Bill

HB 2883

84(R) - 2015
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Senate Intergovernmental Relations

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Ron Simmons

Bill Caption

Relating to the addition of territory to a crime control and prevention district and to a fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services district.

Fiscal Notes

There would be a fiscal impact to local governments associated with an election; however, those costs would vary by locality and are not anticipated to be significant. Based on costs reported to the Secretary of State in 2014 by a sampling of counties, municipalities,and special districts, the average cost incurred by a local governmental entity for an election held is $1.70 per registered voter. 

Bill Analysis

HB 2883 would allow a municipality that created a Fire Control, Prevention, and Emergency Medical Services District to add all or part of the territory in the municipality‚Äôs extraterritorial jurisdiction to the district and the district may impose a tax in that territory only if the addition of the territory and the imposition of the tax are approved by a majority of the qualified voters of the territory to be added voting at an election held for that purpose. 

The board must adopt a budget plan and a fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services plan that includes the proposed addition of territory. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 2883 would allow municipality's with Fire Control, Prevention, and Emergency Medical Services Districts to expand the size of the district and impose a tax to fund the expansion after a budget plan is adopted and sent to the voters for approval. If the citizens of the municipality feel the expansion is necessary and are comfortable with a tax increase this bill would allow that expansion to be put to a vote. Due to the local nature of this bill, and the required approval of the voters who would be affected by the provisions of this bill, we are neutral on HB 2883. 

The second chamber sponsor is Sen. Nelson.