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House Bill 1469


House Bill 1469

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Local government issues. Specifies that after December 31, 2012, in each county: (1) the county fiscal body is the fiscal body and legislative body of each township in the county; and (2) the county fiscal body shall exercise the legislative and fiscal powers assigned in the Indiana Code to township boards, including the authority to adopt the township's annual budget and to levy township property taxes for township funds. Requires a public question to be placed on the November 2012 general election ballot in each county regarding whether the voters want to abolish the township trustee and (if applicable) the township assessor. Provides that if a majority of voters in a county approve the public question, all township governments in the county are eliminated and the powers and duties of the: (1) township regarding township assistance, cemeteries, and weeds are transferred to the county executive; and (2) township assessor are transferred to the county assessor; on January 1, 2014. Specifies that for township budgets adopted for 2012 and 2013, the total amount appropriated for a particular year may not exceed the result of: (1) the total amount appropriated for the previous year; multiplied by (2) the assessed value growth quotient applicable to the township for the particular year. Provides that public funds from any source may not be expended by a political subdivision or by the state to promote a
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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