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Chapter 70

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  70.070.  Procedure for withdrawal from joint undertaking. — 1.  Whenever eight percent of the voters of any county which shall have voted to participate in a common undertaking as contemplated in sections 70.010 to 70.090 shall sign and file a petition with the county commission of said county requesting * the submission of the question of withdrawing from said joint undertaking, it shall be the duty of said county commission to submit the question to the voters of said county at the next municipal election.  The total vote for governor at the last general election before the filing of the petition whereat a governor was elected shall be used to determine the number of voters necessary to sign the petition.

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

Shall ______ County withdraw from joint participation with ______ (name of other county or counties participating in ______ common function, service, officer or employee)?

  3.  Within ten days after such election, the county clerk of such county shall send a correct and duly certified abstract of the votes polled at such election to the secretary of state.  If a majority of the voters voting on the proposition vote for the proposition, it shall be deemed to have been adopted.  The secretary of state shall notify the presiding commissioner of each of the counties participating in the joint undertaking of the results.

  4.  Upon the receipt of the notice that such a question to withdraw from joint participation in the undertaking has been adopted in any one or more of the participating counties, the presiding commissioner of the most populous county in the group still participating, as determined by the last federal decennial census, shall proceed as in the case of the formation of a new group of counties as directed in section 70.060.


(L. 1945 p. 1395 § 7, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971)

*Word "that" appears here in original rolls.

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