The sponsor of the latest version of annexation reform, Republican Representative Steve LaRoque, says his bill, HB845, will be discussed in the House Finance Committee Thursday. He also expects it to be on the House floor the same day.
LaRoque said there would also be another committee substitute ready for Finance but he didn’t say want the changes would be.
The version passed by the House Rules Committee Monday would require cities to pay all of the cost of providing services in annexed area. But if at least 60 percent of the property owners in the area to be annexed sign petitions against the move then the annexation would be halted for at least 36 months.