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Rep. Karickhoff announces 2014 legislation
Start Date: 1/21/2014Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 1/21/2014End Time: 8:00 AM
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STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) is authoring five bills for the 2014 legislative session and is a co-author on five more.

“My focus continues to be on giving local communities the power and flexibility to handle issues that come up in local neighborhoods and throughout the county. Each level of government has a role to play in keeping government efficient and effective,” said Rep. Karickhoff.
 
Below is a list and brief description of the House Bills (HB) Rep. Karickhoff is authoring and co-authoring.

HB 1079 – Allows school corporations that adopted a policy not to accept transfer students after June 30, 2013 to enroll a student who has a member of the same household who was a transfer student within the school corporation during the 2012-13 school year. HB 1079 passed out of the House today with a unanimous vote and will now move to the Senate for further discussion.
HB 1080 –Authorizes the operator of a motorcycle, motor scooter or bicycle approaching an intersection controlled by a stoplight to proceed through the intersection on a steady red signal as if it is a four way stop after they’ve come to a complete stop and waited at least two minutes. (First reading, Roads and Transportation)
HB 1194 – Authorizes an additional tax rate under the county adjusted gross income tax or the county option income tax to offset circuit breaker losses sustained by the local governments in a county. Provides that the tax rate may not exceed 1 percent. (First reading, Ways and Means)
HB 1225 – Provides that someone who works or owns a business in a county other than the one they live in will pay one-fourth of their county adjusted gross income tax, county option income tax or county economic development income tax to the county where they work and the other three-fourths to the county where they live. In the case that the county you work in has a higher tax rate than the county you live in, this provides a tax credit tax equal to the amount of the tax paid to the county where you work, covering any difference. (First reading, Ways and Means)
HB 1339 - Authorizes county governments and local entities that are parties to a contract concerning the responsibility of operating a public safety answering point (PSAP) to jointly petition the Department of Local Government Finance to adjust the maximum allowable property tax levies of the respective units. Provides that in a county that operates a PSAP, an additional county economic development income tax rate of 0.1 percent may be imposed to pay expenses incurred by the county to operate the PSAP. (First reading, Ways and Means)

Co-authoring:

HB 1124 – Replaces the county adjusted gross income tax, the county option income tax and the county economic development tax with a local income tax law. (First reading, Ways and Means)
HB 1178 – Adds former and current federal court judges to the definition of "judge" for purposes of restricted access to certain addresses. (First reading, Local Government)
HB 1267 - Provides that on Jan. 1, 2019, in all counties (except Marion County) all townships are consolidated into a single township. (First reading, Government and Regulatory Reform)
HB 1333 – Replaces the term ‘motorized bicycle’ with ‘moped’ and requires registration of a moped with the BMV with a fee equal to that of a motorcycle. (First reading, Roads and Transportation)
HB 1400 – Establishes to Indiana Companion Animal Sterilization Fund to provide Medicaid recipients with spaying or neutering services for a dog or cat at no charge. (First reading, Ways and Means)

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State Rep. Mike Karickhoff serves as Budget Subcommittee Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and on the Natural Resources Committee.  He is also the vice-chair of the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. Rep. Karickhoff represents portions of Howard and Grant counties, most of the city of Kokomo and the towns of Swayzee and Greentown.

Contact Information:
Name: Maggie Johnson
Phone: 317-232-9693
Email: maggie.johnson@iga.in.gov
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