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Senate Bill 0026

Senate Bill 0026

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF SB26 (Updated April 11, 2011 2:12 pm - DI 84)

Local government reorganization and merger. Requires the department of local government finance (DLGF) to develop criteria for making an adjustment to allow a political subdivision to retain a part of its levy and budget that would otherwise be reduced because of savings: (1) from a government reorganization or township merger; (2) from the transfer, combination, or sharing of powers, duties, functions, or resources under an interlocal cooperation agreement; or (3) from the combination or reorganization of the political subdivision's departments, agencies, or functions. Provides that the amount of such an adjustment may not exceed a specified percentage of the savings or reduction realized in the first full year of operation after the merger or reorganization or the transfer, combination, or sharing of powers, duties, functions, or resources. Provides that the percentage is 50% in the first year of the adjustment and phases down to 10% in the fourth year of the adjustment and thereafter. Provides that the fiscal body of the political subdivision shall determine and certify to the DLGF the amount of the adjustment that the political subdivision wishes to accept. Specifies that in the case of a reorganization under the government reorganization statutes, the amount of any adjustment accepted by a reorganized political subdivision must comply with the reorganization agreement.
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