HOUSE BILL No. 1186
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
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.
January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government.
Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1186
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local
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),
to a library board may
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
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.