HOUSE BILL No. 1238
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
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 if the commissioner of the
department determines 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 responsible governmental bidder whose bid
equals or exceeds the market price determined by the commissioner.
Effective: July 1, 2002.
January 14, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy, Ethics and
Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)
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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)IN1238.1.1. -->
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
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
(d) The department shall sell the surplus property to the highest
responsible governmental bidder. If the commissioner determines 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 responsible 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.