STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
67-2321. Change of name of taxing district — Hearing — Election — Exceptions. (1) Whenever the governing body of a taxing district, by a majority vote of its members, adopts a proposal to change the name of the district, it shall be the duty of such body to conduct at least one (1) public hearing on the proposal and to give notice of the hearing. At least fifteen (15) days prior to the hearing, notice of the time and place and a copy of the proposal of the name change shall be published in the official newspaper or paper of general circulation within the jurisdiction. The governing body may also make available a notice to other papers, radio and television stations serving the jurisdiction for use as a public service announcement.
(2) At the hearing, if it shall satisfactorily appear to the governing body that no good cause exists to deny the proposal for change of name, the governing body may adopt a resolution effecting the name change in the same form as was presented in the proposal on which the hearing was conducted. Such resolution shall also specify the date of organization of the district and its present name.
If a petition signed by ten percent (10%) of the qualified electors of the taxing district is presented in opposition to the proposed name change, the governing body of the taxing district shall submit the question to the electors of the district in accordance with the provisions of chapter 14, title 34, Idaho Code. If a majority of votes cast on the question of changing the name of the district are in favor of the name change, the governing body of the taxing district shall adopt a resolution effecting that change, specifying the date of organization of the district and its present name.
(3) No resolution for change of the name of a taxing district shall be effective until a certified copy of the resolution has been filed with the state tax commission and with the county recorder of each county in which the jurisdiction is situated.
(4) Any change of name under the provisions of this section shall not affect any of the rights, property or obligations of said taxing district.
(5) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any city, county or school district, nor to any taxing district for which provision for change of name is otherwise provided by law.
[67-2321 added 1996, ch. 98, sec. 18, p. 400.]