HB1636 - COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS - Hoppe, Thomas
HB1636 ALLOWS CERTAIN CITIES AND ALL COUNTIES TO FORM COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.
Sponsor: Hoppe, Thomas (46) Effective Date:00/00/00
CoSponsor: LR Number:3478-01
Last Action: 06/29/98 - Approved by Governor (G)
06/29/98 - Delivered to Secretary of State
SCS HS HCS HB 1636
Next Hearing:Hearing not scheduled
Calendar:Bill currently not on calendar
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BILL SUMMARIES

TRULY AGREED

SCS HS HCS HB 1636 -- COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS

This bill authorizes the "Community Improvement District Act."
The formation of community improvement districts (CIDs) is
permitted in all counties, cities in first and second class
counties, and the City of St. Louis.  CIDs create a special
benefit district to allow districts to assess and tax themselves
for community improvement and services.  A petition to create a
CID must be approved by the governing body and must specify the
size, area, and duration of the district; the maximum rate of
taxes which may be imposed; and the method and maximum rate of
assessment.  Certain state, not-for-profit, and charitable
properties are exempt from assessment, unless they voluntarily
participate.  Management of the CID is under the direction of a
district board, which, depending upon the petition, may be
appointed by the chief elected officer of the city, with the
consent of its governing body, or elected by qualified voters of
the district.  District projects may include public capital
improvements, certain private capital improvements, and special
services.  Municipalities in which a CID is located may not
establish a minimum wage that exceeds the state minimum wage.
The petition may also specify maximum borrowing authority, types
of services supported, eligible use of funds, and other
limitations.


PERFECTED

HS HCS HB 1636 -- COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT (Hoppe)

This substitute authorizes the "Community Improvement District
Act."  The formation of community improvement districts (CIDs)
is permitted in counties and cities in first and second class
counties.  The board of aldermen in St. Louis City may establish
7 CIDs in the city.  CIDs create a special benefit district to
allow districts to assess and tax themselves for community
improvement and services.  A petition to create a CID must be
approved by the governing body of a city and must specify the
size, area, and duration of the district; the maximum rate of
taxes which may be imposed; and the method and maximum rate of
assessment.  Certain state, not-for-profit, and charitable
properties are exempt from assessment, unless they voluntarily
participate.  Management of the CID is under the direction of a
district board, which, depending upon the petition, may be
appointed by the chief elected officer of the city, with the
consent of its governing body, or elected by qualified voters of
the district.  CIDs are required to have the consent of the
governing body before executing any of their powers.  District
projects may include public capital improvements, certain
private capital improvements, and special services.
Municipalities in which a CID is located may not establish a
minimum wage that exceeds the state minimum wage.  The petition
may also specify maximum borrowing authority, types of services
supported, eligible use of funds, and other limitations.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.


COMMITTEE

HCS HB 1636 -- COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS

SPONSOR: Hoppe

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Local
Government and Related Matters by a vote of 15 to 0.

This substitute authorizes the "Community Improvement District
Act."  The formation of community improvement districts (CIDs)
is limited to cities in first and second class counties,
excluding the City of St. Louis.  CIDs create a special benefit
district to allow districts to assess and tax themselves for
community improvement and services.  A petition to create a CID
must be approved by the governing body of a city and must
specify the size, area, and duration of the district; the
maximum rate of taxes which may be imposed; and the method and
maximum rate of assessment.  Management of the CID is under the
direction of a district board, which, depending upon the
petition, may be appointed by the chief elected officer of the
city, with the consent of its governing body, or elected by
qualified voters of the district.  District projects may include
public capital improvements, certain private capital
improvements, and special services.  The petition may also
specify maximum borrowing authority, types of services
supported, eligible use of funds, and other limitations.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that this bill gives cities an
alternative to Tax Increment Financing and Neighborhood
Assistance programs.  The program could be used for street
cleaning, security, lighting, or other similar improvements.

Testifying for the bill were Representative Hoppe; Economic
Development Corporation of Kansas City; Downtown St. Louis
Partnership; City of Kansas City; and the City of Springfield.

OPPONENTS:  Those who oppose the bill say it is not needed.

Testifying against the bill was the Mayor's Office, City of St.
Louis.

Steve Bauer, Legislative Analyst


INTRODUCED

HB 1636 -- Community Improvement Districts

Sponsor:  Hoppe

This bill authorizes in Kansas City the "Community Improvement
District Act" (CID).  CIDs create a special benefit district to
allow districts to assess and tax themselves for community
improvement and services.  A petition to create a CID must be
approved by the governing body of a city and must specify the
size, area, and duration of the district; the maximum rate of
taxes which may be imposed; and the method and maximum rate of
assessment.  Management of the CID is under the direction of a
district board, which, depending upon the petition, may be
appointed by the chief elected officer of the city, with the
consent of its governing body, or elected by qualified voters of
the district.  District projects may include public capital
improvements, certain private capital improvements, and special
services.  The petition may also specify maximum borrowing
authority, types of services supported, eligible use of funds,
and other limitations.


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