HB12-1157 - Special District Org Petition Procedures

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning The Court Hearing On A Petition For The Organization Of A Special District.

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.

House Committees

Senate Committees

Latest update: February 28, 2012
02/28/2012 Senate Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
02/22/2012 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
02/20/2012 House Third Reading Passed
02/17/2012 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
02/16/2012 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
02/13/2012 House Committee on Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/20/2012 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government