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House Bill 1301

House Bill 1301

ARCHIVE (2006)

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Marion County government consolidation. Does the following in Marion County: (1) Reduces the term of office for a township assessor elected in the 2006 general election from four years to two years. (2) Beginning January 1, 2008, eliminates the office of township assessor. (3) Provides that the city controller administers the dog tax and dog fund and the county assessor assumes other township assessor duties and responsibilities. (4) Adjusts the membership of the county property tax assessment board of appeals. (5) Provides that ordinances and resolutions concerning budgets and appropriations for judicial officers and certain county officers are subject to veto (current law exempts those ordinances and resolutions from veto). Permits the consolidated city to adopt an ordinance to merge the airport authority's law enforcement services into the consolidated law enforcement department of the consolidated city. (Current law requires the airport authority to adopt a substantially similar ordinance.) Consolidates township fire departments, fire protection territories, and the airport authority fire department into the fire department of the consolidated city. Creates a consolidated fire department advisory commission to advise the chief of the consolidated department regarding department operations. Exempts from the ad valorem property tax limits amounts imposed by a consolidated city to fund indebtedness assumed,
Current Status:
In Committee - first House
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