HOUSE BILL No. 1953
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Synopsis: Allocation of election expenses. Provides that a municipality
must bear certain election expenses of: (1) an election held in an even
numbered year only within the municipality; or (2) an election
conducted by the county in an odd-numbered year in which the
municipality has at least one office or one public question on the ballot.
Provides that odd-numbered year election expenses that cannot be
allocated directly to a particular municipality must be apportioned
among the county's municipalities having at least one office or one
public question on the ballot.
Effective: July 1, 2003.
January 23, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Elections and
First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1953
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 3-5-3-1; (03)IN1953.1.1. -->
IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1. (a) Except as provided in
sections 7 through 10 section 12 of this chapter, the county auditor
shall pay the expenses of voter registration and for all election supplies,
equipment, and expenses out of the county treasury in the manner
provided by law. The county fiscal body shall make the necessary
appropriations for these purposes.
(b) The county executive shall pay to the circuit court clerk or board
of registration the expenses of:
(1) removing voters from the registration record under
, or IC 3-7-46; and
(2) performing voter list maintenance programs under IC 3-7;
out of the county treasury without appropriation.
(c) Registration expenses incurred by a circuit court clerk or board
of registration for:
(1) the salaries of members of a board of registration appointed
under IC 3-7-12-9;
(2) the salaries of chief clerks appointed under IC 3-7-12-17; and
(3) the salaries of assistants employed under IC 3-7-12-19;
may not be charged to a municipality. However, the municipality may
be charged for wages of extra persons employed to provide additional
assistance reasonably related to the municipal election.
SOURCE: IC 3-5-3-12; (03)IN1953.1.2. -->
IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2003]: Sec. 12. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b)(2), this
section does not apply to an election held in an even-numbered
(b) This section applies to the following elections:
(1) An election (including a primary election) held in a
municipality in an odd-numbered year that includes:
(A) at least one (1) municipal office on the ballot; or
(B) at least one (1) public question on the ballot to be voted
on only by the voters of the municipality.
(2) A special election held in a municipality in an
even-numbered year in which only the voters of the
municipality are eligible to vote.
(c) All expenses for an election that is conducted by a county
election board shall be:
(1) allowed by the county executive; and
(2) paid out of the general fund of the county, without any
appropriation being required.
The county auditor shall certify the amount of the allowance to the
fiscal officer of the municipality. The fiscal body of the
municipality shall make the necessary appropriation to reimburse
the county for the expense of the election.
(d) This subsection applies to all expenses of an election held in
the county that cannot be allocated directly to a particular
municipality. The expenses shall be allocated to each municipality
to which this section applies based on the ratio that the number of
precincts in the municipality in which the election is held is to the
total number of precincts in the county in which an election is held.
(e) Registration expenses incurred by a circuit court clerk or
board of registration for:
(1) the salaries of members of a board of registration
appointed under IC 3-7-12-9;
(2) the salaries of chief clerks appointed under
(3) the salaries of assistants employed under
may not be charged to a municipality. However, a municipality
may be charged for wages of persons specially employed to provide
additional assistance reasonably related to the election.
(f) The state board of accounts shall prescribe a form on which
the county election board shall itemize all the expenses of an
election for which a municipality is required to reimburse the
county under this section.
SECTION 3. THE FOLLOWING ARE REPEALED [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2003]: