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House Bill 1230


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House Bill 1230

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB 1230 (Updated April 29, 2009 4:39 pm - DI 87)

Publication of notices. Requires a notice published in a newspaper to also be posted on the newspaper's Internet web site, if the newspaper maintains an Internet web site. Prohibits a newspaper from charging a fee for posting of the Internet notice. Eliminates the requirement that a city publish the ordinance setting the salaries of elected city officers. Requires all political subdivisions with a budget of at least $300,000 and the power to levy a tax to publish an annual report (if not required under any other statute to publish an annual report). Allows the officers of a political subdivision publishing notice to publish in only one newspaper in the political subdivision (instead of two newspapers), if only one newspaper is published in the political subdivision. After December 31, 2009, allows a newspaper or qualified publication to annually increase the basic publication charges that were in effect during the previous year by not more than 2.75%. Requires public notice advertisements to be in at least 7 point type. Eliminates the requirement that counties publish claims (except for court allowances) before payment. (Current law does not require municipalities to follow this procedure.) Allows the board of public works and safety of a third class city to consist of three or five members (as determined by the mayor). Requires a second class city and a third class city to publish notice that the total number of board members has been increased or decreased.
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