DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Northwestern Indiana council of governments. Repeals the law governing a regional plan commission in Lake County, Porter County, and LaPorte County and provides that the regional plan commission becomes, on July 1, 2003, the northwestern Indiana council of governments. Establishes the council as a coordinating agency for other public and private agencies to provide direct and indirect services to citizens that promote regional objectives. Provides for an annual appropriation budget apportioned pro rata to each participating county of $0.70 per capita. Permits applications for grants, appropriations, gifts, and contributions from private and governmental entities. Provides for the management and expenditure of funds appropriated or transferred to the council. Establishes organizational and operational procedures.