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9-495. Tax levy for municipal band; authorization

A. Cities and towns may, when authorized as provided by this section, levy each year a tax not to exceed one mill for the purpose of maintaining or employing a municipal band.

B. When a petition, signed by not less than ten per cent of the lawful voters of the city or town, as shown by the last regular municipal election, is filed with the governing body requesting that the proposition: "Shall a tax of not exceeding one mill be levied each year for the purpose of furnishing a band fund?" be submitted to the voters, the governing body shall cause the question to be submitted to the voters of the city or town at the next general municipal election.

C. If a majority of the votes cast at the election is in favor of the proposition, the governing body shall levy the tax.

D. The funds derived from the levy shall be expended for the purpose only of maintaining or employing a municipal band.

E. A like petition may be presented to the governing body requesting that the proposition: "Shall the power to levy a tax for the maintenance or employment of a band be canceled?" be submitted to the voters of the city or town. The proposition shall be submitted at the next general municipal election, and if a majority of the votes cast is in favor of the question no further levy for such purpose shall be made.