Bill Text: IA SF433 | 2023-2024 | 90th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to conducting elections for benefited recreational lake and water quality districts.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2023-03-22 - Withdrawn. S.J. 655. [SF433 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2023-SF433-Introduced.html
Senate File 433 - Introduced SENATE FILE 433 BY GARRETT A BILL FOR An Act relating to conducting elections for benefited 1 recreational lake and water quality districts. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2009XS (1) 90 js/ns
S.F. 433 Section 1. Section 357E.8, Code 2023, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 357E.8 Election on proposed levy and candidates for trustees. 3 When a preliminary plat has been approved by the board, 4 an election shall be held within the district within sixty 5 days to approve or disapprove the levy of a tax of not more 6 than four dollars per thousand dollars of assessed value on 7 all the taxable property within the benefited recreational 8 lake district except property assessed as agricultural land, 9 and to choose candidates for the offices of trustees of the 10 district. However, for a water quality district, the tax levy 11 shall not exceed twenty-five cents per thousand dollars of 12 assessed value on all taxable property within the district 13 and must be renewed by a similar election every eight years. 14 The tax levy for a combined district shall not exceed four 15 dollars per thousand dollars of assessed value on all of the 16 taxable property within the district. A tax levy approved for 17 the purposes of this chapter shall not be levied on property 18 assessed as agricultural land. Notice of the election, 19 including the time and place of holding the election, shall 20 be given as provided in section 357E.4 . The vote shall be by 21 ballot , which shall state clearly the proposition to be voted 22 upon, and any registered voter residing within the district at 23 the time of the election may vote. It is not mandatory for the 24 The county commissioner of elections to shall conduct elections 25 held pursuant to this chapter , but and the elections shall be 26 conducted in accordance with chapter 49 when not in conflict 27 with this chapter . Judges shall be appointed by the board from 28 among the registered voters of the district to be in charge of 29 the election. The judges are not entitled to receive pay. The 30 proposition is approved if a majority of those voting on the 31 proposition vote in favor of it. 32 EXPLANATION 33 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 34 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 35 -1- LSB 2009XS (1) 90 js/ns 1/ 2
S.F. 433 This bill relates to conducting elections for benefited 1 recreational lake and water quality districts. Code chapter 2 357E requires elections for a proposed tax levy upon the 3 establishment of a benefited recreational lake district, water 4 quality district, or combined district; for the selection of 5 trustees of the district; and for incurring an indebtedness. 6 Current law states that an election under Code chapter 357E 7 does not need to be conducted by the county commissioner of 8 elections and that judges shall be appointed by the county 9 board of supervisors from among the registered voters of the 10 district to be in charge of the election. The bill requires 11 the county commissioner of elections to conduct elections held 12 pursuant to Code chapter 357E and removes judges from the 13 election process. 14 -2- LSB 2009XS (1) 90 js/ns 2/ 2
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