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House Bill 1595

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF HB1595 (Updated April 12, 2007 12:13 pm - DI 84)

Northwestern Indiana regional planning commission. Allows weighted voting to continue to be used by the northwestern Indiana regional planning commission (NIRPC) after June 30, 2007. Expands the NIRPC executive board from eight members to 11 members. Provides that the immediate past chairperson of NIRPC shall serve as a nonvoting member of the executive board, if that individual is not otherwise a member of the executive board. Provides that a participating county's share of NIRPC's budget may also be paid from any local revenue other than property taxes. (Current law allows the participating counties' shares to be paid from property taxes.) Authorizes NIRPC to make loans or issue notes. Requires a loan or notes to mature in the calendar year in which the loan is made or the notes are issued. Provides that the total amount of all outstanding loans and notes in a particular year may not exceed the total amount of the NIRPC budget apportioned to participating counties for that year.Changes the membership of a plan commission operating under a joinder agreement in a certain county. Provides that the joinder agreement expires if a township that is a part of the joinder agreement is completely annexed by the municipality subject to the joinder agreement. Allows the municipality to terminate the joinder agreement if: (1) the municipality adopts an ordinance terminating the agreement; (2) the municipality conducts a public hearing; and (3) the municipal executive provides written notice to the township executive of the township subject to the joinder agreement that states the reason for terminating the joinder agreement.
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