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SB 1430
HB 1430: NOW: municipalities; wastewater fees; vacant land
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Sponsor: Sen. Farnsworth

Summary: The bill prohibits municipalities from charging a wastewater fee for vacant land that does not have a wastewater connection or service.

League Position: OPPOSE - The bill will require cities and towns to restructure existing debt obligations incurred to build wastewater facilities and force some property owners to pay for sewer capacity and infrastructure available to and on behalf of undeveloped property owners.

UPDATES

2/15/2017: SB1430 passed out of Senate Finance by a vote of 7-0. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

2/20/2017: SB1430 passed the Senate COW.

2/27/2017: SB1430 passed the Senate Third Read by a vote of 29-1. The bill was transmitted to the House.

3/15/2017: SB1430 passed out of House Local and International Affairs by a vote of 5-2. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

4/17/2017: SB1430 failed the House COW by a vote of 17-37-5-0-1.