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File #: 5338    Version: Name: 911 ballot measure for November 2020 Election
Type: Ordinance Status: Defeated
File created: 5/14/2020 In control: Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee
On agenda: 5/18/2020 Final action: 6/3/2020
Title: AN ORDINANCE submitting to the qualified voters of Jackson County, at the general election to be held on Tuesday November 3, 2020, a question authorizing Jackson County to impose a monthly fee not to exceed $1.00 on each subscriber of any communications service that has been enabled to contact 911, for the purpose of funding 911 service in Jackson County.
Sponsors: Jeanie Lauer
Indexes: 911 SYSTEM FUND, GENERAL ELECTION, VOTERS
Attachments: 1. 5338defeated.pdf
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

Title
AN ORDINANCE submitting to the qualified voters of Jackson County, at the general election to be held on Tuesday November 3, 2020, a question authorizing Jackson County to impose a monthly fee not to exceed $1.00 on each subscriber of any communications service that has been enabled to contact 911, for the purpose of funding 911 service in Jackson County.


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ORDINANCE NO. 5338, May 18, 2020

INTRODUCED BY Jeanie Lauer, County Legislator


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WHEREAS, pursuant to sections 190.300 et seq., RSMo, the County has since 1983 imposed an emergency telephone tax on land telephone lines, at a rate based on a percentage of the tariff rate per line set by the Missouri Public Service Commission; and,

WHEREAS, the tax is currently set at the rate of six percent per line; and,

WHEREAS, by Senate Bill 291 (Laws 2019), now codified at section 190.455, RSMo, the Missouri General Assembly has provided a mechanism by which interested entities which impose a land line tax pursuant to sections 190.300 et seq., RSMo, may submit a proposal to the voters by which that tax can be replaced by a monthly fee, not to exceed $1.00 per line or device, on any line or other communications service that has been enabled to contact the emergency telephone number 911; and,

WHEREAS pursuant to section 190.455, only one fee may be assessed per active telephone number, or its functional equivalent or successor, used to provide a communications service, and no fee may be imposed on more than one hundred voice-grade channels or their equivalent per person, per location; and,

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the health, welfare, and safety of the citizens of Jackson County that they be given the opportunity to determine whether the burden of funding emergency telephone service should continue to be borne only by subscribers of land line telephone service, or should be shared among land line subscribers, cellular telephone us...

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