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Senate Bill 0181


Senate Bill 0181

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Fire protection territories. Provides that for property taxes first due and payable after 2011, the total amount that may be levied in a civil taxing unit in the ensuing calendar year to support a fire protection territory may not exceed: (1) the amount levied in the civil taxing unit to support the fire protection territory in the current calendar year; multiplied by (2) the assessed value growth quotient. Provides that for property taxes first due and payable after 2011, in the first year in which a civil taxing unit levies a property tax to support a fire protection territory, the total amount that may be levied in that year in the civil taxing unit to support the fire protection territory may not exceed the lesser of: (1) the amount specified by the legislative body of the civil taxing unit in the hearing held before adoption of the ordinance or resolution to establish the fire protection territory; or (2) the amount levied for fire protection services in the year immediately preceding the year in which the unit first imposes property taxes to support the fire protection territory, multiplied by the assessed value growth quotient. Specifies that a member of the legislative body of a unit may not vote on a proposed ordinance or resolution authorizing the unit to join or establish a fire protection territory if that member is also an employee of another unit that: (1) is a participating unit in the fire protection territory; or (2) is proposing to become a participating unit in the fire protection territory. Provides that a fire protection territory may not be established after December 31, 2011, unless the fire protection territory is approved by the voters of each of the participating units in a public question. Provides that before an ordinance or resolution to establish a fire protection territory is adopted by the legislative body of a unit, the legislative body must hold a separate public hearing at which the legislative body makes available to the public specified information concerning the fiscal impact of the proposed fire protection territory.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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