184.512. 1. The moneys necessary to finance administrative operations of the Kansas City zoological district for the first six months after its creation shall be appropriated to the commission by the counties comprising the district. Thereafter, the moneys necessary to finance the operation of the Kansas City zoological district shall be taken from the Kansas City zoological district sales tax fund, established under the provisions of section 184.503.
2. The commission shall not incur any indebtedness or obligation of any kind, nor shall the commission pledge the credit of either or any of the counties comprising the district, except as authorized in section 184.509. The budget of the district shall be prepared, adopted, and published as provided by law for other political subdivisions of this state.
3. This commission shall keep accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements. The receipts and disbursements of the commission shall be audited yearly by a certified or licensed public accountant and the report of the audit shall be included in and become a part of the annual report of the commission.
4. The accounts of the commission shall be open at any reasonable time for inspection by duly authorized representatives of the counties comprising the district, the cities that appoint a commissioner, the executive committee of Friends of the Zoo, Inc., and other persons authorized by the commission.
(L. 2010 H.B. 1316 merged with H.B. 2297)
Missouri General Assembly