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12-1218. City, county and township libraries; definitions. As used in this act unless the context requires a different meaning, the following words, terms and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section:

(a) "Municipality" shall mean a county, township or incorporated city.

(b) "Governing body" shall mean the governing body of a city, the board of county commissioners of a county, and the township trustee, clerk and treasurer acting as the township board of a township.

(c) "Official head" shall mean the mayor of a city, the chairman of the board of county commissioners of the county, and the township trustee of a township.

(d) "Library" shall mean a library which serves the general public and is supported in whole or in part with tax money.

(e) "Regional library" shall mean a library maintained by two or more counties, or two or more townships.

(f) "Library board" shall mean the board of directors of a library.

History: L. 1951, ch. 485, ยง 1; July 1.

Source or prior law:

12-1201 through 12-1214, 13-417, 14-436, 19-1701 through 19-1712, 80-801 through 80-803.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Exemption for registration of municipally owned fire trucks; county is a municipality. 81-89.

Election expenses of candidates and organizations; reporting requirements applicable to counties. 81-129.

Eligibility of register of deeds to serve on city library board. 82-171.

Annual tax levy for maintenance of public library. 82-193.

Johnson county park and recreation district; use of tax levy proceeds. 92-112.

County levies for maintenance of library to be deposited in separate fund; fund defined. 97-35.

Libraries and library systems; taxing subdivision; removal of fund levy limitations; affect on taxing authority. 1999-27.

County commissioners may establish county library but may not impose a cap on amount of tax levy. 2006-4.


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