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House Bill 1297

House Bill 1297

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB 1297 (Updated February 21, 2005 6:49 pm - DI 87)

Annexation. Allows a municipality in Elkhart County to annex territory that: (1) is not contiguous to the municipality; (2) has its entire area not more than two miles from the municipality's boundary; (3) is to be used for an industrial park containing one or more businesses; and (4) is either owned by the municipality or by a property owner who consents to the annexation. Allows the following to exempt annexed agricultural land from property tax liability until the land is rezoned under a different classification: (1) A town located in a county that contains a racetrack sanctioned by a nationally chartered and recognized auto racing organization. (2) The town of Pendleton. (3) The town of Lapel. (4) A town located in a township that borders the Muscatatuck River. Provides that an annexation ordinance adopted before July 1, 2000 is void if the annexation ordinance is not in effect on July 1, 2005.
Current Status:
Passed 2nd reading - first House
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