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EXTENSION ADMINISTRATIVE HANDBOOK - STATE LAWS

Chapter 1 Section B3. Tax Levies for 4-H Buildings

19-1561. 4-H clubs; site, buildings, equipment; tax levy, use of proceeds; election required; condemnation proceedings. The board of county commissioners of any county is hereby authorized to make an annual levy of not to exceed one mill upon all tangible property of the county for the purpose of creating and providing a building fund to be used for the acquiring of a site for, the erecting and equipping of, and the furnishing of a building or buildings to be used for 4-H club purposes, livestock shows, and other agricultural or civic activities and to pay a portion of the principal and interest on bonds issued under the authority of K.S.A. 12-1774, and amendments thereto, by cities located in the county. Said levy may be made annually for a period of not to exceed two years. The tax herein authorized shall be in addition to all other levies authorized or limited by law. Before any such levy shall be made, the question shall be submitted on a resolution duly adopted by the board of county commissioners to the qualified electors at any general election or at a special election called for that purpose, and no levy shall be made until a majority of the qualified electors of such county voting on such question shall have voted in favor of such levy.

The board of county commissioners shall determine the amount to be raised by such levy. Such fund may be used for the purposes as in this act provided and any time after the first levy has been made, if there be sufficient funds obtained, the county commissioners may proceed to acquire the site by gift or purchase, and let the contract for such building or buildings under the law as now provided for the construction of county buildings. If the board of county commissioners cannot agree with any owner as to the price of any land for such site, condemnation proceedings may be instituted by said board and prosecuted in the name of the county under the provisions of the law in similar cases.

History: L. 1939, ch. 338, § 1; L. 1945, ch. 166, § 1; L. 1949, ch. 201, § 1; L. 1979, ch. 52, § 85; July 1.