HOUSE BILL No. 1193
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.
January 10, 2000, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative
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:
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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). (4) Modification of statutes regarding early intervention
(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
(2) Confidentiality of proceedings, including penalties for
(3) Incorporation of the child fatality review process into
existing prevention efforts.
(IC 31-34-24 and
) to establish child fatality
(5) Funding options.
(6) Identification of a coordinating body or organization.
(7) Information developed by the Indiana child fatality review
(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
(g) This SECTION expires December 31, 2000.