Clarifying Statutory Language
Public Chapter 707 left a number of obsolete references to annexation by ordinance in other sections of the code that need to be removed. Some of these are simple corrections, where the words “by ordinance” or reference to annexations under Section 6-51-102 can be deleted without changing the meaning of the statute. Others include
- removing notice and hearing requirements for annexations with all owners’ written consent,
- removing obsolete prohibitions of annexation by ordinance across certain county lines, and
- clarifying priority for annexation when multiple cities attempt to annex the same area by referendum outside their urban growth boundaries.
A complete list and analysis, including suggestions for correcting the statutory language in each section, follows the report in appendix B.