February 22, 2002





ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1238

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DIGEST OF HB 1238 (Updated February 20, 2002 7:23 PM - DI 87)



Citations Affected: IC 5-22.

Synopsis: Sale of state surplus property to local government. Provides that the department of administration shall sell surplus state property offered to political subdivisions to the highest responsible governmental bidder. Provides that the commissioner of the department shall determine a market price for the surplus property that is stated in the notice of the sale. The department shall sell the surplus property to the highest governmental bidder whose bid equals or exceeds the market price determined by the commissioner.

Effective: July 1, 2002.





Grubb, Mangus
(SENATE SPONSORS _ HARRISON, LEWIS, WHEELER)




    January 14, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy, Ethics and Veterans Affairs.
    January 30, 2002, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    February 4, 2002, read second time, ordered engrossed.
    February 5, 2002, engrossed. Read third time, passed. Yeas 87, nays 1.

SENATE ACTION

    February 11, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Governmental and Regulatory Affairs.
    February 21, 2002, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






February 22, 2002

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1238



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state and local administration.

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

SOURCE: IC 5-22-21-7; (02)EH1238.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 5-22-21-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 7. (a) Except as provided in section 7.5 of this chapter, surplus property available for sale shall first be offered for sale to all political subdivisions. If the property is in the possession of the Indiana department of transportation, the commissioner shall notify each supervisor of county highways appointed under IC 8-17-3-1 of the sale.
    (b) Notice of the sale shall be mailed or provided by another means at least fifteen (15) days before the date of the sale to each county auditor and to each political subdivision that has previously requested notice of the sale from the commissioner. Information regarding the sale shall also be made available at any time before the sale to political subdivisions upon request.
    (c) A political subdivision that wants to purchase the property must deliver a sealed bid to the commissioner before the date of the sale to political subdivisions.
    (d) The department shall sell the surplus property to the highest

responsible governmental bidder. The commissioner shall determine a market price for the surplus property that is stated in the notice of the sale. The department shall sell the surplus property to the highest governmental bidder whose bid equals or exceeds the market price determined by the commissioner.
    (e) The department shall deliver possession of the surplus property to the governmental bidder after the bidder approves a claim for payment submitted by the department.