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Senate Bill 0444


Senate Bill 0444

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Consolidation of Marion County fire departments. Provides that on January 1, 2010, the fire departments of all of the following are consolidated into the fire department of the consolidated city: (1) The townships in the county containing the consolidated city. (2) A fire protection territory in the county containing the consolidated city. Provides that a transfer of duties between units of government results in the transfer of property, equipment, records, rights, contracts (including labor contracts), and indebtedness. Provides that a firefighter who is a member of the 1937 or 1977 fund remains a member of the same fund after the consolidation. Requires the consolidated fire department to develop a strategic plan to determine resource requirements and resource deployments for the consolidated fire department. Requires the mayor of the consolidated city to establish a professional standards board with responsibility after December 31, 2009, for establishing, validating, and maintaining emergency responder certification and credentialing requirements and procedures. Provides that the requirements and procedures must be in accordance with the National Incident Management System and appropriate national professional standards and certification organizations and boards. Specifies that a subcommittee of the professional standards board, under the direction of a board certified emergency physician, is responsible for certification and credentialing of emergency medical responders. Exempts from the property tax levy limits any amounts imposed by the consolidated city or the county to fund former township indebtedness. Establishes a maximum property tax levy for the consolidated city for property taxes payable in 2010,
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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