Extension of Special Ad Valorem Tax for Public Library Purposes in Chambers County.

(a) Subject to the succeeding provisions of this amendment, the governing body of Chambers County shall continue to levy and provide for the collection of the special county ad valorem tax authorized by Amendment 554 of this constitution at the existing rate of 20 cents ($.20) on each one hundred dollars ($100) of taxable property in the county for an additional 10 years commencing on October 1, 2003, and expiring on September 30, 2013.

(b) The proceeds from the ad valorem tax which shall continue to be levied under subsection (a) of this amendment shall continue to be used for public library purposes in Chambers County in the same manner prescribed in subsections (a) and (b) of Amendment 554 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, for the use of the ad valorem tax proceeds collected pursuant to Amendment 554.

(c) The provisions of this amendment shall be self-executing and no further referendum or action by the Legislature shall be a prerequisite to continuing the levy and collection of the tax herein authorized. The county governing body shall provide for the administration and collection of the tax.