School property.

Authors: Senator James Smith, Senator Randall Head

Sponsors: Representative Robert Cherry

Co-Sponsors: Representative Terri Jo Austin

Advisors: Senator Randall Head, Senator Jean Breaux

Digest

Provides that a consolidated school corporation shall offer to transfer property to the township from which the consolidated school corporation received the property for any purpose if the property is no longer needed by the school corporation. (Current law requires the transferred property to be used for park and recreation purposes.) Allows the township to sell or lease the property to an Indiana nonprofit corporation that is exempt from federal taxation. Requires a consolidated school corporation to offer to transfer property to the city or town from which the consolidated school corporation received the property for any purpose if the property is no longer needed by the school corporation. Requires a consolidated school corporation to provide to a township, city, or town written notice of its intent to demolish a structure located on a property subject to transfer. Allows a township, city, or town 90 days to inform the school corporation whether the township, city, or town wishes to retain the structure. Prohibits a school corporation from demolishing a structure if the township, city, or town wishes to retain the structure.