HB 1599

  • Indiana House Bill
  • 2023 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Tourism improvement districts.


Provides that a person may circulate a petition to create a tourism improvement district (district) within the territory of a county, city, or town. Specifies the contents of the tourism improvement district plan that must be filed with a petition to establish a district. Excludes property that receives a homestead standard deduction from inclusion within a district. Provides that owners of real property or businesses located within a district may be charged a special assessment to fund improvements and other district activities. Provides that, after a hearing on a petition to establish a district, a county, city, or town legislative body may adopt the ordinance establishing the district only if it determines that the petition has been signed by at least 50% of the owners of real property or businesses within the district who will pay the special assessment. Specifies the contents of the ordinance establishing a district and the length of time for which a district may exist. Allows a district to issue bonds. Requires the county, city, or town legislative body to contract with a nonprofit district management association to administer and implement the district's activities and improvements.

Bill Sponsors (4)


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Feb 07, 2023


Committee report: do pass, adopted


Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127

ways and means pursuant to house rule 127

Jan 19, 2023


Coauthored by Representatives Karickhoff, May, Porter


Authored by Representative Baird


First reading: referred to Committee on Local Government

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
local government

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced House Bill (H) PDF
House Bill (H) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: HB1599.02.COMH.FN001 PDF


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