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12-4801. Child care centers in certain cities and counties; tax levy, use of proceeds; adoption and publication of resolution; protest petition and election. The governing body of any county having a population of more than twenty-five thousand one hundred (25,100) and less than twenty-eight thousand (28,000) which has an assessed tangible valuation of more than one hundred ten million dollars ($110,000,000) and less than one hundred twenty-four million dollars ($124,000,000) and any county having a population of more than forty-three thousand (43,000) and less than one hundred eighty thousand (180,000) which has an assessed tangible valuation of more than ninety million dollars ($90,000,000) and any county having a population of more than two hundred thousand (200,000), or the governing body of any city located within any such county, is hereby authorized to levy a tax of not to exceed one-half (½) mill upon all the taxable tangible property within such taxing subdivision, to provide funds for the establishment of one or more child care centers or the support of any existing child care center or facility providing such services within such taxing subdivision, which child care center or facility shall be available for the care and feeding of any minor child of parents who reside within the taxing subdivision and to pay a portion of the principal and interest on bonds issued under the authority of K.S.A. 12-1774, and amendments thereto, by cities located in the county but no tax levied by the board of county commissioners of any county under the provisions of this act may be levied on any property located within the corporate limits of any city in which the governing body has also levied a tax under the provisions of this act.

Before any tax shall be levied under the provisions of this section, the governing body of any such municipality shall, by resolution, authorize the levy of such tax, stating the amount thereof and the purpose for which the levy is made. Such resolution shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official city or county newspaper and if within sixty (60) days after the date of the last publication of such resolution, a petition signed by not less than two percent (2%) of the qualified electors in such taxing subdivision is filed with the county election officer, no levy shall be made under the provisions of this section without the question of levying the same having been submitted to and been approved by a majority of the electors of such taxing subdivision voting at an election called and held for such purpose. No qualified elector of a city which has previously levied a tax under the provisions of this act shall be counted in determining the total qualified electors of the county in which such city is located, nor shall any such elector be permitted to vote in an election called and held by any such county. All such elections shall be noticed, called and held in the manner provided for the giving of notice, calling and holding of elections upon the question of the issuance of bonds under the general bond law.

History: L. 1975, ch. 51, § 1; L. 1977, ch. 63, § 1; L. 1978, ch. 66; § 1; L. 1979, ch. 52, § 57; July 1.


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