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Senate Bill 0055


Senate Bill 0055

ARCHIVE (2012)

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Local government reorganization. Provides that in the case of a proposed governmental reorganization that is on the ballot after June 30, 2012, and that involves a county and a municipality, the proposed reorganization is approved if: (1) a majority of the voters in the county voting on the public question (on a countywide basis) vote in favor of the proposed reorganization; and (2) in the case of a vote being conducted with a "rejection threshold", a majority of the voters of the county (excluding the voters of the reorganizing municipalities) voting on the public question vote in favor of the proposed reorganization and a majority of the voters of each reorganizing municipality voting on the public question also vote in favor of the proposed reorganization. (Under current law governing reorganizations involving a county and a municipality: (1) the percentage of the countywide vote that must approve the proposed reorganization may be set at a higher percentage than a majority vote; and (2) if the vote is being conducted with a rejection threshold, the thresholds for approval by county voters (excluding voters in the reorganizing municipalities) and for approval by voters of the reorganizing municipalities may also be set at a higher percentage than a majority vote.)
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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