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Senate approves Sheldon bill about fire district financing

Sen. Tim Sheldon’s, D-Potlatch, bill about finance processes for large fire districts cleared the Senate on Feb. 2 with a unanimous vote.

According to a news release, Senate Bill 5565 allows larger fire districts with revenues in excess of $10 million to use its own treasurer rather than using the local county or city treasurer. The bill applies to regional fire district authorities in which two or more fire districts share governance.

“This is what we mean when we talk about good-government bills,” said Sheldon in a news release. “As more fire districts join together to form larger regional f...


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