Marion County, Alabama, USA, local Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Subject to an election: District Tax for Hamilton Special School District / Property Taxes for School Purposes

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Marion County, AL, USA
Political level
local
Local Name:
Subject to an election: District Tax for Hamilton Special School District / Property Taxes for School Purposes
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Amendment 205 ratified

Special Property Taxes for School Purposes in Marion County.

The court of county commissioners, board of revenue or other like governing body of Marion county may levy and collect a special property tax, in addition to all taxes now or hereafter authorized by the Constitution and laws of Alabama, (..) the proceeds of which shall be used exclusively for current operating expenses of public schools, excluding capital outlays or debt service; provided that the rate of such tax and the purpose or purposes thereof, and the time such tax is proposed to be continued, shall have been first submitted to a vote of the qualified electors of the county and voted for by a majority of those voting at such election; provided, further (..) If any proposal to levy a tax as provided in this amendment is defeated in any election, subsequent elections thereon may be held at any time. (..)

Amendment 329 ratified

Special District Tax for Hamilton Special School District in Marion County.

In addition to any taxes now authorized or that may hereafter be authorized by the Constitution and laws of Alabama, the county commission or other governing body of Marion county shall, subject to an election in the Hamilton special school district in such county, as hereby created, have power to levy and collect a special district tax of not exceeding one dollar on each one hundred dollars of taxable property in such district for capital outlay purposes for the Marion county school system within said special district. Hamilton special school district shall be composed of the following area (all in Marion county and in the several beats (election precincts) of such county hereinafter named, as such beats are established pursuant to law, when this amendment is ratified):(..)

No tax shall be levied hereunder unless the rate of such tax, the time such tax is to continue and the purpose thereof shall have been first submitted to a vote of the qualified electors in Hamilton special school district and voted for by a majority of those voting at such election. Any election on such district tax shall be called and held, the result declared, and the tax levied and collected in the same manner as now or hereafter provided by law in the case of school district taxes

authorized by amendment 3 to the Constitution of Alabama, except that no countywide tax shall be required as a conditioned precedent for a district tax under this amendment. The holding of one election shall not preclude a later election in Hamilton district, but no election in such district shall be held within two years from the date of the last election held in such district under the authority of this amendment.(..)

The power to levy, granted by this amendment, will not be exhausted by one election but shall remain a continuing grant unless and until it be repealed by subsequent constitutional action. This amendment shall be self executing and shall require

no enabling legislation.

Subject Matter:

To levy and collect a special property tax exclusively for current operating expenses of public schools; to levy and collect a special district tax capital outlay purposes for the Marion county school system within special district (Hamilton special school district).

Actors

Author:
Governing body
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate; resp. district electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
None
Approval Quorum:
Majority of voters
Geographical Quorum:
None
Excluded Issues:

Amendment 205: excluding capital outlays or debt service

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Procedural Elements

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Transparency And Finance:

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