SB 581 Allows certain sewer districts to seek voter approval of a fee for a lateral sewer service line repair program
Sponsor: Rupp
LR Number: 4571S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Transportation and Infrastructure
Last Action: 3/26/2014 - Hearing Conducted S Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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SB 581 - This act allows a sewer district created and organized under Chapter 249 to impose a fee of up to $50 per year for a lateral sewer service line repair program upon approval by a majority of voters in the district and the adoption of a resolution by the sewer district's board of trustees. Under the act, the fee cannot be imposed in any city, town, village, or the unincorporated area of a county that has already approved a fee for a sewer line repair program. Voters in such municipalities that already have the program are not eligible to vote on the question of whether the sewer district can impose the fee.

This act allows the county collector to add the lateral sewer service fee to property tax bills.

If a city, town, village, or the county had imposed a fee for a sewer line repair program, but later rescinded its fee after voters have authorized the sewer district to impose a fee, the sewer district can request approval from voters in the municipality or unincorporated area to impose its fee.

This provision is contained in the truly agreed to and finally passed SCS/HB 1692 (2014) the perfected version of SCS/SB 297 (2013), the truly agreed to and finally passed CCS2/SCS/HCS/SB 672 (2014), HCS/SCS/SB 854, and HCS/SCS/SB 824 (2014).

MEGHAN LUECKE