Introduced by Rep. Peter Pettalia (R) on October 13, 2011, to establish that only the chief administrative officer of a local government has standing to sue the municipality for passing a budget that doesn’t adequately fund activities required by law; and also establish that the only the a local government’s legislative body can sue the chief administrative officer for failure to properly administer, execute and enforce the budget. However, a court funded by the municipal government could sue for more money, but any hearings would have to consider the ability of the local government to pay more.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on October 13, 2011.
Reported in the House on September 27, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on November 27, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 27, 2012.
Amendment offered by Rep. John Walsh (R) on November 28, 2012, to revised details related to when a court authorized by the bill to sue over its funding is already in mediation on this. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 28, 2012.