Under current law, municipalities and regional service authorities are authorized to file an application for dissolution of a special district with the board of directors of the special district. The bill expands current law to authorize a board of county commissioners to file with the special district's board of directors an application for dissolution of the special district if the special district is wholly located in the boundaries of the county and to file jointly with another board of county commissioners a petition for dissolution of a special district located in 2 or more counties.
The bill also expands current law to allow a board of county commissioners and a special district that is wholly within the county's boundaries and that has no financial obligations or outstanding debt to mutually consent to dissolution of the special district via a court order dissolving the special district without an election. Additionally, if more than 85% of the special district lies within one or more municipalities, the governing bodies of all such municipalities also must consent to dissolution via court order without an election.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)