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19-1572c. Construction of courthouse or jail in certain counties; enlarging or remodeling; tax levy, use of proceeds; adoption and publication of resolution; protest petition and election. In any county having a population of at least seventy-five thousand (75,000) but not more than one hundred ten thousand (110,000) which has constructed or which hereafter constructs a courthouse or jail, or both, under the provisions of K.S.A. 19-1569, [*] and amendments thereto, the board of county commissioners is hereby authorized to make an annual tax levy of not to exceed one mill upon all the taxable tangible property of the county for the purpose of enlarging or remodeling, or both, of the courthouse or jail, or both, of said county 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.

Said levy may be made annually for a period of not to exceed ten (10) years until sufficient funds have been created for said purpose or purposes. The board of county commissioners shall determine the total amount necessary to be raised for such purposes, not to exceed one percent (1%) of the assessed tangible valuation of the county, and the amount so determined shall be included in the resolution and publication hereinafter provided for. The interest and principal of such fund may be used for the purposes as provided in this act. No levies shall be made under the provisions of this act until a resolution authorizing the making of such levies to create such special fund be passed by the board of county commissioners and published for three successive issues in the official county paper, whereupon such levies may be made unless a petition in opposition to the same, signed by not less than fifteen percent (15%) of the qualified electors of such county as determined by the vote for secretary of state at the last preceding election, is filed with the county clerk of such county within thirty (30) days following the last publication of the resolution by the board of county commissioners.

In the event such petition is filed it shall be the duty of the board of county commissioners to submit the question to the voters at an election called for such purpose or at the next general election. Such tax levies shall be in addition to all other tax levies authorized or limited by law and shall not be subject to any aggregate tax levy.

History: L. 1953, ch. 169, § 1; L. 1979, ch. 52, § 87; July 1.

* Section now repealed.


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