Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1289

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 14-27-3.

Synopsis: Levee repair and reimbursement. Requires a committee in charge of a levee to apportion and assess costs of levee repairs not more than 90 days after the statement of costs and expenses for repairs is filed with the county auditor. Allows the county council to appoint a voting member to the committee while the county is being reimbursed for the costs and expenses for repairs to the levee.

Effective: July 1, 2013.





Messmer




    January 14, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Natural Resources.







Introduced

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1289



    A BILL FOR 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 14-27-3-8; (13)IN1289.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 14-27-3-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 8. 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.
SOURCE: IC 14-27-3-8.5; (13)IN1289.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. 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) Notwithstanding any other law, during the period:
        (1) beginning when a committee in charge of a levee files a

statement of costs and expenses for repairs under section 7(b)(3) of this chapter; and
        (2) ending when the county has been reimbursed for the costs and expenses for repairs to the levee;
the county council may appoint an individual to serve as a voting member of the committee.
    (b) A member of a committee in charge of a levee appointed under this section serves at the pleasure of the county council.