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19-4004. Same; tax levies, use of proceeds; protest petition and election; issuance of bonds. In all counties wherein the board or boards of county commissioners in the event of a combination of counties has established a governing board, the respective board or boards of county commissioners may levy an annual tax upon all taxable tangible property in such county for mental health services 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. The respective board or boards of county commissioners may also levy an additional annual tax upon all taxable tangible property in such county for intellectual disability services 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. The additional levy authorized by this section for intellectual disability services shall not be made until a notice of intent to make such levy has been published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or counties involved by the board or boards of county commissioners proposing to make such levy, and such notice shall state that if a petition signed by 5% of the electors of the county shall file a protest petition within 60 days of the date of such publication a proposition will be submitted at an election called for the purpose in the county for approval of the levy; if such proposition is approved or if no sufficient protest is made, then the board or boards of county commissioners shall levy such tax, but if a sufficient protest is made and such proposition is not approved, the levy will not be made. The proceeds thereof shall be placed in the hands of the appropriate governing board to be administered as provided by this act.

In addition thereto, to provide for the purchase of or the construction of facilities for the community mental health center or facility for people with intellectual disability, or both, the board or boards of county commissioners, upon petition of the governing board, may levy an annual tax on all taxable tangible property in their county and to issue and sell general obligation bonds of such county, for the purpose of creating and providing a special fund to be used in acquiring a site for, and the building, equipping, repairing, remodeling and furnishing of a community mental health center or facilities for people with intellectual disability, or both, or for any one or more of such purposes. The additional levy authorized by this section shall not be made until a notice of intent to make such levy has been published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or counties involved by the board or boards of county commissioners proposing to make such levy, and such notice shall state that if a petition signed by 5% of the electors of the county shall file a protest petition within 60 days of the date of such publication a proposition will be submitted at an election called for the purpose in the county for approval of the levy; if such proposition is approved or if no sufficient protest is made, then the board of county commissioners will make the levy of such tax, but if a sufficient protest is made and such proposition is not approved, the levy will not be made. The board of county commissioners shall proceed in the manner prescribed to be followed in such notice. The tax levy may be made annually until sufficient funds have been created for the purpose or purposes, or if the county has issued and sold general obligation bonds, the proceeds raised by the annual tax levy shall be used to retire the general obligation bonds and the tax levy shall continue until the general obligation bonds have been retired. Such federal, state or private funds as may be available may be accepted by the board of county commissioners to be placed in the fund for operation of or construction of a community mental health center or facility for people with intellectual disability, or both, as the case may be. Title to the building or buildings of the community mental health center or facility for people with intellectual disability, or both, shall vest in the governing board which is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the facilities if a combination of counties has established the center, but, if only one county has established the mental health center or facilities for people with intellectual disability, title shall vest in the board of county commissioners of such county. If the board of county commissioners has contracted with a nonprofit corporation to provide mental health services under K.S.A. 19-4007, and amendments thereto, the title to the building or buildings, in the discretion of the board of county commissioners, may vest in the board of county commissioners or the nonprofit corporation providing mental health services, and the board of county commissioners may allow the nonprofit corporation to use the buildings without charge.

History: L. 1961, ch. 292, § 4; L. 1965, ch. 195, § 1; L. 1970, ch. 115, § 4; L. 1975, ch. 162, § 26; L. 1975, ch. 163, § 2; L. 1979, ch. 52, § 130; L. 1999, ch. 154, § 39; L. 2002, ch. 176, § 8; L. 2012, ch. 91, § 9; July 1.



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2017. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2017-11-17T13:14:42. Head Rev No: 338492