Missouri Wireless Phone Tax, Proposition A (April 1999)

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The Missouri Wireless Phone Tax Act, also known as Proposition A, was on the April 6, 1999 ballot in Missouri as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized a fee of up to $0.50 per month to be charged to every wireless phone number in order to fund enhanced wireless 911 service.[1][2]

Aftermath

A similar question, with almost the exact same ballot language was asked in 2002. It was also defeated.

Election results

Missouri Proposition A (April 1999)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No735,88957.49%
Yes 544,225 42.51%

Election results via: University of Missouri Institute for Public Policy

Text of measure

The question on the ballot appeared as:[2]

Shall the Missouri office of administration be authorized to establish a fee of up to fifty cents per month to be charged every wireless telephone number for the purpose of funding wireless enhanced 911 service? [3]

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