Indiana Code 36-9-27-24

§ IC 36-9-27-24. Drains located in conservancy districts; jurisdiction

Sec. 24. (a) A regulated drain that is located within a conservancy district is not subject to this chapter if:

(1) the drain has been designated for construction, reconstruction, or maintenance in the district plan of the conservancy district; and

(2) the district plan was approved before January 1, 1966.

However, if the drain has a direct or indirect outlet into any other drain that is subject to this chapter, the board shall assess the district for any benefits it receives from the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of the other drain.

Terms Used in Indiana Code 36-9-27-24

amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.

Board: refers to the drainage board of a county. See Indiana Code 36-9-27-2

jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case.

(2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.

Maintenance: means work on a drain as described in section 34(c) of this chapter for any of the purposes stated in that section. See Indiana Code 36-9-27-2

Reconstruction: means work on a drain as described in section 34(b) of this chapter to correct any of the problems with the drain that are enumerated in that section up to and including the discharge portion of the drain. See Indiana Code 36-9-27-2

(b) A court may not approve the district plan or an amendment to the district plan of a conservancy district if it includes the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of a regulated drain in the district, unless written approval for the district to perform the work is filed with the court by the board or by the department of natural resources.

(c) When a drain located in a conservancy district is not subject to this chapter, the district, with the approval of the court having jurisdiction over the district, may file a written request with the board for the board to assume jurisdiction over the drain. The drain becomes subject to this chapter when the request is filed.

As added by Acts 1981, P.L.309, SEC.101.