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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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S.208

Introduced by Committee on Government Operations

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Municipal government; municipal charters; city of South Burlington

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to approve an amendment to the charter of the city of South Burlington which requires the annual city and school district budgets to be submitted to the voters.  If a budget is not approved by the voters after two votes, it will be limited to an increase over the preceding year’s budget that is based on the CPI for the preceding calendar year.

AN ACT RELATING TO APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF SOUTH BURLINGTON REGARDING VOTER APPROVAL OF CITY AND SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGETS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  CHARTER APPROVAL

The general assembly approves the amendment to the charter of the city of South Burlington as provided in this act.  The proposal of amendment was approved by the voters on May 15, 2007.


Sec. 2.  24 App. V.S.A. chapter 13 § 1304(c) is amended to read:

(c)  If the budget for the city or school district is not adopted by the voters at the special meeting provided for in subsection (b) of this section, the city council or school board shall adopt a budget with the net cost of operations limited to the amount of the net cost of operations in the preceding tax year’s budget, adjusted for the preceding calendar year’s Consumer Price Index for All Consumers – Northeast Region, as published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Sec. 3.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect on November 11, 2007.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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