CHAPTER 48

(HB 1084)

School district general fund tax levies adjusted.


         ENTITLED, An Act to  revise the property tax levies for the general fund of a school district.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

     Section  1.  That § 10-12-42 be amended to read as follows:

     10-12-42.   For taxes payable in 2007 2008 and each year thereafter, the levy for the general fund of a school district shall be as follows:

             (1)      The maximum tax levy shall be ten nine dollars and nineteen eleven cents per thousand dollars of taxable valuation subject to the limitations on agricultural property as provided in subdivision (2) of this section, owner-occupied property as provided for in subdivision (3) of this section, and nonagricultural acreage property as provided for in subdivision (4) of this section;

             (2)      The maximum tax levy on agricultural property for such school district shall be three two dollars and three seventy-one cents per thousand dollars of taxable valuation. If the district's levies are less than the maximum levies as stated in this section, the levies shall maintain the same proportion to each other as represented in the mathematical relationship at the maximum levies;

             (3)      The maximum tax levy for an owner-occupied single-family dwelling as defined in § 10-13-40, for such school district may not exceed four dollars and seventy-six twenty- six cents per thousand dollars of taxable valuation. If the district's levies are less than the maximum levies as stated in this section, the levies shall maintain the same proportion to each other as represented in the mathematical relationship at the maximum levies; and

             (4)      The maximum tax levy on nonagricultural acreage property as defined in § 10-6-33.14, for such school district shall be four three dollars and three seventy-one cents per thousand dollars of taxable valuation. If the district's levies are less than the maximum levies as stated in this section, the levies shall maintain the same proportion to each other as represented in the mathematical relationship at the maximum levies.

     All levies in this section shall be imposed on valuations where the median level of assessment represents eighty-five percent of market value as determined by the Department of Revenue and Regulation. These valuations shall be used for all school funding purposes. If the district has imposed an excess levy pursuant to § 10-12-43, the levies shall maintain the same proportion to each other as represented in the mathematical relationship at the maximum levies in this section. The school district may elect to tax at less than the maximum amounts set forth in this section.

     Signed March 13, 2007
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