Bill Summary for S 27 (2011-2012)
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TO ADOPT A MORATORIUM ON INVOLUNTARY ANNEXATIONS.Intro. by Brock, Newton, Goolsby.
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House committee substitute makes the following changes to 3rd edition. Deletes the provisions of the 3rd edition and replaces it with AN ACT TO REQUIRE SPECIFIED LOCAL PENDING INVOLUNTARY ANNEXATIONS BE SUBJECT TO A PETITION TO DENY THE ANNEXATION BY PROPERTY OWNERS OF AT LEAST SIXTY PERCENT OF THE PARCELS LOCATED IN THE AREA.
Indicates that the specified involuntary annexations are suspended effective June 1, 2011, and prohibits these involuntary annexations from becoming effective until a petition to disallow the annexation process has been completed as described in the act. Provides criteria for the content, distribution, and collection of the petition to deny annexation. Assigns responsibility to the board of elections to prepare the petitions to sign in opposition to the annexation for property owners of the real property located within the area to be annexed. Provides that if the board of elections delivers petitions signed by property owners of at least 60% of the parcels located in the area to be annexed, the annexation is to be terminated. Prohibits the municipality from adopting a resolution of consideration for the area described in the annexation ordinance for at least 36 months.