Enrolled House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

State and local matters. Permits a historic preservation or rehabilitation grant to be awarded at the time plans are approved. Requires a grant contract between the office of community and rural affairs and the person receiving the grant. Provides that the grant may be up to 35%, instead of 20%, of the qualified expenditures, but the grant may not exceed $100,000. Replaces a certification that the work substantially complies with the proposed plan with a finding that the plan complies with the program guidelines. Eliminates the deadlines for completing the work. Provides that if the grant applicant is a nonprofit State and local matters. Permits a historic preservation or rehabilitation grant to be awarded at the time plans are approved. Requires a grant contract between the office of community and rural affairs and the person receiving the grant. Provides that the grant may be up to 35%, instead of 20%, of the qualified expenditures, but the grant may not exceed $100,000. Replaces a certification that the work substantially complies with the proposed plan with a finding that the plan complies with the program guidelines. Eliminates the deadlines for completing the work. Provides that if the grant applicant is a nonprofit organization facilitating a qualified affordable housing project, the organization does not have to be the owner of the historic property to receive a grant. Provides that the fiscal body of a municipality may renew an enterprise zone for an additional one year following the date on which the enterprise zone is set to expire under a 5 year renewal resolution previously adopted by the fiscal body of the municipality. Eliminates the provision in current law that a heritage barn may not be used for business or agricultural purposes in order to qualify for the heritage barns property tax exemption. Amends the definition of "heritage barn" to specify that a heritage barn means a mortise and tenon barn. Urges the legislative council to assign the study of the personal property audit process to the interim study committee on fiscal policy during the 2016 interim. Recognizes a conflict between SEA 21-2016 that amends IC 5-28-11-10 to remove an obsolete provision and SEA 378-2016 that repeals IC 5-28-11. Provides that the general assembly intends to repeal IC 5-28-11. ... View more