Utilities, counties, municipalities, authorities, transfer or use of public funds, for repair or replacement of private sewer laterals, authorized, recovery provided
This bill would provide that the use of public funds to repair or replace sewer laterals on private property is a "public purpose," as that term has been defined by the Supreme Court of Alabama in Slawson v. Alabama Forestry Commission, 631 So.2d 953 (Ala. 1994), and related caselaw and opinions of the Supreme Court of Alabama, and would authorize a county, municipality, or authority incorporated under Title 11, Code of Alabama 1975, to repair or replace a private sewer lateral or to transfer public funds for repair or replacement of a private sewer lateral, and to recover the amount of the transfer or the cost of repair or replacement by prorating that amount on the utility bill of the owner of the private sewer lateral
Relating to sewer laterals; to authorize a county, municipality, or authority incorporated under Title 11, Code of Alabama 1975, to use public funds to repair or replace private sewer laterals; to provide a method by which a county, municipality, or authority using public funds to repair or replace sewer laterals may recover those public funds; and to require a county, municipality, or authority repairing or replacing a private sewer lateral to restore property to its original condition following the repair or replacement of the private sewer lateral.
May 6, 2021
April 15, 2021
Read for the second time and placed on the calendar
April 6, 2021
Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on County and Municipal Government