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House Bill 1341


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House Bill 1341

ARCHIVE (2009)

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Eliminating Marion County townships. Abolishes in Marion County, effective January 1, 2011, the offices of township trustee and township board, and transfers all other township duties and responsibilities, including township assistance, cemetery maintenance, weed control, and parks and recreation, to the county. Requires the mayor of the consolidated city to appoint a coordinator of social services to: (1) estimate the amount necessary to meet the cost of township assistance in the county for taxes first due and payable after 2010; and (2) administer township assistance on a countywide basis. Requires the department of workforce development, the county office of the division of family resources, and any other state and local government agency to cooperate with the coordinator in providing assistance. Provides that a transfer of duties between the townships and the county results in the transfer of property, equipment, records, rights, contracts (including labor contracts), and indebtedness. Establishes maximum property tax levies for the county payable in 2011 that reflect the transfer of all township responsibilities to the county. Provides that, after 2010, the monthly distributive shares of county option income taxes that would be distributed to a township for which township government is abolished shall instead be distributed as additional distributive shares to Indianapolis/Marion County. Replaces the nine Marion County township small claims courts with five Marion County small claims courts on January 1, 2011. Abolishes the office of township small claims court constable on January 1, 2011. Requires the mayor of Indianapolis to appoint the five judges of the Marion County small claims courts for six year terms. Provides that, at the general
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 In Committee - first House
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