SENATE BILL No. 245
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 36-7-4-311.
Synopsis: Area plan commission executive director. Provides that: (1)
the area plan commission shall recommend an individual for the
position of executive director; and (2) the county commissioners may
appoint the individual recommended by the area plan commission.
Effective: July 1, 2008.
January 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government and
Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)
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SENATE BILL No. 245
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 36-7-4-311; (08)IN0245.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 36-7-4-311 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 311. (a) ADVISORY.
The advisory plan commission may appoint, prescribe the duties, and
fix the compensation of such employees as are necessary for the
discharge of the duties of the commission. This compensation must be
in conformity with salaries and compensation fixed up to that time by
the fiscal body of the municipality or county, as the case may be. The
commission may contract for special or temporary services and any
The area plan commission shall appoint an executive
director for the planning department and fix the director's
compensation. To be qualified for the position, the executive director
must have training and experience in the field of planning and zoning.
The commission may not give any consideration to political affiliation
in the appointment of the executive director. Whenever there is a
vacancy in the position of executive director of the planning
department, the area plan commission shall give to the county
commissioners the name of a person recommended for the position.
The county commissioners shall appoint an executive director, who
may be the person recommended by the area plan commission. The
county commissioners may remove the executive director. The
county commissioners shall fix the executive director's
compensation. To be qualified for the executive director position,
an applicant must have training and experience in the field of
planning and zoning. In making the appointment, the county
commissioners may not give any consideration to the political
affiliation of an applicant for the position of executive director.