that Engrossed House Bill 1055 be amended to read as follows:
Page 20, between lines 13 and 14, begin a new paragraph and insert:
"SECTION 12. IC 6-1.1-35-1.1, AS AMENDED BY P.L.1-2004, SECTION 42, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 1.1. (a) Each county assessor and each elected assessor who has not attained the certification of a "level two" assessor-appraiser under IC 6-1.1-35.5 must employ at least one (1) certified "level two" assessor-appraiser.
(b) Each elected county assessor, township assessor, or elected trustee-assessor must:
(1) attain the certification of a "level one" assessor-appraiser within one (1) year after taking office; and
(2) attain the certification of a "level two" assessor-appraiser within two (2) years after taking office.
An A county assessor or trustee-assessor township assessor
who does not comply with this subsection (b) forfeits the assessor's or
(c) (d) A county assessor or township assessor or trustee-assessor
appointed to fill a vacancy resulting from a forfeiture of office under
subsection (b) (c) is subject to the requirements of subsection (b).
(e) If a trustee-assessor fails to comply with subsection (b), the county assessor shall perform the duties of the trustee-assessor related to the assessment of real property until the trustee-assessor attains the required certification.
(f) The county fiscal body may adjust the appropriations to the trustee-assessor and the county assessor for assessment services for the duration of a change in duties under subsection (e) to recognize the change in duties.
(g) Except as provided in subsection (h), a trustee-assessor who fails to attain the certification of a "level two" assessor-appraiser before the end of the trustee-assessor's term
of office may not seek another term as trustee-assessor until both
"level one" and "level two" assessor-appraiser certificates have
(h) Notwithstanding subsection (g), a person who:
(1) is appointed or selected under IC 3-13 to fill a vacancy in the office of trustee-assessor when the remaining length of the term is less than two (2) years; and
(2) has not attained the certification of a "level two" assessor-appraiser before the end of the term to which the person was appointed or selected;
may seek election to the office of trustee- assessor.
(i) A person described in subsection (h) must attain the certification of a "level two" assessor-appraiser not later than two (2) years after the date the person was appointed or selected to fill a vacancy in the office of trustee-assessor. ".
Page 37, between lines 38 and 39, begin a new paragraph and insert:
"SECTION 24. IC 36-6-4-2, AS AMENDED BY P.L.1-2004, SECTION 62, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 2. (a) A township trustee shall be elected under IC 3-10-2-13 by the voters of each township. The trustee is the township executive.
(b) The township trustee must reside within the township as provided in Article 6, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana. The trustee forfeits office if the trustee
(1) ceases to be a resident of the township. or
(2) serves as township assessor under IC 36-6-5-2 and fails to
comply with IC 6-1.1-35-1.1.
(c) The term of office of a township trustee is four (4) years, beginning January 1 after election and continuing until a successor is elected and qualified.".
SOURCE: ; (04)SB0210.2.3. --> Page 42, between lines 3 and 4, begin a new paragraph and insert:
"SECTION 34. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004] An elected county assessor, township assessor, or township trustee-assessor is required to comply with the certification requirements of IC 6-1.1-35-1.1, as amended by this act, only if the assessor or trustee-assessor is elected to a new term of office that begins after June 30, 2004.".
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to EHB 1055 as printed February 17, 2004.)