Addition of territory to district or removal of territory therefrom.
582.16 Addition of territory to district or removal of territory therefrom.—Petitions for including additional territory or removing territory within an existing district may be filed with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the proceedings provided for in this chapter in the case of petitions to organize a district shall be observed in the case of petitions for such inclusion or removal. The department shall prescribe the form for such petition, which shall be as nearly as may be in the form prescribed in this chapter for petitions to organize a district. If the petition is signed by a majority of the landowners of such area, no referendum need be held. In referenda upon petitions for such inclusions or removals, all owners of land lying within the proposed area to be added or removed shall be eligible to vote.
History.—s. 5, ch. 18144, 1937; s. 3, ch. 19473, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 4151(476); s. 2, ch. 25407, 1949; s. 3, ch. 67-207; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106.