SB 571-1_ Filed 04/27/2005, 13:01

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT

DIGEST FOR ESB 571



Citations Affected: IC 4-3-21-11; IC 5-28-26; IC 6-2.5-4-5; IC 6-3-2-1.5; IC 6-3.1-11.6-2; IC 6-3.1-11.6-9; IC 36-1-7-15; IC 36-7.

Synopsis: Economic development. Authorizes various economic development entities to enter into written agreements for jointly undertaken economic development projects. Requires the establishment of a military base development authority concerning a military base that is located in more than two counties if the military base planning council votes to require the establishment of the development authority. Permits the economic development corporation to designate a global commerce center pilot program in eastern Indiana. Allows local income taxes to be captured for the purposes of the global commerce center. Authorizes counties to allocate 3% of the growth in property tax revenues attributable to a global commerce center to a regional economic development district. Designates each certified technology park located within a radius of five miles of the Crane military base as a qualified military base enhancement area. Extends the following incentives, which are currently applicable to businesses located on closed military bases, to businesses that are located in a qualified military base enhancement area and meet certain criteria: (1) The sales tax exemption for electricity purchases. (2) The reduced corporate adjusted gross income tax rate. (3) The investment credit. Authorizes the expansion of a certified technology park to adjacent territory that is located in another county. Requires the department of environmental management to give priority to permit applications concerning certain military bases or installations. (This conference committee report makes the following changes to the global commerce center provisions: (1) reduces the number of potential designations; (2) provides that the economic development corporation may designate a global commerce center as a pilot program instead of requiring a designation; (3) specifies that a designated global commerce center pilot program must be in the area served by the Eastern Indiana Economic Development District; (4) authorizes the capture of county adjusted gross income taxes, county option income taxes, and county economic development income taxes for the purposes of the global commerce center but does not authorize the capture of state adjusted gross income taxes or state gross retail taxes as the April 1 version of SB 571 did; and (5) authorizes the economic development corporation to revoke the designation at its discretion.)

Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2005; January 1, 2006.




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CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT

MR. SPEAKER:
    Your Conference Committee appointed to confer with a like committee from the Senate upon Engrossed House Amendments to Engrossed Senate Bill No. 571 respectfully reports that said two committees have conferred and agreed as follows to wit:

    that the Senate recede from its dissent from all House amendments and that the Senate now concur in all House amendments to the bill and that the bill be further amended as follows:

    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

SOURCE: IC 4-3-21-11; (05)CC057102.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 4-3-21-11, AS ADDED BY P.L.5-2005, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 11. The council shall do the following:
        (1) Identify the public infrastructure and other community support necessary:
            (A) to improve mission efficiencies; and
            (B) for the development and expansion;
        of military bases in Indiana.
        (2) Identify existing and potential impacts of encroachment on military bases in Indiana.
        (3) Identify potential state and local government actions that can:
            (A) minimize the impacts of encroachment on; and
            (B) enhance the long term potential of;
        military bases.
        (4) Identify opportunities for collaboration among:
            (A) the state, including the military department of the state;
            (B) political subdivisions;
            (C) military contractors; and
            (D) academic institutions;
        to enhance the economic potential of military bases and the economic benefits of military bases to the state.
        (5) Review state policies, including funding and legislation, to

identify actions necessary to prepare for the United States Department of Defense Efficient Facilities Initiative scheduled to begin in 2005.
        (6) Study how governmental entities outside Indiana have addressed issues regarding encroachment and partnership formation described in this section.
         (7) With respect to a multicounty federal military base under IC 36-7-30.5:
            (A) vote to require the establishment of the development authority under IC 36-7-30.5, if necessary; and
            (B) advise and submit recommendations to a development authority board appointed under IC 36-7-30.5.

SOURCE: IC 5-28-26; (05)CC057102.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 5-28-26 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]:
    Chapter 26. Global Commerce Center Pilot Program
    Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "base assessed value" means:
        (1) the net assessed value of all the taxable property located in a global commerce center as finally determined for the assessment date immediately preceding the effective date of the allocation provision of a resolution adopted under section 18 of this chapter; plus
        (2) to the extent it is not included in subdivision (1), the net assessed value of property that is assessed as residential property under the rules of the department of local government finance, as finally determined for any assessment date after the effective date of the allocation provision.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "district" means the Eastern Indiana Economic Development District.
    Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "high technology activity" has the meaning set forth in IC 36-7-32-7.
    Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "hub" means a regional economic development project that is:
        (1) selected by a district for development as a global commerce center; and
        (2) designated as a global commerce center under this chapter.
    Sec. 5. As used in this chapter, "income tax base period amount" means the total amount of the following taxes paid by employees employed in the territory comprising a global commerce center with respect to wages and salary earned for work in the global commerce center for the state fiscal year that precedes the date on which the global commerce center was designated under section 12 of this chapter:
        (1) The county adjusted gross income tax.
        (2) The county option income tax.
        (3) The county economic development income tax.
    Sec. 6. As used in this chapter, "income tax incremental amount" means the remainder of:
        (1) the total amount of county adjusted gross income tax, county option income taxes, and county economic development income taxes paid by employees employed in the territory

comprising the global commerce center with respect to wages and salary earned for work in the territory comprising the global commerce center for a particular state fiscal year; minus
        (2) the income tax base period amount;

as determined by the department of state revenue.
    Sec. 7. As used in this chapter, "public facilities" includes a street, a road, a bridge, a storm water or sanitary sewer, a sewage treatment facility, a facility designed to reduce, eliminate, or prevent the spread of identified soil or groundwater contamination, a drainage system, a retention basin, a pretreatment facility, a waterway, a waterline, a water storage facility, a rail line, an electric, gas, telephone or other communications line or any other type of utility line or pipeline, or another similar or related structure or improvement, together with necessary easements for the structure or improvement. Except for rail lines, utility lines, or pipelines, the structures or improvements described in this section must be either owned or used by a public agency, functionally connected to similar or supporting facilities owned or used by a public agency, or designed and dedicated for use by, for the benefit of, or for the protection of the health, welfare, or safety of the public generally, whether or not used by a single business entity. Any road, street, or bridge must be continuously open to public access. A public facility must be located on public property or in a public, utility, or transportation easement or right-of-way.
    Sec. 8. As used in this chapter, "spoke" means an economic development project that is:
        (1) located within the area served by a district;
        (2) undertaken to support the activities of a hub; and
        (3) treated as a global commerce center under this chapter upon the approval of the district board and fiscal body of the county in which the project is located.
    Sec. 9. As used in this chapter, "tax increment revenues" means the property taxes attributable to the assessed value of property located in a global commerce center in excess of the base assessed value.
    Sec. 10. As used in this chapter, "unit" means a county, city, or town.
    Sec. 11. The corporation may do the following:
        (1) Designate a global commerce center pilot program under section 12 of this chapter.
        (2) Establish a procedure by which the global commerce center pilot program may be monitored and evaluated on an annual basis.
        (3) Promote the global commerce center pilot program.
    Sec. 12. (a) If a district applies to the corporation to have part of the area served by the district designated as a global commerce center, the corporation may approve the district's application if the corporation determines that the district's proposed global commerce center meets the following criteria:
        (1) The proposed global commerce center is well suited for the development of a hub and its supporting spokes.


        (2) The proposed global commerce center has the support of the surrounding community.
        (3) The proposed global commerce center is well suited for the development of at least one (1) of the following:
            (A) A high technology activity.
            (B) Advanced manufacturing.
            (C) Transportation, distribution, and logistics.
            (D) Agribusiness.
    (b) The corporation may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 specifying application procedures.
    (c) A global commerce center designated under this section must include a hub. The boundaries of the global commerce center are not required to be contiguous. Only one (1) global commerce center pilot program may be designated under this section.
    Sec. 13. If a global commerce center is designated under section 12 of this chapter, an unlimited number of spokes may be added to the global commerce center at the discretion of the fiscal bodies of the counties served by the district and the district board.
    Sec. 14. (a) After a global commerce center is designated under section 12 of this chapter, the district shall send to the department of state revenue:
        (1) a certified copy of the designation of the global commerce center under section 12 of this chapter; and
        (2) a complete list of the employers in the global commerce center and the street names and the range of street numbers of each street in the global commerce center.
The district shall update the list provided under subdivision (2) before July 1 of each year.
    (b) Not later than sixty (60) days after receiving a copy of the designation of the global commerce center, the department of state revenue shall determine the gross retail base period amount and the income tax base period amount.
    Sec. 15. Before the first business day in October of each year, the department of state revenue shall calculate the income tax incremental amount and the gross retail incremental amount for the preceding state fiscal year for each global commerce center designated under this chapter.
    Sec. 16. (a) The treasurer of state shall establish an incremental tax financing fund for each global commerce center designated under this chapter. The fund shall be administered by the treasurer of state. Money in the fund does not revert to the state general fund at the end of a state fiscal year.
    (b) The total amount of the following taxes paid by employees employed in the global commerce center with respect to wages earned for work in the global commerce center shall be deposited in the incremental tax financing fund established for a global commerce center until the amount deposited equals the income tax incremental amount:
        (1) The county adjusted gross income tax.
        (2) The county option income tax.
        (3) The county economic development income tax.
    (c) On or before the twentieth day of each month, all amounts held in the incremental tax financing fund established for a global commerce center shall be distributed to the district that administers the global commerce center for deposit in the regional economic development fund established under section 19 of this chapter.
    Sec. 17. (a) A county fiscal body in which a hub or spoke is located may allocate three percent (3%) of the tax increment revenues attributable to the hub or spoke to the district if the county fiscal body adopts a resolution under subsection (b).
    (b) The county fiscal body may adopt a resolution designating a hub or spoke as an allocation area for purposes of the allocation and distribution of the amount of property taxes described in subsection (a).
    (c) After adoption of the resolution under subsection (b), the county fiscal body shall:
        (1) publish notice of the adoption and substance of the resolution in accordance with IC 5-3-1; and
        (2) file the following information with each taxing unit that has authority to levy property taxes in the geographic area where the global commerce center is located:
            (A) A copy of the notice required by subdivision (1).
            (B) A statement disclosing the impact of the global commerce center, including the following:
                (i) The estimated economic benefits and costs incurred by the global commerce center, as measured by increased employment and anticipated growth of real property assessed values.
                (ii) The anticipated impact on tax revenues of each taxing unit.
The notice must state the general boundaries of the global commerce center and must state that written remonstrances may be filed with the county fiscal body until the time designated for the hearing. The notice must also name the place, date, and time when the county fiscal body will receive and hear remonstrances and objections from persons interested in or affected by the proceedings pertaining to the proposed allocation area and will determine the public utility and benefit of the proposed allocation area. The county fiscal body shall file the information required by subdivision (2) with the officers of the taxing unit who are authorized to fix budgets, tax rates, and tax levies under IC 6-1.1-17-5 at least ten (10) days before the date of the public hearing. All persons affected in any manner by the hearing, including all taxpayers within the county, shall be considered notified of the pendency of the hearing and of subsequent acts, hearings, adjournments, and orders of the county fiscal body affecting the allocation area if the county fiscal body gives the notice required by this section.
    (d) At the hearing, which may be recessed and reconvened periodically, the county fiscal body shall hear all persons interested in the proceedings and shall consider all written remonstrances and objections that have been filed. After considering the evidence

presented, the county fiscal body shall take final action in determining the public utility and benefit of the proposed allocation area confirming, modifying and confirming, or rescinding the resolution. The final action taken by the county fiscal body shall be recorded and is final and conclusive.
    Sec. 18. (a) A unit may issue bonds for the purpose of providing public facilities under this chapter.
    (b) The bonds are payable from any funds available to the unit.
    (c) The bonds shall be authorized by a resolution of the unit.
    (d) The terms and form of the bonds shall be set out either in the resolution or in a form of trust indenture approved by the resolution.
    (e) The bonds must mature within fifty (50) years.
    (f) The unit shall sell the bonds at public or private sale upon terms determined by the district.
    (g) All money received from any bonds issued under this chapter shall be applied solely to the payment of the cost of providing public facilities within a global commerce center, or the cost of refunding or refinancing outstanding bonds, for which the bonds are issued. The cost may include the cost of:
        (1) planning and development of the public facilities and all related buildings, facilities, structures, and improvements;
        (2) acquisition of a site and clearing and preparing the site for construction;
        (3) equipment, facilities, structures, and improvements that are necessary or desirable to make the public facilities suitable for use and operation;
        (4) architectural, engineering, consultant, and attorney's fees;
        (5) incidental expenses in connection with the issuance and sale of bonds;
        (6) reserves for principal and interest;
        (7) interest during construction and for a period thereafter determined by the district, but not to exceed five (5) years;
        (8) financial advisory fees;
        (9) insurance during construction;
        (10) municipal bond insurance, debt service reserve insurance, letters of credit, or other credit enhancement; and
        (11) in the case of refunding or refinancing, payment of the principal of, redemption premiums, if any, for, and interest on, the bonds being refunded or refinanced.
    (h) A unit that issues bonds under this section may enter an interlocal agreement with any other unit located in the area served by the district in which the global commerce center is designated. A party to an agreement under this section may pledge any of its revenues, including taxes or allocated taxes under IC 36-7-14, to the bonds or lease rental obligations of another party to the agreement.
    Sec. 19. (a) The district shall establish a regional economic development fund.
    (b) The fund consists of:
        (1) revenues received under section 16 of this chapter;


        (2) property taxes allocated to the district under section 17 of this chapter; and
        (3) any other funds made available to the district for the purposes of economic development within a global commerce center.
    (c) Money in the fund may be used to:
        (1) provide rent subsidies to businesses locating in the global commerce center; and
        (2) maintain, improve, and expand economic development projects located in a global commerce center and the surrounding communities.
    Sec. 20. A global commerce center expires fifteen (15) years after it is designated by the corporation.

     Sec. 21. (a) The corporation may revoke the corporation's designation of a global commerce center pilot program at the discretion of the corporation.
     (b) Notwithstanding a revocation made under subsection (a), a debt or an obligation incurred during the period in which the global commerce center pilot program was in effect remains valid and payable.
SOURCE: IC 6-2.5-4-5; (05)CC057102.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 6-2.5-4-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2006]: Sec. 5. (a) As used in this section, a "power subsidiary" means a corporation which is owned or controlled by one (1) or more public utilities that furnish or sell electrical energy, natural or artificial gas, water, steam, or steam heat and which produces power exclusively for the use of those public utilities.
    (b) A power subsidiary or a person engaged as a public utility is a retail merchant making a retail transaction when the subsidiary or person furnishes or sells electrical energy, natural or artificial gas, water, steam, or steam heating service to a person for commercial or domestic consumption.
    (c) Notwithstanding subsection (b), a power subsidiary or a person engaged as a public utility is not a retail merchant making a retail transaction in any of the following transactions:
        (1) The power subsidiary or person provides, installs, constructs, services, or removes tangible personal property which is used in connection with the furnishing of the services or commodities listed in subsection (b).
        (2) The power subsidiary or person sells the services or commodities listed in subsection (b) to another public utility or power subsidiary described in this section or a person described in section 6 of this chapter.
        (3) The power subsidiary or person sells the services or commodities listed in subsection (b) to a person for use in manufacturing, mining, production, refining, oil extraction, mineral extraction, irrigation, agriculture, or horticulture. However, this exclusion for sales of the services and commodities only applies if the services are consumed as an essential and integral part of an integrated process that produces tangible personal property and those sales are separately metered for the excepted uses listed in this subdivision, or if those sales are not separately metered but are

predominately used by the purchaser for the excepted uses listed in this subdivision.
        (4) The power subsidiary or person sells the services or commodities listed in subsection (b) and all the following conditions are satisfied:
            (A) The services or commodities are sold to a business that after June 30, 2004:
                (i) relocates all or part of its operations to a facility; or
                (ii) expands all or part of its operations in a facility;
            located in a military base (as defined in IC 36-7-30-1(c)), a military base reuse area established under IC 36-7-30, an economic development area established under IC 36-7-14.5-12.5, or a military base recovery site designated under IC 6-3.1-11.5, or a qualified military base enhancement area established under IC 36-7-34.
            (B) The business uses the services or commodities in the facility described in clause (A) not later than five (5) years after the operations that are relocated to the facility or expanded in the facility commence.
            (C) The sales of the services or commodities are separately metered for use by the relocated or expanded operations.
             (D) In the case of a business that uses the services or commodities in a qualified military base enhancement area, the business must satisfy at least one (1) of the following criteria:
                (i) The business is a participant in the technology transfer program conducted by the qualified military base (as defined in IC 36-7-34-3).
                (ii) The business is a United States Department of Defense contractor.
                (iii) The business and the qualified military base have a mutually beneficial relationship evidenced by a memorandum of understanding between the business and the United States Department of Defense.

        However, this subdivision does not apply to a business that substantially reduces or ceases its operations at another location in Indiana in order to relocate its operations in an area described in this subdivision, unless the department determines that the business had existing operations in the area described in this subdivision and that the operations relocated to the area are an expansion of the business's operations in the area.

SOURCE: IC 6-3-2-1.5; (05)CC057102.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 6-3-2-1.5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2006]: Sec. 1.5. (a) As used in this section, "qualified area" means:
        (1) a military base (as defined in IC 36-7-30-1(c));
        (2) a military base reuse area established under IC 36-7-30;
        (3) an economic development area established under IC 36-7-14.5-12.5; or
        (4) a military base recovery site designated under IC 6-3.1-11.5; or
        (5) a qualified military base enhancement area established under IC 36-7-34.

    (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), a tax at the rate of five percent (5%) of adjusted gross income is imposed on that part of the adjusted gross income of a corporation that is derived from sources within a qualified area if the corporation locates all or part of its operations in a qualified area during the taxable year, as determined under subsection (e). The tax rate under this section applies to the taxable year in which the corporation locates its operations in the qualified area and to the next succeeding four (4) taxable years. In the case of a corporation that locates all or part of its operations in a qualified military base enhancement area, the tax rate imposed under this section applies to the corporation only if the corporation meets at least one (1) of the following criteria:
        (1) The corporation is a participant in the technology transfer program conducted by the qualified military base (as defined in IC 36-7-34-3).
        (2) The corporation is a United States Department of Defense contractor.
        (3) The corporation and the qualified military base have a mutually beneficial relationship evidenced by a memorandum of understanding between the corporation and the United States Department of Defense.

    (c) A taxpayer is not entitled to the tax rate described in subsection (b) to the extent that the taxpayer substantially reduces or ceases its operations at another location in Indiana in order to relocate its operations within the qualified area, unless:
        (1) the taxpayer had existing operations in the qualified area; and
        (2) the operations relocated to the qualified area are an expansion of the taxpayer's operations in the qualified area.
    (d) A determination under subsection (c) that a taxpayer is not entitled to the tax rate provided by this section as a result of a substantial reduction or cessation of operations applies to the taxable year in which the substantial reduction or cessation occurs and in all subsequent years. Determinations under this section shall be made by the department of state revenue.
    (e) The department of state revenue:
        (1) shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to establish a procedure for determining the part of a corporation's adjusted gross income that was derived from sources within a qualified area; and
        (2) may adopt other rules that the department considers necessary for the implementation of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 6-3.1-11.6-2; (05)CC057102.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 6-3.1-11.6-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2006]: Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "qualified area" means:
        (1) a military base (as defined in IC 36-7-30-1(c));
        (2) a military base reuse area established under IC 36-7-30;
        (3) an economic development area established under IC 36-7-14.5-12.5; or
        (4) a military base recovery site designated under IC 6-3.1-11.5; or
        (5) a qualified military base enhancement area established under IC 36-7-34.

SOURCE: IC 6-3.1-11.6-9; (05)CC057102.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 6-3.1-11.6-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS

FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2006]: Sec. 9. (a) Subject to subsection (c), a taxpayer is entitled to a credit against the taxpayer's state tax liability for a taxable year if the taxpayer makes a qualified investment in that taxable year.
    (b) The amount of the credit to which a taxpayer is entitled is the percentage determined under section 12 of this chapter multiplied by the amount of the qualified investment made by the taxpayer during the taxable year.
     (c) This subsection applies to a taxpayer making a qualified investment in a business located in a qualified military base enhancement area. To qualify for a credit under this chapter, the taxpayer's qualified investment must be in a business that satisfies at least one (1) of the following criteria:
        (1) The business is a participant in the technology transfer program conducted by the qualified military base (as defined in IC 36-7-34-3).
        (2) The business is a United States Department of Defense contractor.
        (3) The business and the qualified military base have a mutually beneficial relationship evidenced by a memorandum of understanding between the business and the United States Department of Defense.

SOURCE: IC 36-1-7-15; (05)CC057102.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 36-1-7-15 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 15. (a) This section applies only to political subdivisions in the following:
        (1) A city having a population of more than ninety thousand (90,000) but less than one hundred five thousand (105,000).
        (2) A county having a population of more than one hundred five thousand (105,000) but less than one hundred ten thousand (110,000).
        (3) A county having a population of more than three hundred thousand (300,000) but less than four hundred thousand (400,000).
    (b) (a) As used in this section, "economic development entity" means a department of redevelopment organized under IC 36-7-14, a department of metropolitan development under IC 36-7-15.1, a port authority organized under IC 8-10-5, or an airport authority organized under IC 8-22-3.
    (c) (b) Notwithstanding section 2 of this chapter, two (2) or more economic development entities may enter into a written agreement under section 3 of this chapter if the agreement is requested by the executive of a city or county described in subsection (a) and if the agreement is approved by each entity's governing body. and by the executive of a city or county described in subsection (a).
    (d) (c) A party to an agreement under this section may do one (1) or more of the following:
        (1) Except as provided in subsection (e), (d), grant one (1) or more of its powers to another party to the agreement.
        (2) Exercise any power granted to it by a party to the agreement.
        (3) Pledge any of its revenues, including taxes or allocated taxes under IC 36-7-14, IC 36-7-15.1, or IC 8-22-3.5, to the bonds or lease rental obligations of another party to the agreement under

IC 5-1-14-4.
    (e) (d) An economic development entity may not grant to another entity the power to tax or to establish an allocation area under IC 8-22-3.5, or IC 36-7-14-39, or IC 36-7-15.1.
    (f) (e) An agreement under this section does not have to comply with section 3(a)(5) or 4 of this chapter.
    (g) (f) An action to challenge the validity of an agreement under this section must be brought within thirty (30) days after the agreement has been approved by all the parties to the agreement. After that period has passed, the agreement is not contestable for any cause.

SOURCE: IC 36-7-13-4; (05)CC057102.8. -->     SECTION 8. IC 36-7-13-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 4. (a) To provide money for the purposes set forth in section 3 of this chapter, the unit shall create a special revolving fund to be known as the industrial development fund, into which any available and unappropriated money of the unit may be transferred by the unit's legislative body.
    (b) The legislative body may also by ordinance levy a tax not to exceed one and sixty-seven hundredths cents ($0.0167) on each one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed value of all personal and real property within its jurisdiction. The proceeds of this tax shall be deposited in the industrial development fund. The unit may collect the tax as other municipal or county taxes are collected, or may set up a system for the collection and enforcement of the tax in the unit. The proceeds of the tax Money in the industrial development fund may be used for any purpose authorized by this chapter and may be pledged for the payment of principal and interest on bonds or other obligation obligations issued under this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 36-7-13-21; (05)CC057102.9. -->     SECTION 9. IC 36-7-13-21 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 21. (a) Two (2) or more:
        (1) advisory commissions; or
        (2) legislative bodies;
or any combination of advisory commissions and legislative bodies may enter into a written agreement under this section to jointly undertake economic development projects.
    (b) A party to an agreement under this section may do one (1) or more of the following:
        (1) Except as provided in subsection (c), grant one (1) or more of its powers to another party to the agreement.
        (2) Exercise any power granted to it by a party to the agreement.
        (3) Pledge any of its revenues to the bonds or lease rental obligations of another party to the agreement under IC 5-1-14-4.
    (c) A party to an agreement under this section may not grant another party to the agreement the power to tax or to establish a district under this chapter.
    (d) An action to challenge the validity of an agreement under this section must be brought not more than thirty (30) days after the agreement has been approved by all the parties to the agreement. After that period has passed, the agreement is not contestable for

any cause.

SOURCE: IC 36-7-13-22; (05)CC057102.10. -->     SECTION 10. IC 36-7-13-22 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 22. An agreement described in section 21 of this chapter must provide for the following:
        (1) The duration of the agreement.
        (2) The purpose of the agreement.
        (3) The manner of financing, staffing, and supplying the joint undertaking and of establishing and maintaining a budget for the joint undertaking.
        (4) The methods that may be employed in accomplishing the partial or complete termination of the agreement and for disposing of property upon partial or complete termination of the agreement.
        (5) The manner of acquiring, holding, and disposing of real and personal property used in the joint undertaking.
        (6) Any other appropriate matters.

SOURCE: IC 36-7-30.5; (05)CC057102.11. -->     SECTION 11. IC 36-7-30.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]:
     Chapter 30.5. Development of Multicounty Federal Military Bases
    Sec. 1. This chapter applies only to a military base that is located in more than two (2) counties.

     Sec. 2. As used in sections 23 and 29 of this chapter, "bonds" means bonds, notes, evidences of indebtedness, or other obligations issued by the development authority in the name of a unit.
    Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "council" refers to the military base planning council established under IC 4-3-21-3.
    Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "development authority" means a military base development authority established under section 8 of this chapter.
    Sec. 5. As used in this chapter, "military base" means a United States government military base or other military installation that is:
        (1) scheduled for closing or realignment; or
        (2) completely or partially inactive or closed.
    Sec. 6. As used in this chapter, "military base property" means real and personal property that is currently or was formerly part of a military base and is subject to development or reuse.
    Sec. 7. (a) The planning, replanning, rehabilitation, development, redevelopment, and other preparation for development or reuse of military bases and military base property are public and governmental functions that cannot be accomplished through the ordinary operations of private enterprise because of the following:
        (1) The provisions of federal law that provide for the expeditious and affordable transfer of military base property to an entity established by local government for these purposes.
        (2) The necessity for requiring the proper use of the land to best serve the interests of the unit and its citizens.
        (3) The costs of the projects.
    (b) The planning, replanning, rehabilitation, development, redevelopment, and other preparation for development or reuse will do the following:
        (1) Benefit the public health, safety, morals, and welfare.
        (2) Increase the economic well-being of counties represented on the development authority and the state.
        (3) Serve to protect and increase property values in the counties represented on the development authority and the state.
    (c) The planning, replanning, rehabilitation, development, redevelopment, and other preparation for development or reuse of military bases and military base property under this chapter are public uses and purposes for which public money may be spent and private property may be acquired.
    (d) A development authority and all appropriate units shall, to the extent feasible under this chapter and consistent with the needs of the development authority and the units, provide a maximum opportunity for development or reuse of federal military bases by private enterprise or state and local government.
    (e) This section shall be liberally construed to carry out the purposes of this section.
    Sec. 8. (a) If the council, by the affirmative votes of a majority of the voting members of the council, votes to require that a development authority should be established under this chapter, the development authority shall be established.
    (b) A unit may not create a reuse authority under IC 36-7-30 for all or part of a military base that is:
        (1) governed by this chapter; and
        (2) located within the boundaries of the unit.
    Sec. 9.    A development authority established under this chapter shall be governed by a board of nine (9) members to be known as the "Crane Development Authority".
    Sec. 10. (a) The nine (9) members of a development authority shall be appointed as follows:
        (1) Two (2) members shall be appointed by the county executive of Greene County.
        (2) Two (2) members shall be appointed by the county executive of Lawrence County.
        (3) Two (2) members shall be appointed by the county executive of Martin County.
        (4) One (1) member shall be appointed by the county executive of Daviess County.
        (5) One (1) member shall be appointed by the county executive of Monroe County.
        (6) One (1) member shall be appointed by the county executive of Orange County.
    Sec. 11. (a) Each member of a military base development authority shall serve the longer of:
        (1) three (3) years beginning with the first day of January after the member's appointment; or
        (2) until the member's successor has been appointed and

qualified.
If a vacancy occurs, a successor shall be appointed in the same manner as the original member. The successor shall serve for the remainder of the vacated term.
    (b) Each member of a development authority, before beginning the member's duties, shall take and subscribe an oath of office in the usual form, to be endorsed on the certificate of the member's appointment. The endorsed certificate must be promptly filed with the clerk for the unit that the member serves.
    (c) Each member of a development authority, before beginning the member's duties, shall execute a bond payable to the state, with surety to be approved by the executive of the unit. The bond must be:
        (1) in the penal sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000); and
        (2) conditioned on the faithful performance of the duties of the member's office and the accounting for all money and property that may come into the member's hands or under the member's control.
    (d) A member of a development authority must be:
        (1) at least eighteen (18) years of age; and
        (2) a resident of the county responsible for the member's appointment.
    (e) If a member ceases to be qualified under this section, the member forfeits the member's office.
    (f) Members of a development authority are not entitled to salaries but are entitled to reimbursement for expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties.
    Sec. 12. (a) The development authority members shall hold a meeting for the purpose of organization not later than thirty (30) days after they are appointed and, after that, each year on the first day in January that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. The members shall choose one (1) of their members as president, another as vice president, and another as secretary-treasurer. These officers shall perform the duties usually concerning their offices and shall serve from the date of their election until their successors are elected and qualified.
    (b) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the secretary-treasurer shall be responsible for the funds and accounts of the development authority. The development authority may:
        (1) employ personnel for compensation to assist the secretary-treasurer; or
        (2) designate or appoint a fiscal officer of a county responsible for appointing one (1) or more development authority members to perform the duties that are delegated by the development authority and accepted by the fiscal officer.
    (c) The members of a development authority may adopt rules and bylaws the members consider necessary for:
        (1) the proper conduct of proceedings;
        (2) carrying out of the members' duties; and
        (3) safeguarding the money and property placed in the members' custody by this chapter.


In addition to the annual meeting, the members may by resolution or in accordance with the rules and bylaws prescribe the date and manner of notice of other regular or special meetings.
    (d) Five (5) members of the development authority constitute a quorum. The concurrence of five (5) members is necessary to authorize an action.
    Sec. 13. A member of a military base development authority may be summarily removed from office at any time by the county executive that appointed the member.
    Sec. 14. The development authority shall do the following:
        (1) Investigate, study, and survey the area surrounding and the real property and structures that are part of the military base.
        (2) Investigate, study, and determine the means by which military base property may be developed or reused by private enterprise to promote economic development within counties represented on the development authority or by state and local government to otherwise benefit the welfare of the citizens of the counties represented on the development authority.
        (3) Promote the development of military base property in the manner that best serves the interests of the state and its inhabitants.
        (4) Cooperate with the departments and agencies of units and of other governmental entities, including the state and the federal government, in the manner that best serves the purposes of this chapter.
        (5) Make findings and reports on their activities under this section, and keep the reports available for inspection by the public.
        (6) Select and acquire military base property to be developed or reused by private enterprise or state or local government under this chapter.
        (7) Transfer acquired military base property and other real and personal property to private enterprise or state or local government in the manner that best serves the social and economic interests of the state and the state's inhabitants.
        (8) Consider recommendations made by the council concerning the operations of the development authority.
    Sec. 15. The development authority may do the following:
        (1) Acquire by purchase, exchange, gift, grant, condemnation, or lease, or any combination of methods, any personal military base property or interest in real military base property or other real or personal property located within the corporate boundaries of a unit that contains all or part of the military base.
        (2) Hold, use, sell (by conveyance by deed, land sale contract, or other instrument), exchange, lease, rent, or otherwise dispose of real or personal military base property or other real and personal property to private enterprise or state or local government, on the terms and conditions that the development authority considers best for the state and the state's inhabitants.
        (3) Sell, lease, or grant interests in all or part of the real property acquired from a military base to a department of a unit or to any other governmental agency for public ways, levees, sewerage, parks, playgrounds, schools, and other public purposes on any terms that may be agreed on.
        (4) Clear real property acquired for the purposes of this chapter.
        (5) Repair and maintain structures acquired for the purposes of this chapter.
        (6) Remodel, rebuild, enlarge, or make major structural improvements on structures acquired from a military base.
        (7) Survey or examine any land to determine whether it should be acquired for the purpose of this chapter and to determine the value of the land.
        (8) Appear before any other department or agency of a unit or any other governmental agency in respect to any matter affecting:
            (A) real property acquired or being acquired for the purposes of this chapter; or
            (B) any development area within the jurisdiction of the development authority.
        (9) Institute or defend in the name of the development authority any civil action.
        (10) Use any legal or equitable remedy that is necessary or considered proper to protect and enforce the rights of and perform the duties of the development authority.
        (11) Exercise the power of eminent domain within military base property in the manner prescribed by section 21 of this chapter.
        (12) Appoint an executive director, appraisers, real estate experts, engineers, architects, surveyors, attorneys, accountants, and other consultants that are necessary or desired by the authority in exercising its powers or carrying out its responsibilities under this chapter.
        (13) Appoint clerks, guards, laborers, and other employees the development authority considers advisable.
        (14) Prescribe the duties and regulate the compensation of employees of the development authority.
        (15) Provide a pension and retirement system for employees of the development authority.
        (16) Discharge and appoint successors to employees of the development authority.
        (17) Rent offices for use of the development authority or accept the use of offices furnished by a unit.
        (18) Equip the offices of the development authority with the necessary furniture, furnishings, equipment, records, and supplies.
        (19) Expend on behalf of the counties represented on the development authority all or any part of the money of the development authority.
        (20) Design, order, contract for, construct, reconstruct,

improve, or renovate the following:
            (A) Local public improvements or structures that are necessary for the development of military base property.
            (B) Any structure that enhances the development, economic development, or reuse of military base property.
        (21) Accept loans, grants, and other forms of financial assistance from the federal government, the state government, a municipal corporation, a special taxing district, a foundation, or any other source.
        (22) Provide financial assistance, in the manner that best serves the purposes of this chapter, including grants and loans, to enable private enterprise to develop, redevelop, and reuse military base property or otherwise enable private enterprise to provide social and economic benefits to the citizens of the state.
        (23) Enter into contracts for providing police, fire protection, and utility services to the military base development area.
        (24) Make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the performance of the duties of the development authority and the execution of the power of the development authority under this chapter.
        (25) Adopt a seal.
        (26) Take any action necessary to implement the purposes of the development authority.
    Sec. 16. (a) The development authority shall adopt a plan for the:
        (1) rehabilitation;
        (2) development;
        (3) redevelopment; and
        (4) reuse;
of military base property to be acquired from the federal government upon the closure or scheduled closure of the military base.
    (b) In conjunction with the plan adopted under subsection (a), the development authority may adopt a resolution declaring that a geographic area is a military base development area and approving the plan if it makes the following findings:
        (1) All or part of a military base is located in the military base development area.
        (2) The plan for the military base development area will accomplish the public purposes of this chapter, supported by specific findings of fact to be adopted by the development authority.
        (3) The public health and welfare will be benefitted by accomplishment of the plan for the military base development area.
        (4) The plan for the military base development area conforms to other development and redevelopment plans for the counties represented on the development authority.
    (c) A military base development area may include territory within military base property. However, a military base development area may not include any area of land that constitutes

part of an economic development area, a blighted area, or an urban renewal area under IC 36-7-14.
    (d) The resolution must state:
        (1) the general boundaries of the area; and
        (2) that the development authority proposes to acquire all the interests in the land within the boundaries, with certain designated exceptions, if any.
    (e) For the purpose of adopting a resolution under subsection (b), it is sufficient to describe the boundaries of the area by its location in relation to public ways or streams, or otherwise, as determined by the development authority. Property excepted from the acquisition may be described by street numbers or location.
    Sec. 17. (a) After adoption of a resolution under section 16 of this chapter, the development authority shall submit the resolution and supporting data to the plan commission of an affected unit or other body charged with the duty of developing a general plan for the unit, if there is such a body. The plan commission may determine whether the resolution and the development plan conform to the plan of development for the unit and approve or disapprove the resolution and plan proposed. The development authority may amend or modify the resolution and proposed plan to conform to the requirements of a plan commission. A plan commission shall issue a written order approving or disapproving the resolution and military base development plan, and may with the consent of the development authority rescind or modify the order.
    (b) The determination that a geographic area is a military base development area must be approved by an affected unit's legislative body.
    (c) After receipt of all orders and approvals required under subsections (a) and (b), the development authority shall publish notice of the adoption and the substance of the resolution in accordance with IC 5-3-1. The notice must name a date when the development authority will receive and hear remonstrances and objections from persons interested in or affected by the proceedings concerning the proposed project and will determine the public utility and benefit of the proposed project. All persons affected in any manner by the hearing shall be considered notified of the pendency of the hearing and of subsequent acts, hearings, adjournments, and orders of the development authority by the notice given under this section.
    (d) At the hearing under subsection (c), which may be adjourned from time to time, the development authority shall:
        (1) hear all persons interested in the proceedings; and
        (2) consider all written remonstrances and objections that have been filed.
After considering the evidence presented, the development authority shall take final action determining the public utility and benefit of the proposed project, and confirming, modifying and confirming, or rescinding the resolution. The final action taken by the development authority is final and conclusive, except that an appeal may be taken in the manner prescribed by section 19 of this

chapter.
    Sec. 18. (a) The development authority must conduct a public hearing before amending a resolution or plan for a military base development area. The development authority shall give notice of the hearing in accordance with IC 5-3-1. The notice must do the following:
        (1) Set forth the substance of the proposed amendment.
        (2) State the time and place where written remonstrances against the proposed amendment may be filed.
        (3) Set forth the date, time, and place of the hearing.
        (4) State that the development authority will hear any person who has filed a written remonstrance during the filing period set forth in subdivision (2).
    (b) For the purposes of this section, the consolidation of areas is not considered the enlargement of the boundaries of an area.
    (c) If the development authority proposes to amend a resolution or plan, the development authority is not required to have evidence or make findings that were required for the establishment of the original military base development area. However, the development authority must make the following findings before approving the amendment:
        (1) The amendment is reasonable and appropriate when considered in relation to the original resolution or plan and the purposes of this chapter.
        (2) The resolution or plan, with the proposed amendment, conforms to the comprehensive plan for an affected unit.
    (d) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (c), if the resolution or plan is proposed to be amended in a way that enlarges the original boundaries of the area by more than twenty percent (20%), the development authority must use the procedure provided for the original establishment of areas and must comply with sections 16 through 17 of this chapter.
    (e) At the hearing on the amendments, the development authority shall consider written remonstrances that are filed. The action of the development authority on the amendment is final and conclusive, except that an appeal of the development authority's action may be taken under section 19 of this chapter.
    Sec. 19. (a) A person who filed a written remonstrance with the development authority under section 17 or 18 of this chapter and is aggrieved by the final action taken may, not more than ten (10) days after that final action, file in the office of the clerk of an appropriate circuit or superior court a copy of the order of the development authority and person's remonstrances against that order, together with the person's bond conditioned to pay the costs of the person's appeal if the appeal is determined against the person. The only ground of remonstrance that the court may hear is whether the proposed project will be of public utility and benefit. The burden of proof is on the remonstrator.
    (b) An appeal under this section shall be promptly heard by the court without a jury. All remonstrances upon which an appeal has been taken shall be consolidated and heard and determined not

more than thirty (30) days after the time of the filing of the appeal. The court shall hear evidence on the remonstrances and may confirm the final action of the development authority or sustain the remonstrances. The judgment of the court is final and conclusive, unless an appeal is taken as in other civil actions.
    Sec. 20. (a) If:
        (1) an appeal is not taken; or
        (2) an appeal is taken but is unsuccessful;
the development authority shall proceed with the plan to the extent that money is available for that purpose.
    (b) Negotiations for the purchase of property may be carried on directly by the development authority, by its employees, or by expert negotiators. However, an option, a contract, or an understanding relative to the purchase of real property is not binding on the development authority until approved and accepted by the development authority in writing. Payment for the property purchased shall be made when and as directed by the development authority but only on delivery of proper instruments conveying the title or interest of the owner to the development authority or its designee.
    (c) The acquisition of real and personal property by the development authority under this chapter is not subject to the provisions of IC 5-22, IC 36-1-10.5, or any other statutes governing the purchase of property by public bodies or their agencies.
    Sec. 21. (a) If the development authority considers it necessary to acquire real property in or serving a development area by the exercise of the power of eminent domain, the development authority shall adopt a resolution setting out its determination to exercise that power and directing its attorney to file a petition on behalf of the development authority in the circuit or superior court of the county in which the property is situated. The resolution must be approved by the legislative body of the affected unit before the petition is filed.
    (b) Eminent domain proceedings under this section are governed by IC 32-24 and other applicable statutory provisions for the exercise of the power of eminent domain. Property already devoted to a public use may be acquired under this section. However, property belonging to the state or a political subdivision may not be acquired without the consent of the state or the political subdivision.
    (c) The court having jurisdiction shall direct the clerk of the circuit court to execute a deed conveying the title of real property acquired under this section to the development authority for the use and benefit of the development authority.
    Sec. 22. (a) The development authority may proceed with the clearing and replanning of the area described in the resolution before the acquisition of all of the area. The development authority may also proceed with the repair and maintenance of buildings that have been acquired and are not to be cleared. This clearance, repair, and maintenance may be carried out by labor employed directly by the development authority or by contract. Contracts for

clearance may provide that the contractor is entitled to retain and dispose of salvaged material, as a part of the contract price or on the basis of stated prices for the amounts of the various materials actually salvaged.
    (b) All contracts for material or labor under this section shall be let under IC 36-1.
    (c) To the extent the development authority undertakes to engage in the planning and rezoning of the real property acquired, in the opening, closing, relocation, and improvement of public ways, and in the construction, relocation, and improvement of levees, sewers, parking facilities, and utility services, the development authority shall proceed in the same manner as private owners of the property. The development authority may negotiate with the proper officers and agencies of the unit to secure the proper orders, approvals, and consents.
    (d) Construction work required in connection with improvements in the area described in the resolution may be carried out by the following:
        (1) The appropriate municipal or county department or agency.
        (2) The development authority, if:
            (A) all plans, specifications, and drawings are approved by the appropriate department or agency; and
            (B) the statutory procedures for the letting of contracts by the appropriate department or agency are followed by the development authority.
    (e) The development authority may pay any charges or assessments made on account of orders, approvals, consents, and construction work under this section, or may agree to pay the assessments in installments as provided by statute in the case of private owners. The development authority may do the following:
        (1) By special waiver filed with the appropriate municipal works board or county executive, waive the statutory procedure and notices required by law in order to create valid liens on private property.
        (2) Cause any assessments to be spread on a different basis than that provided by statute.
    (f) The real property acquired under this chapter may not be set aside and dedicated for public ways, parking facilities, sewers, levees, parks, or other public purposes until the development authority has obtained the consent and approval of the department or agency under whose jurisdiction the property will be placed.
    (g) The development authority may negotiate for the sale, lease, or other disposition of real and personal property without complying with the provisions of IC 36-1-11 or any other statute governing the disposition of public property. A conveyance under this section may not be made until the agreed consideration has been paid, unless the development authority passes a resolution expressly providing that the consideration does not have to be paid before the conveyance is made. The resolution may provide for a mortgage or other security. All deeds, leases, land sale contracts, or

other conveyances shall be:
        (1) executed in the name of the development authority; and
        (2) signed by the president or vice president of the development authority and attested by the secretary-treasurer.
A seal is not required on these instruments or any other instruments executed in the name of the development authority. Proceeds from the sale, lease, or other disposition of property may be deposited in any fund and used for any purpose allowed under this chapter, as directed by the development authority.
    Sec. 23. (a) In addition to other methods of raising money for property acquisition, redevelopment, reuse, or economic development activities in or directly serving or benefitting a military base development area, and in anticipation of the taxes allocated under section 30 of this chapter, other revenues of the district, or any combination of these sources, the development authority may by resolution issue the bonds of the development authority.
    (b) The secretary-treasurer of the development authority shall prepare the bonds. The seal of the development authority must be impressed on the bonds or a facsimile of the seal must be printed on the bonds.
    (c) The bonds must be executed by the president of the development authority and attested by the secretary-treasurer.
    (d) The bonds are exempt from taxation for all purposes.
    (e) Bonds issued under this section may be sold at public sale in accordance with IC 5-1-11 or at a negotiated sale.
    (f) The bonds are not a corporate obligation of a unit but are an indebtedness of only the development authority. The bonds and interest are payable, as set forth in the bond resolution of the development authority, from any of the following:
        (1) The tax proceeds allocated under section 30 of this chapter.
        (2) Other revenues available to the development authority.
        (3) A combination of the methods stated in subdivisions (1) through (2).
The bonds issued under this section may be issued in any amount without limitation.
    (g) Proceeds from the sale of bonds may be used to pay the cost of interest on the bonds for a period not to exceed five (5) years after the date of issuance.
    (h) All laws relating to the filing of petitions requesting the issuance of bonds and the right of taxpayers to remonstrate against the issuance of bonds do not apply to bonds issued under this chapter.
    (i) If a debt service reserve is created from the proceeds of bonds, the debt service reserve may be used to pay principal and interest on the bonds as provided in the bond resolution.
    (j) If bonds are issued under this chapter that are payable solely or in part from revenues of the development authority, the development authority may adopt a resolution or trust indenture or enter into covenants as is customary in the issuance of revenue bonds. The resolution or trust indenture may pledge or assign

revenues of the development authority and properties becoming available to the development authority under this chapter. The resolution or trust indenture may also contain provisions for protecting and enforcing the rights and remedies of the bond owners as may be reasonable and proper and not in violation of law, including a covenant setting forth the duties of the development authority. The development authority may establish fees and charges for the use of any project and covenant with the owners of any bonds to set the fees and charges at a rate sufficient to protect the interest of the owners of the bonds. Revenue bonds issued by the development authority that are payable solely from revenues of the development authority shall contain a statement to that effect in the form of the bond.
    Sec. 24. (a) A development authority may enter into a lease of any property that could be financed with the proceeds of bonds issued under this chapter with a lessor for a term of not more than fifty (50) years. The lease may provide for payments to be made by the development authority from taxes allocated under section 30 of this chapter, any other revenues available to the development authority, or any combination of these sources.
    (b) A lease may provide that payments by the development authority to the lessor are required only to the extent and only for the period that the lessor is able to provide the leased facilities in accordance with the lease. The terms of each lease must be based upon the value of the facilities leased and may not create a debt of the unit or the district for purposes of the Constitution of the State of Indiana.
    (c) A lease may be entered into by the development authority only after a public hearing by the development authority at which all interested parties are provided the opportunity to be heard. After the public hearing, the development authority may adopt a resolution authorizing the execution of the lease on behalf of the unit if the development authority finds that the service to be provided throughout the term of the lease will serve the public purpose of the unit and is in the best interests of its residents. Any lease approved by a resolution of the development authority must be approved by the fiscal body of the appropriate unit.
    (d) A development authority entering into a lease payable from allocated taxes under section 30 of this chapter or other available funds of the development authority may do the following:
        (1) Pledge the revenue to make payments under the lease under IC 5-1-14-4.
        (2) Establish a special fund to make the payments.
    (e) Lease payments may be limited to money in the special fund so that the obligations of the development authority to make the lease rental payments are not considered a debt of a unit or the district for purposes of the Constitution of the State of Indiana.
    (f) Except as provided in this section, approvals of any governmental body or agency are not required before the development authority may enter into a lease under this section.
    (g) If a development authority exercises an option to buy a leased

facility from a lessor, the development authority may subsequently sell the leased facility, without regard to any other statute, to the lessor at the end of the lease term at a price set forth in the lease or at fair market value established at the time of the sale by the development authority through auction, appraisal, or negotiation. If the facility is sold at auction, after appraisal or through negotiation, the development authority shall conduct a hearing after public notice in accordance with IC 5-3-1 before the sale. Any action to contest the sale must be brought not more than fifteen (15) days after the hearing.
    (h) Notwithstanding this section, a development authority may negotiate and enter into leases of property from the United States or any department or agency of the United States without complying with the requirements of this section.
    Sec. 25. (a) Any of the following persons may lease facilities referred to in section 24 of this chapter to a development authority under this chapter:
        (1) A for-profit or nonprofit corporation organized under Indiana law or admitted to do business in Indiana.
        (2) A partnership, an association, a limited liability company, or a firm.
        (3) An individual.
        (4) A redevelopment authority established under IC 36-7-14.5.
    (b) Notwithstanding any other law, a lessor under this section and section 24 of this chapter is a qualified entity for purposes of IC 5-1.4.
    (c) Notwithstanding any other law, a military base development facility leased by the development authority under this chapter from a lessor borrowing bond proceeds from a unit under IC 36-7-12 is an economic development facility for purposes of IC 36-7-11.9-3 and IC 36-7-12.
    (d) Notwithstanding IC 36-7-12-25 and IC 36-7-12-26, payments by a development authority to a lessor described in subsection (c) may be made from sources set forth in section 24 of this chapter if the payments and the lease are structured to prevent the lease obligation from constituting a debt of a unit or the district for purposes of the Constitution of the State of Indiana.
    Sec. 26. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, the legislative body of a unit may pledge revenues received or to be received by the unit from:
        (1) the unit's distributive share of the county adjusted gross income tax under IC 6-3.5-1.1;
        (2) the unit's distributive share of the county option income tax under IC 6-3.5-6;
        (3) the unit's distributive share of the county economic development income tax under IC 6-3.5-7;
        (4) any other source legally available to the unit for the purposes of this chapter; or
        (5) any combination of revenues under subdivisions (1) through (4);
in any amount to pay amounts payable under section 23 or 24 of

this chapter.
    (b) The legislative body may covenant to adopt an ordinance to increase its tax rate under the county adjusted gross income tax, county option income tax, county economic development income tax, or any other revenues at the time it is necessary to raise funds to pay any amounts payable under section 23 or 24 of this chapter.
    (c) The development authority may pledge revenues received or to be received from any source legally available to the development authority for the purposes of this chapter in any amount to pay amounts payable under section 23 or 24 of this chapter.
    (d) The pledge or covenant under this section may be for:
        (1) the term of the bonds issued under section 23 of this chapter;
        (2) the term of a lease entered into under section 24 of this chapter; or
        (3) for a shorter period as determined by the legislative body.
Money pledged by the legislative body under this section shall be considered revenues or other money available to the development authority under sections 23 through 24 of this chapter.
    (e) The general assembly covenants not to impair this pledge or covenant as long as any bonds issued under section 23 of this chapter are outstanding or as long as any lease entered into under section 24 of this chapter is still in effect. The pledge or covenant shall be enforced as provided in IC 5-1-14-4.
    Sec. 27. (a) All proceeds from the sale of bonds under section 23 of this chapter shall be kept as a separate and specific fund to pay the expenses incurred in connection with the property acquisition, redevelopment, reuse, and economic development of the military base development area. The fund shall be known as the military base development district capital fund.
    (b) All gifts or donations that are given or paid to the development authority or to a unit for military base development purposes shall be promptly deposited to the credit of the military base development district general fund unless otherwise directed by the grantor. The development authority may use these gifts and donations for the purposes of this chapter.
    Sec. 28. (a) All payments from any of the funds established by this chapter shall be made by warrants drawn by the secretary-treasurer or the secretary-treasurer's agent under section 12 of this chapter on vouchers of the development authority signed by the president or vice president and the secretary-treasurer or executive director. An appropriation is not necessary, but all money raised under this chapter is considered appropriated to the respective purposes stated and is under the control of the development authority. The development authority has complete and exclusive authority to expend the money for the purposes provided.
    (b) Each fund established by this chapter is a continuing fund.
    Sec. 29. (a) To finance activities authorized under this chapter, the development authority may apply for and accept advances, short term and long term loans, grants, contributions, and any

other form of financial assistance from the federal government, or from any of its agencies. The development authority may also enter into and carry out contracts and agreements in connection with that financial assistance upon the terms and conditions that the development authority considers reasonable and appropriate, if those terms and conditions are not inconsistent with the purposes of this chapter. The provisions of a contract or an agreement in regard to the handling, deposit, and application of project funds, as well as all other provisions, are valid and binding on the development authority, notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter.
    (b) The development authority may issue and sell bonds, notes, or warrants to the federal government to evidence short term or long term loans made under this section, without notice of sale being given or a public offering being made.
    (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter or any other law, the bonds, notes, or warrants issued by the development authority under this section may:
        (1) be in the amounts, form, or denomination;
        (2) be either coupon or registered;
        (3) carry conversion or other privileges;
        (4) have a rank or priority;
        (5) be of such description;
        (6) be secured, subject to other provisions of this section, in such manner;
        (7) bear interest at a rate or rates;
        (8) be payable as to both principal and interest in a medium of payment, at time or times, which may be upon demand, and at a place or places;
        (9) be subject to terms of redemption, with or without premium;
        (10) contain or be subject to any covenants, conditions, and provisions; and
        (11) have any other characteristics;
that the development authority considers reasonable and appropriate.
    (d) Bonds, notes, or warrants issued under this section are not an indebtedness of a unit or taxing district within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation of indebtedness. The bonds, notes, or warrants are not payable from or secured by a levy of taxes, but are payable only from and secured only by any combination of:
        (1) income;
        (2) funds;
        (3) properties of the project becoming available to the development authority under this chapter; or
        (4) any other legally available revenues of the development authority;
as the development authority specifies in the resolution authorizing their issuance.
    (e) Bonds, notes, or warrants issued under this section are exempt

from taxation for all purposes.
    (f) Bonds, notes, or warrants issued under this section must be executed by the appropriate officers of a development authority and must be attested by the appropriate officers of a development authority.
    (g) Following the adoption of the resolution authorizing the issuance of bonds, notes, or warrants under this section, the development authority shall certify a copy of that resolution to the officers who have duties with respect to bonds, notes, or warrants of the development authority. At the proper time, the development authority shall deliver to the officers the unexecuted bonds, notes, or warrants prepared for execution in accordance with the resolution.
    (h) All bonds, notes, or warrants issued under this section shall be sold by the officers of a development authority who have duties with respect to the sale of bonds, notes, or warrants of the development authority. If an officer whose signature appears on any bonds, notes, or warrants issued under this section leaves office before their delivery, the signature remains valid and sufficient for all purposes as if the officer had remained in office until the delivery.
    (i) If at any time during the life of a loan contract or agreement under this section the development authority may obtain loans for the purposes of this section from sources other than the federal government at interest rates not less favorable than provided in the loan contract or agreement, and if the loan contract or agreement allows, the development authority may do so and may pledge the loan contract and any rights under the contract as security for the repayment of the loans obtained from other sources. A loan under this subsection may be evidenced by bonds, notes, or warrants issued and secured in the same manner as provided in this section for loans from the federal government. The bonds, notes, or warrants may be sold at either public or private sale, as the development authority considers appropriate.
    (j) Money obtained from the federal government or from other sources under this section, and money that is required by a contract or an agreement under this section to be used for project expenditure purposes, repayment of survey and planning advances, or repayment of temporary or definitive loans, may be expended by the development authority without regard to any law concerning the making and approval of budgets, appropriations, and expenditures.
    (k) Bonds, notes, or warrants issued under this section are declared to be issued for an essential public and governmental purpose.
    Sec. 30. (a) The following definitions apply throughout this section:
        (1) "Allocation area" means that part of a military base development area to which an allocation provision of a declaratory resolution adopted under section 16 of this chapter refers for purposes of distribution and allocation of property

taxes.
        (2) "Base assessed value" means:
            (A) the net assessed value of all the property as finally determined for the assessment date immediately preceding the adoption date of the allocation provision of the declaratory resolution, as adjusted under subsection (h); plus
            (B) to the extent that it is not included in clause (A) or (C), the net assessed value of any and all parcels or classes of parcels identified as part of the base assessed value in the declaratory resolution or an amendment to the declaratory resolution, as finally determined for any subsequent assessment date; plus
            (C) to the extent that it is not included in clause (A) or (B), the net assessed value of property that is assessed as residential property under the rules of the department of local government finance, as finally determined for any assessment date after the effective date of the allocation provision.
        (3) "Property taxes" means taxes imposed under IC 6-1.1 on real property.
    (b) A declaratory resolution adopted under section 16 of this chapter before the date set forth in IC 36-7-14-39(b) pertaining to declaratory resolutions adopted under IC 36-7-14-15 may include a provision with respect to the allocation and distribution of property taxes for the purposes and in the manner provided in this section. A declaratory resolution previously adopted may include an allocation provision by the amendment of that declaratory resolution in accordance with the procedures set forth in section 18 of this chapter. The allocation provision may apply to all or part of the military base development area. The allocation provision must require that any property taxes subsequently levied by or for the benefit of any public body entitled to a distribution of property taxes on taxable property in the allocation area be allocated and distributed as follows:
        (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the proceeds of the taxes attributable to the lesser of:
            (A) the assessed value of the property for the assessment date with respect to which the allocation and distribution is made; or
            (B) the base assessed value;
        shall be allocated to and, when collected, paid into the funds of the respective taxing units.
        (2) Except as otherwise provided in this section, property tax proceeds in excess of those described in subdivision (1) shall be allocated to the development authority and, when collected, paid into an allocation fund for that allocation area that may be used by the development authority and only to do one (1) or more of the following:
            (A) Pay the principal of and interest and redemption premium on any obligations incurred by the development authority or any other entity for the purpose of financing or

refinancing military base development or reuse activities in or directly serving or benefitting that allocation area.
            (B) Establish, augment, or restore the debt service reserve for bonds payable solely or in part from allocated tax proceeds in that allocation area or from other revenues of the development authority, including lease rental revenues.
            (C) Make payments on leases payable solely or in part from allocated tax proceeds in that allocation area.
            (D) Reimburse any other governmental body for expenditures made for local public improvements (or structures) in or directly serving or benefitting that allocation area.
            (E) Pay all or a part of a property tax replacement credit to taxpayers in an allocation area as determined by the development authority. This credit equals the amount determined under the following STEPS for each taxpayer in a taxing district (as defined in IC 6-1.1-1-20) that contains all or part of the allocation area:
            STEP ONE: Determine that part of the sum of the amounts under IC 6-1.1-21-2(g)(1)(A), IC 6-1.1-21-2(g)(2), IC 6-1.1-21-2(g)(3), IC 6-1.1-21-2(g)(4), and IC 6-1.1-21-2(g)(5) that is attributable to the taxing district.
            STEP TWO: Divide:
                (i) that part of each county's eligible property tax replacement amount (as defined in IC 6-1.1-21-2) for that year as determined under IC 6-1.1-21-4 that is attributable to the taxing district; by
                (ii) the STEP ONE sum.
            STEP THREE: Multiply:
                (i) the STEP TWO quotient; by
                (ii) the total amount of the taxpayer's taxes (as defined in IC 6-1.1-21-2) levied in the taxing district that have been allocated during that year to an allocation fund under this section.
            If not all the taxpayers in an allocation area receive the credit in full, each taxpayer in the allocation area is entitled to receive the same proportion of the credit. A taxpayer may not receive a credit under this section and a credit under section 32 of this chapter in the same year.
            (F) Pay expenses incurred by the development authority for local public improvements or structures that were in the allocation area or directly serving or benefitting the allocation area.
            (G) Reimburse public and private entities for expenses incurred in training employees of industrial facilities that are located:
                (i) in the allocation area; and
                (ii) on a parcel of real property that has been classified as industrial property under the rules of the department of local government finance.
            However, the total amount of money spent for this purpose

in any year may not exceed the total amount of money in the allocation fund that is attributable to property taxes paid by the industrial facilities described in this clause. The reimbursements under this clause must be made not more than three (3) years after the date on which the investments that are the basis for the increment financing are made.
        The allocation fund may not be used for operating expenses of the development authority.
        (3) Except as provided in subsection (g), before July 15 of each year the development authority shall do the following:
            (A) Determine the amount, if any, by which property taxes payable to the allocation fund in the following year will exceed the amount of property taxes necessary to make, when due, principal and interest payments on bonds described in subdivision (2) plus the amount necessary for other purposes described in subdivision (2).
            (B) Notify the appropriate county auditor of the amount, if any, of the amount of excess property taxes that the development authority has determined may be paid to the respective taxing units in the manner prescribed in subdivision (1). The development authority may not authorize a payment to the respective taxing units under this subdivision if to do so would endanger the interest of the holders of bonds described in subdivision (2) or lessors under section 24 of this chapter. Property taxes received by a taxing unit under this subdivision are eligible for the property tax replacement credit provided under IC 6-1.1-21.
    (c) For the purpose of allocating taxes levied by or for any taxing unit or units, the assessed value of taxable property in a territory in the allocation area that is annexed by a taxing unit after the effective date of the allocation provision of the declaratory resolution is the lesser of:
        (1) the assessed value of the property for the assessment date with respect to which the allocation and distribution is made; or
        (2) the base assessed value.
    (d) Property tax proceeds allocable to the military base development district under subsection (b)(2) may, subject to subsection (b)(3), be irrevocably pledged by the military base development district for payment as set forth in subsection (b)(2).
    (e) Notwithstanding any other law, each assessor shall, upon petition of the development authority, reassess the taxable property situated upon or in or added to the allocation area, effective on the next assessment date after the petition.
    (f) Notwithstanding any other law, the assessed value of all taxable property in the allocation area, for purposes of tax limitation, property tax replacement, and the making of the budget, tax rate, and tax levy for each political subdivision in which the property is located is the lesser of:
        (1) the assessed value of the property as valued without regard to this section; or


        (2) the base assessed value.
    (g) If any part of the allocation area is located in an enterprise zone created under IC 5-28-15, the development authority shall create funds as specified in this subsection. A development authority that has obligations, bonds, or leases payable from allocated tax proceeds under subsection (b)(2) shall establish an allocation fund for the purposes specified in subsection (b)(2) and a special zone fund. The development authority shall, until the end of the enterprise zone phase out period, deposit each year in the special zone fund any amount in the allocation fund derived from property tax proceeds in excess of those described in subsection (b)(1) from property located in the enterprise zone that exceeds the amount sufficient for the purposes specified in subsection (b)(2) for the year. The amount sufficient for purposes specified in subsection (b)(2) for the year shall be determined based on the pro rata part of such current property tax proceeds from the part of the enterprise zone that is within the allocation area as compared to all such current property tax proceeds derived from the allocation area. A development authority that does not have obligations, bonds, or leases payable from allocated tax proceeds under subsection (b)(2) shall establish a special zone fund and deposit all the property tax proceeds in excess of those described in subsection (b)(1) that are derived from property in the enterprise zone in the fund. The development authority that creates the special zone fund shall use the fund (based on the recommendations of the urban enterprise association) for programs in job training, job enrichment, and basic skill development that are designed to benefit residents and employers in the enterprise zone or for other purposes specified in subsection (b)(2), except that where reference is made in subsection (b)(2) to an allocation area it shall refer for purposes of payments from the special zone fund only to that part of the allocation area that is also located in the enterprise zone. The programs shall reserve at least one-half (1/2) of their enrollment in any session for residents of the enterprise zone.
    (h) After each general reassessment under IC 6-1.1-4, the department of local government finance shall adjust the base assessed value one (1) time to neutralize any effect of the general reassessment on the property tax proceeds allocated to the military base development district under this section. However, the adjustment may not include the effect of property tax abatements under IC 6-1.1-12.1, and the adjustment may not produce less property tax proceeds allocable to the military base development district under subsection (b)(2) than would otherwise have been received if the general reassessment had not occurred. The department of local government finance may prescribe procedures for county and township officials to follow to assist the department in making the adjustments.
    Sec. 31. (a) As used in this section, "depreciable personal property" refers to:
        (1) all or any part of the designated taxpayer's depreciable personal property that is located in the allocation area; and
        (2) all or any part of the other depreciable property located and taxable on the designated taxpayer's site of operations within the allocation area;
that is designated as depreciable personal property for purposes of this section by the development authority in a declaratory resolution adopted or amended under section 16 or 18 of this chapter.
    (b) As used in this section, "designated taxpayer" means a taxpayer designated by the development authority in a declaratory resolution adopted or amended under section 16 or 18 of this chapter, and with respect to which the development authority finds that taxes to be derived from the depreciable personal property in the allocation area, in excess of the taxes attributable to the base assessed value of the personal property, are needed to pay debt service or provide security for bonds issued or to be issued under section 23 of this chapter or make payments or provide security on leases payable or to be payable under section 24 of this chapter in order to provide local public improvements or structures for a particular allocation area.
    (c) The allocation provision of a declaratory resolution may modify the definition of "property taxes" under section 30(a) of this chapter to include taxes imposed under IC 6-1.1 on the depreciable personal property located and taxable on the site of operations of the designated taxpayers in accordance with the procedures and limitations set forth in this section and section 30 of this chapter. If a modification is included in the resolution, for purposes of section 30 of this chapter, the term "base assessed value" with respect to the depreciable personal property means the net assessed value of all the depreciable personal property as finally determined for the assessment date immediately preceding the adoption date of the modification, as adjusted under section 30(b) of this chapter.
    Sec. 32. (a) As used in this section, "allocation area" has the meaning set forth in section 30 of this chapter.
    (b) As used in this section, "taxing district" has the meaning set forth in IC 6-1.1-1-20.
    (c) Subject to subsection (e) and except a provided in subsection (h), each taxpayer in an allocation area is entitled to an additional credit for taxes (as defined in IC 6-1.1-21-2) that under IC 6-1.1-22-9 are due and payable in May and November of that year. Except as provided in subsection (h), one-half (1/2) of the credit shall be applied to each installment of taxes (as defined in IC 6-1.1-21-2). This credit equals the amount determined under the following STEPS for each taxpayer in a taxing district that contains all or part of the allocation area:
        STEP ONE: Determine that part of the sum of the amounts under IC 6-1.1-21-2(g)(1)(A), IC 6-1.1-21-2(g)(2), IC 6-1.1-21-2(g)(3), IC 6-1.1-21-2(g)(4), and IC 6-1.1-21-2(g)(5) that is attributable to the taxing district.
        STEP TWO: Divide:
            (A) that part of each county's eligible property tax

replacement amount (as defined in IC 6-1.1-21-2) for that year as determined under IC 6-1.1-21-4 that is attributable to the taxing district; by
            (B) the STEP ONE sum.
        STEP THREE: Multiply:
            (A) the STEP TWO quotient; by
            (B) the total amount of the taxpayer's taxes (as defined in IC 6-1.1-21-2) levied in the taxing district that would have been allocated to an allocation fund under section 30 of this chapter had the additional credit described in this section not been given.
The additional credit reduces the amount of proceeds allocated to the military base development district and paid into an allocation fund under section 30(b)(2) of this chapter.
    (d) If the additional credit under subsection (c) is not reduced under subsection (e) or (f), the credit for property tax replacement under IC 6-1.1-21-5 and the additional credit under subsection (c) shall be computed on an aggregate basis for all taxpayers in a taxing district that contains all or part of an allocation area. The credit for property tax replacement under IC 6-1.1-21-5 and the additional credit under subsection (c) shall be combined on the tax statements sent to each taxpayer.
    (e) Upon the recommendation of the development authority, the municipal legislative body of an affected municipality or the county executive of an affected county may by resolution provide that the additional credit described in subsection (c):
        (1) does not apply in a specified allocation area; or
        (2) is to be reduced by a uniform percentage for all taxpayers in a specified allocation area.
    (f) If the municipal legislative body or county executive determines that granting the full additional credit under subsection (c) would adversely affect the interests of the holders of bonds or other contractual obligations that are payable from allocated tax proceeds in that allocation area in a way that would create a reasonable expectation that those bonds or other contractual obligations would not be paid when due, the municipal legislative body or county executive must adopt a resolution under subsection (e) to deny the additional credit or reduce the credit to a level that creates a reasonable expectation that the bonds or other obligations will be paid when due. A resolution adopted under subsection (e) denies or reduces the additional credit for property taxes first due and payable in the allocation area in any year following the year in which the resolution is adopted.
    (g) A resolution adopted under subsection (e) remains in effect until rescinded by the body that originally adopted the resolution. However, a resolution may not be rescinded if the rescission would adversely affect the interests of the holders of bonds or other obligations that are payable from allocated tax proceeds in that allocation area in a way that would create a reasonable expectation that the principal of or interest on the bonds or other obligations would not be paid when due. If a resolution is rescinded and no

other resolution is adopted, the additional credit described in subsection (c) applies to property taxes first due and payable in the allocation area in each year following the year in which the resolution is rescinded.
    (h) This subsection applies to an allocation area only to the extent that the net assessed value of property that is assessed as residential property under the rules of the department of local government finance is not included in the base assessed value. If property tax installments with respect to a homestead (as defined in IC 6-1.1-20.9-1) are due in installments established by the department of local government finance under IC 6-1.1-22-9.5, each taxpayer subject to those installments in an allocation area is entitled to an additional credit under subsection (c) for the taxes (as defined in IC 6-1.1-21-2) due in installments. The credit shall be applied in the same proportion to each installment of taxes (as defined in IC 6-1.1-21-2).
    Sec. 33. Notwithstanding any other law, utility services provided within the military base development district are subject to regulation by the appropriate regulatory agencies unless the utility service is provided by a utility that provides utility service solely within the geographic boundaries of an existing or a closed military installation by a utility facility in existence and operating on July 1, 1995, in which case the utility service is not subject to regulation for purposes of rate making, regulation, service delivery, or issuance of bonds or other forms of indebtedness. However, this exemption from regulation does not apply to utility service if the service is generated, treated, or produced outside the boundaries of the existing or closed military installation.
    Sec. 34. (a) As used in this section, the following terms have the meanings set forth in IC 6-1.1-1:
        (1) Assessed value.
        (2) Owner.
        (3) Person.
        (4) Personal property.
        (5) Property taxation.
        (6) Tangible property.
        (7) Township assessor.
    (b) As used in this section, "PILOTS" means payments in lieu of taxes.
    (c) The general assembly finds the following:
        (1) That the closing of a military base in a unit results in an increased cost to the unit of providing governmental services to the area formerly occupied by the military base.
        (2) That military base property held by a development authority is exempt from property taxation, resulting in the lack of an adequate tax base to support the increased governmental services.
        (3) That to restore this tax base and provide a proper allocation of the cost of providing governmental services the fiscal body of the unit should be authorized to collect PILOTS from the development authority.


        (4) That the appropriate maximum PILOTS would be the amount of the property taxes that would be paid if the tangible property were not exempt.
    (d) The fiscal body of the unit may adopt an ordinance to require a development authority to pay PILOTS at times set forth in the ordinance with respect to tangible property of which the development authority is the owner or the lessee and that is exempt from property taxes. The ordinance remains in full force and effect until repealed or modified by the fiscal body.
    (e) The PILOTS must be calculated so that the PILOTS do not exceed the amount of property taxes that would have been levied by the fiscal body for the unit upon the tangible property described in subsection (d) if the property were not exempt from property taxation.
    (f) PILOTS shall be imposed as are property taxes and shall be based on the assessed value of the tangible property described in subsection (d). The township assessors shall assess the tangible property described in subsection (d) as though the property were not exempt. The development authority shall report the value of personal property in a manner consistent with IC 6-1.1-3.
    (g) Notwithstanding any other law, a development authority is authorized to pay PILOTS imposed under this section from any legally available source of revenues. The development authority may consider these payments to be operating expenses for all purposes.
    (h) PILOTS shall be deposited in the general fund of the unit and used for any purpose for which the general fund may be used.
    (i) PILOTS shall be due as set forth in the ordinance and bear interest, if unpaid, as in the case of other taxes on property. PILOTS shall be treated in the same manner as property taxes for purposes of all procedural and substantive provisions of law.
    Sec. 35. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, a development authority may:
        (1) impose conditions on the development of any property in a development area; and
        (2) require the payment of development fees or other fees by private persons to pay, defray, or mitigate the costs of the construction, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure that is required or needed to serve the development, redevelopment, and reuse of property within the development area.
    (b) Before a development authority may impose conditions under subsection (a)(1), the development authority shall adopt a written resolution finding that the conditions to be imposed are:
        (1) necessary to carry out at least one (1) of the purposes of this chapter; and
        (2) reasonably related in nature and extent to the impact upon the development, redevelopment, and reuse of the property upon which the conditions are imposed.
    (c) Before a development authority may impose fees under subsection (a)(2), the development authority shall adopt a written resolution finding that:
        (1) the infrastructure for which the fees are to be imposed is necessary to carry out at least one (1) of the purposes of this chapter and is required or needed to serve the development, redevelopment, and reuse of the property within the development area; and
        (2) the fees to be imposed are reasonably related in nature and extent to the impact upon the infrastructure attributable to the development, redevelopment, and reuse of the property within the development area upon which the fees are imposed.
    (d) Conditions imposed under subsection (a)(1) must be approved by the plan commission of the unit or other body responsible for developing a general plan for the unit. To approve the conditions, the plan commission or other body shall adopt a written resolution making the same findings required to be made by the development authority under subsection (b).
    (e) Fees imposed under subsection (a)(2) must be deposited in the appropriate fund of the unit responsible for constructing, operating, and maintaining the particular infrastructure for which the fee has been imposed.
    Sec. 36. A person who knowingly:
        (1) applies any money raised under this chapter to any purpose other than those permitted by this chapter; or
        (2) fails to follow the voucher and warrant procedure prescribed by this chapter in expending any money raised under this chapter;
commits a Class C felony.

SOURCE: IC 36-7-32-10; (05)CC057102.12. -->     SECTION 12. IC 36-7-32-10, AS AMENDED BY P.L.4-2005, SECTION 143, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 10. (a) A unit may apply to the Indiana economic development corporation for designation of all or part of the territory within the jurisdiction of the unit's redevelopment commission as a certified technology park and to enter into an agreement governing the terms and conditions of the designation. The application must be in a form specified by the Indiana economic development corporation and must include information the corporation determines necessary to make the determinations required under section 11 of this chapter.
     (b) This subsection applies only to a unit in which a certified technology park designated before January 1, 2005, is located. A unit may apply to the Indiana economic development corporation for permission to expand the unit's certified technology park to include territory that is adjacent to the unit's certified technology park but located in another county. The corporation shall grant the unit permission to expand the certified technology park if the unit and the redevelopment commission having jurisdiction over the adjacent territory approve the proposed expansion in a resolution. A certified copy of each resolution approving the proposed expansion must be attached to the application submitted under this subsection.
SOURCE: IC 36-7-32-23; (05)CC057102.13. -->     SECTION 13. IC 36-7-32-23 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 23. (a) Each

redevelopment commission that establishes a certified technology park under this chapter shall establish a certified technology park fund to receive:
        (1) property tax proceeds allocated under section 17 of this chapter; and
        (2) money distributed to the redevelopment commission under section 22 of this chapter.
    (b) Money deposited in the certified technology park fund may be used by the redevelopment commission only for one (1) or more of the following purposes:
        (1) Acquisition, improvement, preparation, demolition, disposal, construction, reconstruction, remediation, rehabilitation, restoration, preservation, maintenance, repair, furnishing, and equipping of public facilities.
        (2) Operation of public facilities described in section 9(2) of this chapter.
        (3) Payment of the principal of and interest on any obligations that are payable solely or in part from money deposited in the fund and that are incurred by the redevelopment commission for the purpose of financing or refinancing the development of public facilities in the certified technology park.
        (4) Establishment, augmentation, or restoration of the debt service reserve for obligations described in subdivision (3).
        (5) Payment of the principal of and interest on bonds issued by the unit to pay for public facilities in or serving the certified technology park.
        (6) Payment of premiums on the redemption before maturity of bonds described in subdivision (3).
        (7) Payment of amounts due under leases payable from money deposited in the fund.
        (8) Reimbursement to the unit for expenditures made by it for public facilities in or serving the certified technology park.
        (9) Payment of expenses incurred by the redevelopment commission for public facilities that are in the certified technology park or serving the certified technology park.
         (10) For any purpose authorized by an agreement between redevelopment commissions entered into under section 26 of this section.
    (c) The certified technology park fund may not be used for operating expenses of the redevelopment commission.

SOURCE: IC 36-7-32-26; (05)CC057102.14. -->     SECTION 14. IC 36-7-32-26 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 26. (a) Two (2) or more redevelopment commissions may enter into a written agreement under this section to jointly undertake economic development projects in the certified technology parks established by the redevelopment commissions that are parties to the agreement.
    (b) A party to an agreement under this section may do one (1) or more of the following:
        (1) Except as provided in subsection (c), grant one (1) or more of its powers to another party to the agreement.
        (2) Exercise any power granted to it by a party to the agreement.
        (3) Pledge any of its revenues, including taxes or allocated taxes under section 17 of this chapter, to the bonds or lease rental obligations of another party to the agreement under IC 5-1-14-4.
    (c) A redevelopment commission may not grant to another redevelopment commission the power to tax or to establish an allocation area under this chapter.
    (d) An action to challenge the validity of an agreement under this section must be brought not more than thirty (30) days after the agreement has been approved by all the parties to the agreement. After that period has passed, the agreement is not contestable for any cause.

SOURCE: IC 36-7-32-27; (05)CC057102.15. -->     SECTION 15. IC 36-7-32-27 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 27. An agreement described in section 26 of this chapter must provide for the following:
        (1) The duration of the agreement.
        (2) The purpose of the agreement.
        (3) The manner of financing, staffing, and supplying the joint undertaking and of establishing and maintaining a budget for the joint undertaking.
        (4) The methods that may be employed in accomplishing the partial or complete termination of the agreement and for disposing of property upon partial or complete termination of the agreement.
        (5) The manner of acquiring, holding, and disposing of real and personal property used in the joint undertaking.
        (6) Any other appropriate matters.

SOURCE: IC 36-7-34; (05)CC057102.16. -->     SECTION 16. IC 36-7-34 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2006]:
    Chapter 34. Qualified Military Base Enhancement Area
    Sec. 1. "Area" refers to a qualified military base enhancement area established by this chapter.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "technology park" refers to a certified technology park established under IC 36-7-32.
    Sec. 3. "Qualified military base" means a United States government military installation that:
        (1) has an area of at least sixty thousand (60,000) acres; and
        (2) is used for the design, construction, maintenance, and testing of electronic devices and ordnance.

     Sec. 4. A qualified military base enhancement area is established for each technology park located within a radius of five (5) miles of a qualified military base. The geographic area of the qualified military base enhancement area is the geographic area of the technology park.
    Sec. 5. The department of commerce shall do the following:
        (1) Coordinate area development activities.
        (2) Serve as a catalyst for area development.
        (3) Promote each area to outside groups and individuals.
        (4) Establish a formal line of communication with businesses in each area.
        (5) Act as a liaison between businesses and local governments for any development activity that may affect each area.

         (6) Act as a liaison between each area and residents of nearby communities.
SOURCE: ; (05)CC057102.17. -->     SECTION 17. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005] (a) The counties served by the Eastern Indiana Economic Development District comprise an area that:
        (1) is at a competitive disadvantage for economic development due to the area's rural character;
        (2) faces unique challenges because the area borders another state;
        (3) consistently ranks among the highest areas in unemployment in Indiana; and
        (4) is served by an interstate highway and rail infrastructure that is well suited for the development of a proposed global commerce center.
    (b) These special circumstances require legislation particular to the counties.

SOURCE: ; (05)CC057102.18. -->     SECTION 18. [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2006] (a) IC 6-2.5-4-5, as amended by this act, applies to services or commodities sold after December 31, 2005, to a business located in a qualified military base enhancement area established under IC 36-7-34, as added by this act.
    (b) IC 6-3-2-1.5, as amended by this act, applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2005.
    (c) IC 6-3.1-11.6-2 and IC 6-3.1-11.6-9, both as amended by this act, apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2005.

SOURCE: ; (05)CC057102.19. -->     SECTION 19. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005] (a) The department of environmental management shall give priority to permit applications that concern:
        (1) current or former United States government military bases or other military installations; and
        (2) the destruction, reclamation, recycling, reprocessing, or demilitarization of ordnance and other explosive materials.
    (b) This SECTION expires July 1, 2008.

SOURCE: ; (05)CC057102.20. -->     SECTION 20. An emergency is declared for this act.
    (Reference is to ESB 571 as printed April 1, 2005.)




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Engrossed Senate Bill 571



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    Senator FordRepresentative Koch
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    Senator SimpsonRepresentative Crooks

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