1. A county board of supervisors may offer for voter approval any of the following taxes or a combination of the following taxes:
a. Local option income surtax.
b. An ad valorem property tax.
Revenues generated from these taxes shall be used for emergency medical services as provided in section 422D.6.
2. The taxes for emergency medical services shall only be imposed after an election at which a majority of those voting on the question of imposing the tax or combination of taxes specified in subsection 1, paragraph "a" or "b", vote in favor of the question. However, the tax or combination of taxes specified in subsection 1 shall not be imposed on property within or on residents of a benefited emergency medical services district under chapter 357F. The question of imposing the tax or combination of the taxes may be submitted at the regular city election, a special election, or state general election. Notice of the question shall be provided by publication at least sixty days before the time of the election and shall identify the tax or combination of taxes and the rate or rates, as applicable. If a majority of those voting on the question approve the imposition of the tax or combination of taxes, the tax or combination of taxes shall be imposed as follows:
a. A local option income surtax shall be imposed for tax years beginning on or after January 1 of the fiscal year in which the favorable election was held.
b. An ad valorem property tax shall be imposed for the fiscal year in which the election was held.
Before a county imposes an income surtax as specified in subsection 1, paragraph "a", a benefited emergency medical services district in the county shall be dissolved, and the county shall be liable for the outstanding obligations of the benefited district. If the benefited district extends into more than one county, the county imposing the income surtax shall be liable for only that portion of the obligations relating to the portion of the benefited district in the county.
3. Revenues received by the county from the taxes imposed under this chapter shall be deposited into the emergency medical services trust fund created pursuant to section 422D.6 and shall be used as provided in that section.
4. Any tax or combination of taxes imposed shall be for a maximum period of five years.
92 Acts, ch 1226, § 17
Referred to in § 422D.2, 422D.3, 422D.5
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