Sec. 9. (a) After the hearing on the proposed establishment or dissolution of the district, which may be adjourned periodically, the hearing officer shall make findings and recommendations as to whether:

(1) the establishment of the district should be:

(A) approved;

(B) approved with modifications; or

(C) denied; or

(2) the dissolution of the district should be:

(A) approved; or

(B) denied.

(b) The hearing officer shall consider, at a minimum, the following in making findings and recommendations concerning the establishment of a proposed district:

(1) Whether the proposed district complies with the conditions of this chapter for establishment of a district.

(2) Whether the proposed district appears capable of accomplishing its purpose or purposes in an economically feasible manner.

(c) The hearing officer shall consider, at a minimum, whether the district is needed in making findings and recommendations concerning the proposed dissolution of a district.

As added by P.L.161-2002, SEC.2 and P.L.172-2002, SEC.7.