SB 320
Modifies provisions relating to the abatement of nuisances on private property
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Last Action:
3/5/2019 - Voted Do Pass S Progress and Development Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2019

Current Bill Summary

SB 320 - This act modifies the notice given to a property owner that is seeking the abatement of any nuisance on their property. Additionally, this act repeals a provision requiring notice be given to the occupant of the property instead of the owner of the property in certain circumstances. If the nuisance on the property is overgrown vegetation or weeds that are seven inches or more in height, this act provides a municipality or county may provide one time notice to the property owner in a manner that is only available for this particular nuisance.

This act modifies what are considered recoverable costs from the property owner. These recoverable costs include, but are not limited to, title report fees, mailings and postings, administrative fees, and contractor fees.

A special tax bill for purposes of this act is both a personal debt of the property owner and a lien against the property. Also, a special tax bill shall bear interest at the legal rate and may be foreclosed upon by the municipality or county in circuit court. Costs added to the real estate tax bill of the property owner are additions to the tax already owed by the owner, and are not considered a municipal lien. However these additions will run with the land and shall not be extinguished by the transfer of the property.



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