SENATE BILL No. 267
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 13-26-4.
Synopsis: Election of regional district boards. Requires that a board
of trustees of a regional water, sewage, or solid waste district be
elected. Requires that each unit included in the district be represented
on the board. Repeals provisions that allow appointments to a board.
Effective: July 1, 2009; January 1, 2010.
January 7, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government.
First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)
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SENATE BILL No. 267
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 13-26-4-1; (09)IN0267.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 13-26-4-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 1. (a)
The board of
trustees of a district is the governing body of the district.
(b) Subject to subsection (c),
a board may consist of:
(1) three (3);
(2) five (5);
(3) seven (7);
(4) nine (9);
(5) eleven (11); or
(6) thirteen (13);
(c) After December 31, 2009, each unit (as defined in
IC 36-1-2-23) included in the district shall be represented on the
board by at least one (1) trustee elected by the voters who reside in
the unit. The board may also include trustees representing the
district at large elected by the voters who reside in the district. Not
later than January 1, 2010, a board established before January 1,
2010, shall adopt a plan to transition to a board that meets the
requirements of this subsection not later than January 1, 2014.
SOURCE: IC 13-26-4-2; (09)IN0267.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 13-26-4-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 2. (a) Before January
an order establishing a district may provide for the board to be
elected by the voters in the district from districts or wards or from the
district at large.
(b) After December 31, 2009, an order establishing a district
must provide for the board to be elected by voters in the district.
(c) A trustee of a board established before January 1, 2010,
(1) was appointed before; and
(2) is serving on;
January 1, 2010, is entitled to complete the term to which the
trustee was appointed. The successor to the trustee shall be elected
as provided by this chapter.
Elections and provisions for filling vacancies must be in
accordance with IC 3, with the commissioner or the commissioner's
designees performing the functions of the election officials.
SECTION 3. THE FOLLOWING ARE REPEALED [EFFECTIVE
JANUARY 1, 2010]: IC 13-26-4-3; IC 13-26-4-4; IC 13-26-4-5;