Senate Bill 0238
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Marion County fire consolidation. Consolidates the fire departments of the townships, fire protection territories, and the airport authority into the fire department of a consolidated city if the legislative body of the consolidated city adopts an ordinance and the mayor of the consolidated city approves the ordinance. Establishes a procedure for the fire department of an excluded city or town to be consolidated into the fire department of a consolidated city if the legislative body of the excluded city or town and the city-county legislative body adopt substantially similar ordinances authorizing the consolidation. Requires the fire department of a consolidated city to establish, operate, and maintain emergency ambulance services in the fire district served by the consolidated fire department. Provides that, if fire departments are consolidated in Marion County, the fire and emergency medical services advisory board is established to advise and make recommendations to the fire chief of the consolidated fire department on matters concerning fire and emergency medical services in each unit affected by consolidation. Allows the advisory board to veto any proposed changes in the placement of fire stations and emergency response apparatus in areas served by the consolidated fire department.
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