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SENATE BILL No. 621

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Citations Affected: IC 3-8-1; IC 3-11.5; IC 36-3; IC 36-6-6; IC 36-7-4-207.

Synopsis: Local government issues. 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 mayor of a consolidated city to reduce or modify separate items of an ordinance appropriating money or levying a tax. (Under current law, the mayor may only approve or veto separate items of an ordinance appropriating money or levying a tax.) Eliminates the requirement that the city-county council approve the director and deputy director 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 mayor of a consolidated city to appoint two additional members to the metropolitan development commission, and eliminates the appointments of the county board of commissioners (consisting of the county treasurer, county auditor, and county assessor). 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. Effective January 1, 2016, reduces the membership of the city-county council from 29 to 25 members by eliminating the members elected at large. Requires a candidate for mayor of the consolidated city to reside in the city for at least two years (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 if the
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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. 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, Lake, and Allen counties 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.



Introduced

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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SENATE BILL No. 621



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local government.

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

SOURCE: IC 3-8-1-24; (13)IN0621.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 3-8-1-24 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 24. A candidate for the office of mayor of a first class city must have resided in the city for at least five (5) two (2) years before the date of taking office.
SOURCE: IC 3-8-1-25; (13)IN0621.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 3-8-1-25 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 25. A candidate for membership on city-county council of a first class city must have resided in the district in which seeking election, if applicable, for at least two (2) years one (1) year before the date of taking office.
SOURCE: IC 3-11.5-1-1.1; (13)IN0621.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 3-11.5-1-1.1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 1.1. This article applies to:
        (1) a county subject to IC 3-11.5-4-0.5; or
        (2)
a county whose county election board, by unanimous vote of the board's entire membership, has adopted a resolution under

IC 3-11.5-5-1 or IC 3-11.5-6-1.

SOURCE: IC 3-11.5-4-0.5; (13)IN0621.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 3-11.5-4-0.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 0.5. (a) This section applies only to a county with a population of more than three hundred twenty-five thousand (325,000).
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), a county shall count absentee ballots at a central location.
    (c) If the county election board adopts a resolution, by the unanimous vote of the entire membership of the board, that:
        (1) requires absentee ballots to be counted at individual precincts instead of at a central location; and
        (2) states the board's basis for adopting the requirement described in subdivision (1);
all absentee ballots shall be counted at individual precincts instead of at a central location.

     (d) A copy of the resolution adopted under subsection (c) shall be filed with the election division.
SOURCE: IC 3-11.5-5-1; (13)IN0621.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 3-11.5-5-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 1. (a) This chapter applies in a county:
         (1) that is subject to IC 3-11-4-0.5; or
        (2) only if in which the county election board adopts a resolution making this chapter applicable in the county.
    (b) A copy of a resolution adopted under this section subsection (a)(2) shall be filed with the election division.
    (c) A county election board may not adopt a resolution under this section subsection (a)(2) less than:
        (1) sixty (60) days before an election is to be conducted; or
        (2) fourteen (14) days after an election has been conducted.
    (d) A resolution adopted under this section subsection (a)(2) takes effect immediately and may only be rescinded by the unanimous vote of the entire membership of the county election board.
SOURCE: IC 3-11.5-6-1; (13)IN0621.1.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 3-11.5-6-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 1. (a) This chapter applies in a county:
         (1) that is subject to IC 3-11-4-0.5; or    
         (2) only if in which the county election board adopts a resolution making this chapter applicable in the county.
    (b) A copy of a resolution adopted under this section subsection (a)(2) shall be sent to the election division.
    (c) A county election board may not adopt a resolution under this

section subsection (a)(2) less than:
        (1) sixty (60) days before an election is to be conducted; or
        (2) fourteen (14) days after an election has been conducted.
    (d) A resolution adopted under this section subsection (a)(2) takes effect immediately and may only be rescinded by the unanimous vote of the entire membership of the county election board.

SOURCE: IC 36-3-1-5.1; (13)IN0621.1.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 36-3-1-5.1, AS AMENDED BY P.L.182-2009(ss), SECTION 400, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 5.1. (a) Except for those duties that are reserved by law to the county sheriff in this section, the city-county legislative body may by majority vote adopt an ordinance, approved by the mayor, to consolidate the police department of the consolidated city and the county sheriff's department. The consolidated law enforcement department must be a division of the department of public safety under the direction and control of a director of public safety.
    (b) The city-county legislative body may not adopt an ordinance under this section unless it first:
        (1) holds a public hearing on the proposed consolidation; and
        (2) determines that:
            (A) reasonable and adequate police protection can be provided through the consolidation; and
            (B) the consolidation is in the public interest.
    (c) If an ordinance is adopted under this section, the consolidation shall take effect on the date specified in the ordinance.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other law, an ordinance adopted under this section must provide that the county sheriff's department shall be responsible for all the following for the consolidated city and the county under the direction and control of the sheriff:
        (1) County jail operations and facilities.
        (2) Emergency communications.
        (3) Security for buildings and property owned by:
            (A) the consolidated city;
            (B) the county; or
            (C) both the consolidated city and county.
        (4) Service of civil process and collection of taxes under tax warrants.
        (5) Sex and violent offender registration.
    (e) The following apply if an ordinance is adopted under this section:
        (1) The department of local government finance shall adjust the maximum permissible ad valorem property tax levy of the

consolidated city and the county for property taxes first due and payable in the year a consolidation takes effect under this section. When added together, the adjustments under this subdivision must total zero (0).
        (2) The ordinance must specify which law enforcement officers of the police department and which law enforcement officers of the county sheriff's department shall be law enforcement officers of the consolidated law enforcement department.
        (3) The ordinance may not prohibit the providing of law enforcement services for an excluded city under an interlocal agreement under IC 36-1-7.
        (4) A member of the county police force who:
            (A) was an employee beneficiary of the sheriff's pension trust before the consolidation of the law enforcement departments; and
            (B) after the consolidation becomes a law enforcement officer of the consolidated law enforcement department;
        remains an employee beneficiary of the sheriff's pension trust. The member retains, after the consolidation, credit in the sheriff's pension trust for service earned while a member of the county police force and continues to earn service credit in the sheriff's pension trust as a member of the consolidated law enforcement department for purposes of determining the member's benefits from the sheriff's pension trust.
        (5) A member of the police department of the consolidated city who:
            (A) was a member of the 1953 fund or the 1977 fund before the consolidation of the law enforcement departments; and
            (B) after the consolidation becomes a law enforcement officer of the consolidated law enforcement department;
        remains a member of the 1953 fund or the 1977 fund. The member retains, after the consolidation, credit in the 1953 fund or the 1977 fund for service earned while a member of the police department of the consolidated city and continues to earn service credit in the 1953 fund or the 1977 fund as a member of the consolidated law enforcement department for purposes of determining the member's benefits from the 1953 fund or the 1977 fund.
        (6) The ordinance must designate the merit system that shall apply to the law enforcement officers of the consolidated law enforcement department.
        (7) The ordinance must designate who shall serve as a coapplicant

for a warrant or an extension of a warrant under IC 35-33.5-2.
        (8) The consolidated city may levy property taxes within the consolidated city's maximum permissible ad valorem property tax levy limit to provide for the payment of the expenses for the operation of the consolidated law enforcement department. The police special service district established under section 6 of this chapter may levy property taxes to provide for the payment of expenses for the operation of the consolidated law enforcement department within the territory of the police special service district. Property taxes to fund the pension obligation under IC 36-8-7.5 may be levied only by the police special service district within the police special service district. The consolidated city may not levy property taxes to fund the pension obligation under IC 36-8-7.5. Property taxes to fund the pension obligation under IC 36-8-8 for members of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund who were members of the police department of the consolidated city on the effective date of the consolidation may be levied only by the police special service district within the police special service district. Property taxes to fund the pension obligation under IC 36-8-10 for members of the sheriff's pension trust and under IC 36-8-8 for members of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund who were not members of the police department of the consolidated city on the effective date of the consolidation may be levied by the consolidated city within the consolidated city's maximum permissible ad valorem property tax levy. The assets of the consolidated city's 1953 fund and the assets of the sheriff's pension trust may not be pledged after the effective date of the consolidation as collateral for any loan.
        (9) The executive of the consolidated city shall provide for an independent evaluation and performance audit, due before March 1 of the year following the adoption of the consolidation ordinance and for the following two (2) years, to determine:
            (A) the amount of any cost savings, operational efficiencies, or improved service levels; and
            (B) any tax shifts among taxpayers;
        that result from the consolidation. The independent evaluation and performance audit must be provided to the legislative council in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6 and to the budget committee.

SOURCE: IC 36-3-2-10; (13)IN0621.1.8. -->     SECTION 8. IC 36-3-2-10, AS AMENDED BY P.L.146-2008, SECTION 701, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS

[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 10. (a) The general assembly finds the following:
        (1) That the tax base of the consolidated city and the county have been significantly eroded through the ownership of tangible property by separate municipal corporations and other public entities that operate as private enterprises yet are exempt or whose property is exempt from property taxation.
        (2) That to restore this tax base and provide a proper allocation of the cost of providing governmental services the legislative body of the consolidated city and county should be authorized to collect payments in lieu of taxes from these public entities.
        (3) That the appropriate maximum payments in lieu of taxes would be the amount of the property taxes that would be paid if the tangible property were not subject to an exemption.
    (b) As used in this section, the following terms have the meanings set forth in IC 6-1.1-1:
        (1) Assessed value.
        (2) Exemption.
        (3) Owner.
        (4) Person.
        (5) Personal property.
        (6) Property taxation.
        (7) Tangible property.
        (8) Township assessor.
    (c) As used in this section, "PILOTS" means payments in lieu of taxes.
    (d) As used in this section, "public entity" means any of the following government entities in the county:
        (1) An airport authority operating under IC 8-22-3.
        (2) A capital improvement board of managers under IC 36-10-9.
        (3) (2) A building authority operating under IC 36-9-13.
        (4) (3) A wastewater treatment facility.
    (e) The legislative body of the consolidated city may adopt an ordinance to require a public entity to pay PILOTS at times set forth in the ordinance with respect to:
        (1) tangible property of which the public entity is the owner or the lessee and that is subject to an exemption;
        (2) tangible property of which the owner is a person other than a public entity and that is subject to an exemption under IC 8-22-3; or
        (3) both.
The ordinance remains in full force and effect until repealed or

modified by the legislative body.
    (f) The PILOTS must be calculated so that the PILOTS may be in any amount that does not exceed the amount of property taxes that would have been levied by the legislative body for the consolidated city and county upon the tangible property described in subsection (e) if the property were not subject to an exemption from property taxation.
    (g) PILOTS shall be imposed as are property taxes and shall be based on the assessed value of the tangible property described in subsection (e). Except as provided in subsection (l), the township assessor, or the county assessor if there is no township assessor for the township, shall assess the tangible property described in subsection (e) as though the property were not subject to an exemption. The public entity shall report the value of personal property in a manner consistent with IC 6-1.1-3.
    (h) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a public entity is authorized to pay PILOTS imposed under this section from any legally available source of revenues. The public entity may consider these payments to be operating expenses for all purposes.
    (i) PILOTS shall be deposited in the consolidated county fund and used for any purpose for which the consolidated county fund may be used.
    (j) PILOTS shall be due as set forth in the ordinance and bear interest, if unpaid, as in the case of other taxes on property. PILOTS shall be treated in the same manner as taxes for purposes of all procedural and substantive provisions of law.
    (k) PILOTS imposed on a wastewater treatment facility may be paid only from the cash earnings of the facility remaining after provisions have been made to pay for current obligations, including:
        (1) operating and maintenance expenses;
        (2) payment of principal and interest on any bonded indebtedness;
        (3) depreciation or replacement fund expenses;
        (4) bond and interest sinking fund expenses; and
        (5) any other priority fund requirements required by law or by any bond ordinance, resolution, indenture, contract, or similar instrument binding on the facility.
    (l) If the duties of the township assessor have been transferred to the county assessor as described in IC 6-1.1-1-24, a reference to the township assessor in this section is considered to be a reference to the county assessor.

SOURCE: IC 36-3-4-2; (13)IN0621.1.9. -->     SECTION 9. IC 36-3-4-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 2. (a) A twenty-nine (29) member city-county council, which is the legislative body of both the

consolidated city and the county, shall be elected under IC 3-10-6 by the voters of the county. The city-county council consists of the following members:
        (1) Before January 1, 2016, twenty-nine (29) members.
        (2) After December 31, 2015, twenty-five (25) members.

    (b) To be eligible to serve as a member of the legislative body, a person must meet the qualifications prescribed by IC 3-8-1-25.
    (c) A member of the legislative body must reside within:
        (1) the county as provided in Article 6, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana; and
        (2) the district from which the member was elected. if applicable.
    (d) A vacancy in the legislative body occurs whenever a member:
        (1) dies, resigns, or is removed from office;
        (2) ceases to be a resident of the county or district from which the member was elected; or
        (3) is incapacitated to the extent that the member is unable to perform the member's duties for more than six (6) months.
    (e) The vacancy shall be filled under IC 3-13-8.
    (f) The term of office of a member of the legislative body is four (4) years, beginning at noon on January 1 after election and continuing until a successor is elected and qualified.

SOURCE: IC 36-3-4-3; (13)IN0621.1.10. -->     SECTION 10. IC 36-3-4-3, AS AMENDED BY P.L.141-2007, SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 3. (a) The city-county legislative body shall, by ordinance, divide the whole county into twenty-five (25) districts that:
        (1) are compact, subject only to natural boundary lines (such as railroads, major highways, rivers, creeks, parks, and major industrial complexes);
        (2) contain, as nearly as is possible, equal population; and
        (3) do not cross precinct boundary lines.
This division shall be made during before the end of the second year after a year in which a federal decennial census is conducted and may also be made at any other time, subject to IC 3-11-1.5-32.
    (b) The legislative body is composed of the following:
        (1) Before January 1, 2016,
twenty-five (25) members elected from the districts established under subsection (a) and four (4) members elected from an at-large district containing the whole county.
         (2) After December 31, 2015, twenty-five (25) members elected from the districts established under subsection (a).
    (c) Each voter of the county may vote for four (4) candidates for at-large membership and one (1) candidate from the district in which

the voter resides. The four (4) at-large candidates receiving the most votes from the whole county and the district candidates receiving the most votes from their respective districts are elected to the legislative body.
    (d) If the legislative body fails to make the division before the date prescribed by subsection (a) or the division is alleged to violate subsection (a) or other law, a taxpayer or registered voter of the county may petition the superior court of the county to hear and determine the matter. The court shall hear and determine the matter as a five (5) member panel of judges from the superior court. The clerk of the court shall select the judges electronically and randomly. The clerk shall maintain a record of the method and process used to select the judges and shall make the record available for public inspection and copying. Not more than three (3) members of the five (5) member panel of judges may be of the same political party. The first judge selected shall maintain the case file and preside over the proceedings. There may not be a change of venue from the court or from the county. The court may appoint a master to assist in its determination and may draw proper district boundaries if necessary. An appeal from the court's judgment must be taken within thirty (30) days, directly to the supreme court, in the same manner as appeals from other actions.
    (e) An election of the legislative body held under the ordinance or court judgment determining districts that is in effect on the date of the election is valid, regardless of whether the ordinance or judgment is later determined to be invalid.

SOURCE: IC 36-3-4-16; (13)IN0621.1.11. -->     SECTION 11. IC 36-3-4-16 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 16. (a) Within ten (10) days after an ordinance or resolution is presented to him, the executive, the executive shall:
        (1) approve the ordinance or resolution, by entering his the executive's approval on it, signing it, and sending the legislative body a message announcing his the executive's approval; or
        (2) veto the ordinance or resolution, by returning it to the legislative body with a message announcing his the executive's veto and stating his the reasons for the veto; or
         (3) reduce or modify, but not increase, items of an ordinance appropriating money or levying a tax.
The executive may approve, or veto, reduce, or modify separate items of an ordinance appropriating money or levying a tax.
    (b) If the executive fails to perform his the executive's duty under subsection (a), the ordinance or resolution is considered vetoed.
    (c) Whenever an ordinance or resolution is vetoed by the executive,

it is considered defeated unless the legislative body, at its first regular or special meeting after the ten (10) day period prescribed by subsection (a), passes the ordinance or resolution over his the executive's veto by a two-thirds (2/3) vote.

SOURCE: IC 36-3-5-2; (13)IN0621.1.12. -->     SECTION 12. IC 36-3-5-2, AS AMENDED BY P.L.227-2005, SECTION 21, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 2. (a) The executive shall subject to the approval of the city-county legislative body, appoint each of the executive's deputies and the director of each department of the consolidated city. A deputy or director is appointed for a term of one (1) year and until a successor is appointed and qualified, but serves at the pleasure of the executive.
    (b) When making an appointment under subsection (a), the executive shall submit the name of an appointee to an office to the legislative body for its approval as follows:
        (1) When the office has an incumbent, not more than forty-five (45) days before the expiration of the incumbent's one (1) year term.
        (2) When the office has been vacated, not more than forty-five (45) days after the vacancy occurs.
    (c) (b) The executive may appoint an acting deputy or acting director whenever the incumbent is incapacitated or the office has been vacated. An acting deputy or acting director has all the powers of the office.
    (d) (c) The executive shall appoint:
        (1) a controller;
        (2) two (2) deputy controllers, only one (1) of whom may be from the same political party as the executive; and
        (3) a corporation counsel;
each of whom serves at the pleasure of the executive.
    (e) (d) The corporation counsel and every attorney who is a city employee working for the corporation counsel must be a resident of the county and admitted to the practice of law in Indiana.
SOURCE: IC 36-3-6-10; (13)IN0621.1.13. -->     SECTION 13. IC 36-3-6-10 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 10. (a) As used in this section, "office, department, or agency" means any office, department, or agency of the consolidated city or the county having a consolidated city.
    (b) Each year shall be divided into four (4) quarterly allotment periods, beginning respectively on the first day of January, April, July, and October. However, in any case where the quarterly allotment period is impracticable, the controller may prescribe a

different period suited to the circumstances but not extending beyond the end of any calendar year.
     (c) Except as provided in subsection (d), the allotment system and the encumbering of funds apply to appropriations and funds of all kinds, including dedicated funds from which expenditures are made under the authority of any office, department, or agency.
    (d) The allotment system does not apply to the following:
        (1) Money made available for the purpose of conducting a post-audit of financial transactions of any office, department, or agency.
        (2) Appropriations for construction or for the acquisition of real estate for public purposes that are exempted from the allotment system by the executive of the consolidated city.

     (e) An appropriation to any office, department, or agency is not available for expenditure until all the following occur:
        (1) The office, department, or agency submits to the controller a request for allotment that consists of:
            (A) an estimate of the amount required for each activity; and
            (B) each purpose for which money is to be expended during the applicable allotment period.
        (2) The estimate described in subdivision (1)(A) has been approved, increased, or reduced by the controller as provided in subsection (h).
        (3) The funds are allotted.

     (f) The controller shall prescribe the form of a request for allotment. The request must be submitted to the controller before the beginning of the allotment period, within a time determined by the controller.
     (g) Each request for allotment shall be reviewed by the controller. The controller shall allot amounts for expenditure if:
        (1) the estimate described in subsection (e)(1)(A) is within the terms of the appropriation as to amount and purpose, having due regard for the probable future needs of the office, department, or agency for the remainder of the calendar year or other term for which the appropriation was made; and
        (2) the office, department, or agency contemplates expenditure of the allotment during the allotment period.

     (h) The controller shall:
        (1) modify the estimate so as to conform with the terms of the appropriation and the prospective needs of the office, department, or agency; and


        (2) reduce or increase the amount to be allotted accordingly.
The controller shall notify every office, department, or agency of its allotments at least five (5) days before the beginning of each allotment period. The total amount allotted to any office, department, or agency for the fiscal year or other term for which the appropriation was made may not exceed the amount appropriated for the year or term.

     (i) The controller may at any time modify or amend any allotment made by the controller.
     (j) If the controller discovers at any time that:
        (1) the probable receipts from taxes or other sources for any fund will be less than were anticipated; and
        (2) the amount available for the remainder of the term of the appropriation or for any allotment period will be less than the amount estimated or allotted;
the controller shall, with the approval of the executive of the consolidated city, and after notice to the office, department, or agency concerned, reduce the amount or amounts allotted or to be allotted.
    (k) The controller shall promptly transmit records of all allotments and modifications to the county auditor.

SOURCE: IC 36-6-6-2; (13)IN0621.1.14. -->     SECTION 14. IC 36-6-6-2, AS AMENDED BY P.L.240-2005, SECTION 6, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 2. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) and section 2.1 of this chapter, a three (3) member township board shall be elected under IC 3-10-2-13 by the voters of each township.
    (b) The township board in a county containing a consolidated city shall consist of the following:
         (1) Before January 1, 2017, seven (7) members elected under IC 3-10-2-13 by the voters of each township.
         (2) After December 31, 2016, five (5) members elected under IC 3-10-2-13 by the voters of each township.
    (c) The township board is the township legislative body.
    (d) The term of office of a township board member is four (4) years, beginning January 1 after election and continuing until a successor is elected and qualified.
SOURCE: IC 36-6-6-4; (13)IN0621.1.15. -->     SECTION 15. IC 36-6-6-4, AS AMENDED BY P.L.240-2005, SECTION 9, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 4. (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), two (2) members of the legislative body constitute a quorum.
    (b) Before January 1, 2017, four (4) members of the legislative body in a county containing a consolidated city constitute a quorum.

After December 31, 2016, three (3) members of the legislative body in a county having a consolidated city constitute a quorum.
    (c) This subsection applies to a township government that:
        (1) is created by a merger of township governments under IC 36-6-1.5; and
        (2) elects a township board under section 2.1 of this chapter.
A majority of the members of the legislative body constitute a quorum. If a township board has an even number of members, the township executive shall serve as an ex officio member of the township board for the purpose of casting the deciding vote to break a tie.

SOURCE: IC 36-7-4-207; (13)IN0621.1.16. -->     SECTION 16. IC 36-7-4-207, AS AMENDED BY P.L.146-2008, SECTION 718, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 207. (a) ADVISORY. In a city having a park board and a city civil engineer, the city plan commission consists of nine (9) members, as follows:
        (1) One (1) member appointed by the city legislative body from its membership.
        (2) One (1) member appointed by the park board from its membership.
        (3) One (1) member or designated representative appointed by the city works board.
        (4) The city civil engineer or a qualified assistant appointed by the city civil engineer.
        (5) Five (5) citizen members, of whom no more than three (3) may be of the same political party, appointed by the city executive.
    (b) ADVISORY. If a city lacks either a park board or a city civil engineer, or both, subsection (a) does not apply. In such a city or in any town, the municipal plan commission consists of seven (7) members, as follows:
        (1) The municipal legislative body shall appoint three (3) persons, who must be elected or appointed municipal officials or employees in the municipal government, as members.
        (2) The municipal executive shall appoint four (4) citizen members, of whom no more than two (2) may be of the same political party.
    (c) AREA. To provide equitable representation of rural and urban populations, representation on the area plan commission is determined as follows:
        (1) Seven (7) representatives from each city having a population of more than one hundred five thousand (105,000).
        (2) Six (6) representatives from each city having a population of

not less than seventy thousand (70,000) nor more than one hundred five thousand (105,000).
        (3) Five (5) representatives from each city having a population of not less than thirty-five thousand (35,000) but less than seventy thousand (70,000).
        (4) Four (4) representatives from each city having a population of not less than twenty thousand (20,000) but less than thirty-five thousand (35,000).
        (5) Three (3) representatives from each city having a population of not less than ten thousand (10,000) but less than twenty thousand (20,000).
        (6) Two (2) representatives from each city having a population of less than ten thousand (10,000).
        (7) One (1) representative from each town having a population of more than two thousand one hundred (2,100), and one (1) representative from each town having a population of two thousand one hundred (2,100) or less that had a representative before January 1, 1979.
        (8) Such representatives from towns having a population of not more than two thousand one hundred (2,100) as are provided for in section 210 of this chapter.
        (9) Six (6) county representatives if the total number of municipal representatives in the county is an odd number, or five (5) county representatives if the total number of municipal representatives is an even number.
    (d) METRO. The metropolitan development commission consists of nine (9) citizen members, as follows:
        (1) Four (4) Six (6) members, of whom no more than two (2) three (3) may be of the same political party, appointed by the executive of the consolidated city.
        (2) Three (3) members, of whom no more than two (2) may be of the same political party, appointed by the legislative body of the consolidated city.
        (3) Two (2) members, who must be of different political parties, appointed by the board of commissioners of the county.
    (e) METRO. The legislative body of the consolidated city shall appoint an individual to serve as a nonvoting adviser to the metropolitan development commission when the commission is acting as the redevelopment commission of the consolidated city under IC 36-7-15.1. If the duties of the metropolitan development commission under IC 36-7-15.1 are transferred to another entity under IC 36-3-4-23, the individual appointed under this subsection shall serve

as a nonvoting adviser to that entity. A nonvoting adviser appointed under this subsection:
        (1) must also be a member of the school board of a school corporation that includes all or part of the territory of the consolidated city;
        (2) is not considered a member of the metropolitan development commission for purposes of IC 36-7-15.1 but is entitled to attend and participate in the proceedings of all meetings of the metropolitan development commission (or any successor entity designated under IC 36-3-4-23) when it is acting as a redevelopment commission under IC 36-7-15.1;
        (3) is not entitled to a salary, per diem, or reimbursement of expenses;
        (4) serves for a term of two (2) years and until a successor is appointed; and
        (5) serves at the pleasure of the legislative body of the consolidated city.