AN ACT TO REQUIRE A VOTE OF THE RESIDENTS PRIOR TO THE ADOPTION OF AN ANNEXATION ORDINANCE INITIATED BY A MUNICIPALITY. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 5/16/12. Enacted June 10, 2012. Effective July 1, 2012.
Summary date: Jun 11 2012 - More information
Senate committee substitute makes the following change to 3rd edition.
Amends proposed GS 160A-58.64(c) to clarify that only registered voters of the proposed annexation area will be allowed to vote on the referendum.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition.
Deletes all the provisions of the 2nd edition and replaces it with AN ACT TO REQUIRE A VOTE OF THE RESIDENTS PRIOR TO THE ADOPTION OF AN ANNEXATION ORDINANCE INITIATED BY A MUNICIPALITY. Enacts new GS 160A-58.64 as the title indicates. Provides that if less than a majority of voters approve the annexation, then the municipality may not proceed with annexing that area for 36 months.
Amends GS 160A-58.55 to (1) to require that the date for the referendum on annexation be set for the next municipal general election that is more than 45 days from the date of the resolution of intent, and (2) eliminate provisions concerning the petition to deny annexation and replace it with the referendum requirement. Makes conforming changes to GS 160A-58.55, GS 160A-58.51(2), and GS 160A-60(a).
Effective July 1, 2012 and applies to any annexation ordinance initiated by a municipality on or after that date.
Summary date: May 26 2011 - More information
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Deletes the provisions of the 1st edition and replaces them with AN ACT TO DIRECT THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION TO STUDY WHETHER THE EFFICIENCY OF PROVIDING WATER AND SEWER SERVICES CAN BE IMPROVED BY REQUIRING LARGE CITIES LOCATED ENTIRELY WITHIN A METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE DISTRICT TO CONVEY THEIR WATER SYSTEM TO THAT DISTRICT WHICH CAN THEN OPERATE BOTH WATER AND SEWER.
Directs the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) to conduct a study as the title indicates. Requires the LRC to examine House Bill 925, First Edition, 2011 Regular Session, and identifies specific issues that the LRC is to examine in the study. Requires the LRC to report its findings and recommendations to the 2012 Regular Session of the 2011 General Assembly before it convenes. Directs the Legislative Services Officer to allocate funds appropriated to the General Assembly for the expenditures of the LRC in conducting this study.
Summary date: May 5 2011 - More information
Enacts new GS 162A-82 to require a city with a population over 75,000 that is within a county with a population of 200,000 or over and that is served by a metropolitan sewerage district (for example, Asheville) to convey its water system to the Metropolitan Sewerage District within one year of the effective date of this bill. Authorizes the sewerage district then to operate with the powers of a metropolitan water district and prohibits the city from operating a water system.