Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1339

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 3-10-6-2.3.

Synopsis: Date of city elections. Authorizes a city to adopt an ordinance to provide for holding city elections in even-numbered years.

Effective: July 1, 2003.





Chowning




    January 14, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Elections and Apportionment.







Introduced

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1339



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

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

SOURCE: IC 3-10-6-2.3; (03)IN1339.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 3-10-6-2.3 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2.3. (a) This section applies only to a city that adopts an ordinance under this section.
    (b) A city legislative body may adopt an ordinance under this section only:
        (1) during a year a municipal election is held under section 5 of this chapter; and
        (2) before April 1 of the year the ordinance is adopted.
    (c) A city legislative body may adopt an ordinance to provide that all elected city officers shall be elected in the second even-numbered year after the year the ordinance is adopted under this section and, except as provided in this subsection, every four (4) years after that even-numbered year. Notwithstanding any other law, the term of office of each city officer elected at the municipal election held in the year the ordinance is adopted under this subsection expires on January 1 of the second odd-numbered

year after the year the ordinance is adopted. The successor of each city officer elected at the municipal election held in the year the ordinance is adopted shall be elected in the second even-numbered year after the year the ordinance is adopted for a four (4) year term.
    (d) A city legislative body may adopt an ordinance to provide the following:
        (1) Those elected city officers identified in the ordinance shall be elected in the even-numbered year after the year the ordinance is adopted and every four (4) years after that even-numbered year. The ordinance must identify those members of the city legislative body:
            (A) representing districts identified in the ordinance; or
            (B) elected at large identified in the ordinance;
        to be elected in the even-numbered year after the ordinance is adopted.
        (2) Those elected city officers (including members of the city legislative body elected at large or elected to represent a district) not identified under subdivision (1) shall be elected in the second even-numbered year after the ordinance is adopted.
The city legislative body must use a random procedure to determine which members of the city legislative body shall be elected under subdivision (1) and which members of the city legislative body shall be elected under subdivision (2). The ordinance must describe the random procedure used by the city legislative body.
    (e) This subsection applies if the city legislative body adopts an ordinance described in subsection (d). Notwithstanding any other law, the following apply:
        (1) The term of office of each city officer:
            (A) elected at the municipal election held in the year the ordinance is adopted; and
            (B) described in subsection (d)(1);
        expires on January 1 of the odd-numbered year after the year the ordinance is adopted. The successor of each city officer described in this subdivision shall be elected at the election held in the even-numbered year after the ordinance is adopted for a four (4) year term.
        (2) The term of office of each city officer:
            (A) elected at the municipal election held in the year the ordinance is adopted; and


            (B) described in subsection (d)(2);
        expires on January 1 of the second odd-numbered year after the year the ordinance is adopted. The successor of each city officer described in this subdivision shall be elected at the election held in the second even-numbered year after the ordinance is adopted for a four (4) year term.
    (f) An ordinance adopted under this section may provide other details for city elections not in conflict with this section or other law.
    (g) The provisions of IC 36 relating to the adoption of ordinances apply to an ordinance adopted under this section.