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19-15,142. Coliseums in certain counties; operation and maintenance; tax levy, use of proceeds; adoption and publication of resolution; protest petition and election. The board of county commissioners of any county having a population of more than 300,000 is hereby authorized to levy an annual tax for not to exceed two years in an amount not to exceed 4/10 mill upon all of the taxable tangible property of the county for the purpose of providing funds for the operation and maintenance of a coliseum 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. No tax levy shall be made under the provisions of this section until the board of county commissioners shall have published a resolution authorizing such tax once each week for three consecutive weeks in the official county newspaper. If within 60 days following the last publication of said resolution, a petition in opposition to the levy, signed by not less than 5% of the qualified electors of the county, is filed with the county election officer, no such tax shall be levied unless a majority of the electors voting on the question of levying the tax shall approve the same at the next general election.

History: L. 1977, ch. 83, § 1; L. 1979, ch. 52, § 92; L. 1990, ch. 66, § 24; May 31.

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