Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1193

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: None (noncode).

Synopsis: Child fatality study committee. Creates the interim study committee on child fatalities. Provides that the committee operates under the policies governing study committees adopted by the legislative council. Specifies issues for the committee to consider. Requires the committee to submit a report to the legislative council by October 31, 2000.

Effective: July 1, 2000.





Dickinson, Budak




    January 10, 2000, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedures.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1193



    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning child fatalities.

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

SOURCE: ; (00)IN1193.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000] (a) As used in this SECTION, "committee" refers to the interim study committee on child fatalities established by subsection (b).
    (b) There is established the interim study committee on child fatalities. The committee shall study issues relating to the development of a statewide systematic mechanism to review unexplained or unexpected child fatalities in Indiana.
    (c) In conducting the study required under this SECTION, the committee shall consider the following:
        (1) Sharing information and records among review team members.
        (2) Confidentiality of proceedings, including penalties for violations.
        (3) Incorporation of the child fatality review process into existing prevention efforts.
        (4) Modification of statutes regarding early intervention
        (IC 31-34-24 and IC 31-37-24 ) to establish child fatality review teams.
        (5) Funding options.
        (6) Identification of a coordinating body or organization.
        (7) Information developed by the Indiana child fatality review task force.
        (8) HB 1583-1999.
    (d) The committee shall operate under the policies governing study committees adopted by the legislative council.
    (e) 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.
    (f) The committee shall submit a report of the committee's findings and recommendations to the legislative council by October 31, 2000.
    (g) This SECTION expires December 31, 2000.