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Clarify Requirements Formation Metropolitan District

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.
2017 Regular Session
Local Government
Bill Summary

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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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/23/2017 Signed Act PDF
    03/17/2017 Final Act PDF
    03/13/2017 Rerevised PDF
    03/10/2017 Revised PDF
    02/07/2017 Reengrossed PDF
    02/06/2017 Engrossed PDF
    01/11/2017 Introduced PDF

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