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38-546. Same; maintenance and improvement; tax levy, use of proceeds; publication of resolution; protest petition and election. For the purposes of paying its share of the cost of the purchase, improvement, support and maintenance of such youth camp or home as determined by the agreement for the joint undertaking 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, the board of county commissioners of each county party to the agreement shall levy an annual tax on all the assessed taxable tangible property of the county, which tax in any one year shall not exceed a rate of one mill. Before any such tax shall be levied, the board of county commissioners of the county shall publish a resolution once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official newspaper of such county stating the amount of the tax proposed to be levied, the purpose for which such levy is proposed to be made and that if within thirty (30) days following the last publication of such resolution a petition signed by electors equal in number to not less than five percent (5%) of the electors of such county which voted for secretary of state at the last preceding general election shall be filed in the office of the county election officer of such county requesting an election upon the proposition to levy such tax, that no such tax shall be levied without the question of levying the same having been first submitted to and been approved by a majority of the electors of such county voting at an election called and held thereon. If a valid petition is filed within the time specified with the county election officer of the county no tax shall be levied until the question of levying the same shall have been submitted to and been approved by a majority of the electors of the county voting at an election called and held thereon. No such levies shall be made until and unless the other county or counties shall likewise have authorized the levy of taxes for such purpose or purposes in the amount agreed upon by the board of county commissioners parties to the joint undertaking. All elections called and held under the provisions of this section shall be called and held in the manner provided for the calling and holding of elections under the general bond law. One-half (½) mill of such tax levy shall be in addition to all other tax levies authorized or limited by law and shall not be subject to or within any tax levy limit or aggregate tax levy limit prescribed by article 19 of chapter 79 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated or of any other law of this state.

History: L. 1970, ch. 163, § 6; L. 1979, ch. 52, § 147; July 1.

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