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1 H 845Annexation Reform Act of 2011 SL 2011-396 What it doesn’t do – Does not change the urbanization standards for land to qualify for annexation. –

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1 1 H 845Annexation Reform Act of 2011 SL What it doesn’t do – Does not change the urbanization standards for land to qualify for annexation. – Does not allow the Board of Commissioners or annexed residents to request a referendum election on annexation. – Does not require Board of Commissioner approval for cross-county annexations. – Does not require cities to reimburse counties for the loss of sales tax due to an annexation. What it does – Requires that when municipalities initiate an annexation, they must extend water and sewer lines to the structure within 3½ years for all requesting property owners (if 50% request). – Allows annexed property owners to overturn an annexation if owners of 60 percent of annexed properties sign a petition. Municipality may not reinitiate for 3 years. – The annexation process must begin with a resolution of consideration identifying the proposed area as under consideration for annexation; that is, there is no longer an option to begin with the resolution of intent and delay the effective date. Annexations must take effect on June 30. – Two new types of voluntary contiguous petition annexations are established that allow annexation with less than a 100% petition. For one of these types, the city retains discretion on whether to annex but for the other the municipality is required to annex under specified circumstances.

2 Taxes and Bonds H 595Reorganization/Leg Oversight CommissionsRep. BarnhartSL S 666Cap Motor Fuel Tax at Current Rate Sen. ForresterSenate - Finance H 315Taxpayer Information Act Rep. FolwellHouse – Finance H 188Taxpayer Bill of RightsRep. BlustHouse - Judiciary S 413Ordinance first reading vote Sen. ClodfelterHouse – Rules S 426Modify/Clarify Public Finance Statutes Sen. ClodfelterHouse –Finance S 629Privilege Tax for Unregulated Utilities Sen. HartsellSenate – Finance 2

3 How The Budget Affects Municipalities Does not change the structure of state-collected municipal revenues. Eliminates Powell Bill funding for the seven municipalities that do not maintains any of their own public streets. These towns’ accumulated funds must be spent by June 30, Creates two Powell Bill distributions per year (Oct and Jan), thereby limiting the accumulation of funds to 5 years of distributions rather than the current 10. DOT can allow some small towns 10 years if their yearly amounts are too small to pay for projects. Reduces all public transportation grant programs by 6 percent. Eliminates funding for the inmate work crews that were supervised by Department of Corrections (DOC) employees and are made available at no cost to towns for various general labor activities. DOC likely will require that town employees receive supervision training and that towns provide inmate transportation. Reduces the Fire Protection Grant Fund by 10 percent, except those currently receiving $1,000 or less. Pays for the local government support functions of the Department of Revenue and the State Treasurer out of local sales tax revenues, reducing those revenues by two-tenths of 1 percent, but providing greater flexibility to add positions to support local government. 3


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