Current as of: 2009IC 8-22-3-10
Proposal and adoption of ordinances
Sec. 10. (a) A member of the board may introduce a draft of a proposed ordinance at a meeting of the board. A person who introduces a draft shall provide at the time of introduction a written copy of the draft. The board shall assign to each draft a distinguishing number and the date when introduced.
(b) Not more than seven (7) days after the introduction of a draft of an ordinance nor less than seven (7) days before the final passage of a draft of an ordinance, the board shall publish a notice that the proposed ordinance is pending final action by the board. The notice shall be published in each county within the jurisdiction of the board in accordance with IC 5-3-1. Notice of an ordinance establishing a budget must be in accordance with IC 6-1.1-17.
(c) The board shall include in the notice reference to the subject matter of the proposed ordinance and the time and place a hearing will be had and shall indicate that the proposed ordinance is available for public inspection at the office of the board. The board may include in one (1) notice a reference to the subject matter of each draft that is pending and for which notice has not already been given.
(d) An ordinance is not invalid because the reference to the subject matter of the draft was inadequate if it was sufficient to advise the public of the general subject matter of the proposed ordinance.
(e) The board shall, not later than the date of notice, place five (5) copies of the proposed draft on file in the office of the board for public inspection.
(f) At a meeting for which notice has been given as required by this section, the board may take final action on the proposed ordinance or may postpone final consideration of it to a designated meeting in the future without giving additional notice.
(g) Before adopting an ordinance, the board must give an opportunity to persons present at the meeting to give testimony, evidence, or argument for or against the proposed ordinance in person or by counsel, under reasonable rules as to the number of persons who may be heard and time limits that the board adopts.
(h) When an ordinance is adopted, the board shall also designate the effective date of the ordinance. If the board fails to designate the effective date of the ordinance in the record of the proceedings of the board, the ordinance takes effect on the fourteenth day after its passage.
(i) When the board adopts an ordinance, the board shall have copies of it made available to the public.
(j) The board may provide for the printing of the ordinances of the
authority in pamphlet form or for bound volumes and may distribute them without charge, or may charge the cost of printing and distribution.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.8, SEC.73. Amended by Acts 1980, P.L.78, SEC.2.
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