Senate Bill (H)
Authored by: Sen. James Buck, Sen. Michael Crider, Sen. Philip Boots
Sponsors: Rep. Robert Cherry
  • Sen. James Buck
    Sen. James Buck

    Author

  • Sen. Michael Crider
    Sen. Michael Crider

    Author

  • Sen. Philip Boots
    Sen. Philip Boots

    Author

  • Rep. Robert Cherry
    Rep. Robert Cherry

    Sponsor

  • Rep. Heath VanNatter
    Rep. Heath VanNatter

    Co-Sponsor

  • Sen. James Buck
    Sen. James Buck

    Conferee

  • Sen. Richard Young
    Sen. Richard Young

    Conferee

  • Rep. Robert Cherry
    Rep. Robert Cherry

    Conferee

  • Rep. Matthew Lehman
    Rep. Matthew Lehman

    Conferee

  • Sen. Michael Crider
    Sen. Michael Crider

    Advisor

  • Sen. Jean Breaux
    Sen. Jean Breaux

    Advisor

  • Sen. Philip Boots
    Sen. Philip Boots

    Advisor

  • Rep. Kevin Mahan
    Rep. Kevin Mahan

    Advisor

  • Rep. John Bartlett
    Rep. John Bartlett

    Advisor

DIGEST

Approval of annexation agreements. Establishes requirements for an agreement executed and recorded after June 30, 2014, between a municipality and owners of real property, if all or part of the consideration for the agreement is that the owners agree to the annexation of their property or agree not to remonstrate or withdraw a remonstrance against an annexation by the municipality. Amends a provision that allows 100% of owners of land to file a petition requesting annexation as follows: (1) Allows owners of noncontiguous property to petition for annexation. (2) Removes the requirement that the landowners reside within the annexation territory. With certain exceptions, places ... a moratorium on annexations from April 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015. Requires a court with regard to a remonstrance filed after March 31, 2014, and before July 1, 2015, to award attorney's fees and expenses to the signers of the remonstrance. Urges the legislative council to assign annexation topics to an interim committee for study during the 2014 legislative interim.