PUBLIC LAW 91-21-JUNE 3, 1969
iii^ app(3itioiiineiit in the year the appropriation is made. New Hampshire initial aid shall be available with respect to the amount of the New Hampshire share as though it were authorized indebtedness of a New Hampshire cooperative school district. In the case of a state guarantee of interstate districts bonds or notes under RSA 195-B, the interstate district shall be eligible to apply for and receive an unconditional state guarantee with respect to an amount of its bonds or notes which does not exceed tifty per cent of the amount of the New Hampshire share as determined above. Vermont initial aid shall be available with respect to the amount of the Vermont share as though it were funds voted by a Vennont school district. Payments of Vermont initial aid shall be made to the interstate district, and the amount of any borrowing authorized to meet the appropriation for the capital project shall be reduced accordingly. New Hampshire and Vermont long-term aid shall be payable to the interstate district. The amounts of longterm aid in each year shall be based on the New Hampshire and Vermont shares of the amount of indebtedness of the interstate district which is payable in that year and which has been apportioned in accordance with the capital expense apportionment formula in the articles of agreement. The New Hampshire aid shall be payable at the rate of forty-five per cent, if there are three or less New Hampshire members in the interstate district, and otherw^ise it shall be payable as though the New Hampshire members were a New Hampshire cooperative school district. New Hampshire and Vermont long-term aid shall be deducted from the total capital expenses for the fiscal year in which the long-term aid is payable, and the balance of such expenses shall be apportioned among the member districts. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, New Hampshire and Vermont may at any time change their state school aid pi-ograms that are in existence when this compact takes effect and may establish new programs, and any legislation for these purposes may specify how such programs shall be applied with respect to interstate districts. "H. TAX EXEMPI'ION.—Bonds and notes of aii interstate school district shall be exempt from local property taxes in both states, and the interest or discount thereon and any profit derived from the disposition thereof shall be exempt from personal income taxes in both states. "ARTICLE VIII "TAKINU OVER OF EXISTIN(} PROPERTY "A.
POWER TO ACQUIRE PROPERTY OF MEMBER DISTRICT.—The ar-
ticles of agreement, or an amendment thereof, may provide for the acquisition by an interstate district from a member district of all or a part of its existing plant and equipment. "B. VALUATION.—The articles of agreement, or the amendment, shall provide for the determination of the value of the property to be acquired in one or more of the following ways: a. A valuation set forth in the articles of agreement or the amendment. "b. By appraisal, in which case, one appraiser shall be appointed by each commissioner, and a third appraiser appointed by the first two appraisers. "C. REIMBURSEMENT TO MEMBER DISTRICT.—The articles of agreement shall specify the method by which the member district shall be reimbursed by the interstate district for the property taken over, in one or more of the following ways: "a. By one lump sum, appropriated, allocated, and raised by the interstate district in the same manner' as an appropriation for operating expenses.