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House Bill 1197

House Bill 1197

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF HB1197 (Updated April 26, 2011 2:46 pm - DI 84)

Regional water, sewage, and solid waste districts. Provides that certain property owners who install new septic tank soil absorption systems are exempt from connecting to a regional sewage or solid waste district's sewer system for 10 years beginning on the date the septic tank system is installed. Specifies the connection fee a property owner who received an exemption must pay when the property owner connects to the district's sewer system. Provides that if a regional sewage or solid waste district uses eminent domain to acquire an easement or right-of-way that easement or right-of-way may not exceed 50 feet in width. Allows territory to be added to a regional water, sewage, or solid waste district if the district's board files: (1) a motion adopted by the board requesting the addition; and (2) a petition signed by a majority of freeholders within the area proposed to be added requesting the addition; with the department of environmental management. Specifies the procedures that must be used to add territory to a district. Provides that if a district changes or readjusts the district's rates and charges, the board of trustees of the district must mail a notice of the new rates and charges to each user affected by the change or readjustment. Provides that if a sewage district adopts an ordinance increasing the rates and charges by more than 5% per year, the required notice must: (1) be mailed to each affected user not later than seven days after the ordinance is adopted; and (2) include a statement of a freeholder's right to file a petition objecting to the rates and charges.
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