Sponsor: Representative Pratt
Overview: HB 2126 modifies the definition of contiguous as it relates to annexation.
League Position: SUPPORT - The League supports the bill because it will allow municipalities to properly annex parcels of land that may have unusual borders.
Summary: HB 2126 provides that a parcel is considered contiguous in a municipal annexation if certain conditions are met. Specifically, the territory must adjoin the exterior boundary of the annexing city or town for at least 300 feet, 95% of the territory must be at least 200 feet in width (excluding rights-of-way and roadways)and the distance from the existing boundary of the annexing city or town (where it adjoins the annexed territory) to the furthest point of the annexed territory from that boundary must be no more than twice the maximum width of the annexed territory.
01/28/14: HB 2126 passed out of the House Government Committee on a 6-0 vote. The League signed in supporting the bill. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.
03/06/14: HB 2126 passed out of House Committee of the Whole and House Third Reading on a vote of 57 ayes and 0 nays. The bill now proceeds to the Senate.
03/18/14: HB 2126 passed out of the Senate Government and Environment Committee on a 7-0 vote. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.
04/17/14: HB 2126 passed out of the Senate Committee of the Whole with the floor amendment offered by Senator Crandell that adds the provisions of Senate Engrossed Senate Bill (SB) 1415 as session law for 2014 and 2015. The bill now proceeds to Senate Third Read.
04/21/14: HB 2126 passes Senate Third Read 23-0. The bill now heads back to the House for concurrence or refusal.
04/23/14: The House concurs with Senate changes and passes the bill 56-1 on Final Read. The bill now heads to the Governor's desk for further action.