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County Treasurer No Longer Ex Officio District Treasurer

Concerning the removal of the duty of county treasurers to be ex officio district treasurers for special purpose districts providing drainage and irrigation services.
2023 Regular Session
Local Government
Bill Summary

County treasurers have been ex officio district treasurers for drainage districts, irrigation districts, and internal improvement districts that provide services related to drainage and ditches (collectively, district). The act removes the duty of the county treasurer to be the ex officio district treasurer and requires district treasurers to be appointed by the board of directors of the district. The act also clarifies that the former duties of the county treasurer as the ex officio district treasurer are now solely duties of the district treasurer.

Additionally, the act clarifies that irrigation district assessments and internal improvement district assessments are distributed in alignment with current law for the distribution of assessments collected by county treasurers and updates the amount of fees a county treasurer can charge and receive for collecting drainage and irrigation district assessments to 0.25% upon all money collected by the county treasurer for assessments beginning on and after January 1, 2026.

APPROVED by Governor April 3, 2023

EFFECTIVE January 1, 2024

NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details