First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)
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HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1289
AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning natural and cultural resources.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 14-27-3-7; (13)HE1289.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 14-27-3-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 7. (a) The committee
placed in charge of the levee may perform maintenance and
necessary repairs to the levee that are necessary to keep the levee in
original condition. However, the committee shall perform the
maintenance of and repairs to the levee that are necessary to
maintain federal certification of the levee. The committee shall
notify the county executive not later than ten (10) days after a
change in the status of a levee that no longer meets the
requirements necessary to maintain federal certification.
becomes necessary for the safety of the levee to change the line and
location of the levee at any point in making the repairs, the committee
may make the change. However, the committee may not change or
relocate the general line or location of the levee.
(b) The committee shall do the following:
(1) Keep a record of the committee's proceedings.
(2) Note in the record all expenses incurred in making the repairs.
(3) File with the county auditor a statement showing the cost and
expenses of making the repairs, specifying the amounts due each
(c) The auditor shall draw a warrant on the county treasurer in favor
of each person for the amount due the person. The amounts shall be
paid out of the county revenue but reimbursed to the county.
(d) Notwithstanding any other law, the cost and expenses of
performing maintenance on a levee under subsection (a) shall be
apportioned and assessed in the same manner as repair costs and
expenses to a levee.
SOURCE: IC 14-27-3-8; (13)HE1289.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 14-27-3-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 8. (a) To raise the
necessary money to reimburse the county, the committee in charge of
a levee shall apportion and assess the costs upon the land and
corporations to be benefited by the repairs in proportion to the benefits
not more than ninety (90) days after filing the statement of costs
and expenses for repairs under section 7(b)(3) of this chapter. The
costs may not exceed the benefits. However, if the repairs have been
made necessary by the act or negligence of:
(1) the owner or occupant of land; or
(2) an employee or agent of the owner or occupant;
the cost of the repairs shall be assessed against that land alone.
(b) If a committee in charge of a levee:
(1) before July 1, 2013, has filed the statement of costs and
expenses for repairs under section 7(b)(3) of this chapter; and
(2) has not:
(A) reimbursed the county for the costs and expenses for
repairs to the levee; or
(B) apportioned and assessed the costs upon the land and
corporations benefited by the repairs as required in
the committee in charge of a levee shall, before September 29,
2013, apportion and assess the costs upon the land and
corporations benefited by the repairs as required by subsection (a).
SOURCE: IC 14-27-3-8.5; (13)HE1289.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 14-27-3-8.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2013]: Sec. 8.5. (a) The county council and county executive shall
each appoint an individual to serve as a voting member of the
committee in charge of a levee.
(b) A member of a committee in charge of a levee appointed
under this section serves at the pleasure of the appointing
SOURCE: IC 14-28-1-19; (13)HE1289.1.4. -->
SECTION 4. IC 14-28-1-19 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 19. Sections 20, 21, 22,
23, 24, and 25 of this chapter do not apply to any of the following:
(1) An abode or a residence constructed on land that meets the
(A) Is between the 791.0 mile marker and the 791.5 mile
marker on the Ohio River.
(B) Is adjacent to a recreational area.
(C) Has been or may be filled to or above an elevation of three
hundred seventy-eight (378) feet above sea level.
(D) Is properly protected by riprap in a manner that minimizes
the possibility of erosion by river currents.
(2) An abode or a residence if the following conditions are met:
(A) The abode or residence is rebuilt upon the area of the
original foundation and is substantially the same configuration
as the former abode or residence.
(B) The abode or residence was unintentionally destroyed by
a means other than floodwater.
(C) The rebuilding of the abode or residence is begun within
one (1) year and completed within two (2) years after the
destruction of the former abode or residence.
(D) The abode or residence is located in the floodway of a
stream having a watershed upstream from the abode or
residence of less than fifteen (15) square miles in area.
(E) The lowest floor of the rebuilt abode or residence,
including the basement, is at or above the one hundred (100)
year frequency flood elevation if the abode or residence was
(F) A variance is obtained from the county or municipality for
the lowest floor of the abode or residence to be below the one
hundred (100) year frequency flood elevation if the damage to
the former abode or residence is less than one hundred percent
(G) An ordinance allowing the rebuilding of an abode or a
residence is adopted by any of the following:
(i) The legislative body of the city or town in which the
abode or residence is located.
(ii) The legislative body of the county in which the abode or
residence is located if the abode or residence is not located
in a city or town.
(3) A property that is to be rehabilitated and reused as an
abode or residence if the following conditions are met:
(A) The property is located between the South Newton
Bridge (Veterans Memorial Bridge) located at 85.30 miles
from the mouth of the Patoka River and the bridge that is
part of State Road 164 located at 85.90 miles from the
mouth of the Patoka River.
(B) The property is a former industrial site.
(C) The property is adjacent to a navigable waterway.
(D) The property is located adjacent to a riverwalk.
(E) The property is a property in need of revitalization.
(F) The property is vacant or in danger of becoming
(G) The lowest floor that is used as an abode or residence
is at least two (2) feet above the one hundred (100) year
frequency flood elevation.
SOURCE: ; (13)HE1289.1.5. -->
SECTION 5. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013] (a) As used in this
SECTION, "legislative council" refers to the legislative council
established by IC 2-5-1.1-1.
(b) As used in this SECTION, "study committee" means either
of the following:
(1) A statutory committee established under IC 2-5.
(2) An interim study committee.
(c) The legislative council is urged to assign the topic of levee
governance to a study committee during the 2013 legislative
(d) If the topic described in subsection (c) is assigned to a study
committee, the study committee shall issue a final report to the
legislative council containing the study committee's findings and
recommendations, including any recommended legislation
concerning the topic, in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6 not
later than November 1, 2013.
(e) This SECTION expires December 31, 2013.
HEA 1289 _ Concur
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