Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 145

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 9-29-11.5; IC 36-8-23.

Synopsis: Fire department and law enforcement service fees. Prohibits a township, a municipality, or the fire departments of these units (excluding a volunteer fire department) from imposing, collecting, or entering into a contract for the collection of an accident response service fee from: (1) the driver of a motor vehicle; or (2) any other person; involved in a motor vehicle accident. (Current law prohibits a political subdivision or local law enforcement agency from collecting an accident response fee.) Prohibits a township, a municipality, or the local law enforcement agency or fire department (excluding a volunteer fire department) of these units from imposing or collecting, or entering into a contract for the collection of, a response fee for: (1) responding to a fire or hazardous material emergency; or (2) containing, controlling, or cleaning up a fire or hazardous material emergency.

Effective: July 1, 2010.





Paul




    January 11, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)


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SENATE BILL No. 145



    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 9-29-11.5-1; (10)IN0145.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 9-29-11.5-1, AS ADDED BY P.L.83-2008, SECTION 8, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "accident response service fee" means a fee imposed for any of the following:
        (1) The response by a local law enforcement agency or fire department to a motor vehicle accident.
        (2) The investigation by a local law enforcement agency or fire department of a motor vehicle accident.
SOURCE: IC 9-29-11.5-1.5; (10)IN0145.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-29-11.5-1.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 1.5. As used in this chapter, "fire department" means a fire department that is established under IC 36-8-2-3 or IC 36-8-13-3(a)(1).
SOURCE: IC 9-29-11.5-3; (10)IN0145.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 9-29-11.5-3, AS ADDED BY P.L.83-2008, SECTION 8, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 3. A political subdivision, or a local law enforcement agency of a political subdivision, or fire department may

not impose or collect, or enter into a contract for the collection of, an accident response service fee on or from:
        (1) the driver of a motor vehicle; or
        (2) any other person;
involved in a motor vehicle accident.

SOURCE: IC 9-29-11.5-4; (10)IN0145.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 9-29-11.5-4 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 4. This chapter does not prohibit a fire department from collecting a fee if specifically permitted under:
        (1) IC 36-8-12-13;
        (2) IC 36-8-12-16; or
        (3) IC 36-8-12.2.

SOURCE: IC 36-8-23; (10)IN0145.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 36-8-23 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]:
     Chapter 23. Response Fees
     Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "fire department" means a fire department that is established under IC 36-8-2-3 or IC 36-8-13-3(a)(1).
     Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "hazardous materials emergency" has the meaning set forth in IC 13-11-2-97.
     Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "local law enforcement agency" means a political subdivision's department or agency whose principal function is the apprehension of criminal offenders.
     Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "response service fee" means a fee imposed for any of the following:
        (1) The response by a local law enforcement agency to a fire or hazardous materials emergency.
        (2) Containing, controlling, or cleaning up a fire or hazardous materials emergency by a law enforcement agency or fire department.

     Sec. 5. A political subdivision, local law enforcement agency of a political subdivision, or fire department may not impose or collect, or enter into a contract for the collection of, a response service fee on or from the owner or operator of a property involved in a fire or hazardous materials emergency.
     Sec. 6. This chapter does not prohibit a fire department from collecting a fee if specifically permitted under:
        (1) IC 36-8-12-13;
        (2) IC 36-8-12-16; or
        (3) IC 36-8-12.2.