Baldwin County, Alabama, USA, local Popular or citizens initiative [PCI] - Petition on special property tax for public library purposes

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizens initiative [PCI]
Location
Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
Political level
local
Local Name:
Petition on special property tax for public library purposes
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Amendment 319 ratified

Special Property Tax for Public Library Purposes in Baldwin County and Municipalities Therein.

B. Upon petition signed by four hundred or more qualified electors of Baldwin county to the Baldwin county commission or like governing body, or upon a petition signed by two hundred or more qualified electors of any municipality in such county to the governing body of such municipality, the county commission or the governing body of the municipality shall order an election to be held to determine whether a special tax shall be levied at the rate specified by the governing body of such county or municipality for public library purposes.

C. Elections under this amendment relative to additional county taxes for county public library purposes shall be held at the same time any other general or special election is held in which the voters of the entire county are qualified to vote, and elections under this amendment relative to municipal taxes for municipal library purposes shall be held at the same time any other municipal election is held.

D. (..) If the majority vote at any election held hereunder is not in favor of the levy of the tax, or if at any such election the special tax shall be voted at a rate of less than forty-five cents on each one hundred dollars worth of taxable property, then the governing body of the county or city, as the case may be, may from time to time thereafter call other elections hereunder on the levy of the special tax or on the increase of the rate thereof, up to but (..) and must call any such election at the next general or special countywide election or next municipal election, as the case may be, next following the receipt of a petition in the manner and form herein prescribed. Provided, however, that not more than one election upon the levy or upon the increase of the rate of the special tax shall be held during any period of twelve consecutive months. After the special tax shall have been levied for a period of three years, the governing body of the county or city, as the case may be, upon its own original action may from time to time (..) If the majority of electors participating in the election vote in favor of the discontinuance or reduction in the rate of the tax, as the case may be, such discontinuance or reduction shall become effective for the tax year next succeeding the tax year in which such election is held. Provided, that not more than one election for the discontinuance or reduction in the rate of the special tax shall be held during any period of twelve consecutive months. All such elections shall be called, held and conducted in the same manner as are elections proposing the special tax.

Source: Alabama Constitution 1901, (accessed October 18, 2021)

Subject Matter:

To determine whether a special tax shall be levied at the rate specified by the governing body of such county or municipality for public library purposes.

Actors

Author:
Citizens
Initiator:
Citizens
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
County: 400; Municipality: 200
Available Time:
Not specified
Turnout Quorum:
None
Approval Quorum:
Majority of voters
Geographical Quorum:
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Rate specified by the governing body

Procedural Elements

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