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House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Local government matters. Allows a political subdivision to provide for automatic enrollment of employees hired after June 30, 2019, in the political subdivision's deferred compensation plan, if the employee does not reject enrollment in the plan within a specified time period. Allows political subdivisions (except school corporations) that make a preliminary determination after June 30, 2019, as to whether a project is a controlled project to deduct from the project cost any funds segregated for use in the project that are in the political subdivision's capital improvement plan or other plan. (Current law applies only to political subdivisions other than Local government matters. Allows a political subdivision to provide for automatic enrollment of employees hired after June 30, 2019, in the political subdivision's deferred compensation plan, if the employee does not reject enrollment in the plan within a specified time period. Allows political subdivisions (except school corporations) that make a preliminary determination after June 30, 2019, as to whether a project is a controlled project to deduct from the project cost any funds segregated for use in the project that are in the political subdivision's capital improvement plan or other plan. (Current law applies only to political subdivisions other than school corporations in Hamilton County.) Allows a municipality to make deposits to a vendor or service provider to ensure the municipality's performance of a contract for the purchase of: (1) personal property having a cost of more than $150,000; or (2) the services of a performer or performers that a municipality contracts with for performing at an entertainment, cultural, or recreational event or activity. Requires the clerk and fiscal officer of all cities and towns to complete at least: (1) 14 hours of training courses within one year; and (2) 36 hours of training courses within three years. Provides that a training course that an individual completes after being elected or appointed as clerk or fiscal officer of a city or town and before the individual begins serving in office applies toward the training requirements. Requires all city and town clerks and fiscal officers to fulfill the training requirements for each term the clerk or fiscal officer serves in office. Provides, in the case of a city or town that reorganizes, that the individual who performs the functions of clerk or fiscal officer for the reorganizing city or town shall comply with the training requirements for the reorganized political subdivision. Allows the board governing a: (1) municipal water or sewer provider; (2) municipal department of sanitation; or (3) sewage disposal plant service provider; to fix the time within which service charges become delinquent and service may be discontinued due to nonpayment of charges. (Currently these time periods are provided by statute.) ... View more