HB 1206-1_ Filed 04/28/2001, 16:01

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT

DIGEST FOR EHB 1206



Citations Affected: IC 12-13-6-1; IC 12-14; IC 36-3.

Synopsis: PILOTs dedicated to affordable housing trust fund. Establishes a property tax exemption for real property that was constructed, rehabilitated, or acquired after December 31, 2001, to provide housing to income eligible persons under the federal low income housing tax credit program. Permits the governing body of a political subdivision to enter into agreements concerning payments in lieu of taxes for the same real property and provides that the payments are to be deposited in the political subdivision's affordable housing fund. (This conference committee report changes the name of the "bureau of community services" within the division of family and children to the "bureau of family resources" and changes the definition of "community action agency" to include: (1) a private nonprofit organization that is geographically located within a community; (2) a private nonprofit organization that is located in a county or counties contiguous to or within reasonable proximity of a community; and (3) a political subdivision, if there is otherwise no qualified nonprofit organization that meets the criteria to be a community action agency. This conference committee report also expands the existing Marion county PILOTS program to include Dearborn county.)

Effective: July 1, 2001.



CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT

MR. PRESIDENT:
    Your Conference Committee appointed to confer with a like committee from the House upon Engrossed Senate Amendments to Engrossed House Bill No. 1206 respectfully reports that said two committees have conferred and agreed as follows to wit:

    that the House recede from its dissent from all Senate amendments and that the House now concur in all Senate amendments to the bill and that the bill be further amended as follows:

SOURCE: Page 2, line 33; (01)CC120602.1.2. -->     Page 2, between lines 33 and 34, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 12-13-6-1; (01)CC120602.1.3. -->     "SECTION 3. IC 12-13-6-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 1. The following bureaus are established within the division:
        (1) A bureau of family independence.
        (2) A family protection bureau.
        (3) A youth development bureau that includes a children's disabilities services unit.
        (4) A bureau of child care services.
        (5) A bureau of residential services.
        (6) A bureau of community services. family resources.
        (7) A food stamp bureau.
        (8) A child support bureau.
SOURCE: IC 12-14-10-1; (01)CC120602.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 12-14-10-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 1. The bureau of community services family resources is established within the division of family and children.
SOURCE: IC 12-14-10-2; (01)CC120602.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 12-14-10-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 2. The bureau of

community services family resources shall perform the following duties:
        (1) Provide a range of services and activities having a measurable and potentially major impact on causes of poverty.
        (2) Provide activities designed to assist low income participants, including the elderly poor, to do the following:
            (A) Secure and retain meaningful employment.
            (B) Attain an adequate education.
            (C) Make better use of available income.
            (D) Obtain and maintain adequate housing and a suitable living environment.
            (E) Obtain emergency assistance through loans or grants to meet immediate and urgent individual and family needs, including the need for health services, energy assistance, nutritious food, housing, and employment related assistance.
            (F) Remove obstacles and solve problems that block the achievement of self-sufficiency.
            (G) Achieve greater participation in the affairs of the community.
            (H) Make more effective use of other programs related to the purposes of this chapter.
        (3) Provide on an emergency basis for the provision of supplies, nutritious foodstuffs, and related services that are necessary to counteract conditions of starvation and malnutrition among the poor.
        (4) Coordinate and establish linkages between governmental and other social services programs to assure the effective delivery of services to low income individuals.
        (5) Encourage the use of entities in the private sector of the community in efforts to ameliorate poverty in the community.
        (6) Coordinate the provision of available services for migrant farmworkers.
        (7) Administer the home energy assistance program established by IC 12-14-11.
        (8) Administer the low income home weatherization programs conducted by the division.

SOURCE: IC 12-14-12-9; (01)CC120602.1.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 12-14-12-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 9. The commission shall do the following:
        (1) Serve as an advisory body to the director and the bureau of community services family resources regarding federal housing programs administered by the division.
        (2) Recommend the policies and procedures necessary to carry out this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 12-14-23-2; (01)CC120602.1.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 12-14-23-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "community action agency" means an entity that meets the following conditions:
        (1) Is any of the following:
            (A) A political subdivision of the state. private nonprofit organization that is geographically located within a

community.
            (B) A combination of political subdivisions. private nonprofit organization that is located in a county or counties contiguous to or within reasonable proximity of a community.
            (C) An agency of a political subdivision. A political subdivision, if there is no qualified nonprofit organization identified that meets the criteria set forth in clause A or B.
            (D) A private nonprofit agency.
        (2) Has the authority under state or federal law to receive money to support the community action programs described in sections 3 and 4 of this chapter.
        (3) Is designated as a community action agency by the governor or by federal law.".

SOURCE: Page 4, line 8; (01)CC120602.1.4. -->     Page 4, line 8, delete "county" and insert " county:".
    Page 4, delete line 9, begin a new line block indented and insert:
        " (1) with a consolidated city; or
        (2) having a population of more than thirty-eight thousand five hundred (38,500) but less than thirty-nine thousand (39,000).
".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to EHB 1206 as reprinted March 30, 2001.)




Conference Committee Report

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Engrossed House Bill 1206



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igned by:


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    Representative Crawford Senator Long
    Chairperson

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    Representative Buck Senator Howard

    House Conferees    Senate Conferees


CC120602/DI 103
2001