Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1213

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 36-7-9-5.5.

Synopsis: Unsafe buildings. Allows an enforcement authority to order a first mortgage holder to take certain actions under the unsafe building law with respect to an unsafe building or structure that has been vacated by the owner as the result of a judgment of foreclosure or for which the mortgage debt has been discharged in a bankruptcy proceeding.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





Van Haaften




    January 11, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government.







Introduced

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1213



    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 36-7-9-5.5; (07)IN1213.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 36-7-9-5.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 5.5. An enforcement authority may, in accordance with section 5 of this chapter, order a first mortgage holder with respect to a building or structure declared unsafe by the enforcement authority to:
        (1) vacate the unsafe building or structure;
        (2) seal the unsafe building or structure;
        (3) exterminate vermin in and about the unsafe building or structure;
        (4) remove trash, debris, or fire hazardous material from the unsafe building or structure; or
        (5) repair or rehabilitate the unsafe building or structure;
if the unsafe building or structure has been vacated by the owner as the result of a judgment of foreclosure in favor of the first mortgage holder or if the mortgage debt has been discharged in a bankruptcy proceeding filed by the owner.