March 14, 2001





ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1739

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DIGEST OF HB 1739 (Updated March 13, 2001 11:02 AM - DI 71)



Citations Affected: IC 22-14.

Synopsis: Firefighting personnel standards and education. Allows the board of firefighting personnel standards and education to certify nonfire service personnel who meet the qualifications set by the education board.

Effective: July 1, 2001.





Kruzan, Ruppel , Aguilera , Herndon
(SENATE SPONSORS _ CLARK, LUTZ L, SIMPSON)




    January 17, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
    February 5, 2001, reported _ Do Pass.
    February 12, 2001, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
    February 13, 2001, read third time, passed. Yeas 93, nays 1.

SENATE ACTION

    February 28, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.
    March 13, 2001, reported favorably _ Do Pass.







March 14, 2001

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


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ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1739



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and industrial safety.

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

SOURCE: IC 22-14-2-7; (01)EH1739.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 22-14-2-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 7. (a) This section does not limit the powers, rights, duties, and other responsibilities of municipal or county governments or impose requirements affecting pension laws or any other laws.
    (b) This section does not require a member of a fire department to be certified.
    (c) The education board may:
        (1) certify firefighting training and education programs that meet the standards set by the education board;
        (2) certify fire department instructors who meet the qualifications set by the education board;
        (3) direct research in the field of firefighting and fire prevention and accept gifts and grants to direct this research;
        (4) recommend curricula for advanced training courses and seminars in fire science or fire engineering training to public and private institutions of higher education;
        (5) certify fire service personnel and nonfire service personnel who meet the qualifications set by the education board;
        (6) require fire service personnel certified at any instructor level to fulfill continuing education requirements in order to maintain certification;
        (7) contract or cooperate with any person and adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to carry out its responsibilities under this section; or
        (8) grant a variance to a rule the education board has adopted.