HOUSE BILL No. 1370
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 36-6-6-10.
Synopsis: Compensation of township board members. Provides that
after December 31, 2011, the total compensation and benefits paid to
a township board member may not exceed $7,000 per year.
Effective: July 1, 2011.
January 18, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Government and Regulatory
First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1370
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 36-6-6-10; (11)IN1370.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 36-6-6-10, AS AMENDED BY P.L.146-2008,
SECTION 713, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 10. (a) This section does not apply
to the appropriation of money to pay a deputy or an employee of a
township assessor with assessment duties or to an elected township
(b) The township legislative body shall fix the:
(3) rates of hourly pay; and
(4) remuneration other than statutory allowances;
of all officers and employees of the township.
(c) Subject to subsection (d), the township legislative body may
reduce the salary of an elected or appointed official. However, except
as provided in
(h) and (i),
the official is entitled
to a salary that is not less than the salary fixed for the first year of the
term of office that immediately preceded the current term of office.
(d) Except as provided in subsection (h), the township legislative
body may not alter the salaries of elected or appointed officers during
the fiscal year for which they are fixed, but it may add or eliminate any
other position and change the salary of any other employee, if the
necessary funds and appropriations are available.
(e) If a change in the mileage allowance paid to state officers and
employees is established by July 1 of any year, that change shall be
included in the compensation fixed for the township executive and
assessor under this section, to take effect January 1 of the next year.
However, the township legislative body may by ordinance provide for
the change in the sum per mile to take effect before January 1 of the
(f) The township legislative body may not reduce the salary of the
township executive without the consent of the township executive
during the term of office of the township executive as set forth in
(g) This subsection applies when a township executive dies or
resigns from office. The person filling the vacancy of the township
executive shall receive at least the same salary the previous township
executive received for the remainder of the unexpired term of office of
the township executive (as set forth in IC 36-6-4-2), unless the person
consents to a reduction in salary.
(h) In a year in which there is not an election of members to the
township legislative body,
the township legislative body may by
unanimous vote reduce the salaries of the members of the township
legislative body by any amount.
(i) After December 31, 2011, the total compensation and benefits
provided or paid to a township board member may not exceed
seven thousand dollars ($7,000) per year, including:
(2) use of a township vehicle;
(3) mileage or vehicle allowance;
(4) health, vision, and dental insurance; and
(5) any other:
(A) amount paid to a township board member; or
(B) benefit provided to a township board member;
to compensate the township board member for services
provided as a public officer.
Notwithstanding subsection (h), if necessary in order to comply
with this subsection, a township legislative body shall vote in 2011
to reduce the salaries of the members of the township legislative
body effective January 1, 2012. The salary reduction shall be made
by a majority vote of the township legislative body.