Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1402

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 6-3.5-6-29; IC 6-3.5-7-5.

Synopsis: Scott County option income tax for jail. Provides additional county option income tax revenue in Scott County to fund the financing, construction, acquisition, improvement, renovation, or equipping of jail facilities. Provides that the county fiscal body may increase the county option income tax rate up to an additional 0.25% of adjusted gross income of county taxpayers.

Effective: Upon passage.





Oxley, Yount




    January 12, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1402



    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 6-3.5-6-29; (06)IN1402.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 6-3.5-6-29 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 29. (a) This section applies only to a county in which:
        (1) maintaining low property tax rates is essential to economic development; and
        (2) the use of additional county option income tax revenues as provided in this section, rather than the use of property taxes, to fund the financing, construction, acquisition, improvement, renovation, or equipping of jail facilities is reasonably expected to allow the county to maintain low property tax rates.
    (b) The general assembly finds that Scott County is among those counties to which subsection (a) applies.
    (c) In addition to the rates permitted by sections 8 and 9 of this chapter, the county fiscal body may impose the county option income tax at a rate of twenty-five hundredths percent (0.25%) on

the adjusted gross income of resident county taxpayers if the county fiscal body makes the finding and determination set forth in subsection (d). Section 8(e) of this chapter applies to the application of the additional rate to nonresident taxpayers.
    (d) In order to impose the county option income tax as provided in this section, the county fiscal body must adopt an ordinance:
        (1) finding and determining that additional revenues from the county option income tax are needed in the county to fund the financing, construction, acquisition, improvement, renovation, or equipping of jail facilities; and
        (2) agreeing, for the term in which an ordinance under this section is in effect, to freeze the part of any property tax levy imposed in the county for the financing, construction, acquisition, improvement, renovation, or equipping of jail facilities covered by the ordinance at the rate imposed in the year preceding the year in which a full year of additional county option income tax under this section is certified for distribution to the county.
    (e) If the county fiscal body makes a determination under subsection (d), the county fiscal body may adopt a tax rate under subsection (c). Subject to the limitations in subsection (c), the county fiscal body may amend an ordinance adopted under this section to increase, decrease, or rescind the additional tax rate imposed under this section. As soon as practicable after the adoption of an ordinance under this section, the county fiscal body shall send a certified copy of the ordinance to the county auditor, the department of local government finance, and the department. An ordinance adopted under this section before April 1 in a year applies to the imposition of county income taxes after June 30 in that year. An ordinance adopted under this section after March 31 of a year initially applies to the imposition of county option income taxes after June 30 of the immediately following year.
    (f) The county treasurer shall establish a county jail revenue fund to be used only for the purposes described in this section. County option income tax revenues derived from the tax rate imposed under this section shall be deposited in the county jail revenue fund before making a certified distribution under section 18 of this chapter.
    (g) County option income tax revenues derived from the tax rate imposed under this section:
        (1) may only be used for the purposes described in this section; and


        (2) may not be considered by the department of local government finance in determining the county's maximum permissible property tax levy limit under IC 6-1.1-18.5.
    (h) The department of local government finance shall enforce an agreement under subsection (d)(2).
    (i) The department, after reviewing the recommendation of the budget agency, shall adjust the certified distribution of a county to provide for an increased distribution of taxes in the immediately following calendar year after the county adopts an increased tax rate under this section and in each calendar year thereafter. The department shall provide for a full transition to certification of distributions as provided in section 17(a)(1) through 17(a)(2) of this chapter in the manner provided in section 17(c) of this chapter.

SOURCE: IC 6-3.5-7-5; (06)IN1402.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 6-3.5-7-5, AS AMENDED BY P.L.214-2005, SECTION 20, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 5. (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), the county economic development income tax may be imposed on the adjusted gross income of county taxpayers. The entity that may impose the tax is:
        (1) the county income tax council (as defined in IC 6-3.5-6-1) if the county option income tax is in effect on January 1 of the year the county economic development income tax is imposed;
        (2) the county council if the county adjusted gross income tax is in effect on January 1 of the year the county economic development tax is imposed; or
        (3) the county income tax council or the county council, whichever acts first, for a county not covered by subdivision (1) or (2).
To impose the county economic development income tax, a county income tax council shall use the procedures set forth in IC 6-3.5-6 concerning the imposition of the county option income tax.
    (b) Except as provided in subsections (c), (g), (k), (p), and (r) the county economic development income tax may be imposed at a rate of:
        (1) one-tenth percent (0.1%);
        (2) two-tenths percent (0.2%);
        (3) twenty-five hundredths percent (0.25%);
        (4) three-tenths percent (0.3%);
        (5) thirty-five hundredths percent (0.35%);
        (6) four-tenths percent (0.4%);
        (7) forty-five hundredths percent (0.45%); or
        (8) five-tenths percent (0.5%);
on the adjusted gross income of county taxpayers.
    (c) Except as provided in subsection (h), (i), (j), (k), (l), (m), (n), (o), (p), or (s), the county economic development income tax rate plus the county adjusted gross income tax rate, if any, that are in effect on January 1 of a year may not exceed one and twenty-five hundredths percent (1.25%). Except as provided in subsection (g), (p), (r), or (t), or (u) the county economic development tax rate plus the county option income tax rate, if any, that are in effect on January 1 of a year may not exceed one percent (1%).
    (d) To impose, increase, decrease, or rescind the county economic development income tax, the appropriate body must, after January 1 but before April 1 of a year, adopt an ordinance. The ordinance to impose the tax must substantially state the following:
    "The ________ County _________ imposes the county economic development income tax on the county taxpayers of _________ County. The county economic development income tax is imposed at a rate of _________ percent (____%) on the county taxpayers of the county. This tax takes effect July 1 of this year.".
    (e) Any ordinance adopted under this chapter takes effect July 1 of the year the ordinance is adopted.
    (f) The auditor of a county shall record all votes taken on ordinances presented for a vote under the authority of this chapter and shall, not more than ten (10) days after the vote, send a certified copy of the results to the commissioner of the department by certified mail.
    (g) This subsection applies to a county having a population of more than one hundred forty-eight thousand (148,000) but less than one hundred seventy thousand (170,000). Except as provided in subsection (p), in addition to the rates permitted by subsection (b), the:
        (1) county economic development income tax may be imposed at a rate of:
            (A) fifteen-hundredths percent (0.15%);
            (B) two-tenths percent (0.2%); or
            (C) twenty-five hundredths percent (0.25%); and
        (2) county economic development income tax rate plus the county option income tax rate that are in effect on January 1 of a year may equal up to one and twenty-five hundredths percent (1.25%);
if the county income tax council makes a determination to impose rates under this subsection and section 22 of this chapter.
    (h) For a county having a population of more than forty-one thousand (41,000) but less than forty-three thousand (43,000), except as provided in subsection (p), the county economic development income tax rate plus the county adjusted gross income tax rate that are in effect on January 1 of a year may not exceed one and thirty-five

hundredths percent (1.35%) if the county has imposed the county adjusted gross income tax at a rate of one and one-tenth percent (1.1%) under IC 6-3.5-1.1-2.5.
    (i) For a county having a population of more than thirteen thousand five hundred (13,500) but less than fourteen thousand (14,000), except as provided in subsection (p), the county economic development income tax rate plus the county adjusted gross income tax rate that are in effect on January 1 of a year may not exceed one and fifty-five hundredths percent (1.55%).
    (j) For a county having a population of more than seventy-one thousand (71,000) but less than seventy-one thousand four hundred (71,400), except as provided in subsection (p), the county economic development income tax rate plus the county adjusted gross income tax rate that are in effect on January 1 of a year may not exceed one and five-tenths percent (1.5%).
    (k) This subsection applies to a county having a population of more than twenty-seven thousand four hundred (27,400) but less than twenty-seven thousand five hundred (27,500). Except as provided in subsection (p), in addition to the rates permitted under subsection (b):
        (1) the county economic development income tax may be imposed at a rate of twenty-five hundredths percent (0.25%); and
        (2) the sum of the county economic development income tax rate and the county adjusted gross income tax rate that are in effect on January 1 of a year may not exceed one and five-tenths percent (1.5%);
if the county council makes a determination to impose rates under this subsection and section 22.5 of this chapter.
    (l) For a county having a population of more than twenty-nine thousand (29,000) but less than thirty thousand (30,000), except as provided in subsection (p), the county economic development income tax rate plus the county adjusted gross income tax rate that are in effect on January 1 of a year may not exceed one and five-tenths percent (1.5%).
    (m) For:
        (1) a county having a population of more than one hundred eighty-two thousand seven hundred ninety (182,790) but less than two hundred thousand (200,000); or
        (2) a county having a population of more than forty-five thousand (45,000) but less than forty-five thousand nine hundred (45,900);
except as provided in subsection (p), the county economic development income tax rate plus the county adjusted gross income tax rate that are in effect on January 1 of a year may not exceed one and five-tenths

percent (1.5%).
    (n) For a county having a population of more than six thousand (6,000) but less than eight thousand (8,000), except as provided in subsection (p), the county economic development income tax rate plus the county adjusted gross income tax rate that are in effect on January 1 of a year may not exceed one and five-tenths percent (1.5%).
    (o) This subsection applies to a county having a population of more than thirty-nine thousand (39,000) but less than thirty-nine thousand six hundred (39,600). Except as provided in subsection (p), in addition to the rates permitted under subsection (b):
        (1) the county economic development income tax may be imposed at a rate of twenty-five hundredths percent (0.25%); and
        (2) the sum of the county economic development income tax rate and:
            (A) the county adjusted gross income tax rate that are in effect on January 1 of a year may not exceed one and five-tenths percent (1.5%); or
            (B) the county option income tax rate that are in effect on January 1 of a year may not exceed one and twenty-five hundredths percent (1.25%);
if the county council makes a determination to impose rates under this subsection and section 24 of this chapter.
    (p) In addition:
        (1) the county economic development income tax may be imposed at a rate that exceeds by not more than twenty-five hundredths percent (0.25%) the maximum rate that would otherwise apply under this section; and
        (2) the:
            (A) county economic development income tax; and
            (B) county option income tax or county adjusted gross income tax;
        may be imposed at combined rates that exceed by not more than twenty-five hundredths percent (0.25%) the maximum combined rates that would otherwise apply under this section.
However, the additional rate imposed under this subsection may not exceed the amount necessary to mitigate the increased ad valorem property taxes on homesteads (as defined in IC 6-1.1-20.9-1) resulting from the deduction of the assessed value of inventory in the county under IC 6-1.1-12-41 or IC 6-1.1-12-42.
    (q) If the county economic development income tax is imposed as authorized under subsection (p) at a rate that exceeds the maximum rate that would otherwise apply under this section, the certified

distribution must be used for the purpose provided in section 25(e) or 26 of this chapter to the extent that the certified distribution results from the difference between:
        (1) the actual county economic development tax rate; and
        (2) the maximum rate that would otherwise apply under this section.
    (r) This subsection applies only to a county described in section 27 of this chapter. Except as provided in subsection (p), in addition to the rates permitted by subsection (b), the:
        (1) county economic development income tax may be imposed at a rate of twenty-five hundredths percent (0.25%); and
        (2) county economic development income tax rate plus the county option income tax rate that are in effect on January 1 of a year may equal up to one and twenty-five hundredths percent (1.25%);
if the county council makes a determination to impose rates under this subsection and section 27 of this chapter.
    (s) Except as provided in subsection (p), the county economic development income tax rate plus the county adjusted gross income tax rate that are in effect on January 1 of a year may not exceed one and five-tenths percent (1.5%) if the county has imposed the county adjusted gross income tax under IC 6-3.5-1.1-3.3.
    (t) This subsection applies to Howard County. Except as provided in subsection (p), the sum of the county economic development income tax rate and the county option income tax rate that are in effect on January 1 of a year may not exceed one and twenty-five hundredths percent (1.25%).
    (u) This subsection applies to a county to which IC 6-3.5-6-29 applies. Except as provided in subsection (p), the sum of the county economic development income tax rate and the county option income tax rate that are in effect on January 1 of a year may not exceed one and five-tenths percent (1.5%).

SOURCE: ; (06)IN1402.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.