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CHAPTER 83 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BUNCOMBE COUNTY TO CALL A SPECIAL OR GENERAL ELECTION TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY OF AN ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL TAX OF FORTY CENTS ON EACH ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS VALUATION OF TAXABLE PROPERTY IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT AND OPERATION OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE CITY OF ASHEVILLE AND COUNTY OF BUNCOMBE. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
If the approval by a majority of the qualified voters who vote on such question is obtained, the levy may be made for the taxable year next beginning after such election and the supplemental tax so collected shall be apportioned between the Buncombe County Board of Education and the Asheville City Board of Education on a per capita enrollment basis which shall be determined by the State Board of Education and certified to each administrative unit involved. In the event the approval of a majority of the qualified voters who shall vote on such question is obtained in such election, that portion of the supplemental tax collected during the first fiscal year in which said tax is levied and apportioned to the Buncombe County Board of Education may be used by the said Buncombe County Board of Education for the construction or improvement of school buildings or other capital expenditures, and all other taxes collected and apportioned shall be used to supplement any item of expenditure in the school budgets.