HB 1568-2_ Filed 02/12/2007, 11:28 Bosma

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    I move that House Bill 1568 be amended to read as follows:

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     Chapter 8. Township Review Board
    Sec. 1. This chapter applies only to a county containing a consolidated city.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "board" refers to the township review board established by section 3 of this chapter.
    Sec. 3. The township review board is established.
    Sec. 4. (a) The board consists of the following members:
        (1) The deputy mayor for public and neighborhood affairs of the consolidated city.
        (2) The township trustee of each of the nine (9) townships in the county.
        (3) Two (2) members, who must represent different political parties, appointed by the president of the city-county council.
        (4) One (1) member appointed by the mayor of the consolidated city upon the recommendation of the president of the Marion County Alliance of Neighborhood Associations.
        (5) One (1) member appointed by the mayor of the consolidated city upon the recommendation of the president of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.
        (6) One (1) member appointed by the secretary of the Indiana

family and social services administration.
    (b) An appointing authority must make appointments under subsection (a) not later than July 1, 2007.
    (c) The deputy mayor for public and neighborhood affairs must call the first meeting of the board before August 1, 2007. At the first meeting of the board, the members of the board shall elect a chairperson.
    (d) If a member ceases to be employed in the position or hold the office required for appointment to the board, the member ceases to be a member of the board, and the original appointing authority shall appoint an individual to serve on the board for the remainder of the board's term.
    Sec. 5. (a) A majority of the members appointed to and serving on the board constitutes a quorum for a meeting of the board.
    (b) The affirmative vote of a majority of the members appointed to and serving on the board is necessary for the board to take official action.
    (c) The board shall meet on the call of the chairperson.
    Sec. 6. Members of the board are not entitled to any salary or per diem for participation on the board.
    Sec. 7. The board shall do the following:
        (1) Conduct field studies and audits to determine how best to serve constituents throughout the county after the consolidation, joint performance, or transfer of city, county, and township functions, taking into account the efficiencies that may be achieved.
        (2) Make recommendations concerning the number and location of community resource centers in the county.
        (3) Identify city and township services that may be provided jointly or through interlocal cooperation agreements, and make recommendations concerning the joint location of those services with other federal, state, or local government agencies.
        (4) Identify which of the services provided by the township trustees or recommended to be transferred to township trustees may be located in the community resource centers.
        (5) Develop a community education plan to familiarize citizens with the provision of services by various methods throughout the county.
        (6) Review functions performed in the county by township trustees under IC 36-6-4-3 and make recommendations concerning any statutory changes necessary to achieve greater efficiency and lower costs in the provision of those services.
        (7) Identify any services performed by the state under IC 12-8 that should be transferred to or administered jointly with townships in the county.
        (8) Study and make recommendations concerning the role and

composition of the existing township board structure.
        (9) Provide a report before December 31 of each year to the legislative body of the county containing a consolidated city and in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6 to the legislative council.
    Sec. 8. (a) The board is abolished December 31, 2009.

     (b) This chapter expires January 1, 2010.".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively
    (Reference is to HB 1568 as printed February 8, 2007.)


Representative Bosma

MO156809/DI 73     2007