Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 559 -- Wholesale Water and Sewer Authority

Sponsor:  Guest

This bill allows the creation of a wholesale water and sewer
authority by filing a petition in the circuit court of a county
within the area of the proposed authority.  The information that
must be included in the petition is specified.  The circuit court
clerk is required to publish notice of the proposed creation of
the authority and may order a public hearing if it provides the
proper notice.  Any resident of the proposed area may seek a
declaratory judgment to prevent the creation of the authority.
If the court decides the formation is proper, the authority will
be a political subdivision of the state.  Any party may appeal
the court's order or declaratory judgment.  Following formation,
members can be added to the authority after public notice, a
public hearing, and a favorable vote of the board of directors.

The powers, duties, and procedures of the authority and its board
of directors are specified.

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Missouri House of Representatives
93rd General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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