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Senate Bill 0235


Senate Bill 0235

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Regional water, sewage, or solid waste districts. Allows the board of trustees of a regional water, sewage, or solid waste district to adopt an ordinance to authorize the district to do one or both of the following through an electronic funds transfer method of payment: (1) Pay claims owed by the district. (2) Receive payments owed to the district. Provides that a district authority (authority) established to hear evidence and make certain determinations concerning certain rate increases by a regional sewage district: (1) must consist of an odd number of members; (2) must consist of at least three members; and (3) may not include as a member any trustee of the district. Amends provisions concerning the membership of an authority in: (1) a district located in one county; and (2) a district located in more than one county; to conform to these requirements. Provides that a district with an existing authority whose membership does not comply with these requirements shall, not later than September 1, 2011, file with the department of environmental management (department) a petition that proposes for the authority a new membership that complies with these requirements. Requires the department to issue an order approving or disapproving each petition not later than December 31, 2011. Conforms the standards that apply to an authority's determination in a case involving a rate increase to those that apply to a court's determination in an appeal in such a case, by requiring the authority to determine whether the district's board, in adopting the ordinance increasing the rates, followed the procedures required by the statute governing rates and charges in regional districts. Provides that if an authority makes any ruling other than to: (1) sustain the ordinance
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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