Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1333

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 36-2.

Synopsis: County officials' training. Requires the following to attend training sessions approved by the state board of accounts: (1) County treasurers and county auditors elected or appointed on November 6, 2012 (in addition to individuals elected or appointed after November 6, 2012). (2) County recorders appointed after November 6, 2012 (in addition to individuals elected after November 4, 2008). Provides that the county elected officials training fund (fund) supplements appropriations from the county general fund. Adds circuit court clerks as county officials whose training may be paid for by money in the fund. Provides that a training course that an individual completes after being elected or appointed to the office of county auditor, treasurer, recorder, or surveyor, and before the individual begins serving in office, applies toward the training requirements. Provides that a county auditor, treasurer, or recorder must fulfill the training requirements for each term served in the office. Requires a county surveyor elected or appointed on or after June 30, 2013, to complete at least: (1)15 hours of training courses within one year; and (2) 40 hours of training courses within three years; after the individual is elected or appointed to that office. Provides that educational courses regarding land surveying taken by a county surveyor who is an actively registered land surveyor count toward the training requirement.

Effective: July 1, 2013.





Mayfield




    January 17, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government.







Introduced

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1333



    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 36-2-7-19; (13)IN1333.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 36-2-7-19, AS AMENDED BY P.L.120-2012, SECTION 6, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 19. (a) As used in this section, "fund" refers to a county elected officials training fund established under subsection (b).
    (b) Each county legislative body shall before July 1, 2011, establish a county elected officials training fund to supplement appropriations that may come from the county general fund to provide training of elected officials. The county fiscal body shall appropriate money from the fund.
    (c) The fund consists of money deposited under IC 36-2-7.5-6(c)(3) and any other sources required or permitted by law. Money in the fund does not revert to the county general fund.
    (d) Money in the fund shall be used solely to provide training of county elected officials required by IC 33-32-2-9, IC 36-2-9-2.5, IC 36-2-9.5-2.5, IC 36-2-10-2.5, IC 36-2-11-2.5, and IC 36-2-12-2.5. and other similar laws.
SOURCE: IC 36-2-9.5-2.5; (13)IN1333.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 36-2-9.5-2.5, AS ADDED BY P.L.120-2012,

SECTION 8, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 2.5. (a) As used in this section, "training courses" refers to training courses related to the office of county auditor that are compiled or developed by the Association of Indiana Counties and approved by the state board of accounts.
    (b) An individual elected or appointed to the office of county auditor on or after November 6, 2012, shall complete at least:
        (1) fifteen (15) hours of training courses within one (1) year; and
        (2) forty (40) hours of training courses within three (3) years;
after beginning the county auditor's term. the individual is elected or appointed to the office of county auditor.
    (c) A training course that an individual completes:
        (1) after being elected or appointed to the office of county auditor; and
        (2) before the individual begins serving in the office of county auditor;
shall be counted toward the requirements under subsection (b).
    (d) An individual shall fulfill the training requirements established by subsection (b) for each term the individual serves as county auditor.

SOURCE: IC 36-2-10-2.5; (13)IN1333.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 36-2-10-2.5, AS ADDED BY P.L.120-2012, SECTION 9, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 2.5. (a) As used in this section, "training courses" refers to training courses related to the office of county treasurer that are compiled or developed by the Association of Indiana Counties and approved by the state board of accounts.
    (b) An individual elected or appointed to the office of county treasurer on or after November 6, 2012, shall complete at least:
        (1) fifteen (15) hours of training courses within one (1) year; and
        (2) forty (40) hours of training courses within three (3) years;
after beginning the county treasurer's term. the individual is elected or appointed to the office of county treasurer.
    (c) A training course that the individual completes:
        (1) after being elected or appointed to the office of county treasurer; and
        (2) before the individual begins serving in the office of county treasurer;
shall be counted toward the requirements under subsection (b).
    (d) An individual shall fulfill the training requirements established by subsection (b) for each term the individual serves as county treasurer.

SOURCE: IC 36-2-11-2.5; (13)IN1333.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 36-2-11-2.5, AS ADDED BY P.L.171-2009,

SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 2.5. (a) As used in this section, "training courses" refers to training courses related to the office of county recorder that are compiled or developed by the Association of Indiana Counties and approved by the state board of accounts.
    (b) An individual elected to the office of county recorder after November 4, 2008, or appointed to the office of county recorder after November 6, 2012, shall complete at least:
        (1) fifteen (15) hours of training courses within one (1) year; and
        (2) forty (40) hours of training courses within three (3) years;
after beginning the county recorder's term. the individual is elected or appointed to the office of county recorder.
     (c) A training course that the individual completes:
        (1) after being elected or appointed to the office of county recorder; and
        (2) before the individual begins serving in the office of county recorder;
shall be counted toward the requirements under subsection (b).
    (d) An individual shall fulfill the training requirements established by subsection (b) for each term the individual serves as county recorder.

SOURCE: IC 36-2-12-2.5; (13)IN1333.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 36-2-12-2.5, AS ADDED BY P.L.171-2009, SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 2.5. (a) This section does not apply to an individual who is:
        (1) an actively registered land surveyor;
        (2) a graduate of an accredited land surveying curriculum; or
        (3) a land-surveyor-in-training (as defined in IC 25-21.5-1-5).
     (a) As used in this section, "training course" refers to:
        (1) a training course related to the office of county surveyor that is compiled or developed by the Association of Indiana Counties and approved by the state board of accounts; or
        (2) an educational course regarding land surveying that is taken by an individual who is:
            (A) serving in the office of county surveyor; and
            (B) an actively registered land surveyor.

    (b) An individual elected to the office of county surveyor after June 30, 2009, but before July 1, 2011, shall, within two (2) years after beginning the county surveyor's term, complete at least twenty-four (24) hours of training courses. related to land surveying that are developed by the Association of Indiana Counties and approved by the state board of accounts.
    (c) An individual elected or appointed to the office of county surveyor on or after June 30, 2013, shall complete at least:
        (1) fifteen (15) hours of training courses within one (1) year; and
        (2) forty (40) hours of training courses within three (3) years;
after the individual is elected or appointed to the office of county surveyor.

     (d) A training course that an individual completes:
        (1) after being elected or appointed to the office of county surveyor; and
        (2) before that individual begins serving in the office of county surveyor;
shall be counted toward the requirements under subsection (c).

    (c) (e) An individual shall fulfill the training requirement established by subsection (b) (c) for each term the individual serves.