AMENDMENT 309 RATIFIED
Special School District Tax in Lee County.
In addition to all other taxes now or hereafter authorized, the governing body of Lee county, in the state of Alabama, is authorized to levy, in the school district of the said county that comprises all of the territory of the said county outside of the corporate limits of the cities of Auburn and Opelika, a special district tax at a rate not exceeding 50¢ on each $100 of the valuation of the taxable property in the said district as assessed for state taxation; provided, that no such tax shall be levied hereunder unless the rate of the said tax, the time it is to continue, and the purpose thereof shall have been first submitted to the vote of the qualified electors of the said district and voted for by a majority of those voting in such election; provided, further, that if a majority of the qualified electors of the said district participating in the election on the adoption of this amendment shall vote for the adoption thereof, then the approval of this amendment expressed by the said vote in favor of its adoption shall of itself authorize the levy of the said tax, without an additional election, for a period of thirty consecutive years commencing with the levy for the tax year beginning October 1, 1969. Each election on the levy of the said tax held subsequent to the ratification of this amendment shall be called, held, conducted and canvassed, and notice thereof shall be given, in the manner and within the time provided by the then existing general laws of Alabama pertaining to elections on the levy of district school taxes under the provisions of amendment III  to the Constitution, except that the holding of any such election in the said district or the collection of the said tax therein shall not be dependent upon the levy and collection of any other tax, including specifically the three-mill special county school tax provided for in the said amendment III . If the majority of the qualified electors of the said district participating in the election on the adoption of this amendment should not vote in favor of the adoption of this amendment, or if the majority of the qualified electors of the said district voting at any election called by the governing body of Lee county under the provisions of this amendment should not vote in favor of the levy of the said tax proposed at the election so called, the governing body of Lee county may from time to time call other elections hereunder on the levy of the said tax, but not more than one such election shall be held during any period of twelve consecutive months.
Nothing contained in this amendment shall be construed to authorize the levy of an additional tax on any property within the corporate limits of either the city of Auburn or the city of Opelika.