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House Bill 1514


House Bill 1514

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB 1514 (Updated April 29, 2009 11:45 pm - DI 58)


Increases the required surety bond for certain officials, and provides that the state board of accounts may require a higher surety bond for officials who have engaged in malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance that resulted in the misappropriation of, diversion of, or inability to account for public funds. Requires a deputy examiner, field examiner, or private examiner to make a preliminary report to the state examiner if: (1) a substantial amount of public funds has been misappropriated or diverted or is unaccounted for; (2) there is a reasonable likelihood that the final examination report will include a finding that the entity that is the subject of the report failed to observe a uniform compliance guideline or failed to comply with a specific law; or (3) the malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance that resulted in the misappropriation of, diversion of, or inability to account for the public funds was committed by the officer or employee who is primarily responsible for ensuring compliance with laws regarding maintaining and accounting for the funds. Requires the state examiner to provide a copy of the report to the attorney general, and authorizes the attorney general to bring a civil action against the delinquent employee or the official bond to recover misappropriated funds. Authorizes the attorney general to attach the assets of the delinquent employee. Specifies that the state board of accounts may require the use of an electronic, automated, or computerized system of accounting or reporting. Provides that a political subdivision may award a contract for public work under the procurement law for the routine operation, routine repair, or routine maintenance of existing structures, buildings, or real property if the cost is estimated to be less than $150,000. Changes the name of the Fort Wayne- Allen county convention and tourism authority to the Allen County-Fort Wayne capital improvement board of managers (Allen County-Fort Wayne CIB). Removes the limitation on county appointments to the Allen County-Fort Wayne CIB having to live in the unincorporated area of the county. Provides that any food and beverage tax revenue in Allen County that is received after December 31, 2009, and is not needed for debt payments on the coliseum is to be transferred to the Allen County-Fort Wayne CIB and provides that the excess revenue may not be used to provide funding for improvements initiated before January 1, 2009, as part of the Harrison Square project or for operational expenses. Adds the facilities at the Indiana University- Purdue University at Fort Wayne campus to the Allen County professional sports development area. Removes the $5 per person state revenue cap for the Allen County professional sports development areas. Provides that the maximum amount of covered local and state taxes that may be captured in Allen County is $3,000,000. Provides that Allen County receives the first $2,600,000 of captured tax revenue each year for deposit in the supplemental coliseum expansion fund and the Allen County-Fort Wayne capital improvement board receives the remainder. Changes the allocation of excess Allen County food and beverage tax revenue so that the Allen County-Fort Wayne capital improvement board receives all the excess revenue. Provides that, after June 30, 2009, the Allen County-Fort Wayne CIB must approve any food and beverage tax pledge for bonds, loans, or leases. Requires the executive director of the Allen County Memorial Coliseum to file an annual report of operations with the Allen County-Fort Wayne CIB. Requires the executive manager of the Allen County-Fort Wayne CIB to file an annual report of operations with the Allen County-Fort Wayne CIB. Provides that the part of the Vanderburgh County innkeeper's tax rate that is dedicated to pay the operating expenses of a convention center is reduced from 2% to 1% after December 31, 2014 (rather than after December 31, 2009, under current law). Provides for a corresponding delay in the increase in the part of the Vanderburgh County innkeeper's tax rate that is deposited in the tourism capital improvement fund. Specifies that if the Vanderburgh County council adopts a resolution providing that the Vanderburgh County food and beverage tax should be continued to finance the acquisition, construction, and equipping of an arena and other facilities that serve or support the arena activities, any excess food and beverage tax revenue that is not needed to pay any bonds, leases, or other obligations for a convention center shall be transferred to the fiscal officer of Evansville for deposit in an Evansville arena fund. Provides that money in the Evansville arena fund shall be used for financing the acquisition, construction, and equipping of an arena and other facilities that serve or support the arena activities. Specifies that if the Vanderburgh County council adopts a resolution providing that the Vanderburgh County food and beverage tax should be continued to finance the acquisition, construction, and equipping of an arena and other facilities that serve or support the arena activities, the food and beverage tax: (1) does not terminate after the last of the bonds issued to finance improvements to the Vanderburgh County auditorium or auditorium renovations, and the last of any bonds issued to refund those bonds, have been completely paid; and (2) continues until the last of the bonds issued to finance the acquisition, construction, and equipping of the Evansville arena and other facilities that serve or support the arena activities, and the last of any bonds issued to refund those bonds, have been completely paid. Repeals superseded provisions of the Allen County food and beverage tax. Repeals provisions specifying that the amounts received from the Vanderburgh County food and beverage tax shall be used to pay bonds issued to finance the construction of an airport terminal. Permits Monroe County to impose a county food and beverage tax of 1% of the gross retail income received by a food and beverage merchant. Establishes a local advisory commission to assist and coordinate efforts of the county and city fiscal bodies regarding the utilization of food and beverage tax revenue. Eliminates the expiration date in the Martinsville food and beverage tax by which the city of Martinsville may initiate projects funded by food and beverage tax revenues. Permits Martinsville to fund sewer improvements with the Martinsville food and beverage tax. Makes conforming amendments.
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