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BULLET St. Louis City Ordinance 65143

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FLOOR SUBSTITUTE
BOARD BILL NO. 290 [00]

INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN FRANCIS G. SLAY

An Ordinance recommended and approved by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment authorizing a supplemental appropriation from the General Fund in order to transfer the amount of One Million One Hundred and Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($1,125,000) into The Equitable Relief From Utility Tax Fund established under the authority of Ordinances 60247 and 60565 in order to fund programs, subject to the supervision or administration of the City, to assist residents of the City of St. Louis whose gross annual income is not more than one hundred seventy-five percent of the federal poverty level established by the Department of Health and Human Services, or its successor agency, and operators of homeless shelters in the payment for their gas and home heating oil heating service and containing an emergency clause.

WHEREAS, the Equitable Relief From Utility Tax Fund was established by Ordinance60247 as amended by Ordinance 60565 for the purpose of providing funds to assist residents of the City of St. Louis in the payment of their gas and home heating oil heating service;

WHEREAS, the source of these funds is Gas Company Gross Receipts Tax which is collected by the City of St. Louis;

WHEREAS, due to the recent increase in the cost of natural gas there is a corresponding increase in the amount of gross receipts tax collected:;

WHEREAS, these additional funds can be used to assist residents of this City who are unable to afford the significant cost of gas and home heating oil heating service this winter;

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION ONE. There is hereby authorized a supplemental appropriation from the General Fund in order to transfer the amount of One Million One Hundred and Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($1,125,000) into The Equitable Relief From Utility Tax Fund established under the authority Ordinances 60247 and 60565 in order to fund programs, subject to the supervision or administration of the City in order to assist residents of the City of St. Louis whose gross annual income is not more than one hundred seventy-five percent of the federal poverty level established by the Department of Health and Human Services, or its successor agency, and operators of homeless shelters in the payment for their gas and home heating oil heating service. The source of the supplemental appropriation is the anticipated increase to be received from the gas utility gross receipts tax collected during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001.

SECTION TWO. Emergency clause.

This being an ordinance for the preservation of public peace, health, and safety, it is hereby declared to be an emergency measure within the meaning of Sections 19 and 20 of Article IV of the Charter of the City of St. Louis and therefore shall become effective immediately upon its passage and approval by the mayor.

 

Legislative History
1ST READING REF TO COMM COMMITTEE COMM SUB COMM AMEND
01/12/01 01/12/01 W&M 01/18/01  
2ND READING FLOOR AMEND FLOOR SUB PERFECTN PASSAGE

01/19/01

    01/26/01 02/02/01
ORDINANCE VETOED VETO OVR SIGNED BY MAYOR
65143     02/02/01

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