H0538aa.................................................by LOCAL GOVERNMENT CITIES - ANNEXATION - Amends and adds to existing law to require an election in an unincorporated area before a city may annex the area. 02/09 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/10 Rpt prt - to Loc Gov 02/29 Rpt out - to Gen Ord Rpt out amen - to engros 03/01 Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen 03/02 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen 03/07 3rd rdg as amen - FAILED - 30-39-1 AYES -- Barraclough(Barraclough), Barrett, Callister, Campbell, Denney, Field(20), Geddes, Hammond, Hansen(29), Hornbeck, Kendell, Loertscher, Mader, McKague, Meyer, Mortensen, Moyle, Pearce, Sali, Schaefer, Shepherd, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Taylor, Tilman, Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker NAYS -- Alltus, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bruneel, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Ellsworth, Field(13), Gagner, Gould, Hadley, Hansen(23), Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, Judd, Kellogg, Kunz, Lake, Linford, Marley, Montgomery, Moss, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Sellman, Smith, Stone, Trail Absent and excused -- Kempton Floor Sponsor - McKague Filed with Chief Clerk
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 538, As Amended BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO ANNEXATION OF ADJACENT UNINCORPORATED AREAS BY CITIES; AMENDING 3 CHAPTER 2, TITLE 50, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 50-221A, 4 IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE A CITY TO GIVE NOTICE OF INTENT TO ANNEX, HOLD A 5 PUBLIC HEARING AND HOLD AN ELECTION IN THE AFFECTED AREA IF CERTAIN EVENTS 6 OCCUR; AMENDING SECTION 50-222, IDAHO CODE, TO REQUIRE THAT A CITY MUST 7 COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENT OF SECTION 50-221A, IDAHO CODE, BEFORE IT CAN 8 ANNEX ADJACENT TERRITORY; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND PROVIDING APPLICA- 9 TION. 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 11 SECTION 1. That Chapter 2, Title 50, Idaho Code, be, and the same is 12 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des- 13 ignated as Section 50-221A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows: 14 50-221A. NOTICE OF INTENT TO ANNEX -- ELECTION. (1) Before annexing adja- 15 cent territory, a city shall pass an ordinance declaring its intent to do so. 16 The ordinance shall be adopted in compliance with all state and local laws 17 and rules governing the adoption of an ordinance. After passing said ordinance 18 of a city to annex adjacent territory, the city council shall have printed in 19 the city's official newspaper, as defined in section 50-213, Idaho Code, a 20 legal notice of the city's intent to annex the territory and that a public 21 hearing will be held regarding the proposed annexation. The legal notice shall 22 contain the time, date and place of the hearing and a clear and unambiguous 23 description of the area proposed to be annexed, why the city desires to annex 24 the property and what public purpose annexation will serve, what services the 25 city will be providing to the annexed property and residents of that property, 26 a time limit on providing the services and if taxes are to be collected that 27 they will be returned if services are not provided within a date when the ser- 28 vices were initially promised to be provided and shall be printed for at least 29 fourteen (14) days. As used herein services shall include, but not be limited 30 to, police, fire, paramedics, sewer, waste disposal, or water. Said notice 31 shall also clearly and unambiguously describe the right of any person, natural 32 or legal, to protest the proposed annexation. Within one (1) week after the 33 last legal notice has been published, the city council shall hold a formal 34 public hearing to give the residents of the affected area and any other inter- 35 ested person a chance to protest the proposed annexation. The hearing shall be 36 scheduled for a time and date, and held in such a manner as to maximize the 37 opportunity for affected parties to attend and be heard. In addition to the 38 legal notice specified in this subsection, a notice of hearing shall be 39 printed in the city's official newspaper as defined in section 50-213, Idaho 40 Code, for seven (7) days prior to the hearing. If, for any reason, the hearing 41 required in this subsection is postponed or is continued after it is opened, 42 notice for the postponed or continued hearing shall conform to the content and 43 minimum time limits provided in this subsection. 2 1 (2) Any person or business, whether a resident of the territory proposed 2 to be annexed, a resident of the city proposing to annex the territory, or a 3 resident of the area of impact of the city proposing to annex the territory, 4 shall have the right to protest the annexation orally or in writing. A protest 5 includes any objection to the proposed annexation in whole or in part. If no 6 oral protests are received by the council at the public hearing or no written 7 protests are received by the city council, city attorney's office, city clerk, 8 the office of the mayor, or the planning and zoning board of the city within 9 five (5) business days after the close of the public hearing required in sub- 10 section (1) of this section, the city council may proceed with annexation pro- 11 ceedings as defined in sections 50-222 through 50-224, Idaho Code. 12 (3) If any oral or written protests are received by the council from 13 twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the registered voters who reside in the 14 area proposed to be annexed, an election shall be held on one (1) of the 15 dates specified in section 34-106, Idaho Code, and polling places established 16 in the area to be annexed for the purpose of submitting to the qualified elec- 17 tors residing in the area to be annexed, the question of whether the proposed 18 area shall be annexed into the city. Such election shall be conducted by the 19 city, which is proposing annexation of the adjacent territory, in a manner 20 prescribed by chapter 4, title 50, Idaho Code, for general city elections. 21 The city proposing annexation shall incur all costs of the election. 22 (4) Only if a majority of votes cast by electors in the election favor 23 annexation may the council then proceed with the annexation proceedings as 24 defined in sections 50-222 through 50-224, Idaho Code. 25 (5) If, upon canvassing of the votes, it is determined that a majority of 26 the qualified electors who voted in the election favored annexation, the 27 clerk of the city shall, by abstract of the results of the election, certify 28 the fact to the board of county commissioners. The clerk of such board shall 29 thereupon record the same and transmit said original abstract of the result of 30 the election to the office of the secretary of state. The original abstract 31 shall be filed by the secretary of state in his office immediately upon 32 receiving the same, and certificates of the filing of such original abstract 33 in his office shall be transmitted to the clerk of the board of the county 34 commissioners and to the clerk of the city. The date of annexation shall be 35 October 1 next following the election and the perfection of the required pro- 36 cesses described in sections 50-222 through 50-224, Idaho Code. 37 (6) The provisions of this section shall not apply to applications or 38 requests for annexation made by property owners requesting that the owner's 39 property be annexed. The provisions of this section shall apply only to annex- 40 ations initiated by cities. 41 SECTION 2. That Section 50-222, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 42 amended to read as follows: 43 50-222. ANNEXATION OF ADJACENT TERRITORY. (1) On and after January 1, 44 1995, any land lying contiguous or adjacent to any city in the state of Idaho, 45 or to any addition or extension thereof may be annexed by the city only if the 46 land is lying in the area of city impact as determined by procedures contained 47 in section 67-6526, Idaho Code, and the land is laid off into blocks contain- 48 ing not more than five (5) acres of land each, whether the same shall have 49 been or shall be laid off, subdivided or platted in accordance with any stat- 50 ute of this state or otherwise, or whenever the owner or proprietor or any 51 person by or with his authority, has sold or begun to sell off such contiguous 52 or adjacent lands by metes and bounds in tracts not exceeding five (5) acres 53 and the procedures contained in section 50-221A, Idaho Code, are complied 3 1 with. Provided however, that any land split that occurred prior to January 1, 2 1975, and was the result of the placement of public utilities, public roads or 3 highways, or railroad lines through the property shall not be considered an 4 intent to develop such land and shall not be sufficient evidence that the land 5 by present owner has been laid off or subdivided in lots or blocks, and pro- 6 vided further that a single sale of five (5) acres or less to a family member 7 of the owner for the purpose of constructing a residence shall not constitute 8 a sale within the meaning of this section. For the purposes of this section, 9 "family member" means a natural person or the spouse of a natural person who 10 is related to the owner by blood, adoption or marriage within the first degree 11 of consanguinity. If a city has not adopted an area of city impact prior to 12 January 1, 1995, the city shall not be prohibited from annexing adjacent ter- 13 ritory if an area of city impact has been adopted in accordance with the pro- 14 visions of section 67-6526, Idaho Code, prior to annexation and all other 15 requirements for annexation have been met. An owner of land of any size may 16 request that the tract of land be annexed by the city whether the land is or 17 is not contained in the city's area of impact by submitting such request in 18 writing to the city council. If the tract of land is surrounded by or borders 19 the city, the council may, by ordinance, declare the intent of the city to 20 annex the property. If the process described in section 50-221A, Idaho Code, 21 has been satisfactorily complied with, the council may by ordinance declare 22 the land by proper legal description thereof to be a part of such city. In any 23 annexation of adjacent territory, the annexation shall include all portions of 24 highways lying wholly or partially within the annexed area. 25 (2) Railroad right-of-way property may be annexed when property within 26 the city adjoins both sides of the right-of-way notwithstanding any other pro- 27 vision of this section. Provided, that the city may annex only those areas 28 which can be reasonably assumed to be used for orderly development of the 29 city. Provided further, that said council shall not have the power to declare 30 such land, lots or blocks a part of said city, if they will be connected to 31 such city only by a shoestring or strip of land upon a public highway. 32 (3) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no city council shall 33 have authority to annex property owned by a county or any entity within the 34 county which property is used as a fairgrounds area under the provisions of 35 chapter 8, title 31, or chapter 2, title 22, Idaho Code, without the consent 36 of a majority of the board of county commissioners of the county in which said 37 property lies. 38 (4) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no city council shall 39 have authority to annex property owned by a nongovernmental entity used to 40 provide outdoor recreational activities to the public which has been desig- 41 nated as a planned unit development of fifty (50) acres or more and does not 42 require or utilize any city services without the express written permission of 43 the nongovernmental entity whose property is subject to annexation. 44 SECTION 3. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby 45 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its 46 passage and approval. Any annexation pending a legal decision by a court cur- 47 rently considering said annexation that overturns the ordinance to annex would 48 become subject to this act.
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 Moved by McKague Seconded by Callister IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE AMENDMENT TO H.B. NO. 538 1 AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1 2 On page 2 of the printed bill, following line 36, insert: 3 "(6) The provisions of this section shall not apply to applications or 4 requests for annexation made by property owners requesting that the owner's 5 property be annexed. The provisions of this section shall apply only to annex- 6 ations initiated by cities.".
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 09588C1 This legislation amends Chapter 2, Title 50, IC by addition of a new section 50-221A, to provide a city will give notice of intent to annex, hold a public hearing and hold an election in the affected area if certain events occur. Further, that a city must comply with this section 50-221A before it can annex adjacent territory. FISCAL IMPACT There is no impact to the general fund and no impact on city funds. Contact Name: Rep Shirley McKague Phone: 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 538