Summary of the House Committee Version of the Bill


SPONSOR:  Quick (Johnson, 47)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Local
Government by a vote of 13 to 4.

This substitute requires that a petition to form a public water
supply district be served by certified mail to any municipality
within two miles of the boundaries of the proposed district.  The
substitute also allows those municipalities to file an exception
to the formation of the public water supply district.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds in FY 2005, FY 2006, and
FY 2007.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that this is not just a regional
issue, and overlapping services are not beneficial to anyone.

Testifying for the bill were Senator Quick; City of Excelsior
Springs; and Missouri Municipal League.

OPPONENTS:  Those who oppose the bill are concerned that the
two-mile limit will create action by municipalities outside their

Testifying against the bill was Missouri Rural Water Association.

OTHERS:  Others testifying on the bill say that this issue has
been very difficult, but mediation has helped.  They would like
to require a community to notify the water district when it
decides to expand its water service.

Others testifying on the bill was Association of Water Districts.

Julie Jinkens McNitt, Legislative Analyst

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92nd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Last Updated September 23, 2004 at 11:16 am