(a) Pursuant to subsection (f) of Amendment 373 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, the Lowndes County Commission, in addition to any other tax, may levy an ad valorem tax in the amount of three mills on each dollar of taxable property in the county. The tax herein authorized, if levied, shall begin on the tax year beginning October 1, 2003. The revenue from the additional tax shall be paid to the county general fund to be used for county general fund purposes by the county commission, including, but not limited to, funding the E911 system and fire departments and fire protection.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 45-43-241

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608

(b) The increase in the rate of the tax as provided by this section is subject to the approval of a majority of the qualified electors of the county who vote on the proposed increase at the next general, primary, constitutional, or special election held for that purpose.

(Act 2002-326, p. 895, § 1; Act 2002-327, p. 895, § 1.)