INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Senate committee has revived a plan by
majority Republicans to eliminate township boards and transfer their duties
to the county level starting in 2013.
The Senate Local Government Committee voted along party lines Wednesday to
amend and pass the bill. It now goes to the Senate floor.
Committee chair Sen. Connie Lawson of Danville says the bill reflects the
position of Senate Republicans. If the Senate passes the amended bill, it
will go to a House-Senate conference committee to try to resolve the two
versions of the bill.
The House language stripped out of the bill Wednesday would allow voters in
every township to vote in November on whether to get rid of their township
trustees and township boards.