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House Bill 1066


House Bill 1066

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Local government reorganization. Eliminates, effective January 1, 2014, the requirement that a reorganization committee must be appointed to prepare the reorganization plan as part of a proposed local government reorganization. Provides that the legislative bodies of the reorganizing political subdivisions (rather than a reorganization committee) shall prepare the reorganization plan that must be adopted by the legislative bodies before the proposed reorganization is placed on the ballot. Requires that a reorganization plan must include a fiscal impact analysis. Specifies the required contents of the fiscal impact analysis. Provides that the fiscal impact analysis must specify any estimated effects on political subdivisions in the county that are not participating in the reorganization and on taxpayers located in those political subdivisions. Requires that the fiscal impact analysis must be submitted to the department of local government finance (DLGF) at least six months before the election in which the public question will be on the ballot. Requires the DLGF to do the following within a reasonable time, but not later than 30 days before the election on the public question: (1) Review the fiscal impact analysis. (2) Make any comments concerning the fiscal impact analysis that the DLGF considers appropriate. (3) Provide comments to the legislative body of the reorganizing political subdivisions and post the comments on the DLGF's Internet web site. Requires the reorganizing political subdivisions to pay the expenses incurred by the DLGF in carrying out the review and preparing the comments. Requires that a brief description of the reorganized political subdivision that will succeed the reorganizing political subdivisions must be placed on the ballot
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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