Idaho Statutes

33-2703.  Library districts — Territory — Establishment — Limitations. A library district may be established by vote of the qualified electors of the proposed district in an election called and held as provided by this chapter, with the following limitations:
(1)  The district may include incorporated or unincorporated territory or both in one (1) or more counties and may include any of the area thereof except as may be excluded by this section, and as finally fixed and determined by the board of county commissioners.
(2)  The territory of the district shall be continuous, and no territory of an incorporated municipality shall be divided.
(3)  In the initial establishment of a library district the following may be excluded:
(a)  A municipality which is already providing library service as established according to section 33-2603, Idaho Code; or
(b)  A library district which is already providing library service as established in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
(4)  If, subsequent to the establishment of a library district, any area thereof is annexed to a municipality which maintains a tax-supported library, this area shall cease to be a part of the library district and the city council of the municipality shall so notify the board of county commissioners.
(5)  Any proposed library district shall have a population of more than one thousand five hundred (1,500) and an annual budget of not less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) from ad valorem revenues. Any proposed library district not meeting the above criteria may apply to the board of library commissioners for an exemption.

[33-2703, added 1963, ch. 188, sec. 3, p. 568; am. 1967, ch. 93, sec. 1, p. 198; am. 1990, ch. 378, sec. 1, p. 1046; am. 1995, ch. 119, sec. 2, p. 514; am. 1996, ch. 71, sec. 4, p. 218; am. 2006, ch. 235, sec. 18, p. 709.]

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