COUNTIES AND COUNTY LAW
31-5105. Final report of study commission. (1) Within one (1) year after its first meeting, the study commission shall submit its final report to the governing body. The commission shall conduct one (1) or more public hearings before submitting the final report to the governing body. The study commission may recommend an optional form or may recommend no changes in county government. The report shall be signed by a majority of the commission members. If the study commission recommends an optional form of county government, the final report shall contain:
(a) A complete description of the optional form of county government proposed, as required under the provisions of the chapter pertaining to the form of government proposed to be adopted and under any other provisions of this act; and
(b) A comparison of the existing form and proposed form of county government, including a statement of the strengths and weaknesses of the existing and proposed plans.
(2) Sufficient copies of the final report shall be prepared for public distribution and must be available not less than sixty (60) days prior to any election on adopting the recommended optional form.
(3) Within thirty (30) days after the commission submits the final report, the governing body shall publish a summary of the findings and recommendations contained in the final report in the official newspaper of the county once each week for two (2) successive weeks. The summary shall indicate where the full text of the final report may be reviewed or obtained. The summary shall include a comparison of the existing form of county government and the proposed optional form.
(4) The commission shall be deemed dissolved within thirty (30) days after it has submitted its final report to the governing body.
[31-5105, added 1996, ch. 283, sec. 2, p. 922.]