DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Annexation. Allows a municipality to initiate an annexation only if: (1) the territory is noncontiguous and occupied by a municipally owned or operated airport or landing field, sanitary landfill, golf course, or hospital or is to be used for an industrial park and is owned by the municipality or by a property owner who consents to the annexation; (2) the land is contiguous agricultural land and owned by a property owner who consents to the annexation; or (3) all property owners in the territory provide written consent to the annexation. Prohibits a municipality from annexing a lake or pond of at least 20 acres unless the entire boundary of the municipality surrounds the lake or pond. Provides that territory may incorporate as a town without obtaining the consent of a city with a certain distance of its proposed boundaries, if the proposed town has an assessed value of at least $750,000,000 as shown by the most recent assessment. Prohibits a municipality from adopting an annexation ordinance, other than an ordinance petitioned for by landowners, after January 1, 2008, and before July 1, 2008. Repeals a provision that requires a town to obtain the consent of a city before annexing territory within three miles of the city.