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68-518c. Tax levies by townships in noncounty unit counties; limitation; petition for election. (a) The township board of any township located in a county not operating under the county road unit system, is hereby authorized to make an annual tax levy of not to exceed five mills for road purposes which will be sufficient, when added to other revenues available for such purposes, to finance the adopted budget of expenditures for road purposes.

(b) The township board of any such township desiring to increase the authorized limit existing on the effective date of this act may adopt a resolution authorizing such levy and shall publish the same once each week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the township. If within 30 days after the date of the last publication of such resolution a petition, signed by electors of the township equal in number to not less than 10% of the qualified electors of the township who voted for the office of governor at the last general election for such office, is filed in the office of the county election officer no such increased levy shall be made without having been approved by a majority of the electors of the township voting at an election called and held thereon. All elections held under the provisions of this section shall be called and held in the manner prescribed by K.S.A. 10-120, and amendments thereto.

(c) Taxes imposed under this section shall be levied on all the taxable tangible property in the township outside of incorporated cities, and the moneys derived therefrom shall be used for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, repair and maintenance of township roads and culverts.

History: L. 1949, ch. 350, § 3; L. 1957, ch. 361, § 1; L. 1970, ch. 385, § 3; L. 1980, ch. 327, § 1; L. 1999, ch. 154, § 51; May 27.

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