Indiana Code 36-9-27-26

§ IC 36-9-27-26. Drains under jurisdiction of certain drainage maintenance and repair districts and associations; exemption from chapter

Sec. 26. A drain that is under the jurisdiction of:

(1) a drainage maintenance and repair district established under IC 13-2-21 (before its repeal) or under IC 14-27-8; or

(2) an association established under Acts 1913, c. 165;

is not subject to annual assessments for periodic maintenance under this chapter, and the district or association is solely responsible for the maintenance of the drain. However, if the drain flows directly or indirectly into a regulated drain that is subject to this chapter, the board shall assess the land within the district or association for any benefits it receives from the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of the regulated drain.

Terms Used in Indiana Code 36-9-27-26

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

As added by Acts 1981, P.L.309, SEC.101. Amended by P.L.1-1995, SEC.88.