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HOUSE BILL NO. 210
INTRODUCED BY R. JOHNSON
AN ACT ALLOWING INCLUSION OF CLASS EIGHT PROPERTY IN THE DEBT LIMIT FOR VARIOUS CULTURAL, SOCIAL, AND RECREATIONAL PURPOSES; AMENDING SECTION 7-16-4104, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 7-16-4104, MCA, is amended to read:
"7-16-4104. Authorization for municipal indebtedness for various cultural, social, and recreational purposes. (1) A city or town council or commission may contract an indebtedness on behalf of the city or town, upon the credit of the city or town, by borrowing money or issuing bonds:
(a) for the purpose of purchasing and improving lands for public parks and grounds;
(b) for procuring by purchase, construction, or otherwise a swimming pool
facilities facility, athletic fields field, skating
rinks rink, playgrounds playground, museums museum, a golf course, a site and building for a civic center, a youth center, or
combination of these facilities; and
(c) for furnishing, equipping, repairing, or rehabilitating a swimming pool facility, athletic field, skating rink, playground, museum, golf course, civic center, or youth center.
(2) The total amount of indebtedness authorized to be contracted in any form, including the then-existing indebtedness, may not at any time exceed 16.5% of the taxable value of the taxable property of the city or town as ascertained by the last assessment for state and county taxes previous to the incurring of the indebtedness plus, for general obligation bonds to be issued during fiscal year 1998, an additional 22% of the taxable value of class eight property within the county for tax year 1995 and, for general obligation bonds to be issued during fiscal years 1999 through 2008, an additional 33% of the taxable value of class eight property within the city for tax year 1995, in each case of class eight property, multiplied by 16.5%. Money may not be borrowed for any purpose on bonds issued for the purchase of lands and improving the land until the proposition has been submitted to the vote of the qualified electors of the city or town and a majority vote is cast in favor of the proposition."
Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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