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House Bill 1218


House Bill 1218

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB 1218 (Updated February 24, 2005 9:56 pm - DI 96)


Local government matters. Allows a third class city that adopts second class city status to elect a city clerk-treasurer instead of electing a city clerk and appointing a city controller. Allows the northwestern Indiana regional planning commission to pay a claim or purchase order without obtaining a vendor's signature. Provides that a claim for reimbursement of mileage, meal, and lodging expenses to attend a state board of accounts conference may not be denied if the claim meets statutory requirements. Allows a municipality to adopt an ordinance providing for meal expense advances for a municipal employee who will be traveling on official municipal business. Increases the maximum term of a loan that a city or town may enter into from five to ten years. Provides that in the year in which a newly elected county officer takes office, the county fiscal body may change the compensation for holding the county office if: (1) the county officer requests the compensation change or, in the case of the county executive body, a majority of the county executive body requests the change; and (2) the county fiscal body approves the change. Provides that for purposes of airport development zones, the "base assessed value" is determined as of the assessment date immediately preceding the effective date of the initial resolution designating an airport development zone, regardless of the date of the hearing at which the initial resolution is finally approved. Allows the airport authority board to determine the portion of tax proceeds that will be allocated to a debt service fund and dedicated to the payment of principal and interest on bonds of the airport authority. Provides that tax proceeds remaining after the allocation to the debt service fund shall be deposited in a project fund and dedicated to the reimbursement of expenditures made for a qualified airport development project. Provides that emergency warning sirens may be funded under the county and municipal Barrett Law provisions. Provides that members of a township board may by unanimous vote reduce their salaries by any amount. Sets circumstances when an engineering and traffic investigation is required to be performed for a speed limit change.
Current Status:
 Passed 2nd reading - first House
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