County Government Study Commission:

The Indiana General Assembly enacted legislation (P.L. 109-1997) directing the County Government Study Commission to study the following:
    (1) How to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of county government by examining the functions and duties associated with all elected county officials and departments of county government. The Commission shall focus on how these functions and duties relate to the functions and duties of other elected county officials, departments of county government, and other state and local governmental entities.
    (2) The functions and duties of elected county officials and departments of county government that should be more clearly defined by statute to avoid disputes over allocation of power in county government.
    (3) The functions and duties elected county officials and departments of county government that should be eliminated, altered, or reassigned to other elected county officials, departments of county government, or other state or local governmental entities.
    (4) The functions and duties of county commissioners in Lake County and St. Joseph County and how their legislative and executive powers compare to county commissioners in other counties.