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Senate Bill 0386


Senate Bill 0386

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF SB386 (Updated February 22, 2011 6:53 pm - DI 84)


Local government reorganization. Requires the plan prepared by a reorganization committee under the government reorganization statutes to include a fiscal impact analysis. Specifies the required contents of the fiscal impact analysis. Requires a reorganization committee to submit the fiscal impact analysis to the department of local government finance (DLGF) at least six months before the election in which the public question will be on the ballot. Requires the DLGF to do the following within a reasonable period of time, but not later than 30 days before the public question: (1) Review the fiscal impact analysis. (2) Make any comments concerning the fiscal impact analysis that the department considers appropriate. (3) Provide comments to the legislative body of the reorganizing political subdivisions and post the comments on the DLGF's Internet web site. Requires the reorganizing political subdivisions to pay the expenses incurred by the DLGF in carrying out the review and preparing the comments. Provides that if the office of township trustee is abolished as part of a local government reorganization, the powers and duties of the township trustee concerning cemeteries are transferred to the county executive. Provides that if a township board is abolished as part of a local government reorganization, the fiscal and legislative powers and duties of the township board concerning cemeteries are transferred to the county fiscal body and the county legislative body. Provides that certification of a public question on a proposed local government reorganization must occur as required for other public questions under the election law. Allows a special election to be held on a public question concerning a proposed government reorganization if the reorganizing political subdivisions request the special election and agree to pay the costs of holding the special election. Provides that in the case of a proposed reorganization between a municipality and a township: (1) the voters residing within the municipality shall be included only in the tally of votes for the municipality and shall not be included in the tally of votes for the township; and (2) the voters who reside within the township but do not reside within the municipality shall be included only in the tally of votes for the township and shall not be included in the tally of votes for the municipality. Specifies that a reorganized political subdivision created from two or more townships and at least one municipality that have reorganized: (1) may exercise park and recreation powers and establish a park and recreation board if the reorganized political subdivision's plan of reorganization authorizes the reorganized political subdivision to exercise those powers; and (2) may exercise planning and zoning power if the reorganized political subdivision's plan of reorganization authorizes the reorganized political subdivision to exercise those powers. Provides that such a reorganized political subdivision shall by resolution or in the plan of reorganization determine the number of members to be appointed to the reorganized political subdivision's park and recreation board, advisory plan commission, and board of zoning appeals. Provides that a political subdivision may not take certain actions within a reorganizing political subdivision after the date a plan of reorganization is finally adopted by all reorganizing political subdivisions except in the following circumstances: (1) All reorganizing political subdivisions agree  to allow the action by adopting identical resolutions. (2) The plan is rejected by voters in a referendum. (3) The plan is approved by voters and the earlier of the following occurs: (A) The plan is implemented. (B) One year has elapsed from the date the plan has been approved. Changes the membership of the convention and visitor bureau in Lake County.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - 2nd House
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