House Bill 1262
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Municipal drainage and utilities. Provides that a municipality may acquire exclusive authority over storm water collection and disposal systems within its jurisdictional boundaries through the adoption of an ordinance. Requires a municipality to provide advance notice of the meeting at which the final vote on the ordinance will be taken to: (1) owners of lots and parcels within the municipality who are subject to storm water user fees; and (2) certain boards. Provides that a municipality adopting an ordinance is liable for outstanding bonds issued and indebtedness incurred on the storm water collection and disposal systems located within its jurisdictional boundaries over which it is acquiring exclusive authority. Requires a municipality acquiring exclusive authority to pay any amounts related to outstanding unpaid bonds and obligations until the indebtedness is fully paid. Requires a political subdivision ceding authority over storm water collection and disposal systems to transfer to the municipality acquiring the authority any unencumbered balances accrued before the effective date of the ordinance. Provides a municipality acquiring authority over the systems with the same duties, right of entry, and right- of-way powers upon private land that are given to county surveyors. Excludes a municipality establishing exclusive authority over storm water collection and disposal systems from certain drainage laws. Requires the drainage board of a county to relinquish jurisdiction over ditches and drains located in a municipality that is acquiring exclusive authority over storm water collection and disposal systems within the municipality.
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