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House Bill 1242


House Bill 1242

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF HB 1242 (Updated April 26, 2003 12:25 PM - DI 87)


Local government matters. Requires the investing officer of most political subdivisions to use multiple depositories. Removes the requirement that multiple depositories be used for investment certificates of deposit. Removes the requirement of certifying a budget transfer to the county auditor. Allows a fiscal officer to appropriate insurance receipts. Amends the law concerning the annual road and street report. Requires a local rainy day fund: (1) transfer to be made after the last day of the fiscal year and before March 1 of the subsequent calendar year; and (2) to be established only by ordinance or resolution. Removes a requirement that a finding must be made that an appropriation is consistent with the intent of the fund. Allows a political subdivision to collect a credit card charge for costs charged to the political subdivision for accepting credit cards. Requires adoption of a second class city's police and firefighter salary ordinance by September 20. Allows a municipality with a fire department to establish a hazardous materials response fund for the deposit of service charges. Restates the annual meeting of the township legislative body. Eliminates the requirement that township employees, deputies, and assistants be paid on a monthly basis. Allows distributions from the Marion County public mass transportation fund to the public transportation corporation. Allows a cash management system contract to be renewed with the same or better terms. Allows a county treasurer's agent to serve a demand for delinquent personal property taxes. Removes provisions that require some duties of the South Bend or Mishawaka fiscal officer to be performed by the St. Joseph County treasurer. Requires a court clerk to collect a credit card service fee. Allows a county property owner to serve on a county plan commission if the county lacks an agricultural extension educator. Makes annexation provisions that apply to other municipalities applicable to a city in St. Joseph County. Allows a county building authority to sell revenue bonds at a private or negotiated sale. If disclosure of a public record would have a reasonable likelihood of threatening public safety by exposing vulnerability to a terrorist attack: (1) a public agency may prevent disclosure of the records; (2) a state agency may consult with the counterterrorism and security council regarding the request for disclosure. Requires a public agency that owns or operates an airport to approve disclosure of records concerning airport buildings. Moves a provision concerning disclosure of lists of names and addresses to another location in the public records statute.
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