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Warrants for Metro Sewage Disposal Districts

Concerning administrative inspection warrants for a metropolitan sewage disposal district.
2024 Regular Session
Bill Summary

To protect public health and the environment, a metropolitan sewage disposal district (district) is required to ensure that wastewater generated by local businesses is properly treated pursuant to the industrial pretreatment program (program) approved by the environmental protection agency. This requires district inspectors to inspect certain properties to investigate actual, suspected, or potential violations of the program. Under current law, the boundaries of a district may exist within multiple municipal and county lines, which makes it challenging for the district to obtain administrative inspection warrants when property owners deny district inspectors entry to a property. The act allows authorized inspectors of a district to enter and inspect, in a reasonable time and manner, any property for the purpose of investigating any violations of the program. If an inspection is denied, the act authorizes a district to obtain a warrant from the district court or county court upon a proper showing of the need for entry and inspection.

APPROVED by Governor April 17, 2024

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/17/2024 Signed Act PDF
    04/09/2024 Final Act PDF
    03/25/2024 Rerevised PDF
    03/22/2024 Revised PDF
    02/06/2024 Reengrossed PDF
    02/05/2024 Engrossed PDF
    01/10/2024 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details