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House Bill 1297


House Bill 1297

ARCHIVE (2008)

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DIGEST OF HB1297 (Updated January 30, 2008 4:15 pm - DI 84)


Publication of notices. Provides that a notice published in a newspaper must also be posted on the newspaper's Internet web site if the newspaper maintains a web site that the general public may access without entering a password or paying a fee. Eliminates the requirement that a city publish the ordinance setting the salaries of elected city officers. Requires the disclosure in the annual report of a city or town and the annual abstract of receipts and expenditures of a county of the total payment made to each vendor paid more than $2,500, except that this disclosure need not exceed 200 vendors. Requires cities, towns, and counties to publish salaries of officers, deputies, and employees only if the salary exceeds a certain amount. Requires all political subdivisions with a budget of at least $300,000 and the power to levy a tax to publish an annual report (if not required under any other statute to publish an annual report) of: (1) the receipts and expenditures of the political subdivision, including the salaries of officers, deputies, and employees if the salary exceeds a certain amount; and (2) the total payment made to each vendor paid more than $2,500, except that this disclosure need not exceed 200 vendors. Requires a school corporation to publish a listing of positions that receive extracurricular salaries or stipends for school activities that exceed $1,000. Allows a political subdivision publishing notice under IC 5-3-1 to publish in only one newspaper in the political subdivision (instead of two newspapers), if only one newspaper is published in the political subdivision. Allows a newspaper or qualified publication to increase the basic publication charges that were in effect during the previous year by an amount equal to the lesser of: (1) the average of the annual percentage change in the consumer price index for the preceding two years; or (2) the maximum annual percentage increase in the spending of political subdivisions for the year under any spending cap limit enacted into law. Requires public notice advertisements to be in at least 7 point type. Requires a sheriff to publish notice of a mortgage foreclosure sale in at least two newspapers (instead of one newspaper) in each county where the real estate is located, unless only one newspaper is published in a county. Eliminates the requirement that counties publish claims (except for court allowances) in advance of payment. (Current law does not require municipalities to follow this procedure.) Makes conforming amendments.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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