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Senate Bill 0585

Senate Bill 0585

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF SB 585 (Updated April 26, 2013 5:07 pm - DI 84)

State and local administration. Requires the joint study committee on transportation and infrastructure assessment and solutions to study the feasibility and economic impact of adding a second port to serve Lake Michigan. Removes an exception in current law concerning how the assessed value growth quotient is calculated for civil taxing units in Lake County, which is a factor in the calculation of a civil taxing unit's maximum property tax levy. Requires the department of local government finance to increase the maximum property tax levy of the city of Gary. Provides that the adjustment to the maximum property tax levy of the city of Gary applies to property taxes first due and payable after December 31, 2013. Decreases the maximum property tax levy of the Gary Sanitary District to zero. Provides that beginning with property taxes first due and payable after December 31, 2013, the district may not impose a property tax levy for its general fund. Terminates on September 1, 2013, the term of each existing member serving on the board of the Gary airport authority (GAA). Provides that the governor's appointment to the GAA board serves as the president of the GAA board. Requires that each person appointed to the board must have knowledge of and at least five years professional work experience in aviation management at an executive level, regional economic development, or business or finance. Provides that an appointee to the GAA board may not have, or be affiliated with an entity that has a significant contractual or business relationship with the airport authority. Provides that the GAA board is responsible for contracting with a certified public accountant (CPA) to perform an annual audit of the GAA, subject to approval of the CPA by the state board of accounts. Provides that the state board of accounts may at any time conduct an audit of any phase of the operations of the GAA. Requires the GAA board to submit an annual report of the board's activities to the budget agency and the legislative council. Provides that indebtedness of an airport authority under a loan contract: (1) may be paid from an airport authority cumulative building fund; and (2) may not be paid from a general operating fund tax. Requires the northwest Indiana regional development authority to study the issues of: (1) whether the statistical profile of injuries annually sustained by the population of northwestern Indiana justifies the placement of one or more trauma centers in northwestern Indiana; and (2) the feasibility of developing an academic medical center in northwestern Indiana. Urges the legislative council to assign to an interim study committee the topic of the responsibility of local units for providing governmental services to the Indiana ports.
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