209.332. 1. There is hereby established in the state treasury a fund to be known as the "State Committee of Interpreters Fund". All fees provided for in sections 209.319 to 209.339 shall be collected by the director of the division of professional registration and shall be transmitted to the department of revenue for deposit in the state treasury for credit to this fund. Such funds, upon appropriation, shall be disbursed only in payment of expenses of maintaining the committee and for the enforcement of the provisions of sections 209.319 to 209.339. Warrants shall be drawn on the state treasury for payment out of the fund.
2. The provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary notwithstanding, money in this fund shall not be transferred and placed to the credit of general revenue until the amount in the fund at the end of the biennium exceeds two times the amount of the appropriation from the committee's fund for the preceding fiscal year or, if the board requires by rule license renewal less frequently than yearly, then three times the appropriation from the fund for the preceding fiscal year. The amount, if any, in the fund which shall lapse is that amount in the fund which exceeds the appropriate multiple of the appropriations from the fund for the preceding fiscal year.
3. No person who has been licensed by the committee as an interpreter in this state shall be taxed or made liable to pay any municipal or other corporation tax or license fee of any description whatever for the privilege of following or carrying on such profession.
(L. 1994 S.B. 568 §§ 15, 16)
Missouri General Assembly