Indiana Code Title 8. Utilities and Transportation IN CODE Section 8-22-3-4.3




Sec. 4.3. (a) This section applies only to the board of an airport authority that:

(1) is not located in a county containing a consolidated city;

(2) is established by a city;  and

(3) has entered into a federal interstate compact.

(b) The board of an airport authority described in subsection (a) consists of members appointed as follows:

(1) Four (4) members appointed by the executive of the city in which the airport is located.  Not more than two (2) members appointed under this subdivision may be members of the same political party.

(2) One (1) member appointed by the executive of the county in which the airport is located.

(3) One (1) member appointed by the executive of the county (other than the county in which the airport is located) that is closest geographically to the airport.

(4) One (1) member appointed by the governor.

(c) A member of the board holds office for four (4) years and until the member's successor is appointed and qualified.

(d) If a vacancy occurs in the board, the authority that appointed the member that vacated the board shall appoint an individual to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.

(e) A board member may be reappointed to successive terms.

(f) A board member may be impeached under the procedure provided for the impeachment of county officers.

(g) The board member appointed under subsection (b)(4) serves as the president of the board.

(h) On September 1, 2013, the term of each member serving on the board of the airport authority originally established by the city of Gary is terminated.  The appointing authorities required to make appointments to the board under this section shall make new appointments to the board as soon as possible after August 31, 2013.

(i) Each person appointed by an appointing authority under subsection (b) must have knowledge of and at least five (5) years professional work experience in at least one (1) of the following:

(1) Aviation management at an executive level.

(2) Regional economic development.

(3) Business or finance.

(j) A person appointed by an appointing authority under subsection (b) may not personally have, or be employed by or have an ownership interest in an entity that has, a significant contractual or business relationship with the airport authority.

(k) The board of an airport authority described in subsection (a) shall contract with a certified public accountant for an annual financial audit of the airport authority.  The certified public accountant may not be selected without review of the accountant's proposal and approval of the accountant by the state board of accounts.  The certified public accountant may not have a significant financial interest, as determined by the board of the airport authority, in a project, facility, or service owned by, funded by, or leased by or to the airport authority.  The certified public accountant shall present the annual financial audit not later than four (4) months after the end of the airport authority's fiscal year.  The board of the airport authority shall pay the cost of the annual financial audit.  In addition, the state board of accounts may at any time conduct an audit of any phase of the operations of the airport authority.  The airport authority shall pay the cost of any audit by the state board of accounts.

(l) The board of the airport authority shall, not later than four (4) months after the end of the airport authority's fiscal year, submit an annual report of the board's activities for the preceding fiscal year to:

(1) the budget agency, for review by the budget committee;  and

(2) the legislative council.

An annual report submitted under this section to the legislative council must be in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6.  The annual report must set forth a complete operating and financial statement of the airport authority for the airport authority's preceding fiscal year.


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