IN SB0127 | 2019 | Regular Session

Status

Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 8-2)
Status: Passed on May 6 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-05-06 - Public Law 272
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]

Summary

Referendum for school safety levy. Allows a school corporation to adopt a resolution to place a referendum on the ballot to impose a school safety referendum tax levy to improve school safety. Allows a school corporation to impose a school safety referendum tax levy if approved by a majority of the voters. Requires a school corporation to certify a copy of: (1) the resolution to place a referendum for a school safety referendum tax levy on the ballot; and (2) the language for the question; to the department of local government finance (department) for review and approval. Provides that voters may not approve a school safety referendum tax levy that is imposed for more than 8 years. Provides that a school safety referendum tax levy may be reimposed or extended. Requires a county auditor to distribute proceeds attributable to property taxes imposed after being approved by the voters in a referendum to the school corporation. Specifies when a referendum is to be held. Requires the circuit court clerk of each county to certify the results of the referendum for a school safety referendum tax levy to the department. Provides that if a school safety referendum tax levy is approved by the voters in a school corporation in a calendar year, another school safety referendum levy question may not be placed on the ballot in the school corporation in the following calendar year. Provides that if a school corporation imposes a school safety referendum tax levy approved in a referendum, the school corporation may not simultaneously impose more than one additional school safety referendum tax levy approved in a subsequent referendum. Provides that during the period beginning with the adoption of a resolution by a school corporation to place a school safety referendum tax levy question on the ballot and continuing through the day on which the referendum is submitted to the voters, the school corporation may not promote a position on the referendum by taking certain actions. Provides that a school board member, school corporation superintendent, school corporation assistant superintendent, or chief school business official of a school corporation may discuss and personally advocate a position on a referendum for a school safety referendum tax levy outside a regular school day as long as public funds are not used. Requires the governing body of a school corporation for which a school safety referendum tax levy is approved to establish a school safety referendum tax levy fund (fund). Specifies purposes for which money from the fund may be used. Requires the governing body of a school corporation for which a school safety referendum tax levy is approved to establish a school safety referendum debt service fund. Specifies purposes for which money from the school safety referendum debt service fund may be used. Provides that if a school safety referendum tax levy has been approved by the voters in a school corporation at any time in the previous three years, the school corporation may not adopt a resolution to place a school referendum tax levy on the ballot. Requires a school corporation to include in a controlled project any capital improvements necessary to complete components of the most recent threat assessment of the buildings within the school corporation or school safety plan that have not been completed or that require additional funding to be completed. Expands the use of a matching grant from the Indiana secured school fund by a school corporation or charter school (school) to allow the school to use the matching grant to provide a response to a threat in a manner that the school sees fit, including the use of firearms training or other self-defense training. Requires that a school resource officer participate in the development of programs designed to identify, assess, and provide assistance to troubled youth.

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Title

Referendum for school safety levy. Allows a school corporation to adopt a resolution to place a referendum on the ballot to impose a school safety referendum tax levy to improve school safety. Allows a school corporation to impose a school safety referendum tax levy if approved by a majority of the voters. Requires a school corporation to certify a copy of: (1) the resolution to place a referendum for a school safety referendum tax levy on the ballot; and (2) the language for the question; to the department of local government finance (department) for review and approval. Provides that voters may not approve a school safety referendum tax levy that is imposed for more than 8 years. Provides that a school safety referendum tax levy may be reimposed or extended. Requires a county auditor to distribute proceeds attributable to property taxes imposed after being approved by the voters in a referendum to the school corporation. Specifies when a referendum is to be held. Requires the circuit court clerk of each county to certify the results of the referendum for a school safety referendum tax levy to the department. Provides that if a school safety referendum tax levy is approved by the voters in a school corporation in a calendar year, another school safety referendum levy question may not be placed on the ballot in the school corporation in the following calendar year. Provides that if a school corporation imposes a school safety referendum tax levy approved in a referendum, the school corporation may not simultaneously impose more than one additional school safety referendum tax levy approved in a subsequent referendum. Provides that during the period beginning with the adoption of a resolution by a school corporation to place a school safety referendum tax levy question on the ballot and continuing through the day on which the referendum is submitted to the voters, the school corporation may not promote a position on the referendum by taking certain actions. Provides that a school board member, school corporation superintendent, school corporation assistant superintendent, or chief school business official of a school corporation may discuss and personally advocate a position on a referendum for a school safety referendum tax levy outside a regular school day as long as public funds are not used. Requires the governing body of a school corporation for which a school safety referendum tax levy is approved to establish a school safety referendum tax levy fund (fund). Specifies purposes for which money from the fund may be used. Requires the governing body of a school corporation for which a school safety referendum tax levy is approved to establish a school safety referendum debt service fund. Specifies purposes for which money from the school safety referendum debt service fund may be used. Provides that if a school safety referendum tax levy has been approved by the voters in a school corporation at any time in the previous three years, the school corporation may not adopt a resolution to place a school referendum tax levy on the ballot. Requires a school corporation to include in a controlled project any capital improvements necessary to complete components of the most recent threat assessment of the buildings within the school corporation or school safety plan that have not been completed or that require additional funding to be completed. Expands the use of a matching grant from the Indiana secured school fund by a school corporation or charter school (school) to allow the school to use the matching grant to provide a response to a threat in a manner that the school sees fit, including the use of firearms training or other self-defense training. Requires that a school resource officer participate in the development of programs designed to identify, assess, and provide assistance to troubled youth.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2019-04-23 - Senate - Senate - Rules Suspended. Senate concurred in House amendments (Y: 41 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2019-04-09 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 93 N: 3 NV: 1 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2019-04-03 - House - House - Committee Vote (Y: 22 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2019-02-12 - Senate - Third reading (Y: 42 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2019-02-05 - Senate - Senate - Committee Vote (Y: 12 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-05-06SenatePublic Law 272
2019-05-06SenateSigned by the Governor
2019-04-30SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2019-04-24HouseSigned by the Speaker
2019-04-24SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2019-04-23SenateRules Suspended. Senate concurred in House amendments; Roll Call 566: yeas 41, nays 8
2019-04-23SenateMotion to concur filed
2019-04-23SenateDissent withdrawn
2019-04-23SenateSenator Spartz removed as coauthor
2019-04-22SenateSenate advisors appointed: Merritt, Ford J.D. and Becker
2019-04-22SenateSenate conferees appointed: Holdman and Stoops
2019-04-18SenateSenate dissented from House amendments
2019-04-18SenateMotion to dissent filed
2019-04-18SenateConcurrence withdrawn
2019-04-17SenateMotion to concur filed
2019-04-11HouseReturned to the Senate with amendments
2019-04-09HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 429: yeas 93, nays 3
2019-04-08HouseSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2019-04-04HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2019-03-14HouseRepresentative Porter added as cosponsor
2019-02-26HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Ways and Means
2019-02-13SenateReferred to the House
2019-02-12SenateSenators Zay and Spartz added as coauthors
2019-02-12SenateCosponsor: Representative Lehman
2019-02-12SenateHouse sponsor: Representative Huston
2019-02-12SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 106: yeas 42, nays 7
2019-02-11SenateSenator Bohacek added as coauthor
2019-02-11SenateSenator Tomes added as third author
2019-02-11SenateAmendment #4 (Spartz) prevailed; voice vote
2019-02-11SenateAmendment #3 (Holdman) prevailed; voice vote
2019-02-11SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2019-02-07SenateSenator Randolph added as coauthor
2019-02-05SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2019-01-07SenateSenator Becker added as coauthor
2019-01-07SenateSenator Merritt added as second author
2019-01-03SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy
2019-01-03SenateAuthored by Senator Holdman

Indiana State Sources

TypeSource
Summaryhttp://iga.in.gov/legislative/2019/bills/senate/127/
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/f/b/7/7/fb77859a/SB0127.01.INTR.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/c/e/0/4/ce046a17/SB0127.01.INTR.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/c/4/1/c/c41c982c/SB0127.02.COMS.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/7/3/c/2/73c26b64/SB0127.02.COMS.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/3/2/5/3/32531efe/SB0127.03.ENGS.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/0/b/6/9/0b695b27/SB0127.03.ENGS.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/f/e/e/d/feedab01/SB0127.04.COMH.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/e/2/0/2/e202ea0c/SB0127.04.COMH.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/c/4/a/5/c4a5cd33/SB0127.05.ENRH.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/c/7/c/c/c7cce67f/SB0127.01.INTR.00.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/d/e/a/6/dea62bb9/SB0127.106.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/b/2/4/b/b24b2ac5/SB0127.03.ENGS.00.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/3/0/d/a/30da6c90/SB0127.429.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/b/0/b/8/b0b8e8d6/SB0127.566.pdf

Bill Comments

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