HB 1124-1_ Filed 01/31/2000, 07:53


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HOUSE MOTION ____

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MR. SPEAKER:

    I move that House Bill 1124 be amended to read as follows:

    Page 5, after line 18 , begin a new paragraph and insert:
    "SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000] (a) As used in this SECTION, "committee" refers to the state care facilities oversight committee established by this SECTION.
    (b) As used in this SECTION, "state care facility" refers to a:
        (1) state institution (as defined by IC 12-7-2-184 ); or
        (2) special institution under the administrative control of the state health commissioner (IC 16-19-6-5).
    (c) As used in this SECTION, "agency" refers to the office of the secretary of family and social services.
    (d) The state care facilities oversight committee is established.
    (e) The committee consists of twenty-four (24) voting members, appointed as follows:
        (1) Eight members appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives, appointed as follows:
            (A) Four (4) members shall be appointed by the             president pro tempore of the senate. Not more than two             (2) of the members appointed under this subdivision may             be of the same political party; and
            (B) Four (4) members shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives. Not more than two (2) of the members appointed under this subdivision may be of the same political party.


        At least one-half (1/2) of the members of the committee         appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and         at least one-half (1/2) of the members appointed by the         president pro tempore of the senate must represent         legislative districts in which a state care facility is located.
        (2) Two individuals representing the agency, including the         division directors of:
            (A) disability, aging and rehabilitative services; and
            (B) the division of mental health.
        (3) Fourteen (14) individuals who are not members of the         general assembly and who are appointed by the governor as         follows:
            (A) Four (4) individuals representing business and             industry, not more than two (2) of whom may be             affiliated with the same political party.
            (B) Four (4) individuals representing local government,             not more than two (2) of whom may be affiliated with the             same political party.
            (C) Two (2) individuals representing families of those             living in state care facilities, not more than (1) of whom             may be affiliated with the same political party.
            (D) Two (2) individuals representing the general public,             not more than one (1) of whom may be affiliated with the             same political party.
            (E) Two (2) individuals representing the following             interests:
                (i) One (1) individual representing the department                 of corrections who works with incarcerated                 individuals having mental health needs.
                (ii) One (1) individual representing the Association                 of Retarded Citizens.
    (f) Appointments are valid for two (2) years after the date of the appointment. However, a member shall serve on the committee until a new appointment is made.
    (g) A vacancy among the members of the committee shall be filled by the appointing authority of the member whose position is vacant. If the appointing authority does not fill a vacancy within sixty (60) days after the date the vacancy occurs, the vacancy shall be filled by the chair of the legislative council.
    (h) The chair of the legislative council shall designate a member of the committee to be the chair of the committee
    (i) The chair of the committee shall call for the committee to meet at least six (6) times during a calendar year. The chair may designate subcommittees to meet between committee meetings and report back to the full committee.
    (j) Each member of the committee is entitled to receive the same per diem, mileage, and travel allowances paid to individuals who serve as legislative and lay members, respectively, serving on interim study committees established by the legislative council.
    (k) The committee shall operate under the policies governing study committees adopted by the legislative council.

    (l) The legislative services agency shall provide staff support to the committee.
    (m) The affirmative votes of a majority of the voting members appointed to the committee are required for the committee to take action on any measure, including final reports.
    (n) The committee shall study, investigate, and oversee the following issues:
        (1) The current operating practices of state care facilities.
        (2) The nature and needs of the populations served by state care facilities.
        (3) Staffing, training and resource needs of state care facilities.
        (4) Funding and the financial status of state care facilities.
        (5) Legislative and administrative changes needed to serve the populations of state care facilities.
        (6) Any other matter related to state care facilities.
    (o) The committee shall submit:
        (1) an interim report of the committee's findings and recommendations to the legislative council by October 31, 2000; and
        (2) a final report of the committee's findings and recommendations to the legislative council by October 31, 2001.
    (p) A state care facility shall, upon request, submit information to the committee.
    (q) The agency division directors of disability, aging and     rehabilitative services and the division of mental health, and     the state health commissioner shall report to the committee     each month concerning each state care facility under their     administrative control and     responsibility, the following:
        (1) The status and progress of a five (5) year long-range plan         to improve:
            (A) Staffing and training of nursing care staff, and other             support staff.
            (B) Funding for hiring a sufficient number of             competent, reliable staff members.
            (C) The physical plant.
            (D) Properly monitored community placement.
        (2) Proposed rules and rulemaking in progress.
        (3) Current financial status of state operated care facilities.
        (4) Current staffing levels and training of nursing and         support staff.
        (4) Any additional matter requested by the committee.
    (q) The council on state operated care facilities created by executive order 99-19 shall submit a copy of the council's interim and final reports to the committee at the same time the council submits the reports to the governor.


    (r) This SECTION expires December 31, 2001.
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    (Reference is to HB 1124 as printed January 27, 2000.)

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Representative SCHOLER


RH 112404/DI lh
2000