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  92.083.  Terms used in ordinances to have statutory meaning, when — existing ordinances not repealed. — 1.  On or after July 1, 2006, if any city, county, village, or town has imposed a business license tax on a telecommunications company, as authorized in this chapter, or chapter 66, 80, or 94, or under the authority granted in its charter, the terms used in such ordinance shall be construed, for the purposes of sections 92.074 to 92.095, to have the meanings set forth in this section, regardless of any contrary definition in the ordinance:

  (1)  "Gross receipts" means all receipts from the retail sale of telecommunications service taxable under section 144.020 and from any retail customer now or hereafter exempt from the state sales tax;

  (2)  "Telephone service", "telecommunications service", "telecommunications", "local exchange service", "local exchange telephone transmission service", "exchange telephone service" or similar terms means telecommunications service as defined in section 92.077.

  2.  Nothing in this section shall have the effect of repealing any existing ordinance imposing a business license tax on a telecommunications company; provided that a city with an ordinance in effect prior to August 28, 2005, complies with the provisions of section 92.086.

  3.  Any business license tax imposed on a telecommunications company after July 1, 2006, shall be imposed on the retail sale of telecommunications service.


(L. 2005 H.B. 209)

(2006) Subsection 10 of section 92.086 is a special law prohibited under subdivision (30), Section 40, Article III, Constitution of Missouri.  Under the nonseverability clause in section 92.092, sections 92.074, 92.077, 92.080, 92.083, 92.086, and 92.089 are invalid in their entirety.  City of Springfield v. Spring Spectrum, L.P., 203 S.W.3d 177 (Mo.).

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