HOUSE BILL No. 1670
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: None (noncode).
Synopsis: Plan to restore property tax cycle. Requires the department
of local government finance to make recommendations for action
necessary to restore timeliness to the process of local budgeting and the
imposition of property taxes.
Effective: Upon passage.
Michael, Dembowski, Richardson
January 16, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government.
First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1670
A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning taxation.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: ; (09)IN1670.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) The department
of local government finance shall do the following:
(1) Subject to subdivision (2), consider action necessary,
including changes in policy, rules, and statutes, to ensure that
all steps in:
(A) property assessment;
(B) budgeting and setting of property tax rates by political
subdivisions of the state; and
(C) issuance of property tax statements to taxpayers;
will be taken in a timely manner that will allow the issuance
of statements in each county not later than April 25, 2011, for
property taxes first due and payable in 2011.
(2) In furtherance of the department's considerations under
subdivision (1), consult with:
(A) the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns;
(B) the Association of Indiana Counties; and
(C) any other person or association the department
(3) Report before August 1, 2009, the results of the
department's considerations under subdivision (1) and
recommendations for action to:
(A) the governor; and
(B) the legislative council, in an electronic format under
(b) This SECTION expires January 1, 2010.
SOURCE: ; (09)IN1670.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.