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Engrossed Senate Bill (S)

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Annexation. With regard to an annexation ordinance adopted after June 30, 2019, allows a county executive to review and deny an annexation if, for the assessment date in the calendar year preceding the calendar year in which the annexation ordinance is adopted, the total gross assessed value of all property annexed by the municipality by all ordinances adopted on the same date is more than 5% of the total gross assessed value of the municipality (without considering the territory to be annexed in the ordinance or ordinances). Provides that if the county executive: (1) denies the annexation, the proceedings are Annexation. With regard to an annexation ordinance adopted after June 30, 2019, allows a county executive to review and deny an annexation if, for the assessment date in the calendar year preceding the calendar year in which the annexation ordinance is adopted, the total gross assessed value of all property annexed by the municipality by all ordinances adopted on the same date is more than 5% of the total gross assessed value of the municipality (without considering the territory to be annexed in the ordinance or ordinances). Provides that if the county executive: (1) denies the annexation, the proceedings are terminated; or (2) does not deny the annexation, the annexation proceedings continue. With regard to an annexation ordinance adopted after June 30, 2019: (1) requires the county executive to review; and (2) allows the county executive to deny an annexation, if, for the assessment date in the calendar year preceding the calendar year in which the annexation ordinance is adopted, the total gross assessed value of all property annexed by the municipality by all ordinances adopted during the calendar year is more than 15% of the total assessed value of the municipality (without considering the territory to be annexed in the ordinance or ordinances). Provides that if the county executive: (1) denies the annexation, the proceedings are terminated and all annexation ordinances adopted by a municipality during the calendar year are void; or (2) does not deny the annexation, the annexation proceedings continue. Requires a fiscal plan prepared after June 30, 2019, to address any estimated effects of the annexation on taxing units not included in the annexation. Requires after June 30, 2019, that notice be given of certain annexation proceedings to taxing units and political subdivisions evaluated for purposes of the fiscal plan. ... View more