SB 941 -- DRAINAGE DISTRICTS
SPONSOR: DePasco (Mays, 50)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee on
Local Government and Related Matters by a vote of 16 to 0.
This bill allows a business owner of property in a drainage
district to delegate an individual to represent the owner in
matters requiring a public vote involving the drainage district.
The bill also allows the secretary and treasurer of the board to
be a resident of an adjoining county.
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds.
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that corporations and businesses own
land in drainage districts and need a way to be represented on
boards. Often the land owned by individuals or corporations is
in more than one county. This will allow people in adjoining
counties to be represented.
Testifying for the bill was Senator DePasco.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Steve Bauer, Legislative Analyst