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Senate Bill 0069


Senate Bill 0069

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF SB69 (Updated February 17, 2011 5:05 pm - DI 84)


Annexation. Provides, with certain exceptions, that when a municipality initiates an annexation, the municipality must file a petition with the court containing the signatures of: (1) at least 60% of the landowners in the territory proposed to be annexed; or (2) the owners of more than 75% in assessed valuation of the land in the annexed territory. Provides that, if the court finds that the petition has a sufficient number of signatures, a hearing must be conducted to review the annexation and fiscal plan. Allows a person to intervene as a party at the hearing to review the annexation and fiscal plan if: (1) the person is an owner of property in the territory; (2) the person and no other owner of the property have signed the petition filed by the municipality; and (3) the person appeared at the hearing conducted by the municipality on the annexation ordinance or submitted a remonstrance or other document into the record of the hearing. Eliminates a procedure that requires the court to order an annexation not to take place if certain circumstances are shown. Removes provisions allowing a municipality to obtain waivers of a landowner's right to remonstrate against an annexation. Provides that in all circumstances an annexation becomes effective when the ordinance or judgment is filed by the municipal clerk. Allows all municipalities to annex noncontiguous territory for the purpose of: (1) an industrial park; (2) a shopping center or mall; or (3) an economic development area. (Current law allows only certain municipalities to annex noncontiguous territory for purposes of an industrial park.). Repeals provisions concerning: (1) waivers of remonstrance against an annexation; (2) filing a remonstrance against an annexation; and (3) settlement agreements in lieu of annexation.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - 2nd House
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