Bill Status of SB0915 100th General Assembly
Short Description: TWP CONSOLIDATE MERGE DISSOLVE
Sen. Melinda Bush
| 3/17/2017||Senate||Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Township Code. Provides that a county may restructure from a county board into a commission form of government after discontinuing township organization on or before 180 days after the township organization ceases (currently, a county is required to reorganize into a commission form of government). Provides that 2 or more townships which share a boundary may consolidate into one township after a referendum is approved by a majority of voters in both townships. Provides for the merging of one township into 2 other townships. Provides that all townships (currently, only allowed in specified townships) within a coterminous, or substantially coterminous, municipality may dissolve into the municipality. Amends the Election Code. Provides that referenda submitted under specified Articles of the Township Code regarding consolidation, merger, and discontinuance of townships may be submitted for a vote at an election regardless of the number of other referenda on the ballot. Specifies procedures for township consolidation, merger, and discontinuance referenda. Makes other conforming changes. Amends the Counties Code making conforming changes. Effective immediately.