Sec. 3. (a) For purposes of the statutes described in section 5(c) of this chapter, a reference to population is a reference to population as determined by the most recent of the following:

(1) Federal decennial census.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 1-1-3.5-3

  • corrected population count: means a certification of census population count for a political subdivision that:

    Indiana Code 1-1-3.5-1.5

  • federal decennial census: means a United States decennial census of population conducted under 13 U. See Indiana Code 1-1-3.5-2
  • political subdivision: has the meaning set forth in IC 36-1-2-13. See Indiana Code 1-1-3.5-2
  • Population: has the meaning set forth in IC 1-1-3. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • special tabulation: means a certification of the census population count for a political subdivision that:

    Indiana Code 1-1-3.5-2.5

  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the commonwealths, possessions, states in free association with the United States, and the territories. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
(2) Federal special census.

(3) Special tabulation.

(4) Corrected population count.

     (b) For purposes of statutes relating to drawing boundaries of county executive districts, county fiscal body districts, municipal legislative body districts, or the districts of any other political subdivision, a reference to population is a reference to population as determined by the most recent of the following:

(1) Federal decennial census.

(2) Federal special census.

(3) Special tabulation.

(4) Corrected population count.

     (c) For purposes of a noncode statute, a reference to population is the population determined by the most recent federal decennial census in effect before the passage of the statute, unless the population description in the statute is changed by subsequent legislation.

     (d) For purposes of statutes not described in subsection (a), (b), or (c), a reference to population is the population determined by the most recent federal decennial census in effect, unless the statute specifically provides otherwise.

     (e) This subsection applies to a political subdivision located in more than one (1) county. If a political subdivision is described in a statute by reference to the county in which the political subdivision is located, the reference is to the county that contains a majority of the population of the political subdivision.

     (f) The effective date of each:

(1) federal decennial census;

(2) federal special census;

(3) special tabulation; or

(4) corrected population count;

is April 1 of the calendar year following the year in which the tabulation of population or corrected population count is delivered to the state by the United States Secretary of Commerce under 13 U.S.C. 141 and received by the governor.

     (g) Promptly upon receiving the tabulation of population or corrected population count, the governor shall issue an executive order:

(1) evidencing the date of receipt; and

(2) noting that the effective date of the tabulation of population or corrected population count for purposes of any statute described in this section is April 1 of the following year.

As added by Acts 1981, P.L.1, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.1-1988, SEC.3; P.L.2-1990, SEC.2; P.L.170-2002, SEC.1; P.L.66-2003, SEC.1.