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  85.012.  Municipal fire department may contract with private companies for fire protection, vote required. — 1.  After August 28, 1999, municipal fire departments may contract with a private company to provide fire protection service only if a majority of voters of the municipality authorize such action at a public election.

  2.  The ballot of submission shall be in substantially the following form:

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Shall the municipality of ______ (insert name of municipality) contract with a private company for the provision of fire protection service?
☐ YES ☐ NO

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  3.  If a majority of the votes cast on the proposal by the qualified voters voting thereon are in favor of the proposal, then the ordinance shall be in effect as provided in this section.

  4.  If a majority of the votes cast on the proposal by the qualified voters voting thereon are opposed to the proposal, then the municipality shall have no power to contract with any private company for the provision of fire protection service.

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(L. 1999 H.B. 352 § 1)


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