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  206.120.  Indebtedness for hospital — election — form of ballot — defeat of proposal, effect — limits — annual tax. — 1.  For the purpose of purchasing hospital sites, erecting hospitals and related facilities and furnishing the same, building additions to and repairing old buildings, the board of directors may borrow money and issue bonds for the payment thereof in the manner provided herein.  The question of the loan shall be submitted to the voters by an order of the board of directors of the district.

  2.  The question shall be submitted in substantially the following form:

Shall the ______ hospital district borrow money in the amount of ______ dollars for the purpose of ______ and issue bonds in payment thereof?

  3.  If the then constitutionally required majority of the votes cast are for the loan, the board shall, subject to the restrictions of subsection 5, be vested with the power to borrow money in the name of the district, to the amount and for the purposes specified on the ballot, and issue the bonds of the district for the payment thereof.

  4.  If less than the required majority of the votes cast are for the first loan submitted to the voters following the organization of the district, a second question for authority to borrow money may be submitted and if unsuccessful a third question may be submitted.  If each of the first three questions submitted to the voters for authority to borrow money for the purposes of this section is defeated, or if no successful submission for such purpose is conducted within five years after the establishment of the district, then the district shall be immediately dissolved by order of the county commission establishing it, and any funds remaining on hand and belonging to the district shall forthwith be paid pro rata to those taxpayers from whom they were collected; provided that in any district wherein a hospital is in operation without having voted bonds, the provisions of this section as relating to dissolution shall not apply.

  5.  The loans authorized by this section shall not be contracted for a period longer than twenty years, and the entire amount of the loan shall at no time exceed, including the existing indebtedness of the district, in the aggregate, ten percent of the value of taxable tangible property therein, as shown by the last completed assessment for state and county purposes, the rate of interest to be agreed upon by the parties, but in no case to exceed the highest legal rate allowed by contract.  When effected, it shall be the duty of the directors to provide for the collection of an annual tax sufficient to pay the interest on the indebtedness as it falls due, and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof within the time the principal becomes due.


(L. 1961 p. 524 § 13, A.L. 1967 p. 319, A.L. 1969 S.B. 38, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971)

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