SB 956 Modifies provisions relating to public water supply districts
Sponsor: Kennedy
LR Number: 3441S.02T Fiscal Note: 3441-02
Committee: Commerce, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 6/19/2008 - Signed by Governor Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2008
House Handler: Hobbs

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SB 956 - The act changes the expiration dates of the staggered terms for the first appointed members of a public water supply district board by changing the ending month from June to April.

Under current law, a circuit court must follow certain public notice requirements when holding a hearing regarding the detachment of property that is part of a public water supply district. This act increases the timeframe from 5 to 7 for the maximum number of days before the hearing date in which the last public hearing notice must be published in the county newspaper.

In the event the court approves a detachment of property from a public water supply district, the court shall include in its decree a description of the district after the detachment as well as make any appropriate changes to the subdistrict boundary lines. Any changes in subdistrict boundaries shall not become effective until the next annual board of directors election. Certified copies of any court order regarding a detachment of district property shall be provided to the county recorder of deeds, the county clerk of any affected county, and to the Secretary of State. The court costs for district property detachment shall be borne by the petitioners of such action.

This act contains provisions similar to provisions in HB 766 (2007) and SB 419 (2007).

ERIKA JAQUES