February 18, 2013





HOUSE BILL No. 1215

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DIGEST OF HB 1215 (Updated February 14, 2013 9:52 am - DI 75)



Citations Affected: IC 36-8.

Synopsis: Fire protection districts. Allows a fire protection district to purchase (with the approval of the county council) firefighting apparatus and equipment for the district on an installment conditional sale or mortgage contract running for a period not exceeding 15 years. (Under current law, the 15 year duration for such a contract applies only to a fire protection district with assessed value of $60,000,000 or less.)

Effective: July 1, 2013.





Mayfield, Pierce, Koch , Ubelhor




    January 10, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government.
    February 18, 2013, reported _ Do Pass.






February 18, 2013

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1215



    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 36-8-11-26; (13)HB1215.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 36-8-11-26 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 26. After a sufficient appropriation for the purchase of firefighting apparatus and equipment, including housing, is made and is available, the district's fiscal officer, with the approval of the board and the county fiscal body, may purchase the firefighting apparatus and equipment for the district on an installment conditional sale or mortgage contract running for a period not exceeding fifteen (15) years.
        (1) six (6) years; or
        (2) fifteen (15) years for a district that:
            (A) has a total assessed value of sixty million dollars ($60,000,000) or less, as determined by thedepartment of local government finance; and
            (B) is purchasing the firefighting equipment with funding from the:
                (i) state or its instrumentalities; or
                (ii) federal government or its instrumentalities.
The purchase shall be amortized in equal or approximately equal installments payable on January 1 and July 1 each year.