2021 Indiana Code
Title 36. Local Government
Article 12. Libraries
Chapter 2. Class 1 Public Libraries: Organization and Board Members
36-12-2-18. Term of Library Board Member

Universal Citation: IN Code § 36-12-2-18 (2021)

Sec. 18. (a) Subject to subsection (b), the term of a library board member is four (4) years. A member may continue to serve on a library board after the member's term expires until the member's successor is qualified under section 19 of this chapter. The term of the member's successor is not extended by the time that has elapsed before the successor's appointment and qualification. If a member is appointed to fill a vacancy on a library board, the member's term is the unexpired term of the member being replaced.

(b) Except for a library board whose membership is established under section 15 of this chapter, for purposes of establishing staggered terms for the members of a library board, the initial members shall serve the following terms:

(1) One (1) year for one (1) member appointed under section 9(1), 9(5), 16(b)(1), 16(b)(2), or 17(1) of this chapter.

(2) Two (2) years for one (1) member appointed under section 9(3)(A), 9(4), 16(b)(3), 16(b)(4), or 17(2) of this chapter.

(3) Three (3) years for one (1) member appointed under section 9(2), 9(3)(A), 16(b)(4), 16(b)(5), or 17(1) of this chapter.

(4) Four (4) years for one (1) member appointed under section 9(3)(B), 16(b)(6), or 17(2) of this chapter.

(c) When an appointing authority appoints members to terms of different length under subsection (b), the appointing authority shall designate which member serves each term.

(d) A member may not serve more than four (4) consecutive terms as provided in section 8 of this chapter.

[Pre-2005 Elementary and Secondary Education Recodification Citation: 20-14-2.5-12.]

As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.49. Amended by P.L.113-2010, SEC.159.

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