(HB 1084)

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School district general fund tax levies adjusted.
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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
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2007
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2008
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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
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ten
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nine
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dollars and
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nineteen
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eleven
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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
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three
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two
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dollars and
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three
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seventy-one
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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
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seventy-six
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twenty-
six
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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
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four
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three
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dollars and
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three
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seventy-one
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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.
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