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House Bill 1497


House Bill 1497

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF HB 1497 (Updated April 17, 2013 2:53 pm - DI 84)


Regional water, sewage, and solid waste districts. Amends the requirements that a property owner must meet to discontinue use of a sewage disposal system and connect to a sewer system operated by a not-for-profit sewer utility or a regional sewage district. Amends the type of notice that must be provided to property owners that would be served by a proposed regional water, sewage, or solid waste district before the district is established. Provides that a proposed regional water, sewage, or solid waste district may not be established if a majority of property owners that would be served by the district submit a petition to the department of environmental management (department) that indicates the owners are opposed to the establishment of the district. Provides that an existing regional sewage or solid waste district may not add territory to the district if a majority of the freeholders within the proposed territory to be added submit a petition to the department that indicates the freeholders are opposed to the addition of the territory by the district. Allows a ratepayer of a regional water, sewage, or solid waste district to serve on the board of trustees for the district. Provides that notice requirements for certain construction permit applications apply to sewer and water system construction. (Current law exempts sewer and water system construction permit applications from the notice requirements.) Makes it a Class C misdemeanor instead of a Class C infraction for a person to provide false information to a health officer. Makes it false informing, a Class B misdemeanor, for a person to give a false report related to sewage disposal systems and sewer connections knowing the information to be false.
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