HOUSE BILL No. 1055
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 6-1.1-31.
Synopsis: Neighborhood assessment factor. Directs the department of
local government finance to amend its Real Property Assessment
Guidelines to prevent the delineation of neighborhoods using different
standards and to prevent assessment disparities between adjoining
comparable residential real properties in adjoining neighborhoods.
Effective: Upon passage.
January 13, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.
Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1055
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 6-1.1-31-6.5; (04)IN1055.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 6-1.1-31-6.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 6.5. (a) This section applies
for assessments determined for assessment dates after December
(b) The department of local government finance shall, for the
purposes described in subsection (c), amend in the department's
Real Property Assessment Guidelines for 2002, Version A, as in
effect on December 1, 2003, the manner in which a neighborhood
is defined and delineated for purposes of the assessment of
residential real property, including the application of a
neighborhood factor for the assessment of residential real property
(c) The purposes of the amendment under subsection (b) are to:
(1) establish a method for the delineation of neighborhoods
that prevents the delineation of neighborhoods using different
(2) ensure that the neighborhood delineation does not result
in assessment disparities between adjoining residential real
properties that are:
(A) comparable with respect to factors used to determine
the assessment other than the neighborhood; and
(B) separated by the neighborhood boundary.
(d) Assessing officials shall use the neighborhood standards as
amended under subsection (b).
SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-31-9; (04)IN1055.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 6-1.1-31-9, AS AMENDED BY P.L.90-2002,
SECTION 225, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 9. (a) Except as provided in
subsection (b) and section 6.5 of this chapter,
the department of local
government finance may not adopt rules for the appraisal of real
property in a general reassessment after July 1 of the year before the
year in which the general reassessment is scheduled to begin.
(b) If rules for the appraisal of real property in a general
reassessment are timely adopted under subsection (a) and are then
disapproved by the attorney general for any reason under IC 4-22-2-32,
the department of local government finance may modify the rules to
cure the defect that resulted in disapproval by the attorney general, and
may then take all actions necessary under IC 4-22-2 to readopt and to
obtain approval of the rules. This process may be repeated as necessary
until the rules are approved.