Please help us support House Bill 2371 & Senate Bill 2464.
Representatives: Mike Carter (House) & Bo Watson (Senate)
This bill removes sections from current law to pre-1998 requirements only allowing opt-in annexation or voting annexation by residents. All annexation by ordinance is removed from existing law.
Why is this better?
By removing the city ordinance provisions, no financial note (financial impact to implement) is required and will not go to the financial committee, who wants to kill all annexation bills. This solution moves it through the process faster.
Why is bill different than HB 2026?
There are key individuals in charge of certain committee groups who feel threaten if citizens have the Right 2 Vote on annexation and dry up funding by cities. These individuals will use every procedural maneuver to prevent a vote on the issue.
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Rep Carter/Senator Watson also support bills HB 0590/ SB 0869 to ensure citizens have every chance for the “Right to Vote” on annexation.