House Bills 66, 1071 and Senate Bills 785, 898 and 899

Senate Local Government Committee
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 10:30 AM in Room 461

I. Call to Order

II. Consideration of Legislation

House Bill 66 (Godshall) – Amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) to prohibit the acquisition, sale or transfer of water or sewer infrastructure by a municipal authority unless the authority has discussed the anticipated or projected public benefit of the transaction at a public meeting. Summary

  • A02355 – Amends Section 5613 (b) by clarifying that the term “public benefit” may also include rate stabilization or an action resulting from an agreement with a Federal or State regulatory agency. Amends Section 5612 (b) to provide an authority 180 days from the end of its fiscal year to file its annual report with DCED.

House Bill 1071 (Warner) – Amends the Development Permit Extension Act to clarify that it its application to declarant’s rights under the Planned Community Act and clarifies the automatic suspension of permits. Summary

Senate Bill 785 (Eichelberger) – Amends the Amends the Title 53 (Municipalities Generally), Chapter 88 (Consolidated County Assessment) to clarify that buildings, whether or not permanently attached to land, water, gas, electric or sewer facilities, are subjects of taxation for real estate tax purposes. Summary

  • A02222 – exempts de minimis structures of 200 square feet or less and agricultural buildings of 1000 square feet or less that are not permanently attached to land or connected to utilities.

Senate Bill 898 (Hutchinson) – Amends the Second Class County Code providing for revenue neutrality of taxes following countywide reassessments. Summary

Senate Bill 899 (Hutchinson) – Amends the Title 53 providing for revenue neutrality of taxes following countywide reassessments. Summary

III. Adjournment

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