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Engrossed House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Local income tax and other financing matters. Changes the allocation of local income tax (LIT) revenue that is based on property taxes to be based on maximum permissible property tax levies instead of actual levies. Provides that if a township passes a local public question on whether the county in which the township is located should be required to fund and carry out a public transportation project under the central Indiana public transportation projects statute, the township board shall adopt a resolution to impose a special local income tax rate on the local taxpayers residing in the township, instead of Local income tax and other financing matters. Changes the allocation of local income tax (LIT) revenue that is based on property taxes to be based on maximum permissible property tax levies instead of actual levies. Provides that if a township passes a local public question on whether the county in which the township is located should be required to fund and carry out a public transportation project under the central Indiana public transportation projects statute, the township board shall adopt a resolution to impose a special local income tax rate on the local taxpayers residing in the township, instead of the fiscal body of the county. Allows political subdivisions to enter into public-private agreements with an operator to accomplish the design, financing, construction, acquisition, improvement, renovation, equipping, operation, or maintenance of a regional jail. Requires the department of local government finance to prepare a report before January 1, 2020, concerning school funding in each school corporation for the period beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019. Requires the department of education to prepare a report before January 1, 2020, concerning school funding in the surrounding states, Indiana, and each school corporation in Indiana for the period beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019. ... View more