Comments: IN HB1437 | 2019 | Regular Session

Bill Title: Training for local government officers. Adds a definition of "training course" for purposes of the training requirements that are applicable to the executive, legislative, and fiscal bodies of counties, cities and towns. Requires the Indiana office of community and rural affairs (office) to develop and make available courses to train members of the following county, city, and town bodies: (1) A plan commission and board of zoning appeals. (2) A county drainage board. Provides that the office may work in cooperation with public and private organizations and state educational institutions in developing and making the training courses available. Requires a member of a county, city, or town body to complete the training by the later of the following dates: (1) Twelve months after the member is elected or appointed. (2) July 1, 2020. Allows a county, city, or town to fix the compensation of a building inspector that has attained certification from the International Code Council at a salary that is higher than a building inspector that has not attained certification. Provides that an individual elected to the office of county auditor, treasurer, recorder, or surveyor must take a newly elected official training course before the individual first takes the office. Provides that money in the county elected officials training fund (fund) may be used to provide to county auditors, treasurers, recorders, and surveyors the following: (1) Travel, lodging, and related expenses associated with any training paid for from the fund. (2) Training of one or more designees of a county elected official if sufficient funds are appropriated by the county fiscal body. Provides that money in the fund may be used for the newly elected official training course expenses. Provides that the failure of an individual to complete the required training does not prevent the individual from taking an office to which the individual was elected. Provides that a county, city, or town may pay the training expenses of a member of the executive, legislative, or fiscal body from the county, city, or town's general fund without appropriation.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 4-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-03-04 - First reading: referred to Committee on Local Government [HB1437 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [PDF]

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