Claims concerning user fees

S.E.A. 582, P.L. 195
Effective: §1 retroactive to July 1, 2017; §2 retroactive to July 1, 2015; §3-6 effective May 6, 2019

Defines the term “user fee” as a fee, rate, or charge imposed by a political subdivision: (1) that represents a just, reasonable, and proportionate approximation of the use or privilege for use of a service, the benefit conferred by the use or privilege for use of a service, and the costs incurred by a political subdivision for providing the service or availability of the service; and (2) that is not excessive in relation to the costs incurred for providing the service. Provides that, in a taxpayer’s appeal of a property tax assessment, a taxpayer may not raise any claim related to the legality or constitutionality of: (1) a user fee; (2) any other charge, fee, or rate imposed by a political subdivision; or (3) any tax imposed by a political subdivision other than a property tax. Provides that: (1) all circuit courts; (2) all standard superior courts; and (3) all superior courts that are not standard superior courts; have original and concurrent jurisdiction over claims concerning user fees.

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