A county board of education which has heretofore increased its levies pursuant to an election conducted prior to the adoption of the Better Schools Amendment (section 10, article X of the constitution), which election authorized such increased levies to continue for a period of years extending beyond the effective date of this section, said board of education having need of levies in excess of those authorized in such prior election, may, notwithstanding such prior increased levies, proceed at any time hereafter to hold a new election pursuant to the terms of section sixteen of this article, submitting to the voters the total amount by which the levies are proposed to be increased over those authorized in section twelve of this article, not exceeding one hundred percent, and the total number of years, not exceeding five, after the date of such election for which said proposed increased levies shall continue; and if at least sixty percent of the voters at such election cast their ballots in favor of such additional levy, the county board of education may impose the additional levy for the proposed number of years so submitted to the voters at such election; which higher rates and longer number of years shall then supersede and take the place of the increased levies authorized at the election held prior to the adoption of section 10, article X of the constitution.
In the event that at any such election held after theeffective date of this section, less than sixty percent of the voters at such election cast their votes in favor of any such proposed new increased levies and greater number of years, the increased levies approved at the election held prior to the adoption of the Better Schools Amendment shall remain in full force and effect for the number of years authorized by such prior election.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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