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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Conservancy districts providing sewer service. Provides that a tract of land may be removed from a conservancy district if: (1) the conservancy district was established for sewage collection purposes; (2) the tract of land is located partly or completely within the boundaries of the conservancy district; (3) no structure on the tract of land is served by the conservancy district's sewage service; and (4) the tract of land has been annexed by a municipality that will provide sewer service to the tract of land. Specifies that the setting or changing of the rates and charges for sewer service provided by Conservancy districts providing sewer service. Provides that a tract of land may be removed from a conservancy district if: (1) the conservancy district was established for sewage collection purposes; (2) the tract of land is located partly or completely within the boundaries of the conservancy district; (3) no structure on the tract of land is served by the conservancy district's sewage service; and (4) the tract of land has been annexed by a municipality that will provide sewer service to the tract of land. Specifies that the setting or changing of the rates and charges for sewer service provided by a conservancy district must include a public hearing with notice, the right of property owners to file a written petition objecting to the rates and charges, and a possible hearing and decision by the circuit or superior court on the objectors' petition. Requires the board of a conservancy district established for sewage system purposes to discontinue the collection of any special benefits tax after construction of the sewage system is completed and becomes operational. Provides that if: (1) a conservancy district is established for sewage system purposes; (2) a tract of land is located partly inside and partly outside the boundaries of the conservancy district; and (3) no structure on the tract of land is connected to the conservancy district's sewage service; the tract of land and all improvements located on the tract of land are exempt from the special benefits tax that may be imposed by the conservancy district. ... View more