Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 36-12-2-8.

Synopsis: Library board term limits. Removes term limits for Class 1 library board members.

Effective: July 1, 2006.

Smith V

    January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government.


Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)

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

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

SOURCE: IC 36-12-2-8; (06)IN1186.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 36-12-2-8, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION 49, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 8. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), An appointee to a library board may not serve more than four (4) consecutive terms on the library board. The consecutive terms are computed without regard to a change in the appointing authority that appointed the member or the length of any term served by the appointee. If:
        (1) a member's term is interrupted due to the merger of at least two (2) public libraries under IC 36-12-4; and
        (2) the member is reappointed to the merged public library board;
the term that was interrupted may not be considered in determining the number of consecutive terms a member may serve on a library board. until the appointee's successor is appointed and qualified.
    (b) This subsection applies to a library board for a library district having a population of less than three thousand (3,000). If an appointing authority conducts a diligent but unsuccessful search for a qualified individual who wishes to be appointed to serve on the library

        (1) the appointing authority may reappoint a board member who has served four (4) or more consecutive terms; and
        (2) state funds may not be withheld from distribution to the library.
The appointing authority shall file with the library board a written description of the search that was conducted under this subsection. The record becomes a part of the official records of the library board.