TAXATION SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF FIRST CLASS
                 Act of Aug. 19, 1953, P.L. 1200, No. 334             Cl. 24
                                  AN ACT

     To provide revenue for school districts of the first class A by
        imposing a tax on real estate in such districts for general
        public school purposes, and providing for its levy and
        collection.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  The Board of Public Education in school districts
     of the first class A shall levy annually, on or after the second
     Monday of November and before the first Monday of December
     following, a tax of three and one-fourth mills on each dollar of
     the total assessment of all real property assessed and certified
     for taxation in said district.
        If such tax, together with other real estate taxes for school
     purposes, shall aggregate more than eleven and three-fourths
     mills on each dollar of the total assessment of all real
     property assessed and certified for taxation in said district,
     then such tax shall not be levied unless the electors of the
     district consent thereto at an election to be held at the place
     and time of any general, municipal, special, or primary
     election, and under the same regulations as provided by law for
     the holding of municipal elections at such election. The
     election officers shall receive ballots from the electors which
     shall be prepared in the manner prescribed by the Pennsylvania
     Election Code. If a majority of those voting on the question
     vote in favor of the increase, the school district may levy such
     tax annually thereafter.
        Section 2.  The taxes and penalties collected under the
     provisions of this act shall be used by such school districts
     for general public school purposes.
        Section 3.  The tax authorized to be levied under the
     provisions of this act shall be in addition to any other taxes
     any school district of the first class A is empowered to levy
     and collect under any existing law.
        Section 4.  The taxes which are levied under the provisions
     of this act shall be collected at the same time, in the same
     manner, with like authority, and subject to the same discounts
     and penalties, as other real estate taxes for school purposes
     are collected.