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2019 Statute


72-641.Equitable payments between unified school districts. (a) Where a unified district acquires a school building of a divided disorganized district and the bonded indebtedness for such building is only partly paid, the unified district acquiring such building may either pay to or receive from each other district or districts in which any part of the territory of the disorganized district is located an equitable payment. Such equitable payment, if any, shall be determined as follows: (1) The boards of the interested districts shall negotiate and agree upon such payments, if possible; (2) if such agreement cannot be reached, the board of any interested district may file an action at any time after January 1, 1967, and before January 1, 1968, in the district court of the county in which such school building is located, to determine such equitable payments; (3) the district court in which such an action is filed shall determine venue of the action, and if venue is found to be in such court, shall appoint a commissioner and may appoint appraisers to determine any facts or valuations that the court deems material; (4) the commissioner, and appraisers if any, shall report their findings to the court together with any recommendations requested by the court; (5) the court may hear evidence and shall hear arguments of interested districts; (6) thereafter the court shall issue its order determining such equitable payments, if any, allowing reasonable fees to the commissioner and appraisers, if any, and assessing the costs of action, including such fees, to the litigants or any one or more of them.

(b) Any unified district making payments under this section is authorized to levy taxes over a period of three (3) years to obtain funds to make such payments, and such levy shall be in addition to all other tax levies authorized or limited by law and shall not be subject to or within any aggregate tax levy limit.

(c) Such equitable considerations as are deemed, by such negotiating boards or such court, to be appropriate may be considered.

History: L. 1965, ch. 420, § 17; Feb. 23.

2020. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2020-12-02T16:41:22. Head Rev No: 585728(E)