Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 207

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 36-6-6.

Synopsis: Township administration. Requires the secretary of the township legislative body to: (1) provide copies of the legislative body's meeting minutes to each legislative body member; and (2) place the minutes in the permanent record book after the minutes are approved by the legislative body. Specifies that a township representative attending a meeting, conference, or other similar activity sponsored by an association in which the township has membership shall be allowed reimbursement for all necessary and legitimate expenses incurred. Requires expenses to be paid in accordance with the township's reimbursement policy or an established per diem rate, as recommended by the township trustee and adopted by the township legislative body.

Effective: July 1, 2000.





Wheeler




    January 10, 2000, read first time and referred to Committee on Governmental and Regulatory Affairs.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


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SENATE BILL No. 207



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local government.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 36-6-6-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 8. The legislative body shall keep a permanent record of its proceedings in a book furnished by the executive. The secretary of the legislative body shall, under the direction of the legislative body, record the minutes of the proceedings of each meeting in full and sign the record before the adjournment of each meeting. shall provide copies of the minutes to each member of the legislative body before the next meeting is convened. After the minutes are approved by the legislative body, the secretary of the legislative body shall place the minutes in the permanent record book. The chairman of the legislative body shall retain the record in his custody.
    SECTION 2. IC 36-6-6-12 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 12. (a) The legislative body may appropriate money for membership of the township in county, state, or national associations that:
        (1) are of a civic, educational, or governmental nature; and


        (2) have as a purpose the improvement of township governmental operations.
The township representatives may participate in the activities of these associations, and the legislative body may appropriate money to defray the expenses of township representatives in connection with these activities.
     (b) Each representative of the township attending any meeting, conference, seminar, or convention sponsored by an association in which the township has membership shall be allowed reimbursement for all necessary and legitimate expenses incurred while representing the township. Expenses shall be paid to each representative in accordance with the township's reimbursement policy or an established per diem rate, as recommended by the township trustee and adopted by the township legislative body.