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38-523.Farm or home; election; petition; bonds or tax levy. The board of county commissioners of any county having a population of more than 120,000 wherein territory has been designated as an urban area may acquire the necessary grounds and erect and provide for the maintenance of suitable buildings, improvements, facilities and equipment for a juvenile farm or detention home for children under the age of 18 years who are deprived, wayward, miscreant, delinquent, children in need of care or juvenile offenders. In any such county the board of county commissioners may submit the question of the establishing, improving and equipping the detention home or juvenile farm to the qualified electors of the county, at a general election or at a special election called for that purpose. Upon the presentation of a petition signed by more than 2,500 of the qualified electors of the county, as determined by the election commissioner from the poll books in the elections office, the board of county commissioners shall be required to submit the question to the voters at a general election or at a special election called for such purpose. There shall also be submitted at the same election the question of whether the funds required for the establishing, improving and equipping of such detention home or juvenile farm and grounds shall be raised by the issuance of bonds in an amount not exceeding $150,000 or by a special tax levy of one mill on each dollar of assessed taxable tangible property in the county, for a period of one year.

If a majority of those voting on such proposition vote in favor of establishing the detention home or juvenile farm and shall elect to raise the funds necessary therefor by the issuance of bonds, the county commissioners may issue general obligation bonds of the county in the sum determined necessary by the board to purchase the land and establish, improve and equip the detention home or juvenile farm and grounds, but the sum shall not exceed $150,000. The bonds shall be issued, registered, sold, delivered and retired in accordance with the provisions of the general bond law. The bonds shall not be subject to nor within any bonded debt limitation prescribed by the laws of the state and shall not be considered or included in applying any other law limiting bonded indebtedness.

If a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of establishing the detention home or juvenile farm and grounds, and elect to raise the funds necessary therefor by a special tax levy, the county commissioners shall levy a tax upon all of the taxable tangible property in the county in the amount determined necessary to purchase the property and improve and equip the detention home or juvenile farm and grounds, but the tax so levied shall not exceed one mill on each dollar of the assessed tangible valuation in the county for one year. The tax levy herein authorized shall be in addition to all other tax levies authorized or limited by law, and shall not be subject to nor within the aggregate tax levy limits prescribed by K.S.A. 79-1947, or amendments thereto.

History: L. 1959, ch. 152, § 1; L. 1982, ch. 182, § 129; Jan. 1, 1983.



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