(HB 1247)

Ambulance districts, provisions revised.

         ENTITLED, An Act  revise certain provisions pertaining to ambulance districts.


     Section  1.  That § 34-11A-5 be amended to read as follows:

     34-11A-5.   If the proposed district is situated within two or more counties, the county auditor of the county wherein containing the largest area is contained , shall confer with the auditor or auditors of the any other counties county concerned, and shall obtain a certificate as to the adequacy of the petitions or resolution pertaining to the such county or counties, and thereafter he . Thereafter the auditor of the county containing the largest area shall designate a time and place for hearing before a joint meeting of the boards of county commissioners of all counties in which the proposed district is to be situated and shall give notice thereof by publication in a manner provided in §   34-11A-6.

     Section  2.  That § 34-11A-12 be amended to read as follows:

     34-11A-12.   Permanent organization shall be effected by the election of a board of directors consisting of not less than five residents of the district. No employee of the ambulance district may serve as a director.

     Section  3.  That § 34-11A-19 be amended to read as follows:

     34-11A-19.   The estimate provided by §   34-11A-18 shall be certified by the president and secretary to the proper any affected county auditor or county auditors , on or before June thirtieth of each year, who shall levy a tax not to exceed one dollar per thousand dollars of taxable valuation of the property within the district for the maintenance of the ambulance district for the fiscal year as provided by law.

     Section  4.  That § 34-11A-28 be amended to read as follows:

     34-11A-28.   The boundaries of any ambulance district organized under the provisions of this chapter may be changed in the manner prescribed by § §   34-11A-4 to 34-11A-10, inclusive for establishment of a district, or the board of directors of an ambulance district may submit a proposed decrease in the size of the district to voters at an annual or special meeting , but the changes of boundaries of any such district may not impair or affect its organization or its right in or to property; nor may it impair, affect or discharge any contract, obligation, lien, or change for or upon which it might be liable had such change of boundaries not been made.

     Signed February 28, 2000.


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