If a service plan for a proposed special district is approved by a board of county commissioners, current law requires any interested party who appeared and objected to the plan to be given notice and have the right to appear at a court hearing on the petition to organize the district. Section 1 of the bill would require the party to also be a taxpayer or eligible elector of the proposed district in order to be given notice and have the right to appear at the hearing. Section 2 requires the notice of court hearing to be sent by certified mail rather than registered mail.
Current law allows the court, in the order authorizing the organizational election, to name an eligible elector as the designated election official. Section 3 allows the court, by any order of the court, to name a person experienced in conducting special district elections to serve as the designated election official.