(SB 151)

Local government contribution for construction of armory.

         ENTITLED, An Act to  define the local government contribution for the construction of an armory.


     Section  1.  That § 33-11-6 be amended to read as follows:

     33-11-6.   The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs shall also have the power to receive from counties, school districts, municipalities, or other sources, donations of land or contributions of money, buildings, or other property, to aid in providing or erecting armories and other facilities throughout the state for the use of the national guard and which shall be held as other property for the use of the state.

     Section  2.  That § 33-11-7 be amended to read as follows:

     33-11-7.   Counties , school districts, or municipalities are hereby authorized to make contributions of land, money, buildings, or other property for the purposes of this chapter , and . Also, each first or second class municipality of the state is hereby authorized and empowered to levy a tax upon all property therein subject to taxation to raise the necessary money for such armory building or other facility and site; provided that no money raised by such tax shall be donated or tax levied until the same is authorized by a vote of a majority of the electors in such municipality at an election called for that purpose. Any contribution of money from a county, school district, or municipality for the construction of an armory shall be matched with a sum appropriated from the state treasury that is not greater than fifty percent of the total local effort required by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs or the United States Department of Defense.

     Signed February 28, 2006