June 28, 2023

By Attorneys Beth Grob and Jim Wainwright ©

House File 718 made changes to the election dates for school districts. Below is a chart which reflects the available election dates and propositions that may be voted on those dates, as of July 1, 2023.

© Copyright Elizabeth A. Grob and James R. Wainwright, 2023, All rights reserved.

*For Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, a school should hold the public hearing on the issuance of those Bonds PRIOR to awarding a construction contract for the project funded with the Bond proceeds.  For example, if the District intends to issue the Bonds in January through March of 2024, and award construction contracts with a start date of summer, 2024, the District should be holding the public hearing in July/August of 2023, so if a petition requesting an election on the issuance of Bonds is filed, the election may be held on November 7, 2023.  If the public hearing process is held at a later time and a petition requesting an election is filed, that election may not be held until November 5, 2024.

This article is only a summary of the property tax reform law. If you have questions about the impact of the law or want advice generally on this topic, please contact an attorney in the Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.’s Education Finance Area or by visiting the Firm's website at www.ahlerslaw.com.

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