COUNTIES AND COUNTY LAW
31-3901. Authorization to establish ambulance service — Special levy. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the boards of county commissioners in the several counties are hereby authorized, whenever existing ambulance service is not reasonably available to the inhabitants of the county or any portion thereof, to procure an ambulance and pay for the same out of any funds available and to establish an ambulance service to serve the areas that do not have an existing ambulance service reasonably available, both within and outside the cities and villages in their respective counties, and to levy a special tax not to exceed two-hundredths percent (.02%) of the market value for assessment purposes on all taxable property within the county to support the same. Providing ambulance service is a governmental function.
(2) A county that provides ambulance service pursuant to subsection (1) of this section prior to July 1, 2020, may continue to operate under the authority of this section. However, no board of county commissioners may exercise the powers granted under this section for the first time on and after July 1, 2020.
[31-3901, added 1963, ch. 278, sec. 1, p. 712; am. 1965, ch. 61, sec. 1, p. 96; am. 1967, ch. 147, sec. 1, p. 333; am. 1976, ch. 289, sec. 1, p. 996; am. 1995, ch. 82, sec. 7, p. 223; am. 2020, ch. 209, sec. 1, p. 603.]