Introduced House Bill (H)

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Municipal-township reorganization. Allows a municipal government to reorganize with a township that is located within the corporate boundaries of the municipality and the unincorporated area of the county. Provides that after the reorganization: (1) the municipal government is also the township government; and (2) a resident of the unincorporated area of the township is entitled to vote for these municipal offices. Provides that after the reorganization, the unincorporated area of the reorganizing township is not incorporated into the municipality and continues to receive county services. Excludes municipalities and townships located in Marion County and townships that have township assessors. Requires Municipal-township reorganization. Allows a municipal government to reorganize with a township that is located within the corporate boundaries of the municipality and the unincorporated area of the county. Provides that after the reorganization: (1) the municipal government is also the township government; and (2) a resident of the unincorporated area of the township is entitled to vote for these municipal offices. Provides that after the reorganization, the unincorporated area of the reorganizing township is not incorporated into the municipality and continues to receive county services. Excludes municipalities and townships located in Marion County and townships that have township assessors. Requires municipal election districts to be redrawn to include the unincorporated area of the reorganizing township. Provides that the reorganization is initiated by the municipal legislative body adopting a resolution. Requires the municipality to adopt a reorganization plan and submit the plan to the voters of the municipality and the voters of the unincorporated area of the township. Provides that a reorganization plan is approved if at least 51% of the sum of voters of the municipality and township vote to approve the plan. Provides that the reorganization is effective when the officers of the reorganized municipality are elected at the next general election after the reorganization is approved by voters. ... View more