Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 208

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 4-20.5-5.

Synopsis: Leasing of state property. Requires any facility used by the news media that is located on state owned or state leased property to be leased from the state by the news media.

Effective: July 1, 2000.





Wheeler




    January 10, 2000, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


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SENATE BILL No. 208



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state offices and administration.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 4-20.5-5-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "facility" includes any of the following:
        (1) Office space.
        (2) Storage space.
        (3) A parking garage or lot.
        (4) Other property that can be used by an agency or the news media.
    SECTION 2. IC 4-20.5-5-2.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 2.5. As used in this chapter, "news media" means newspapers, magazines, news services, licensed commercial or public television stations, licensed commercial or public radio stations, and other established means of mass communication.
    SECTION 3. IC 4-20.5-5-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 3. The department shall

do the following:
        (1) Establish uniform standards for determining the amount and type of facilities needed by agencies.
        (2) Assign facilities in or on property owned or leased by the state.
        (3) With the approval of the governor, lease facilities for the use of agencies.
        (4) Prepare and make available for public inspection an annual report of facilities leased for agencies in each county.
        (5) Establish uniform standards for determining the amount and type of facilities that are available for lease by the news media.
        (6) Lease facilities for the use of the news media.

    SECTION 4. IC 4-20.5-5-5.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 5.5. (a) Any facility used by the news media that is located on state owned or state leased property must be leased from the state by the news media.
    (b) A representative of a news medium that needs facilities must submit a description of its needs to the department.
    (c) The department shall establish guidelines for the leasing of space to the news media.

    SECTION 5. IC 4-20.5-5-6.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 6.5. The department shall determine whether a news medium's need for facilities can be met by leasing facilities in or on property owned or leased by the state. If a news medium's need can be met by leasing state controlled property, the department shall approve all or part of the request and enter into a lease.
    SECTION 6. IC 4-20.5-5-8 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 8. (a) This section applies to the negotiation and execution of a lease of state owned or state leased property by a news medium.
    (b) After a lease agreement is entered into and set forth in writing, the department shall submit the lease agreement for review by the attorney general. A lease agreement that is:
        (1) negotiated;
        (2) executed by the authorized agents of the state and the lessee; and
        (3) approved by the attorney general;


under this section is a binding contract between the state and the lessee.