(a) If, at an election held pursuant to Section 17409, or the predecessor to that section, a majority of the electors voting on the proposition voted “Yes,” the governing board may call an election pursuant to this section.
Before entering into one or more leases or agreements pursuant to this section and this article, the governing board of the district shall call, hold, and conduct an election in the manner provided in Section 42202 of the Education Code, as it existed on December 31, 1979, except that the ballot used in the election shall contain substantially the words: “Shall the governing board of the ____ District purchase (a site, sites) prepare plans and specifications [the reference to the site or sites and plans and specifications shall not be included if, prior to calling the election, the governing board of the district has acquired a site or sites or proposes to lease a site or sites or has prepared plans and specifications] and lease (a site, sites) and (a building, buildings) to be constructed for use by the school district (designating the location of the site or sites on which the building or buildings will be constructed and generally describing the building or buildings) and for those purposes, shall the tax rate increase authorized on [the date of the original election], be used solely and exclusively for those purposes in addition to those approved by the majority of electors at the election held pursuant to Section 17409, or the predecessor to that section, on [the date of the original election]?”
If, at the election held pursuant to this section, a majority of the electors voting on the proposition vote “Yes,” the governing board may proceed pursuant to this article to use that previously authorized tax increase for the purpose or purposes authorized under that election.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature, in enacting this section, to permit the levy of a tax to the extent authorized at an election held pursuant to Section 17409, or the predecessor to that section, as modified to permit the proceeds of that tax to be expended for the purposes authorized at the election held pursuant to subdivision (a).
(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018