Legislature(2003 - 2004)

04/29/2003 01:42 PM Senate STA

Audio Topic
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
          SB  63-MUNICIPAL ANNEXATIONS AND DETACHMENTS                                                                      
MARY  JACKSON,  staff to  Senator  Thomas  Wagoner, reported  the                                                               
committee  substitute  (CS) \H  version  was  adopted during  the                                                               
previous  hearing. At  that time,  the Local  Boundary Commission                                                               
(LBC)  expressed  concern   regarding  intent  language.  Because                                                               
intent language does  not have the force of  law, Senator Wagoner                                                               
directed  her to  have Legislative  Legal  and Research  Services                                                               
draft an  amendment that  would be placed  into statute.  The LBC                                                               
has since reviewed  and approved the amendment  and Mr. Bockhorst                                                               
would speak to the amendment.                                                                                                   
DAN BOCKHORST,  staff to  the LBC,  said the  commission endorsed                                                               
the  CS  adopted  during  the previous  hearing,  but  they  were                                                               
concerned  it  might  be  construed  to  limit  the  commission's                                                               
discretion  to  define   reasonable  and  appropriate  transition                                                               
measures. Because of this concern,  they asked for clear language                                                               
indicating they would not be so limited.                                                                                        
In addition  to annexations, detachments and  incorporations, the                                                               
LBC deals  with four other  issues. The  concern was that  if the                                                               
transition measures were addressed with  regard to just the three                                                               
issues listed  above, it might  be construed that there  was some                                                               
intent  to erode  the commission's  authority on  decision making                                                               
with regard  to the  other four  issues. The  amendment addresses                                                               
their concern and they endorse the measure.                                                                                     
4:40 p.m.                                                                                                                     
MS. JACKSON pointed  out page 1, line 1 changed  the title making                                                               
it purposefully tight.                                                                                                          
SENATOR COWDERY made a motion  to adopt amendment 1 dated 4/29/03                                                               
Cook \H.3 version. There was no objection.                                                                                      
SENATOR GUESS made  a motion to move CSSB  63(STA) from committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations  and zero  fiscal  note.  There                                                               
being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                          

Document Name Date/Time Subjects