate legal action. The question may also be submitted to voters by petition if, no later than ninety days before the proposed election date, a petition signed by registered voters of such eligible city or such eligible county, with the number of signatures equaling at least one percent of the number of votes cast in each of such city or county’s jurisdictions at the most recent general election for governor, is submitted to the local election authority. 2. The election official of the eligible city or eligible county shall, no sooner than sixty days prior to the election, publish notice of the question in at least two newspapers and include the language of the question in such notice. 3. The question of whether the property tax shall be imposed shall be submitted to the voters in substantially the following form. However, the question may include additional language to describe the use or allocation of the funds: Shall __ (insert name of county/city) levy a tax of _ (insert tax rate) cents per each one hundred dollars assessed valuation whose revenues will be used to create an Education and Job Training Television Broadcasting District in partnership with ___ (insert name of county/city)? NO If a majority of votes cast on the question are for adoption of the property tax, the district shall be established, and the property tax shall take effect on the following January first. If a majority of votes cast on the question are against adoption of the property tax, the property tax shall not take effect, and such question shall not be submitted again to voters for at least one year. 4. The election official of the eligible city or eligible county shall certify results to the governing body of such city or county no later than thirty days after the election. Upon certification of the results, the governing body of such city or county may proceed with the performance of all things necessary and incidental to participation in the district. 5. No district shall be established and no property tax levied unless and until a question under this section is adopted by the voters of both an eligible city and an eligible county. YES
67.1784. The administrative control and management of the moneys in the education and job training television broadcast funds and all programs funded therefrom shall rest solely with the commission. The commission shall be subject to an annual audit by a certified public accountant and shall require a similar annual audit of any recipient
(1) One appointee of the mayor of an eligible city shall serve a one-year term; (2) One appointee of the mayor of an eligible city shall serve a three-year term; (3) One appointee of the chief elected official of an eligible county shall serve a two-
(1) Two persons appointed by the mayor of an eligible city; (2) Two persons appointed by the chief elected official of an eligible county; and (3) One person appointed by the governor, without the advice and consent of the of funding received from the commission. The results of each annual audit shall be provided to the chief elected officer of each political body represented on the commission. 67.1785. 1. Upon voter approval of the property tax in both an eligible city and eligible county, such eligible city and eligible county shall create the "Education and Job Training Television Broadcasting District". The district shall be a political subdivision of this state and be composed of the eligible city and eligible county. 2. The district shall be governed by the commission, which shall be a body corporate and politic and a political subdivision of this state and shall be composed of the following members: senate, who shall serve as chairperson. commissioners shall be staggered as follows: year term; and four-year term. manner as the original appointment was made for the vacant seat. 5. The commission shall select annually, from its membership, a vice chairperson and a treasurer. The treasurer shall be bonded in such amounts as the commission may require. 6. The commission may appoint such officers, agents, and employees as it deems necessary to perform its duties and shall determine the qualifications and duties and fix the compensation of such officers, agents, and employees. However, the commission shall not expend more than two percent of the moneys it receives in any given year on operating expenses, excluding the cost of its annual audit. 7. The commission shall fix the time and place of its meetings. Meetings shall be held within the district and shall be open to the public. Public notice shall be given of all meetings, and the commission shall be in compliance with the open meeting laws of the state at all times.
(4) One appointee of the chief elected official of an eligible county shall serve a