State legislation that has a major impact on the city of Elkhart has gained final approval from lawmakers.
The bill adds protections for municipal sewer customers who live outside city limits. It says that municipalities cannot cut off services to customers for at least two years after a contract expires, as long as they continue to pay their bills.
The city of Elkhart has threatened to do just that to its customers in the past. Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore opposed the legislation. He tells The Elkhart Truth it will force cities to seriously reconsider offering services to those outside city limits.
The new law is on its way to the governor's desk. If signed, it takes effect July 1st.