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Senate Bill 0213


Senate Bill 0213

ARCHIVE (2008)

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DIGEST OF SB213 (Updated February 26, 2008 10:25 am - DI 84)


Regional sewer districts. Provides that if rates or charges assessed by a regional sewer district serving not more than 350 customers are not paid within 60 days after they become due, the district may recover in a civil action the amount due, plus a penalty of 10% and a reasonable attorney's fee, from the delinquent user or owner of the property served by the district's sewage works. Specifies that the civil action may be filed on the small claims docket of a court with jurisdiction. Provides that if any charges assessed by a not-for-profit sewer utility are not paid within 60 days after they become due, the utility may: (1) recover in a civil action the amount due, plus a penalty of 10% and a reasonable attorney's fee, from the delinquent user or owner of the property served by the utility's sewage works; and (2) require that a water utility providing water service to a delinquent user discontinue service until payment of all overdue charges, along with any penalties, are received by the utility. Provides that the only matters that may be acted on at a special meeting of a township legislative body are the matters set forth in the notice of the meeting. Provides that if, at a special meeting, a township legislative body finds that a need for fire and emergency services or another emergency exists, the legislative body may authorize the township executive to borrow money sufficient to meet the emergency. (Current law does not specify that the legislative body may authorize the borrowing of money for fire and emergency services.) Specifies factors that the legislative body and any reviewing authority must consider in determining whether a fire and emergency services need exists requiring the expenditure of money not included in the township's budget estimates and levy. Provides that if the township received additional funds for such services in the immediately preceding budget year, any reviewing authority must consider the use of the funds in the immediately preceding budget year and the continued need for funding the services and operations to be funded with the loan proceeds. Authorizes the legislative body to take out temporary loans in an amount not more than 80% of the total anticipated revenue for the remainder of the year in which the loans are taken out. (Current law authorizes temporary loans not exceeding 50% of the total anticipated revenue for the remainder of the year in which the loans are taken out.)
    Current Status:
     In Conference Committee
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