Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 167

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 6-1.1-20-10.

Synopsis: Referendum signatures. Allows a school corporation to solicit or collect signatures for a petition or remonstrance on school property.

Effective: July 1, 2005.





Alting




    January 4, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.







Introduced

First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


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SENATE BILL No. 167



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

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

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-20-10; (05)IN0167.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 6-1.1-20-10 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 10. (a) If a petition and remonstrance process is commenced under section 3.2 of this chapter, during the sixty (60) day period commencing with the notice under section 3.2(1) of this chapter, the political subdivision seeking to issue bonds or enter into a lease for the proposed controlled project may not promote a position on the petition or remonstrance by doing any of the following:
        (1) Allowing facilities or equipment, including mail and messaging systems, owned by the political subdivision to be used for public relations purposes to promote a position on the petition or remonstrance, unless equal access to the facilities or equipment is given to persons with a position opposite to that of the political subdivision.
        (2) Making an expenditure of money from a fund controlled by the political subdivision to promote a position on the petition or remonstrance (except as necessary to explain the project to the

public) or to pay for the gathering of signatures on a petition or remonstrance. This subdivision does not prohibit a political subdivision from making an expenditure of money to an attorney, an architect, a construction manager, or a financial adviser for professional services provided with respect to a controlled project.
        (3) Using an employee to promote a position on the petition or remonstrance during the employee's normal working hours or paid overtime.
        (4) In the case of a school corporation, promoting a position on a petition or remonstrance by:
            (A) using students to transport written materials to their residences; or
            (B) including a statement within another communication sent to the students' residences.
However, this section does not prohibit an employee of the political subdivision from carrying out duties with respect to a petition or remonstrance that are part of the normal and regular conduct of the employee's office or agency.
    (b) This subsection does not apply to a political subdivision that is a school corporation. A person may not solicit or collect signatures for a petition or remonstrance on property owned or controlled by the political subdivision.