NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SENATE BILL 541
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE AND PROVIDE FOR AN ELECTION OR REFERENDUM ON THE LEVY OF A SUPPLEMENTAL SCHOOL TAX IN THE HENDERSON COUNTY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. Within two years from the effective date of this Act and upon the request of the Henderson County Board of Education, the County Board of Elections of Henderson County shall call and hold an election in the Henderson County School Administrative Unit, administered by the Board of Education of Henderson County, for the purpose of submitting to the electors who reside in and are residents of the Henderson County School Administrative Unit the question of whether or not a local supplemental school tax, not to exceed forty cents (40¢) on the one hundred dollars ($100.00) valuation of property, real and personal, shall be levied, the proceeds of which are to be used to supplement the current expense funds from State and county allotments and thereby to operate schools of a higher standard and for the purposes for which supplemental tax funds may be used as set forth in Chapter 115 of the General Statutes.
Sec. 2. The County Board of Elections of Henderson County shall hold said election under the rules governing elections as set forth in G. S. 115‑122 and any other pertinent provision of Article 14 of Chapter 115 of the General Statutes, as amended. The County Board of Elections of Henderson County shall have authority to establish new voting precincts where the same are needed, to provide election officials for said new precincts, and to provide for a new registration of voters in any and every precinct, old or new, in which it deems it to be necessary, such registration procedure to be in accordance with the registration provisions of G. S. 115‑122 insofar as they may be made applicable. The ballot to be used in said election or referendum shall have printed on same the words:
"FOR local supplemental school tax not to exceed forty cents (40¢) on the one hundred dollars ($100.00) valuation of real and personal property.
"AGAINST local supplemental school tax not to exceed forty cents (40¢) on the one hundred dollars ($100.00) valuation of real and personal property."
All details of said election shall be fixed and administered by the Henderson County Board of Elections, and in case any question arises which is not governed by G. S. 115‑122, then the same shall be governed as nearly as possible by the general election law of the State as contained in Chapter 163 of the General Statutes, as amended.
Sec. 3. If a majority of the qualified voters or electors residing or having residence in the Henderson County School Administrative Unit voting at such election shall vote in favor of the supplemental school tax as above submitted, then in that event the tax levying authorities shall levy said supplemental school tax not to exceed forty cents (40¢) on the one hundred dollars ($100.00) valuation of real and personal property to be budgeted and spent for appropriate supplemental school tax purposes. If a majority of the qualified voters or electors voting in such election shall vote against said supplemental school tax, then no such tax shall be levied.
Sec. 4. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 5. This Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 14th day of June, 1967.