Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 177

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: None (noncode).

Synopsis: Local government finance study commission. Reestablishes the local government finance study commission, which expired November 2, 2001.

Effective: Upon passage.





Merritt




    January 7, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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SENATE BILL No. 177



    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning local government.

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

    SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) There is established the local government finance study commission. The commission shall conduct a study of matters concerning local government finance.
    (b) The commission consists of eight (8) members as follows:
        (1) Four (4) members of the senate to be appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate with the advice of the minority leader of the senate. Not more than two (2) members appointed under this subdivision may be of the same political party.
        (2) Four (4) members of the house of representatives to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives with the advice of the minority leader of the house of representatives. Not more than two (2) members appointed under this subdivision may be of the same political party.
    (c) The commission has twelve (12) advisers appointed as follows:
        (1) Four (4) city or town officials to be appointed as follows:


            (A) Two (2) appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate with the advice of the minority leader of the senate.
            (B) Two (2) appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives with the advice of the minority leader of the house of representatives.
        Not more than two (2) advisers appointed under this subdivision may be of the same political party.
        (2) Four (4) county officials to be appointed as follows:
            (A) Two (2) appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate with the advice of the minority leader of the senate.
            (B) Two (2) appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives with the advice of the minority leader of the house of representatives.
        Not more than two (2) advisers appointed under this subdivision may be of the same political party.
        (3) Four (4) private citizens to be appointed by the governor.
Not more than two (2) advisers appointed under this subdivision may be of the same political party.
     (d) Each adviser of the commission who is not a state employee is entitled to the minimum salary per diem provided by IC 4-10-11-2.1(b). The adviser is also entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses as provided in rules adopted under IC 4-13-1-4 and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the adviser's duties as provided in the state policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.
    (e) If a vacancy exists on the commission or among the advisers, the vacancy shall be filled through an appointment made by the person who made the original appointment.
    (f) The chairman of the legislative council shall name the chairperson of the commission.
    (g) The commission shall operate under the policies governing study committees adopted by the legislative council.
    (h) The affirmative votes of a majority of the voting members appointed to the commission are necessary for the commission to take final action on any measure, including final reports.
    (i) The commission expires November 2, 2004.
    (j) This SECTION expires November 3, 2004.

    SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.