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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Landlord registry. Requires each municipality to adopt an ordinance requiring the annual registration of owners of one or two family residential rental property beginning April 1, 2016. Requires an owner of such residential rental property to designate for each such rental property a local agent who is physically located in Indiana. Provides that the local agent is responsible for operating the rental property in compliance with all applicable laws and ordinances, providing access to rental premises for inspections necessary to ensure compliance with the applicable laws and ordinances, maintaining a current list of the names and contact numbers of the tenants of each rental unit for which the local agent is responsible, and accepting all legal notices or service of process with respect to the rental property. Provides that an owner of a rental property who fails to register or update a registration commits a Class C infraction for each month that the owner has failed to register or update a registration. Provides that the ordinance adopted by the municipality may provide that: (1) the maximum judgment for violation of the ordinance is lower than the statutorily prescribed maximum for a Class C infraction; and (2) money collected from violations may be deposited in a fund of the municipality specified in the ordinance.