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. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 2/2/11, 2/22/11, 3/1/11, 6/16/11, and 6/17/11. Enacted June 18, 2011. Effective June 18, 2011.
Bill Summaries: S27 LOCAL ANNEXATIONS SUBJECT TO 60% PETITION (NEW).
Summary date: Jun 20 2011 - View Summary
Summary date: Jun 17 2011 - View Summary
House amendment, adopted 6/16/11, makes the following change to 4th edition. Deletes the Ayden annexation area, as described, from the list of involuntary annexations which are suspended effective June 1, 2011.
Summary date: Jun 16 2011 - View Summary
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.
Summary date: Mar 1 2011 - View Summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition.
Deletes amendments added to previous version that allowed annexation to proceed, provided the annexation ordinance met the listed requirements, and restores the bill’s original provisions.
Summary date: Feb 22 2011 - View Summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Adds a new section allowing an annexation ordinance adopted under Parts 2 or 3 of Article 4A of GS Chapter 160A that has an effective date of June 30, 2011, to become effective on that date if all of the following are met: (1) the ordinance was adopted before the act’s effective date, (2) the adoption of a resolution of consideration preceded the ordinance, (3) a legal challenge to the ordinance has not been filed, (4) the time for filing a legal challenge to the ordinance has expired, and (5) the municipality has incurred or contracted to incur expenditures exceeding $5 million in connection with annexation as of the act’s effective date. Makes a conforming change.
Summary date: Feb 2 2011 - View Summary
Prohibits adoption of involuntary annexation resolutions or ordinances, as provided in Parts 2 and 3 of Article 4A of GS Chapter 160A, until July 1, 2012. Tolls the effective date of any annexation ordinance already adopted but not in effect as of the date the legislation is enacted. Provides that any annexation litigation under Part 2 or 3 of Article 4A of GS Chapter 160A pending in any state court is stayed upon enactment of the legislation. Authorizes municipalities to amend previously adopted 2010-11 budget ordinances if the effect of this legislation is to reduce the total amount of assessed valuation estimated in that ordinance. Includes a severability clause. Expires on June 30, 2012.