Senate Passes KLC Interlocal Agreements Initiative

The Senate unanimously passed a KLC initiative on Monday. Senator Wil Schroder (R-Wilder) sponsored Senate Bill 112 to address interlocal agreements.

Local governments utilize interlocal agreements for various public projects. Senate Bill 112 removes a bureaucratic step in the process. The measure clarifies a contradictory provision currently in statute that resulted from a bill legislators enacted in 2020. Senate Bill 112 clarifies the original intent of that 2020 legislation (House Bill 570).

“Current law requires every entity involved in the agreement to submit an amended copy to the secretary of state whenever there is a minor tweak to the agreement, even if it is a slight change in the name of a party involved,” Schroder explained. “Senate Bill 112 helps local governments utilize these beneficial public partnerships by removing a redundant, bureaucratic step.”

State law already allows these changes to occur without the approval of the attorney general or Department for Local Government (DLG).

The measure now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.