Senate Bill 0212
DIGEST OF SB212 (Updated January 28, 2010 4:48 pm - DI 84)
Public library matters. Provides that in the case of a public library that: (1) is outside Marion County; (2) has assessed valuation inside and outside a city or town but was originally established by the city or town; and (3) has a nonelected board; any required approval of the public library's budget, property tax levy, or bond issues must be made by the county council (rather than the city or town that originally established the public library, as required under current law) if more than 50% of the parcels of real property within the jurisdiction of the public library are located outside the city or town. Provides that an appointee to a Class 1 public library board who serves four consecutive terms may be reappointed to the board at least four years after the date the appointee's most recent term ended. Allows a Class 1 or Class 2 public library board to issue local library cards without charge to a nonresident of the library district who is: (1) a library employee of the district; or (2) a teacher employed by a school corporation or nonpublic school located in the district; if the library board adopts a resolution that is approved by an affirmative vote of a majority of the members appointed to the library board. Allows a Class 1 or Class 2 public library board to designate a third party to collect money for the library regardless of the amount of money owed. (Current law allows a Class 1 library board to designate a third party to collect amounts over ten dollars.) Allows a Class 1 or Class 2 library district to dissolve if identical resolutions are adopted by a majority of the appointed members of the: (1) legislative bodies of the municipalities, townships, and counties that are a part of the district; and (2) the library board. Requires that copies of the resolutions must be filed not later than ten days after the resolution is adopted with the state library and the county recorder of each county in which the library district is located. Provides that a dissolution is not effective until: (1) all legal and fiscal obligations of the library district have been satisfied; (2) the assets of the district have been distributed; and (3) a notice is filed with the county recorder and the state library that the dissolution is final. Allows a Class 1 or Class 2 public library to pay claims by electronic funds transfer if the library board authorizes the payment method by adopting a resolution.
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