(70 ILCS 2005/11)
(from Ch. 85, par. 6861)
A rescue squad district organized under
this Act may levy and collect a general tax on the
property situated in the district, but the aggregate amount of taxes
levied for any one year shall not exceed the rate of .20%
of value, as
equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue. The
board of trustees shall determine and certify the amount to be levied
and shall return the same to the county clerk.
The limitation upon the tax rate may be increased or decreased
under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
In case the district is located in more than one county, the board of
trustees shall determine and certify the amount to be levied upon the
taxable property lying in each county and return the same to the
respective county clerks of the counties in which the amount is to be
levied. In order to determine the amount to be levied upon the taxable
property of that part of the district lying in each county, the board
shall ascertain from the county clerk of the respective counties in
which the district lies the last ascertained equalized value of the
taxable property of the district lying in their respective counties,
then shall ascertain the rate per cent required and shall, accordingly,
apportion the whole amount to be raised between the several parts of the
district so lying in the different counties. The tax provided for in
this Section shall be levied at the same time and in the same manner as
nearly as practicable as taxes are now levied for municipal
purposes under the laws of this State.
All general taxes under this Act, when collected, shall be paid over to the
treasurer of the board of trustees, who is authorized to receive and
receipt for the same.
(Source: P.A. 86-916.)