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House Bill 1291


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House Bill 1291

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF HB 1291 (Updated April 28, 2011 4:31 pm - DI 118)

Storm water management. Provides that a municipality is not liable for the investigation, assessment, or opinion offered by the city board of works, town council, or designee in connection to storm water nuisances. Establishes an alternative dispute process for dealing with storm water nuisance complaints. Provides that the person seeking the removal of a storm water nuisance may file a request with a designated unit of government to investigate and make an assessment of the alleged problem. Allows a local unit to adopt an ordinance to charge a fee to recover the costs associated with the process. Requires the unit of government designee to provide an oral or written report pertaining to the assessment and alternative dispute resolution information. Establishes certain limitations in the applicability of the storm water nuisance investigation or assessment. Provides that an artificial conveyance or runoff operating in compliance with a permit issued by a political subdivision is not subject to the provisions related to the alternative dispute process dealing with storm water nuisance complaints. Requires a person who lays out commercial, industrial, or other land developments outside the corporate boundaries of a municipality to submit drainage plans and specifications to a county drainage board. Establishes that "development", for purposes of a drainage plan submitted to a county drainage board, does not include public or municipally owned utility infrastructure.
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