SB 264 - Currently, two-thirds of the property owners within a proposed area must submit a petition to a street light maintenance district board asking to be annexed to the district. The secretary of the board shall publish notice of the proposed annexation and the board shall hold a hearing in order to hear the petition and any written objections. If the petition is granted, the board shall make an order to such effect.
Under this act, a petition for annexation shall be signed by property owners who own not less than 10% of the parcels of property within the area proposed for annexation. The petition shall be filed with the county clerk in which the district is situated and shall be addressed to the county commission. A hearing shall be held regarding the proposed annexation petition as soon as reasonably possible. If the county commission finds at the hearing that the petition is in compliance with the provisions of this section, they shall order the question to be submitted to the voters within the proposed area of annexation and within the district.
If a majority of the votes cast on the question in the district and in the area described in the petition, respectively, are in favor of the annexation, the county commission shall by order declare the area annexed and shall describe the altered boundaries of the district. A copy of the order of the commission shall be filed within the county recorder. If a majority of the votes cast on the question in the district and in the area described in the petition, respectively, are not in favor of the annexation, such area shall not be declared annexed. No such question shall be resubmitted to the voters sooner than 12 months from the date of submission of the last question.
This act is identical to a provision of CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 22 (2007).
SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE