(8) INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEE ON FISCAL POLICY
THE COMMITTEE IS CHARGED WITH STUDYING THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
(A) The following:
(i) Whether Indiana should implement a state-based health exchange.
(ii) The current operation of the federal exchange in Indiana.
(iii) The definition of "essential health benefits" for use in Indiana under the
Affordable Care Act, including ensuring that the definition results in adequate benefits.
(iv) Access to consumer choice of health care providers.
(HB 1309, SECTION 1 (as introduced)).
(B) A multi-year review, analysis, and evaluation of all tax incentives according to a schedule developed by the Committee.
(HEA 1020-2014, SECTION 1).
(C) Comparison of the effectiveness of tax credits to the effectiveness of grant programs in encouraging the preservation and commercial redevelopment of historic properties.
(HEA 1215-2014, SECTION 1).
(D) The factors contributing to the shift of the local property tax burden, including the following issues:
(i) Shifts in property taxes that result from property tax abatements.
(ii) Abatement claw-backs.
(iii) Property tax deductions, exemptions, and credits that shift the local property tax burden.
(iv) Increased circuit breaker losses to local units that may result from property tax shifts.
(v) Increasing numbers of taxpayers that are claiming property tax exemptions.
SECTION 4. In addition to any other topic assigned to the committee by statute, the study committee identified in this SECTION shall study the following topics and make a final report with findings and recommendations to the Legislative Council before November 1, 2014, in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6:
(1) COMMISSION ON BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY & BUSINESS TAXATION (SEA 1-2014, SECTION 12)
THE COMMISSION IS CHARGED WITH STUDYING THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
(A) The topics assigned to the Commission by SEA 1-2014, SECTION 12.
(B) The topics described in SEA 118-2014, SECTION 39 (redevelopment commissions, authorities, and departments).