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April 21, 2011





ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 105

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DIGEST OF SB 105 (Updated April 20, 2011 7:54 pm - DI 84)



Citations Affected: IC 5-1; IC 5-1.5; IC 6-1.1; IC 20-48; noncode.

Synopsis: Adjustments of debt of a political subdivision. Provides that a political subdivision may file a petition with the distressed unit appeal board (board) seeking designation of the political subdivision as a distressed political subdivision, based on any one of several failures by the political subdivision to meet its financial obligations. Provides that if the board designates a political subdivision as a distressed political subdivision, the board shall appoint an emergency
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Effective: July 1, 2011.





Charbonneau , Bray , Rogers, Randolph, Alting, Head, Hershman, Eckerty, Arnold, Holdman, Lanane, Glick, Broden
(HOUSE SPONSORS _ SOLIDAY, FOLEY)




    January 5, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.
    January 27, 2011, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    February 7, 2011, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
    February 8, 2011, engrossed. Read third time, passed. Yeas 43, nays 6.

HOUSE ACTION

    March 28, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government.
    March 30, 2011, reassigned to Committee on Judiciary.
    April 18, 2011, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    April 20, 2011, read second time, amended, call withdrawn. Re-read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





Digest Continued

manager for the distressed political subdivision. Provides that an emergency manager of a distressed political subdivision has broad powers to effect the financial rehabilitation of the distressed political subdivision. Provides that the board may authorize a distressed political subdivision to file a petition for bankruptcy under the United States Bankruptcy Code. Reduces the number of members on the board to three: the director of the office of management and budget, the commissioner of the department of local government finance, and the state examiner of the state board of accounts. Specifies additional circumstances under which the pledge of revenues for the repayment of an obligation creates a statutory lien, and prohibits an issuer from changing the provisions of an obligation without the consent of 100% of the owners of all outstanding obligations.



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April 21, 2011

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


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ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 105



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 5-1-14-4; (11)ES0105.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 5-1-14-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 4. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, a pledge of revenues or other money, or property made by any issuer is binding from the time the pledge is made. Revenues or other money, or property pledged and thereafter received by the issuer are immediately subject to the lien of the pledge without any further act, and the lien of a pledge is binding against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract, or otherwise against the issuer, regardless of whether the parties have notice of any lien. No resolution, ordinance, indenture, or any other instrument by which a pledge is created needs to be filed or recorded except in the records of the issuer.
    (b) (a) Notwithstanding any other law, an issuer may pledge any revenues or other money or pledge or mortgage property to pay debt service on or secure any obligations or any lease rental or contractual payments, if:
        (1) the issuer has the necessary statutory authority to issue obligations, pay lease rentals, or make contractual payments for

any project or purpose for which the pledge or mortgage is made;
        (2) the revenues, money, or property is legally available, under federal, state, and local laws, to pay or secure debt service, lease rentals, or contractual payments; and
        (3) the pledge or mortgage does not purport to create an obligation in violation of any statutory or constitutional limitation to which the issuer is subject.
     (b) Notwithstanding any other law, a pledge of revenues or other money or property made by any issuer to secure the repayment of an obligation, regardless of when made, is binding from the time the pledge is, or was, made and the pledge as of the date the pledge is or was made, creates a statutory lien upon the revenues or other money or property of the issuer pledged at the time the pledge is or was made. Revenues or other money, or property pledged and thereafter received by the issuer, or that may thereafter be held, possessed, maintained, or controlled by, or otherwise in the custody of, the state or any other political subdivision, or any department, agency or instrumentality thereof, under any other law, is immediately subject to the statutory lien of the pledge, with this statutory lien immediately and automatically attaching thereto, without any further act, and the statutory lien of a pledge is binding against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract, or otherwise against the issuer, regardless of whether the parties have notice of any lien. No resolution, ordinance, indenture, or any other instrument by which a pledge is created must be filed or recorded except in the records of the issuer.
    (c) Notwithstanding any other law, to the extent that an issuer has pledged any revenues or other money or property to secure the repayment of an obligation, the following provisions apply:
        (1) Any revenues or other money or property pledged and thereafter received by the issuer, or which may thereafter be held, possessed, maintained, or controlled by, or otherwise in the custody of, the state or any other political subdivision, or any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof, under any other law, up to an amount necessary to pay debt service on or to maintain a reserve fund or any required coverage ratio in any calendar year or bond year with respect to the obligation, must be used for the repayment of the obligation and for no other purpose until the obligation for the calendar year or bond year is fully paid in accordance with its terms.
        (2) An issuer may not consent to or permit, and may not be

construed as consenting to or permitting, without the consent of one hundred percent (100%) of the owners of all obligations then outstanding, the use of these pledged revenues for any purpose except as described in subdivision (1).
    (d) Notwithstanding any other law, to the extent that an issuer has pledged any revenues or other money or property to secure the repayment of an obligation, the following provisions apply:
        (1) Any revenues or other money or property that may thereafter be held, possessed, maintained, or controlled by, or otherwise in the custody of, the state or any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof, under any other law and that would otherwise be available for distribution to such issuer, is automatically subject to a statutory lien for purposes of IC 5-1.5-8-5.1, IC 6-1.1-20.3-6.5, IC 6-1.1-20.6-10, or IC 20-48-1-11, whether or not such revenues, money, or property has been pledged by the issuer to secure these obligations.
        (2) An issuer is prohibited from consenting to or permitting, and may not be construed as consenting to or permitting, the use of any revenues or other money or property reduced under IC 5-1.5-8-5.1, IC 6-1.1-20.3-6.5, IC 6-1.1-20.6-10, or IC 20-48-1-11 for any other purpose other than the purposes described in IC 5-1.5-8-5.1, IC 6-1.1-20.6-10, or IC 20-48-1-11, respectively.
    (e) This section shall be liberally construed so that the state and any distressed political subdivision (as defined in IC 6-1.1-20.3-2) shall, to the extent legally permitted under Indiana law, ensure that all bonds, all lease rental payments, and all warrants of each distressed political subdivision are paid when due in accordance with the original terms thereof irrespective of any other state or federal law. However, this chapter may not be construed to create a debt of the state.

SOURCE: IC 5-1-14-17; (11)ES0105.2.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 5-1-14-17 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 17. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, the issuer of any obligation shall pay in full the principal of, interest on, and premium on, if any, the obligations in accordance with the terms of the obligations.
    (b) Notwithstanding any other law, any issuer of an obligation is prohibited from consenting to or permitting, and may not be construed as consenting to or permitting, without the consent of

one hundred percent (100%) of the owners of all obligations then outstanding:
        (1) an extension of the stated maturity or a reduction in the principal amount of, or a reduction in the rate or an extension of the time of payment of interest on, any obligations;
        (2) the creation of any lien on the revenues or other money or property pledged to the obligations that is senior or prior to the lien upon the obligations;
        (3) a reduction in the aggregate principal amount of the obligations;
        (4) the granting of a privilege, priority, or preference to any of the obligations over any other of the obligations; or
        (5) any amendment or modification of the powers, remedies, rights, duties, privileges, or immunities of the owners of the obligations.
    (c) This section shall be liberally construed so that the state and any distressed political subdivision (as defined in IC 6-1.1-20.3-2) shall, to the extent legally permitted under Indiana law, ensure that all bonds, all lease rental payments, and all warrants of each distressed political subdivision are paid when due in accordance with the original terms thereof irrespective of any other state or federal law. However, this chapter may not be construed to create a debt of the state.

SOURCE: IC 5-1.5-8-5.1; (11)ES0105.2.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 5-1.5-8-5.1 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 5.1. (a) Upon receiving notice from the bank that a qualified entity has failed to pay the principal or interest on the securities of the qualified entity then held or owned by or arising from an agreement with the bank when due, the treasurer of the state shall:
        (1) reduce the amount of any revenues or other money or property held, possessed, maintained or controlled by, or otherwise in the custody of, the state, or any department, agency or instrumentality thereof, which would otherwise be available for distribution to the qualified entity under any other law, by an amount equal to the amount of the qualified entity's unpaid securities;
        (2) pay the amount by which the revenues or other money or property are reduced under subdivision (1) to the bank for the purpose of paying principal of and interest on bonds or other obligations of the bank; and
        (3) notify the qualified entity that these revenues or other

money or property, which would otherwise be available for distribution to the qualified entity, have been reduced by an amount necessary to satisfy all or a portion of the qualified entity's unpaid securities to the bank.
    (b) A reduction under subsection (a) must be made:
        (1) first, from distributions of county adjusted gross income tax distributions under IC 6-3.5-1.1, county option income tax distributions under IC 6-3.5-6, or county economic development income tax distributions under IC 6-3.5-7 that would otherwise be distributed to the county under the schedule in IC 6-3.5-1.1-10, IC 6-3.5-1.1-21.1, IC 6-3.5-6-16, IC 6-3.5-6-17.3, IC 6-3.5-7-17, and IC 6-3.5-7-17.3; and
        (2) second, from any other revenues or other money or property held, possessed, maintained or controlled by, or otherwise in the custody of, the state, or any department, agency or instrumentality of the state, which would otherwise be available for distribution to the qualified entity under any other law.
    (c) Any reductions under subsection (a) may be used only for the purpose of paying principal of and interest on the debt service obligations of the qualified entity which the qualified entity has failed to pay to the bank and for no other purpose.
    (d) However, the reduction of payment from the qualified entity and payment to the bank under this section may not adversely affect the validity of the security in default.
    (e) This section shall be interpreted liberally so that the state shall, to the extent permitted by law, ensure that the debt service obligations of each qualified entity are paid when due. However, this section does not create a debt of the state or any political subdivision.

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-20.3-2; (11)ES0105.2.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 6-1.1-20.3-2, AS AMENDED BY P.L.146-2008, SECTION 202, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "distressed political subdivision" means a political subdivision that expects to have the political subdivision's property tax collections reduced by at least five percent (5%) in a calendar year as a result of the application of the credit under IC 6-1.1-20.6 for that calendar year. designated as a distressed political subdivision by the board under section 6.5 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-20.3-4; (11)ES0105.2.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 6-1.1-20.3-4, AS AMENDED BY P.L.146-2008, SECTION 203, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 4. (a) The distressed unit appeal

board is established.
    (b) The distressed unit appeal board consists of the following members:
        (1) The director of the office of management and budget or the director's designee. The director or the director's designee shall serve as chairperson of the distressed unit appeal board.
        (2) The commissioner of the department of local government finance or the commissioner's designee.
        (3) The commissioner of the department of state revenue or the commissioner's designee.
        (4) (3) The state examiner of the state board of accounts or the state examiner's designee.
        (5) The following members appointed by the governor:
            (A) One (1) member appointed from nominees submitted by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.
            (B) One (1) member appointed from nominees submitted by the Association of Indiana Counties.
            (C) One (1) member appointed from nominees submitted by the Indiana Association of School Superintendents.
        A member nominated and appointed under this subdivision must be an elected official of a political subdivision.
        (6) One (1) member appointed by the governor (in addition to members appointed under subdivision (5)).
        (7) One (1) member appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives. A member appointed under this subdivision serves a term of four (4) years.
    (c) The members appointed under subsection (b)(5) and subsection (b)(6) serve at the pleasure of the governor.
    (d) (c) Each member of the commission is entitled to reimbursement for:
        (1) traveling expenses as provided under IC 4-13-1-4; and
        (2) other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties as provided in the state policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-20.3-6; (11)ES0105.2.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 6-1.1-20.3-6, AS AMENDED BY P.L.146-2008, SECTION 205, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 6. (a) For property taxes first due and payable in 2008 and thereafter, The fiscal body and the executive of a distressed political subdivision may petition the board for relief as authorized under this chapter from the application of the credit under IC 6-1.1-20.6 for a calendar year. may jointly file a petition with the

board seeking to have the political subdivision designated as a distressed political subdivision under this chapter. However, if the political subdivision is a school corporation, the school board may file a petition under this chapter.
    (b) A petition under subsection (a) must include a proposed financial plan for the distressed political subdivision. The proposed financial plan must include the following:
        (1) Proposed budgets that would enable the distressed political subdivision to cease being a distressed political subdivision.
        (2) Proposed efficiencies, consolidations, cost reductions, uses of alternative or additional revenues, or other actions that would enable the distressed political subdivision to cease being a distressed political subdivision.
        (3) Proposed increases, if any, in the percentage thresholds (specified as a percentage of gross assessed value) at which the credit under IC 6-1.1-20.6 will apply, including any varying percentages for different classes of property.
        (4) Proposed reductions, if any, to the credits under IC 6-1.1-20.6 (by percentages), including any varying percentage reductions for different classes of property.
    (c) (b) The board may adopt procedures governing the timing and required content of a petition under subsection (a).

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-20.3-6.5; (11)ES0105.2.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 6-1.1-20.3-6.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 6.5. (a) After the board receives a petition concerning a political subdivision under section 6 of this chapter, the board may designate the political subdivision as a distressed political subdivision if at least one (1) of the following conditions applies to the political subdivision:
        (1) The political subdivision has defaulted in payment of principal or interest on any of its bonds or notes.
        (2) The political subdivision has missed a payroll for thirty (30) days or two (2) consecutive payrolls.
        (3) The political subdivision has failed to make required payments to judgment creditors for sixty (60) days beyond the date of the recording of the judgment.
        (4) The political subdivision, for at least thirty (30) days beyond the due date, has failed to do any of the following:
            (A) Forward taxes withheld on the incomes of employees.
            (B) Failed to transfer employer or employee contributions due under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA).
            (C) Failed to deposit its minimum obligation payment to a pension fund.
        (5) The political subdivision has accumulated a deficit equal to eight percent (8%) or more of its revenues. For purposes of this subdivision, "deficit" means a negative fund balance calculated as a percentage of revenues at the end of a budget year for any governmental or proprietary fund. The calculation must be presented on an accrual basis according to generally accepted accounting principles.
        (6) The political subdivision has sought to negotiate a resolution or an adjustment of claims that in aggregate:
            (A) exceed thirty percent (30%) of the political subdivision's anticipated annual revenues; and
            (B) are ninety (90) days or more past due.
        (7) The state has intercepted money available for distribution to the political subdivision in order to pay unpaid debt service obligations of the political subdivision that are due, as authorized under IC 6-1.1-20.6-10 or any other law.
        (8) The political subdivision has interfund loans for the benefit of the same fund carried over year end for two (2) successive years.
    (b) If the board designates a political subdivision as distressed under subsection (a), the board shall review the designation annually to determine if the distressed political subdivision meets at least one (1) of the conditions listed in subsection (a).
    (c) If the board designates a political subdivision as a distressed political subdivision under subsection (a), the board shall immediately notify:
        (1) the treasurer of state; and
        (2) the county auditor and county treasurer of each county in which the distressed political subdivision is wholly or partially located;
that the board has designated the political subdivision as a distressed political subdivision.
    (d) Upon receiving a notice under subsection (c), the treasurer of state shall immediately and continuously distribute (after any reductions made under IC 5-1.5-8-5.1(a), IC 6-1.1-20.6-10(c), or IC 20-48-1-11(c)) to the board or the board's designee any revenue, other money, or property held, possessed, maintained, controlled, or otherwise in custody of the state, or any department, agency, or instrumentality of the state, that would otherwise be available for distribution to the distressed political subdivision under any other

law. The board or the board's designee shall do the following after receiving any revenue, other money, or property from the treasurer of state under this section:
        (1) Reduce the amount of any revenue, other money, or property received from the treasurer of state under this section by an amount determined to be necessary by the board or the board's designee to pay any of the distressed political subdivision's unpaid obligations (as defined in IC 5-1-3-1(b)).
        (2) Pay the amount by which the revenue, other money, or property is reduced under subdivision (1) to the creditor to whom the distressed political subdivision's obligations are due and owing.
        (3) Notify the distressed political subdivision that revenue, other money, or property that would be otherwise available for distribution to the distressed political subdivision, has reduced under this section by an amount necessary to satisfy all or part of the distressed political subdivision's unpaid obligations.
        (4) Distribute to the distressed political subdivision any revenue, other money, or property remaining after the reduction under subdivision (1).
This subsection continues to apply, irrespective of any other state or federal law, until the board terminates control of the distressed political subdivision under IC 6-1.1-20.3-14.

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-20.3-7.5; (11)ES0105.2.8. -->     SECTION 8. IC 6-1.1-20.3-7.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 7.5. (a) If the board designates a political subdivision as a distressed political subdivision under section 6.5 of this chapter, the board shall appoint an emergency manager for the distressed political subdivision. An emergency manager serves at the pleasure of the board.
    (b) The chairperson of the board shall appoint a subcommittee to oversee the activities of an emergency manager.
    (c) The distressed political subdivision shall pay the emergency fiscal manager's compensation and reimburse the emergency fiscal manager for actual and necessary expenses.

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-20.3-8.5; (11)ES0105.2.9. -->     SECTION 9. IC 6-1.1-20.3-8.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 8.5. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, an emergency manager of a distressed political subdivision appointed under section 7.5 of this chapter shall do the following:
        (1) Assume and exercise the authority and responsibilities of both the executive and the fiscal body of the political subdivision concerning the adoption, amendment, and enforcement of ordinances and resolutions relating to or affecting the fiscal stability of the political subdivision. However, the emergency manager does not have the power to impose taxes or fees in addition to those taxes or fees authorized by the political subdivision before the political subdivision was designated a distressed political subdivision.
        (2) Review the political subdivision's budget.
        (3) Review salaries of the political subdivision's employees.
        (4) Conduct a financial and compliance audit of the internal operations of the political subdivision.
        (5) Develop a written financial plan in consultation with the officials of the political subdivision not later than six (6) months after appointment.
        (6) Develop a plan for paying all of the political subdivision's outstanding obligations.
        (7) Review existing labor contracts.
        (8) Adopt a budget for the political subdivision for each calendar or fiscal year, as applicable, that the political subdivision remains a distressed political subdivision.
        (9) Review payrolls and other claims against the political subdivision before payment.
        (10) Make, approve, or disapprove the following:
            (A) A contract.
            (B) An expenditure.
            (C) A loan.
            (D) The creation of any new position.
            (E) The filling of any vacant position.
        (11) Submit a written report to the board every three (3) months describing the work that has been done to remove the political subdivision from distressed status.
        (12) Petition the board to terminate a political subdivision's status as a distressed political subdivision when the conditions found in section 6.5 of this chapter are no longer applicable to the political subdivision.
    (b) An emergency manager of a distressed political subdivision appointed under section 7.5 of this chapter may do the following:
        (1) Renegotiate existing labor contracts and act as an agent of the political subdivision in collective bargaining.
        (2) Reduce or suspend salaries of the political subdivision's

employees.
        (3) Enter into agreements with other political subdivisions for the provision of services.
    (c) An emergency manager of a distressed political subdivision retains the powers and duties described in subsections (a) and (b) until the political subdivision's status as a distressed political subdivision is terminated under section 14 of this chapter.

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-20.3-10; (11)ES0105.2.10. -->     SECTION 10. IC 6-1.1-20.3-10, AS ADDED BY P.L.146-2008, SECTION 209, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 10. A distressed political subdivision may petition the tax court for judicial review of a final determination of the board under section 6.5 of this chapter. The action must be taken to the tax court under IC 6-1.1-15 in the same manner that an action is taken to appeal a final determination of the Indiana board of tax review. The petition must be filed in the tax court not more than forty-five (45) days after the board enters its final determination.
SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-20.3-14; (11)ES0105.2.11. -->     SECTION 11. IC 6-1.1-20.3-14 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 14. (a) If:
        (1) an emergency manager of a distressed political subdivision; or
        (2) the petitioner who moved for designation of the political subdivision as a distressed political subdivision under section 6 of this chapter;
files a petition with the board for termination of the political subdivision's status as a distressed political subdivision, the board shall conduct a public hearing on the question of whether to terminate control of the distressed political subdivision.
    (b) The board shall terminate control of a distressed political subdivision if the board finds that the conditions found in section
6.5 of this chapter are no longer applicable to the political subdivision.

     (c) Notwithstanding any other section of this chapter, not later than ninety (90) days after taking office, a new executive of a distressed political subdivision may petition the board for suspension of the political subdivision's distressed status. The executive must include in its petition a written plan to resolve the applicable issues described in section 6.5 of this chapter. If the board approves the executive's written plan, the board may suspend the political subdivision's distressed status for one hundred eighty (180) days. Suspension under this chapter

terminates automatically upon expiration of the one hundred eighty (180) day period. The board may consider a petition to terminate the political subdivision's distressed status during a period of suspension.

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-20.6-10; (11)ES0105.2.12. -->     SECTION 12. IC 6-1.1-20.6-10, AS ADDED BY P.L.146-2008, SECTION 226, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 10. (a) As used in this section, "debt service obligations of a political subdivision" refers to:
        (1) the principal and interest payable during a calendar year on bonds, notes, or warrants; and
        (2) lease rental payments payable during a calendar year on leases;
of a political subdivision payable from ad valorem property taxes.
    (b) Political subdivisions are required by law to fully fund the payment of their debt obligations in an amount sufficient to pay any debt service or lease rentals on outstanding obligations, regardless of any reduction in property tax collections due to the application of tax credits granted under this chapter. Any reduction in collections must be applied to the other funds of the political subdivision after debt service or lease rentals have been fully funded.
    (c) Upon the failure of a political subdivision to pay any of the political subdivision's debt service obligations during a calendar year when due, the treasurer of state, upon being notified of the failure by a claimant, shall pay the unpaid debt service obligations that are due from money in the possession of the state that would otherwise be available for distribution to the political subdivision under any other law, deducting the payment from the amount distributed. A deduction under this subsection must be made:
        (1) first from distributions of county adjusted gross income tax distributions under IC 6-3.5-1.1, county option income tax distributions under IC 6-3.5-6, or county economic development income tax distributions under IC 6-3.5-7 that would otherwise be distributed to the county under the schedule in IC 6-3.5-1.1-10, IC 6-3.5-1.1-21.1, IC 6-3.5-6-16, IC 6-3.5-6-17.3, IC 6-3.5-7-17, and IC 6-3.5-7-17.3; and
        (2) second from any other undistributed funds of the political subdivision in the possession of the state.
    (c) Upon receiving notice from any creditor that a political subdivision has failed to pay any of the political subdivision's debt service obligations during a calendar year when due, the treasurer of the state shall:
        (1) reduce the amount of any revenues or other money or

property held, possessed, maintained or controlled by, or otherwise in the custody of, the state, or any department, agency, or instrumentality of the state, which would otherwise be available for distribution to the political subdivision under any other law, by an amount equal to the amount of the political subdivision's unpaid debt service obligations;
        (2) pay the amount by which these revenues or other money or property are reduced under subdivision (1) to the creditor; and
        (3) notify the political subdivision that the revenues or other money or property, which would otherwise be available for distribution to the political subdivision, have been reduced by an amount necessary to satisfy all or a portion of the political subdivision's unpaid debt service obligations.
    (d) A reduction under subsection (c) must be made:
        (1) first, from distributions of county adjusted gross income tax distributions under IC 6-3.5-1.1, county option income tax distributions under IC 6-3.5-6, or county economic development income tax distributions under IC 6-3.5-7 that would otherwise be distributed to the county under the schedule in IC 6-3.5-1.1-10, IC 6-3.5-1.1-21.1, IC 6-3.5-6-16, IC 6-3.5-6-17.3, IC 6-3.5-7-17, and IC 6-3.5-7-17.3; and
        (2) second, from any other revenues or other money or property held, possessed, maintained or controlled by, or otherwise in the custody of, the state, or any department, agency or instrumentality thereof, which would otherwise be available for distribution to the political subdivision under any other law.
    (e) Any reductions under subsection (c) must be used only for the purpose of paying principal of and interest on the debt service obligations of the political subdivision which the political subdivision has failed to pay and for no other purpose.

    (d) (f) This section shall be interpreted liberally so that the state shall to the extent legally valid permitted by law ensure that the debt service obligations of each political subdivision are paid when due. However, this section does not create a debt of the state or any political subdivision.
    (g) Notwithstanding this section, the payment of any reduction under subsection (c) to a creditor may not adversely affect the validity of the debt service obligations with respect to which the creditor has notified the treasurer of the state under this section.

SOURCE: IC 20-48-1-11; (11)ES0105.2.13. -->     SECTION 13. IC 20-48-1-11, AS AMENDED BY P.L.146-2008,

SECTION 525, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 11. (a) As used in this section, "debt service obligations" refers to the principal and interest payable during a calendar year on a school corporation's general obligation bonds under IC 20-48-1-1, IC 20-48-1-2, and a school corporation's lease rentals under IC 20-47-2 and IC 20-47-3, and a school corporations tax anticipation warrants under IC 30-48-1-9.
    (b) Before the end of each calendar year, the department of local government finance shall review the bond and lease rental levies, or any levies that replace bond and lease rental levies, of each school corporation that are payable in the next succeeding year and the appropriations from the levies from which the school corporation is to pay the amount, if any, of the school corporation's debt service obligations. If the levies and appropriations of the school corporation are not sufficient to pay the debt service obligations, the department of local government finance shall establish for each school corporation:
        (1) bond or lease rental levies, or any levies that replace the bond and lease rental levies; and
        (2) appropriations;
that are sufficient to pay the debt service obligations.
    (c) Upon the failure of a school corporation to pay any of the school corporation's debt service obligations during a calendar year when due, the treasurer of state, upon being notified of the failure by a claimant, shall pay the unpaid debt service obligations that are due from the funds of the state only to the extent of the amounts appropriated by the general assembly for the calendar year for distribution to the school corporation from state funds, deducting the payment from the appropriated amounts. A deduction under this subsection must be made:
        (1) first from all funds except state tuition support; and
        (2) second from state tuition support.
     (c) Upon receiving notice from any creditor that a school corporation has failed to pay any of the political subdivision's debt service obligations during a calendar year when due, the treasurer of the state shall:
        (1) reduce the amount of any revenues or other moneys or property held, possessed, maintained or controlled by, or otherwise in the custody of, the state, or any department, agency or instrumentality of the state, which would otherwise be available for distribution to the school corporation under any other law, by an amount equal to the amount of the school corporation's unpaid debt service obligations;


        (2) pay the amount by which these revenues or other moneys or property are reduced under subdivision (1) to the creditor; and
        (3) notify the school corporation that the revenues or other moneys or property, which would otherwise be available for distribution to the school corporation, have been reduced by an amount necessary to satisfy all or a portion of the school corporation's unpaid debt service obligations.
    (d) A reduction under subsection (c) must be made:
        (1) first, from any revenues or other moneys or property held, possessed, maintained or controlled by, or otherwise in the custody of, the state, or any department, agency or instrumentality of the state, which would otherwise be available for distribution to the school corporation under any other law, except state tuition support; and
        (2) second, from state tuition support.
    (e) Any reductions under subsection (c) may be used only for the purpose of paying principal of and interest on the debt service obligations of the school corporation which the school corporation has failed to pay and for no other purpose.

    (d) (f) This section shall be interpreted liberally so that the state shall to the extent legally valid permitted by law ensure that the debt service obligations of each school corporation are paid. However, this section does not create a debt of the state or any political subdivision.
    (g) Notwithstanding this section, the payment of any reduction under subsection (c) to a creditor may not adversely affect the validity of the debt service obligations with respect to which the creditor has notified the treasurer of the state pursuant to this section.
SOURCE: IC 5-1.5-8-5; IC 6-1.1-20.3-7; IC 6-1.1-20.3-8.
; (11)ES0105.2.14. -->     SECTION 14. THE FOLLOWING ARE REPEALED [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: IC 5-1.5-8-5; IC 6-1.1-20.3-7; IC 6-1.1-20.3-8.
SOURCE: ; (11)ES0105.2.15. -->     SECTION 15. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011] (a) Notwithstanding this act, the final determinations of the existing distressed unit appeal board remain in effect until the final settlement of the 2011 Lake County property tax bills.
    (b) This SECTION expires December 31, 2013.