HB17-1065 - Clarify Requirements Formation Metropolitan District

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning a clarification of requirements governing the formation of metropolitan districts, and, in connection therewith, limiting the inclusion of agricultural land within a metropolitan district providing park and recreational services and clarifying signature requirements governing judicial approval of a petition for organization of a proposed special district.

Under existing law, no land area that is 40 acres or more used primarily and zoned for agricultural uses may be included in any park and recreation district without the written consent of the land owners. Sections 1 and 2 of the bill make any metropolitan district providing parks or recreational facilities and programs subject to this limitation.

Sections 3 and 4 clarify that only those signatures obtained after the approval by a county or municipality of the service plan of a proposed special district may be considered by the district court in determining whether the required number of taxpaying electors of such district have signed the petition for organization.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Senate Committees

Latest update: March 23, 2017
03/23/2017 - Governor Signed
03/20/2017 - Sent to the Governor
03/17/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/17/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/13/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/10/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/07/2017 - Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/08/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
02/07/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/06/2017 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/01/2017 - House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
01/11/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government