Sec. 6 . (a) Subject to this chapter, the governing body of a school corporation may adopt a resolution to place a referendum under this chapter on the ballot if the governing body of the school corporation determines that a referendum levy should be imposed for measures to improve school safety as described in IC 20-40-20-6(a) or IC 20-40-20-6(b) .
(b) A school corporation may, with the approval of the majority of members of the governing body, distribute a portion of the proceeds of a tax levy collected under this chapter that is deposited in the fund to a charter school, excluding a virtual charter school, that is located within the attendance area of the school corporation, to be used by the charter school for the purposes described in IC 20-40-20-6(a) .
(c) The governing body of the school corporation shall certify a copy of the resolution to the following:
(1) The department of local government finance, including the language for the question required by section 9 of this chapter, or in the case of a resolution to extend a referendum levy certified to the department of local government finance, section 10 of this chapter. The department shall review the language for compliance with section 9 or 10 of this chapter, whichever is applicable, and either approve or reject the language. The department shall send its decision to the governing body of the school corporation not more than ten (10) days after the resolution is submitted to the department. If the language is approved, the governing body of the school corporation shall certify a copy of the resolution, including the language for the question and the department's approval.
(2) The county fiscal body of each county in which the school corporation is located (for informational purposes only).
(3) The circuit court clerk of each county in which the school corporation is located.
(d) The resolution described in subsection (a) must indicate whether proceeds in the school corporation's fund collected from a tax levy under this chapter will be used to provide a distribution to a charter school or charter schools, excluding a virtual charter school, under IC 20-40-20-6(b) as well as the amount that will be distributed to the particular charter school or charter schools. A school corporation may request from the designated charter school or charter schools any financial documentation necessary to demonstrate the financial need of the charter school or charter schools.
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