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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XVI
Education
Chapter 236
Finance And Taxation; Schools
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Section 236.32, Florida Statutes 2001

236.32  Procedures for holding and conducting school district millage elections.--

(1)  HOLDING ELECTIONS.--All school district millage elections shall be held and conducted in the manner prescribed by law for holding general elections, except as provided in this chapter.

(2)  FORM OF BALLOT.--

(a)  The school board may propose a single millage or two millages, with one for operating expenses and another for a local capital improvement reserve fund. When two millage figures are proposed, each millage must be voted on separately.

(b)  The school board shall provide the wording of the substance of the measure and the ballot title in the resolution calling for the election. The wording of the ballot must conform to the provisions of s. 101.161.

(3)  QUALIFICATION OF ELECTORS.--All qualified electors of the school district are entitled to vote in the election to set the school tax district millage levy.

(4)  RESULTS OF ELECTION.--When the school board proposes one tax levy for operating expenses and another for the local capital improvement reserve fund, the results shall be considered separately. The tax levy shall be levied only in case a majority of the electors participating in the election vote in favor of the proposed special millage.

(5)  EXPENSES OF ELECTION.--The cost of the publication of the notice of the election and all expenses of the election in the school district shall be paid by the school board.

History.--s. 1032, ch. 19355, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 892(351); s. 7, ch. 22858, 1945; s. 78, ch. 29764, 1955; s. 14, ch. 61-288; s. 2, ch. 65-60; ss. 154, 155, ch. 65-239; s. 2, ch. 65-427; s. 1, ch. 69-300; s. 5, ch. 70-401; s. 2, ch. 71-263; s. 71, ch. 71-355; s. 19, ch. 99-6; s. 3, ch. 2001-220.

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