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House Bill 1317


House Bill 1317

ARCHIVE (2012)

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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. Specifies that for township budgets adopted for 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 if the county fiscal body determines that a township cannot carry out its governmental functions for 2013 under these appropriation limitations, the county fiscal body may appeal to the department of local government finance (DLGF) for relief from the appropriation limitations. 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 offices of township trustee and (if applicable) township assessor. Provides that if a majority of voters in a county approve the public question, on January 1, 2014: (1) the powers and duties of the township regarding township
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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