HOUSE BILL No. 1013
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Synopsis: Police officer and firefighter residency. Enables the city of
Gary to adopt an ordinance to require newly hired members of the
municipality's police or fire department to live within the municipality
until the members have served in the department for five years.
Effective: July 1, 2003.
Smith V, Brown C
January 7, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government.
First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1013
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 36-8-4-2; (03)IN1013.1.1. -->
IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. (a) Except as provided in
(d), and (e),
members of the police and fire
departments must reside in Indiana in one (1) of the following areas:
(1) Within the county in which the city, town, or township is
(2) In a county that is contiguous to the county in which the city,
town, or township is located.
(b) In a consolidated city, a member who was residing outside the
county on January 1, 1975, is exempt from subsection (a).
(c) A municipality with a population of less than seven thousand
five hundred (7,500) may adopt an ordinance that requires a member
of the municipality's police or fire department to comply with the
(1) Reside within the county in which the municipality is located.
(2) Have adequate means of transportation into the municipality.
(3) Maintain in the member's residence telephone service with the
(d) This subsection applies to a municipality that:
(1) has a population of less than seven thousand five hundred
(2) adopted an ordinance to establish the requirements described
in this subsection before September 1, 1984.
A municipality may require, in addition to the requirements of
subsection (c), that a member of the police or fire department reside
within the municipality until the member has served in the department
for five (5) years.
(e) This subsection applies to a municipality having a population
of more than ninety thousand (90,000) but less than one hundred
five thousand (105,000). Notwithstanding subsection (a), the
municipal legislative body may adopt an ordinance to require a
member of the municipality's police or fire department who is
hired after the effective date of the ordinance to reside within the
municipality until the member has served in the department for
five (5) years.
(f) An ordinance adopted under subsection (c) or (e) or described
in subsection (d)(2) may not require a member of a municipality's
police or fire department to reside within the county in which the
municipality is located if the member resides outside the county on the
date the ordinance is adopted.