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An Act in Relation to Special School Tax in Person County.

1897 Public Laws: Chapter 302

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1897 - Pages 475-476.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That in every school district of the county of Person, any twenty-five citizens thereof free-holders therein, may apply by petition in writing to the board of commissioners of said county, asking that an annual tax of ten cents on the one hundred dollars valuation of property, and thirty cents on the poll, to supplement the public school fund for such school district may be levied for the support of one or more public or graded schools. Whereupon, on or before the next regular meeting of said board, but not oftener than once a year, the said board of commissioners shall order that the question, whether said tax shall be levied, be submitted to the qualified voters of such school district at the different wards and election places therein as prescribed in the chapter entitled elections regulated, and at such other places as may be prescribed by the said board of commissioners. That at said election those who are in favor of the levy and collection of said taxes may vote a ticket on which may be written or printed the words, "for schools," and those who are opposed may vote a ticket on which may be written or printed the words, "against schools."

Sec. 2. That in case a majority of the qualified voters at such election in any school district are in favor of such tax, the same shall be annually levied and appropriated in the manner provided for the levying and appropriation of other school taxes: Provided, that all the monies collected in each school district under the provisions of this Act shall be expended exclusively upon the school or schools therein.

Sec. 3. That all laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act be and the same are hereby repealed.

Sec. 4. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 8th day of March, A.D. 1897.

Daniel L. Russell, Jr., Governor
Charles A. Reynolds, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
A.F. Hileman, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 28th, 1897.

I, Cyrus Thompson, Secretary of State, hereby certify that
the foregoing (manuscript) are true copies of the original acts
and resolutions on file in this office.

Cyrus Thompson,
Secretary of State.

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