Sales tax question likely to be placed on August ballot
A House bill has been introduced this session at the Kansas Legislature that would allow Jackson County to place a special .4 percent retailers’ sales tax in front of voters for approval during the Aug. 7 primary election, it has been reported.
House Bill 2749 was introduced in the House of Representatives on Feb. 14 by Rep. Adam Smith on behalf of Rep. Francis Awerkamp (R-St. Marys) of the 61st District, which includes Jackson County.
The bill, if passed, will give the county the authority to ask voters to approve a .4 percent retailers’ sales tax to finance public infrastructure projects. The special sales tax, if approved by voters, would expire after seven years.
The bill was referred to the legislative committee on taxation and a hearing was held on Feb. 28.