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Senate Bill 0110


Senate Bill 0110

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF SB 110 (Updated January 31, 2012 1:40 pm - DI 73)


Local government issues. Provides that in counties other than Marion County, the county executive may adopt an ordinance to change the executive and legislative structure of county government. Specifies that if such an ordinance is adopted by the county executive, a public question shall be held in the county on whether the executive and legislative structure of county government should be changed. Provides that if the public question is approved, the voters of the county shall not elect a board of county commissioners, but shall instead elect a single county commissioner to serve as the county executive and shall elect a county council that has the legislative and fiscal powers and duties of the county. Provides that in a county with a single county commissioner: (1) the initial single county commissioner is elected in the second general election after the public question to change the structure of county government is approved; (2) the board of county commissioners is abolished when the first single county commissioner takes office; and (3) the county council shall (except in Lake County or St. Joseph County) be elected from seven single-member districts. Provides that a person is not eligible to serve as the single county commissioner more than eight years in any 12 year period. Provides that if the office of single county commissioner becomes vacant, the county council shall appoint an individual to serve as interim single county commissioner until the office is filled. Provides that in a county that has abolished the board of county commissioners and has elected a single county commissioner, the county council may adopt an ordinance changing the county government structure back to a structure that includes the election of a board of county commissioners (instead of a single county commissioner). Provides that if such an ordinance is adopted, a public question shall be held to determine whether the county government structure shall be changed back to a structure that includes the election of a board of county commissioners. Provides that in a county that has a single county commissioner, the drainage board consists of: (1) the single county commissioner; and (2) two or four persons (as determined by the county council) who are appointed by the county council. Specifies the appointments to and the membership of a governing board of a county hospital in a county that has a single county commissioner. Changes population parameters to reflect the population count determined under the 2010 decennial census.
    Current Status:
     Passed 2nd reading - first House
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