Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 165

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 6-1.1-21-2.5.

Synopsis: Restriction on school levy. Prohibits a school corporation from levying taxes to offset a reduction in revenue resulting from a statutory amendment reducing the amount of state property tax replacement payable to the school corporation.

Effective: January 1, 2003 (retroactive).





Kenley




    January 7, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Finance.







Introduced

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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SENATE BILL No. 165



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation.

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

    SECTION 1. IC 6-1.1-21-2.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2003 (RETROACTIVE)]: Sec. 2.5. (a) This section applies if, for taxes first due and payable after December 31, 2002:
        (1) section 2(j) and 2(l) of this chapter is amended; or
        (2) any other amendment is enacted;
to reduce below sixty percent (60%) the amount of property tax replacement payable by the state under this chapter with respect to a
school corporation for its general fund for a stated assessment year.
    (b) A school corporation may not:
        (1) for a stated assessment year under subsection (a); or
        (2) for a later assessment year;
levy and collect from taxpayers the amount of taxes that would have been replaced by a state property tax replacement distribution under this chapter if the percentage had not been

reduced as described in subsection (a).
    SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.