In addition to any taxes now authorized or that may hereafter be authorized by the Constitution and laws of Alabama, the county commission or other governing body of Marion county shall, subject to an election in the Hamilton special school district in such county, as hereby created, have power to levy and collect a special district tax of not exceeding one dollar on each one hundred dollars of taxable property in such district for capital outlay purposes for the Marion county school system within said special district. Hamilton special school district shall be composed of the following area (all in Marion county and in the several beats (election precincts) of such county hereinafter named, as such beats are established pursuant to law, when this amendment is ratified): All of beats 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 17; in beat 6, Range 14 West, Township 9 S, Sections 4, 9, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34, 35, 36, and in Range 13 W, Township 9 S, Sections 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33; in beat 10, Range 13 W, Township 10 S, Sections 26, 35, and 36, and in Range 12 W, Township 10 S, Section 31, and in Range 13 W, Township 11 S, all of Sections 1 and 2 north of the Buttahatchee river, and in Range 12 W, Township 11 S, all of Sections 4, 5 and 6 north of the Buttahatchee river; in beat 11, Range 12 W, Township 11 S, Sections 8, 16, 17, and 18, and all of Sections 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 south of the Buttahatchee river, and in Range 13 W, Township 11 S, Sections 11, 13, 14, and 23 and all of Sections 1, 2, and 12 south of the Buttahatchee river; and in beat 16, Range 13 W, Township 11 S, Sections 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, and 31, and in Range 14 W, Township 11 S, Sections 24, 25, 26, 35, and 36, and in Range 14 W, Township 12 S, Section 2. No tax shall be levied hereunder unless the rate of such tax, the time such tax is to continue and the purpose thereof shall have been first submitted to a vote of the qualified electors in Hamilton special school district and voted for by a majority of those voting at such election. Any election on such district tax shall be called and held, the result declared, and the tax levied and collected in the same manner as now or hereafter provided by law in the case of school district taxes authorized by amendment 3 to the Constitution of Alabama, except that no county-wide tax shall be required as a conditioned precedent for a district tax under this amendment. The holding of one election shall not preclude a later election in Hamilton district, but no election in such district shall be held within two years from the date of the last election held in such district under the authority of this amendment. The proceeds of the special district tax shall be used only for public school capital outlay purposes in the district; but may be pledged to secure the payment of principal and interest on warrants or other evidences of indebtedness issued and sold for public school capital outlay purposes in such district by the county school board or other public body charged with the duties, powers and authority of conducting and operating the public schools in Hamilton district; which pledge shall take priority as provided in such warrants or other evidence of indebtedness and is in consonance with the provisions of existing law, at the time of the issuance and sale of the said warrants, touching the issue and sale of warrants of school bodies for capital outlay purposes. The power to levy, granted by this amendment, will not be exhausted by one election but shall remain a continuing grant unless and until it be repealed by subsequent constitutional action.
This amendment shall be self executing and shall require no enabling legislation.