Senate Bill 0384
DIGEST OF SB384 (Updated February 10, 2011 3:04 pm - DI 84)
Local referenda and petition and remonstrances. Provides that the ballot language for a capital project referendum must first be approved by the department of local government finance (DLGF). (Under current law, the DLGF makes recommendations concerning the ballot language.) Provides that the language of a school referendum levy question to be submitted to voters must first be approved by the DLGF. Provides that if a referendum levy is approved by the voters in a school corporation in a calendar year, another referendum levy question may not be placed on the ballot in the school corporation in the following calendar year. Provides that if a school corporation imposes a referendum levy approved in a referendum, the school corporation may not simultaneously impose more than one additional referendum levy approved in a subsequent referendum. Provides that advocacy or discussion by certain officials concerning a petition and remonstrance or referendum is allowed and is not considered a use of public funds. Provides that during the period beginning with the adoption of a resolution by a school corporation to place a school levy referendum question on the ballot and continuing through the day on which the referendum is submitted to the voters, the school corporation may not promote a position on the referendum by taking certain actions. Specifies that a person or an organization that has a contract or arrangement with a school corporation for the use of any of the school corporation's facilities may not spend any money to promote a position on a referendum.
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