A bill that would have given the James Island Public Service District and the state's other special purpose districts the authority to petition a municipality to annex the remainder of the district's territory if the majority of the voters already were incorporated in the municipality, passed in the House Tuesday with a 65-20 vote.

But the bill, H4265, isn't expected to pass the Senate, according to a statement from James Island Mayor Bill Woolsey.

There are only a few days left in the session this year, and the Senate version of the bill is being held up, Woolsey said. "However, tremendous progress was made this year, and hopefully we can get an early start when the Legislature returns next January."

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