SB 0506 Creates the Farmland Protection Act
LR Number:1970L.01I Fiscal Note:1970-01
Committee:Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Tourism
Last Action:03/08/01 - Voted Do Pass S Agriculture, Conservation, Parks Journal page:
and Tourism Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2001
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Current Bill Summary

SB 506 - This act creates the Farmland Protection Act. The purpose of the act is to protect and promote the viability and quality of life of agricultural, horticultural and forestry land. The state or any political subdivision shall hold sewer and water assessments in abeyance until improvements on property covered by the act are connected to the sewer or water system. At that time, the owner shall pay a proportionate charge, rather than a total cost. The period of abeyance will end when the owner elects to connect to the improvements. Statutes of limitations are tolled during the time of abeyance. The political subdivision shall notify the owner of the details of the assessment, including the amount to be charged and terms of payment. If the owner disagrees, he or she may appeal the assessment to the circuit court within thirty days of notice. Property subject to the provisions of the act may not be taken by eminent domain unless a public hearing is held.

Provisions of this act are also contained in CCS/HCS/SB 462.