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  205.563.  Property tax for rural health clinic — ballot language — revenue, use of moneys (City of Centerview) — 1.  The governing body of any city of the fourth classification with more than two hundred but fewer than three hundred inhabitants and located in any county of the second classification with more than forty-eight thousand two hundred but fewer than forty-eight thousand three hundred inhabitants may impose, by order or ordinance, an annual real property tax to fund the construction, operation, and maintenance of a community health center.  The tax authorized in this section shall not exceed thirty-five cents per year on each one hundred dollars of assessed valuation on all taxable real property within the city.  Any such city may enter into an agreement or agreements with taxing jurisdictions located at least partially within the incorporated limits of such city to levy the tax authorized under this section upon real property located within the jurisdiction of such district, but outside the incorporated limits of such city, provided that any taxing jurisdiction desiring to levy such tax shall first receive voter approval of such measure in the manner and form contained in this section.  The tax authorized in this section shall be in addition to all other property taxes imposed by law, and shall be stated separately from all other charges and taxes.

  2.  No order or ordinance adopted under this section shall become effective unless the governing body of the city submits to the voters residing within such city at a state general, primary, or special election a proposal to authorize the city to impose a tax under this section.

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

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Shall the city of ______ and ______ district (if applicable) be authorized to impose a tax on owners of real property in an amount equal to ______ (insert amount not to exceed thirty-five cents) per one hundred dollars assessed valuation for the purpose of constructing, operating, and maintaining a community health center?
☐ YES ☐ NO
If you are in favor of the question, place an "X" in the box opposite "YES". If you are opposed to the question, place an "X" in the box opposite "NO".

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If a majority of the votes cast on the question by the qualified voters voting thereon are in favor of the question, then the tax shall become effective in the tax year immediately following its approval.  If a majority of the votes cast on the question by the qualified voters voting thereon are opposed to the question, then the tax shall not become effective unless and until the question is resubmitted under this section to the qualified voters and such question is approved by a majority of the qualified voters voting on the question.

  4.  The tax authorized under this section shall be levied and collected in the same manner as other real property taxes are levied and collected within the city.

  5.  The governing body of any city that has imposed a real property tax under this section may submit the question of repeal of the tax to the voters on any date available for elections for the city.  If a majority of the votes cast on the question by the qualified voters voting thereon are in favor of repeal, that repeal shall become effective on the first day of the tax year immediately following its approval.  If a majority of the votes cast on the question by the qualified voters voting thereon are opposed to the repeal, then the tax shall remain effective until the question is resubmitted under this section to the qualified voters and the repeal is approved by a majority of the qualified voters voting on the question.

  6.  Whenever the governing body of any city that has imposed a real property tax under this section receives a petition, signed by a number of registered voters of the city equal to at least two percent of the number of registered voters of the city voting in the last gubernatorial election, calling for an election to repeal the tax, the governing body shall submit to the voters of such city a proposal to repeal the tax.  If a majority of the votes cast on the question by the qualified voters voting thereon are in favor of the repeal, the repeal shall become effective on the first day of the tax year immediately following its approval.  If a majority of the votes cast on the question by the qualified voters voting thereon are opposed to the repeal, then the tax shall remain effective until the question is resubmitted under this section to the qualified voters and the repeal is approved by a majority of the qualified voters voting on the question.

  7.  If the real property tax authorized under this section is repealed or terminated by any means, all funds collected under the tax shall continue to be used solely for the designated purposes.

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(L. 2007 S.B. 22 merged with S.B. 30)


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