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Bill Detail: HB22-1092

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Title Loans From Irrigation Districts To Landowners
Status Governor Signed (04/12/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Water
House Sponsors D. Roberts (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate Sponsors D. Coram (R)
J. Bridges (D)
House Committee Agriculture, Livestock, and Water
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 01/20/2022
Summary

Section 1 of the bill allows a board of directors of an irrigation
district (board) to borrow money, which the irrigation district may use to
make loans to landowners to be used to make improvements to private
water delivery systems or for other types of projects that improve:
  • Water conservation or efficiencies on landowner property;
or

  • Landowner delivery or drainage systems.
An obligation or contract to borrow such money is exempt from
the existing requirement that a contract purporting to bind the district to
pay any sum in excess of $500,000 must be ratified by a majority of all
the votes cast at a general or special election. Additionally, the district
cannot assess landowners to raise money to fund the loans.
A board may adopt rules concerning the issuance of loans to
landowners.
Section 2 requires each irrigation district to include in its annual
appropriation resolution all amounts payable by landowners to the
irrigation district in accordance with loans issued to the landowners and
indicate the amount payable by each tract within the irrigation district for
which a landowner has received a loan.
Section 3 requires a county assessor, in assessing land within an
irrigation district, to:
  • Apply the information provided in the irrigation district's
annual appropriation resolution concerning loans issued to
landowners; and
  • Assess the additional amount payable for each tract for
which the landowner has received a loan.

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