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SB22-136

Special District Governance

Concerning measures to promote the governance of special districts, and, in connection therewith, requiring greater disclosure of developer-affiliated board activity, requiring processes to facilitate resident representation on special district boards, and extending the powers of initiative and referendum to the electors of special districts.
Session:
2022 Regular Session
Subject:
Local Government
Bill Summary

Section 1 of the bill extends the powers of the initiative and referendum reserved to the people in the state constitution to the electors of special districts.Section 2 requires each developer-affiliated board (board) of a special district (district) to issue an agenda and board packet for each board meeting. The board must send the agenda and board packet by regular United States mail and by e-mail to each resident of the district along with a separate statement that expressly discloses to each resident the fact that the board has a conflict of interest with the residents and that residents of the district may serve on the board.

The bill also requires each board to send a self-nomination form to each resident of the district with each agenda and board packet with instructions that a resident may follow for completing the form and delivering the completed form to the manager and legal counsel of the district.

Immediately upon receiving a self-nomination form from a resident for a position on the board, the board must identify the board position to be terminated and immediately appoint the resident who submitted the self-nomination form to fill the position. A developer-affiliated position is immediately terminated upon receipt by the board of a self-nomination form from a resident. If self-nomination forms are received from residents in an amount that exceeds the positions on the board, the board is required to immediately call a special election to fill all of the developer-affiliated positions.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. T. Story
Rep. A. Boesenecker, Rep. M. Weissman

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