Last Updated on February 26, 2015 by cassnetwork

A bill authored by State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) that would give more power to landowners when municipalities seek to annex land outside of their current boundaries passed the full Senate today with a vote of 34-16.

Senate Bill 330 would require municipalities to obtain majority consent from taxpayers in an affected area before the government can annex land. Additionally, SB 330 would prohibit agreements that block property owners from protesting the annexation of their land.

“Current law makes it very difficult for property owners to overturn an annexation,” said Head. “This legislation is a realistic solution for Hoosiers and gives landowners additional protection from unwanted annexation.”

SB 330 will now move to the House of Representatives for further consideration.

SOURCE: News release from the office of Senator Randy Head