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Senate Bill 0621

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DIGEST OF SB 621 (Updated April 26, 2013 11:30 am - DI 87)

Marion County government. Provides that the consolidated law enforcement department of a county having a consolidated city is a division of the department of public safety under the direction and control of the director of public safety. Allows the city-county council to approve the initial director and deputy appointments of the mayor of the consolidated city. Eliminates provisions that allow the city-county council to require the capital improvement board of managers to make payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTS) for deposit in the consolidated county fund. Allows the controller of the consolidated city and county to allot amounts appropriated to an office, department, or agency of the consolidated city or county. Requires a candidate for mayor of the consolidated city to reside in the city for at least one year (instead of five years) before taking office. Requires a candidate for member of the city-county council to reside within the council district for at least one year (instead of two years) before taking office. Provides that in Marion County, a township board consists of five (instead of seven) members. Provides that members of the initial five member township board are elected at the November 2016 general election. Requires absentee ballots in Marion County to be counted at a central location unless the county election board unanimously adopts a resolution that: (1) requires absentee ballots to be counted at individual precincts; and (2) states the county election board's basis for adopting the requirement. Provides that Marion County is subject to the provisions for counting absentee ballots cast on ballot cards, unless the county election board adopts a resolution adopting the provisions for counting absentee ballots cast on paper ballots. Effective January 1, 2016, reduces the membership of the city-county council from 29 to 25 members by eliminating the members elected at large. Provides that if the division of the county into city-county council districts is reviewed by a panel of judges, the clerk of the court must keep a record of the method and process of selecting the panel and make the record available for public inspection and copying. Allows the mayor of a consolidated city and the city-county council to each appoint one additional member to the metropolitan development commission, and eliminates the two appointments of the county board of commissioners (the county board of commissioners consists of the county auditor, the county treasurer, and the county assessor).
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