View Amendment Current Amendment: 964C010.BH.DG14.docx to Bill 964     Senator CLEARY proposed the following amendment (BH\964C010.BH.DG14):
    Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:

/         SECTION     ___.     Section 6-1-320 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 57 of 2011, is amended further by adding an appropriately lettered subsection at the end to read:
    "( )     Notwithstanding the limitation upon millage rate increases contained in subsection (A), the governing body of a county may adopt an ordinance, subject to a referendum, to suspend the millage rate limitation for the purpose of imposing up to six-tenths of a mill for mental health. The referendum must be held at the time of the general election, an upon a majority of the qualified voters within the county voting favorably in the referendum, this special millage may be imposed in the next fiscal year. The state election laws apply to the referendum mutatis mutandis. This special millage may be removed only upon a two-thirds vote of the local governing body. The amounts collected from the increased millage:
        (1)     must be deposited into a mental health services fund separate and distinct from the county general fund and all other county funds;
        (2)     must be dedicated only to expenditures for mental health services in the county; and
        (3)     must not be used to supplant existing funds for mental health programs in the county."         /
    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.