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House Bill 1434


House Bill 1434

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Township government. Provides that in a township containing one or more municipalities (other than a township located in Marion County), after December 31, 2012: (1) the municipal fiscal body and legislative body is the fiscal and legislative body of the township; (2) the township trustee may continue to exercise the powers and duties of the township trustee only in the unincorporated area of the township; (3) within each municipality located in the township, the municipal executive shall exercise the powers and duties otherwise granted to the township trustee; and (4) the functions, duties, and responsibilities of the township assessor (if any) are transferred to the county assessor. Specifies that the offices of township board and township assessor (if any) of such a township are abolished on January 1, 2013. Specifies that if such a township contains more than one municipality: (1) the legislative and fiscal body of each municipality shall act as the township legislative and fiscal body for purposes of carrying out township functions within that municipality; and (2) the legislative and fiscal body of the municipality containing the greatest part of the township's population shall act as the township legislative and fiscal body for purposes of carrying out township functions in that municipality and in the unincorporated parts of the township. Provides that in a township that has all of the township's territory located within only one municipality (other than a township in Marion County) after December 31, 2012: (1) the municipal fiscal and legislative body is the fiscal and legislative body of the township; (2) the municipal executive body is the executive of the township and shall exercise throughout the township the executive powers and duties assigned to township trustees; and (3) the functions, duties, and responsibilities of the township assessor (if any) are transferred to the county assessor. Specifies that the offices of township trustee, township board, and township assessor (if any) of such a township are abolished on January 1, 2013. Requires the department of local government finance to adjust the maximum permissible property tax levies, maximum permissible property tax rates, and budgets of: (1) each township from which powers, duties, and obligations are transferred; and (2) each municipality to which powers, duties, and obligations are transferred; as the department of local government finance determines necessary to account for the transfers of those duties, powers, and obligations.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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