Sec. 30.1. (a) Two-thirds (2/3) of the money in the cigarette tax fund is annually appropriated to the cities and towns of this state and to certain local governmental entities.

     (b) The amount which is allocated to each city or town under this section equals the product of:

Terms Used In Indiana Code 6-7-1-30.1

  • Population: has the meaning set forth in IC 1-1-3. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
(1) the total amount appropriated under subsection (a); multiplied by

(2) a fraction, the numerator of which is the population of the city or town, and the denominator of which is the total population of all the cities and towns of Indiana.

     (c) The auditor of state shall calculate and distribute the amount allocated to each city or town under this section on or before June 1 and December 1 of each year. To make these semiannual distributions, the auditor of state shall issue warrants drawn on the cigarette tax fund to the officials designated in subsection (d) or (e).

     (d) For a consolidated city, or a city or town which is located in the same county as the consolidated city, the auditor of state shall issue a warrant for:

(1) three-fourteenths (3/14) of the money allocated to the city or town under subsection (b) to the fiscal officer of the city or town; and

(2) the remaining eleven-fourteenths (11/14) of the money to the treasurer of that county.

The fiscal officer of the city or town shall deposit the money distributed to him under this subsection in the city’s or town’s general fund. The county treasurer shall annually deposit three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($350,000) which he receives under this subsection in the capital improvement bond fund of the county. The remainder of the money which the county treasurer receives under this subsection is appropriated to the department of transportation of the consolidated city. The county treasurer shall serve as custodian of the money so appropriated to the department.

     (e) For a city or town which is not located in the same county as a consolidated city, the auditor of state shall issue a warrant for the total amount allocated to the city or town under subsection (b) to the fiscal officer of the city or town. The fiscal officer shall deposit three-fourteenths (3/14) of the money in the city’s or town’s general fund, and he shall deposit the remaining eleven-fourteenths (11/14) of the money in the city’s or town’s cumulative capital improvement fund.

As added by Acts 1977, P.L.89, SEC.3. Amended by Acts 1981, P.L.11, SEC.38; P.L.96-1987, SEC.5; P.L.2-1990, SEC.9.