Introduced Version






SENATE JOINT
RESOLUTION No.
17
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



Citations Affected: Article 6 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana.

Synopsis: County officers. Repeals Article 6, Section 2 of the Indiana Constitution to remove county offices from the constitution. Makes changes in references to local offices. This proposed amendment has not been previously agreed to by a general assembly.

Effective: This proposed amendment must be agreed to by two consecutive general assemblies and ratified by a majority of the state's voters voting on the question to be effective.





Merritt, Delph




    January 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government and Election.








Introduced

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)

                        

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SENATE JOINT
RESOLUTION No. 17




    A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to Article 6 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana concerning local government.

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: -->     SECTION 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of the State of Indiana is proposed and agreed to by this, the One Hundred Fifteenth General Assembly of the State of Indiana, and is referred to the next General Assembly for reconsideration and agreement.
SOURCE: CON 6-3; -->     SECTION 2. ARTICLE 6, SECTION 3 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Section 3. Such other County and township local officers as may be necessary, shall be elected, or appointed, in such manner as may be prescribed by law.
SOURCE: CON 6-6; -->     SECTION 3. ARTICLE 6, SECTION 6 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Section 6. All county township, and town and local officers, shall:
         (1) reside within their respective counties townships, and towns;

and shall political subdivisions;
        (2)
keep their respective offices at such places therein, in their respective political subdivisions; and
         (3) perform such duties, as may be directed by law.

SOURCE: CON 6-8; -->     SECTION 4. ARTICLE 6, SECTION 8 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Section 8. All State, county, township, and town local officers may be impeached, or removed from office, in such manner as may be prescribed by law.
SOURCE: CON 6-9; -->     SECTION 5. ARTICLE 6, SECTION 9 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Section 9. Vacancies in county township, and town and local offices shall be filled in such manner as may be prescribed by law.
    SECTION 6. THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA IS AMENDED
SOURCE: CON 6-2; --> BY STRIKING OUT ARTICLE 6, SECTION 2.