Reprinted

February 8, 2007





HOUSE BILL No. 1081

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DIGEST OF HB 1081 (Updated February 7, 2007 4:11 pm - DI 87)



Citations Affected: IC 36-8.

Synopsis: Fire protection agreements. Provides that a city, town, county, or township that wants to discontinue receiving fire protection services through its own fire department or current provider of fire protection services may contract with a different provider for fire protection services only if the new provider has an Insurance Service Office Public Protection Classification that is equal to or higher than the classification of the fire department or current provider of fire protection services to the city, town, county, or township. Allows a city, town, county, or township to contract with an interim provider to receive fire protection services for a period of not more than six months: (1) after discontinuing receiving fire protection services through its own fire department or current provider; and (2) before receiving services from its new provider of fire protection services. Provides that an interim provider is not required to have an Insurance Service Office Public Protection Classification that is equal to or higher than the fire department or current provider of the city, town, county, or township.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





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    January 8, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Government and Regulatory Reform.
    February 1, 2007, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    February 7, 2007, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





Reprinted

February 8, 2007

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1081



    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 36-8-2.5; (07)HB1081.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 36-8-2.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]:
    Chapter 2.5. Contract for Fire Protection Services
    Sec. 1. This chapter applies to all units.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "provider" refers to:
        (1) a nonprofit corporation that provides fire protection services to a unit; or
        (2) a unit that provides fire protection services to another unit;
under a contract.
    Sec. 3. Except as provided in section 5 of this chapter, a unit may only discontinue receiving fire protection services through its own fire department and contract with a provider to receive fire protection services if the provider has an Insurance Service Office Public Protection Classification that is equal to or higher than the Insurance Service Office Public Protection Classification of the

unit's fire department.
    Sec. 4. Except as provided in section 5 of this chapter, a unit may only discontinue receiving fire protection services through its current provider and contract with a different provider to receive fire protection services if the provider has an Insurance Service Office Public Protection Classification that is equal to or higher than the Insurance Service Office Public Protection Classification of the unit's current provider.
    Sec. 5. (a) A unit may contract with an interim provider to receive fire protection services during a period of not more than six (6) months:
        (1) after the unit discontinues receiving fire protection services from its own fire department and before the unit receives fire protection services from a provider that meets the requirements of section 3 of this chapter; and
        (2) after the unit discontinues receiving fire protection services from its current provider and before the unit receives fire protection services from a provider that meets the requirements of section 4 of this chapter.
    (b) An interim provider of fire protection services does not have to meet the Insurance Service Office Public Protection Classification requirements of section 3 or 4 of this chapter.