Synopsis: Annexation of agricultural land. Adds Danville, Brownsburg, Fortville,
McCordsville, Bluffton, Rushville, Pendleton, and Cumberland to the municipalities that may
exempt agricultural land from municipal property tax liability when the land is annexed and
until the land is rezoned. Requires territory annexed by Avon, Plainfield, Danville, and
Brownsburg to be contained within one township. Updates population parameters to reflect
changes in the 2000 decennial census. (This conference committee report strips ESB 193 and
adds the provisions of ESB 193 back into the bill with the following changes: (1) Removes a
provision that requires agricultural land annexed under these provisions not to be considered a
part of the municipality for purposes of annexing additional territory. (2) Adds Rushville,
Bluffton, and Pendleton to the municipalities that may exempt agricultural land from municipal
property tax liability when the land is annexed and until the land is rezoned. (3) Resolves
conflicts between ESB 193 and SEA 399-2002.
Effective: July 1, 2002.
Your Conference Committee appointed to confer with a like committee from the House upon Engrossed House Amendments to Engrossed Senate Bill No. 193 respectfully reports that said two committees have conferred and agreed as follows to wit:
that the Senate recede from its dissent from all House amendments and
that the Senate now concur in all House amendments to the bill and that
the bill be further amended as follows:
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:
of more than four hundred thousand (400,000) but less than seven
hundred thousand (700,000).
(4) A town having a population of more than nine thousand (9,000) but less than thirty thousand (30,000) located in a county having a population of more than one hundred eighty thousand (180,000) but less than one hundred eighty-two thousand seven hundred ninety (182,790).
(5) A town having a population of:
(A) more than three thousand (3,000); or
(B) more than one thousand (1,000) but less than one thousand two hundred (1, 200);
located in a county with a population of more than fifty-five thousand (55,000) but less than sixty-five thousand (65,000).
(6) A town having a population of more than five thousand (5,000) but less than ten thousand (10,000), the majority of which is located in a county containing a consolidated city.
(7) A city having a population of more than five thousand nine hundred ninety-four (5,994) but less than six thousand twenty-five (6,025).
(8) A city having a population of more than nine thousand five hundred thirty-five (9,535) but less than nine thousand six hundred (9,600).
(9) A town having a population of more than three thousand five hundred (3,500) located in a county having a population of more than one hundred thirty thousand (130,000) but less than one hundred forty-five thousand (145,000).
(b) Except as provided in subsection (c), the legislative body of a municipality
to which this section applies may, by ordinance, annex
(1) is contiguous to the municipality;
(2) in the case of a
municipality town described in subsection
(a)(1), has its entire area within the township within which the
municipality town is primarily located; and
(3) is owned by a property owner who consents to the annexation.
(c) Subsection (b)(2) does not apply to a
municipality town having
a population of:
(1) more than five thousand (5,000) but less than eight thousand (8,000); or
(2) more than nine thousand (9,000) but less than twelve thousand five hundred (12,500);
in a county having a population of more than four hundred thousand (400,000) but less than seven hundred thousand (700,000).
(d) Territory annexed under this section is exempt from all property tax liability under IC 6-1.1 for municipal purposes for all portions of the annexed territory that is classified for zoning purposes as agriculture and remains exempt from the property tax liability while the
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