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  321.225.  Emergency ambulance and medical services, may provide — election — tax levy — defeat of levy, old levy to remain in effect — emergency, defined. — 1.  A fire protection district may, in addition to its other powers and duties, provide emergency ambulance service within its district if a majority of the voters voting thereon approve a proposition to furnish such service and to levy a tax not to exceed thirty cents on the one hundred dollars assessed valuation to be used exclusively to supply funds for the operation of an emergency ambulance service.  The district shall exercise the same powers and duties in operating an emergency ambulance service as it does in operating its fire protection service.

  2.  The proposition to furnish emergency ambulance service may be submitted by the board of directors at any municipal general, primary or general election or at any election of the members of the board.

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

Shall the board of directors of ______ Fire Protection District be authorized to provide emergency ambulance service within the district and be authorized to levy a tax not to exceed thirty cents on the one hundred dollars assessed valuation to provide funds for such service?

  4.  If a majority of the voters casting votes thereon be in favor of emergency ambulance service and the levy, the district shall forthwith commence such service.

  5.  As used in this section "emergency" means a situation resulting from a sudden or unforeseen situation or occurrence that requires immediate action to save life or prevent suffering or disability.

  6.  In addition to all other taxes authorized on or before September 1, 1990, the board of directors of any fire protection district may, if a majority of the voters of the district voting thereon approve, levy an additional tax of not more than forty cents per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation to be used for the support of the ambulance service or partial or complete support of an emergency medical technician defibrillator program or partial or complete support of an emergency medical technician paramedic first responder program.  The proposition to levy the tax authorized by this subsection may be submitted by the board of directors at the next annual election of the members of the board or at any regular municipal or school election conducted by the county clerk or board of election commissioners in such district or at a special election called for the purpose, or upon petition of five hundred registered voters of the district.  A separate ballot containing the question shall read as follows:

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Shall the board of directors of the ______ Fire Protection District be authorized to levy an additional tax of not more than forty cents per one hundred dollars assessed valuation to provide funds for the support of an ambulance service or partial or complete support of an emergency medical technician defibrillator program or partial or complete support of an emergency medical technician paramedic first responder program?
☐ FOR THE PROPOSITION
☐ AGAINST THE PROPOSITION
(Place an X in the square opposite the one for which you wish to vote.)

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If a majority of the qualified voters casting votes thereon be in favor of the question, the board of directors shall accordingly levy a tax in accordance with the provisions of this subsection, but if a majority of voters casting votes thereon do not vote in favor of the levy authorized by this subsection, any levy previously authorized shall remain in effect.

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(L. 1969 H.B. 322, A.L. 1977 H.B. 216, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, A.L. 1984 H.B. 924, A.L. 1988 S.B. 725, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1395 & 1448, A.L. 1992 S.B. 630)


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