SB 384
Modifies the appointment qualifications for members of boards and commissions in certain cities
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1817S.01I
Last Action:
2/11/2021 - Second Read and Referred S Local Government and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 384 - If a statute or ordinance authorizes the mayor of a city of the fourth classification with no more than 2,000 inhabitants to appoint a member of a board or commission, any requirement that the appointed person be a resident of the city shall be deemed satisfied if the person owns real property or a business in the city.

If the board to which a person is appointed is for the purpose of managing a city's municipal utilities, then any requirement that the appointed person be a resident of the city shall be satisfied if the following conditions are met:

1) The board has no authority to set utility rates or to issue bonds;

2) The person resides within a 20-mile radius of the city limits;

3) The person owns real property or a business in the city;

4) The person or the person's business is a customer of the public utility that is owned and operated by the city; and

5) The person has no pecuniary interest in, or is not a member of, any other utility of the type managed by the board.

This act is substantially similar to a provision contained in HCS/SCS/SB 725 (2020), to a provision contained in SS#2/SCS/HCS/HB 1854 (2020), and to HCS/HB 1602 (2020).

JAMIE ANDREWS

Amendments

No Amendments Found.