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House Bill 1156

House Bill 1156

ARCHIVE (2010)

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Fire service fees. Provides that a county fiscal body may adopt an ordinance authorizing fire departments in the county to establish an optional fire services fee (optional fee). Requires that the ordinance must specify the amount of the optional fee. Provides that if a county body adopts such an ordinance, any fire department in the county may establish a program under which a person may pay the optional fee on certain property. Specifies that a person that owns or rents: (1) a homestead; (2) real property that has at least one and not more than four rental units; or (3) a mobile home assessed as personal property; is eligible to pay the optional fee on that property. Provides that if a person pays to a fire department an optional fee for a particular property, a fee, service charge, user fee, or other reimbursement charge may not be imposed on that property or the person because of a specific fire protection service run or response made by the fire department to the property. Provides that a fire service fee that: (1) is imposed, charged, or assessed for a specific fire protection service run or response made after June 30, 2010, by a fire department to real property; and (2) is more than 90 days delinquent; constitutes a lien against that real property. Specifies that the lien attaches when notice of the lien is recorded in the office of the county recorder in which the real property is located. Provides that the amount of such a lien shall be placed on the tax duplicate by the auditor. Provides that the total amount, including any accrued interest, shall be collected in the same manner as delinquent taxes are collected and shall be disbursed to the political subdivision, fire protection territory, fire protection district, or
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In Committee - first House
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