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House Bill 1342


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House Bill 1342

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB 1342 (Updated April 29, 2001 6:22 PM - DI 87)

Regional water and sewer districts. Provides that a regional water, sewage, or solid waste district may not require a property owner to connect to the district's sewer system if: (1) the property owner's septic system was installed not more than five years before the district's sewer system first became available for connection; (2) the property owner's septic system was new at the time of installation and was approved by the local health department; (3) the property owner provides certification from the local health department or the department's designee that the septic system is functioning satisfactorily. Provides that the exemption from mandatory connection extends for a period of three years beginning on the date of the district's sewer system's anticipated connection date. Provides that a district may require a property owner who otherwise qualifies for the connection exemption to connect to the district's sewer system if the district credits part of the cost of the property owner's septic system against the debt service portion of the property owner's monthly bill. Provides an appeal process if: (1) the district's rates and charges are greater than 5% per year; and (2) a petition is filed with the district authority within thirty days of the rates and charges ordinance being adopted.
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