Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 1 and inserting:
/ SECTION 1. 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:
"( )(1) Notwithstanding the limitation upon millage rate increases contained in subsection (A), upon the adoption of an ordinance or resolution by a fire district's governing body, and subject to a referendum, the millage rate limitation may be suspended and the millage rate may be increased for general operating purposes. The referendum must be held at the time of the general election, and upon a majority of the qualified voters within the fire district voting favorably in the referendum, the millage rate may be increased in the next fiscal year. The referendum must include the amount of the millage increase. The actual millage levy may not exceed the millage increase specified in the referendum.
(2) This subsection only applies to a fire district that existed on January 1, 2014, and serves less than seven hundred homes." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.