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House Bill 1008


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House Bill 1008

ARCHIVE (2000)

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DIGEST OF HB 1008 (Updated March 3, 2000 10:29 PM - DI 94)

Local government. Provides that a city, town, or school corporation may post notices at a post office, bank, or public building in which the respective governing bodies meet only if the city or town does not have a city or town hall, or the school district does not have an administration building. Prohibits a person who owes delinquent property taxes from purchasing real property at a tax sale or at a sheriff's sale of real property to which the county has obtained title. Revises the procedure for refunding inheritance tax that has been erroneously or illegally collected. Requires a change in city, town, or school corporation notice postings. Provides that a local official who attends a state called conference is entitled to receive reimbursement for meals. Specifies that a county is responsible for the construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and operation of the roads, including the ditches and signs for the roads, that make up the southern and eastern boundaries of the county. Adds city clerk and town clerk to the list of officials before whom the recording of a real property conveyance may be proved. Allows a township trustee in Adams county that is not served by a public library to pay the cost of a library card for a resident of the township. Cross references to a provision that allows legislators and certain others to prove a conveyance. Removes municipal courts from the distribution of the qualified municipality share of court fees. Requires that funds appropriated for clerk-treasurer legal expenses be allocated to the clerk-treasurer. Provides that a county clerk is not personally liable for dishonored checks presented for the payment of fees, court ordered payments, or licenses. Provides that if an infraction allegedly took place on a public highway that runs on and along a common boundary shared by two or more judicial circuits, a prosecuting attorney for any judicial circuit sharing the common boundary may bring the action. Provides that if a person commits a crime on a public highway that runs on and along a common boundary shared by at least two counties, the person's trial may be held in any county that shares the common boundary. Requires that one copy of the financial records of each agency, board, commission or district or other municipal entity must be filed with the municipal fiscal officer. Provides that a county recorder is not personally liable for dishonored checks presented for the payment of fees. Provides that a county treasurer is not personally liable for an act or omission occurring in connection with the performance of the county treasurer's official duties, except under certain circumstances. Requires that documents submitted to a county recorder must be legible. Repeals statute requiring the county auditor to collect a fee for each assessed value deduction application received from a property taxpayer. Makes changes regarding filings to collect delinquent municipal sewer fees. Allows a solid waste management district in Vanderburgh County to provide grants and loans to plant and maintain trees on rights-of-way, public property, and vacant property. Requires each county, municipality, and township to forward matters related to dishonored checks to the prosecuting attorney. 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 approved by the township trustee shall be allowed reimbursement for all necessary and legitimate expenses incurred. Requires expenses to be paid in accordance with the township's reimbursement policy which may include an established per diem rate, as recommended by the township trustee and adopted by the township legislative body. Allows a town board of metropolitan police commissioners to provide for a one year probationary period for town police officers. Provides that the county executive must publish a statement of the county's receipts and expenditures during the preceding calendar year including the total compensation paid to all county officers, deputies and employees. Allows Indian Creek township of Pulaski County to transfer $8, 200 from the township's fire fund to the township general fund. Allows Indian Creek Township in Pulaski County to reduce the maximum permissible levy for the township's fire fund by $4,000 and increase the maximum permissible levy for the township's general fund by $4,000.
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