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[multiple] [s37] Sen. Bray: Senate Approves Bill to Give Residents More Say in Local Gov’t Structure Decisions
Start Date: 4/5/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/6/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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STATEHOUSE (April 4, 2013) — A proposal by State Sen. Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) to help ensure Indiana residents have a say in how their local government is organized passed the full Senate today by a 48-0 vote.

House Bill 1186 would create a new avenue for incorporation of a town: a voter referendum of residents that would be within the boundaries of the proposed town. Bray said this legislation will put decision-making power surrounding when and how a community becomes a town directly in the hands of those who are affected. Currently, incorporation of towns is overseen by the county executive.
“One of my goals at the Statehouse is to promote policies that keep government closest to the people it represents,” Bray said. “This bill is a common sense change in line with that goal. I’m grateful for the unanimous support it received in the Senate.”

HB 1186 now heads back to the House of Representatives for final legislative approval.


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Phone: 317-234-9133
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