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Chapter 263

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  263.255.  County election on enforcement of Johnson grass control law, notice, ballot, effect. — 1.  Upon the petition of one hundred landowners in any county the county commission shall declare that a threat exists to the agricultural economy of the county by reason of the growth and infestation of a species of grass, Sorghum halepense, commonly known as "Johnson grass".  After such declaration there shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the county at the next general election or a special election called for that purpose, the question of enforcing the provisions of sections 263.255 to 263.267.  The commission shall give notice of the election by publication in a newspaper published in the county for three weeks consecutively, the last insert of which shall be at least ten days before the day of the election.  There shall be written or printed on each ballot voted at said election the following: "For Enforcing the Law Controlling and Eradicating Johnson Grass""Against Enforcing the Law Controlling and Eradicating Johnson Grass".  At any such election, the voting, making returns thereof, and casting up the result shall be governed in all respects by the laws applicable to general elections for state and county purposes.

  2.  If a majority of the votes cast at the election are in favor of enforcing the law controlling and eradicating Johnson grass, the clerk of the county commission shall enter upon the county commission's records the result of the election and within ten days after the election, shall notify the state director of agriculture of the result of the election.  If a majority of the votes cast at the election are not in favor of enforcing such law, the question shall not be resubmitted for at least two years after the election.


(L. 1957 p. 9 §§ 1, 2)

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