February 22, 2002





ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 506

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DIGEST OF SB 506 (Updated February 20, 2002 11:15 AM - DI 87)



Citations Affected: IC 2-5; IC 2-6.

Synopsis: Electronic distribution of legislative documents. Specifies that certain legislative documents are to be distributed in electronic rather than paper format, unless the legislative council, the principal secretary of the senate, or the principal clerk of the house of representatives directs that paper copies be used. Provides that any unused appropriations made for the purpose of printing and distributing legislative documents shall be transferred by the director of legislative services to a nonreverting fund.

Effective: Upon passage.





Ford
(HOUSE SPONSORS _ MURPHY, CROOKS, GRUBB)




    January 14, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Governmental and Regulatory Affairs.
    January 31, 2002, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    February 4, 2002, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
    February 5, 2002, read third time, passed. Yeas 46, nays 2.

HOUSE ACTION

    February 11, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy, Ethics and Veterans Affairs.
    February 21, 2002, amended, reported _ Do Pass.






February 22, 2002

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


PRINTING CODE. Amendments: Whenever an existing statute (or a section of the Indiana Constitution) is being amended, the text of the existing provision will appear in this style type, additions will appear in this style type, and deletions will appear in this style type.
Additions: Whenever a new statutory provision is being enacted (or a new constitutional provision adopted), the text of the new provision will appear in this style type. Also, the word NEW will appear in that style type in the introductory clause of each SECTION that adds a new provision to the Indiana Code or the Indiana Constitution.
Conflict reconciliation: Text in a statute in this style type or this style type reconciles conflicts between statutes enacted by the 2001 General Assembly.


ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 506



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning the general assembly.

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

    SECTION 1. IC 2-5-1.1-17 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 17. (a) Any unused appropriations made for the purpose of printing or distributing legislative bills, the Indiana Code, the Indiana Administrative Code, the Indiana Register, the Acts of Indiana, or other legislative documents shall be transferred by the executive director of the legislative services agency to the fund established under this section. The council or its personnel subcommittee may transfer other unused appropriations to the fund.
    (b) There is established a fund for the purposes of subsection (a). Money in the fund at the end of the state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund but remains available for expenditure as provided by law. Interest earned by the fund shall remain in the fund.

    SECTION 2. IC 2-6-1.5-6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE

UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 6. (a) This section applies to the distribution of legislative documents to the following:
        (1) State and local government officers, departments, agencies, boards, and commissions.
        (2) Public libraries.
        (3) State educational institutions (as defined in IC 20-12-0.5-1).
        (4) Members of the public by sale.
    (b) The Indiana Register shall be distributed by the legislative services agency in electronic format only.
    (c) Unless directed otherwise by the legislative council, the legislative services agency shall distribute the following documents in electronic format only:
        (1) The Indiana Code and its supplements.
        (2) The annual session laws of the general assembly.
        (3) The Indiana Administrative Code.
    (d) Unless directed otherwise by the principal secretary of the senate, the legislative services agency shall distribute the senate journal in electronic format only.
    (e) Unless directed otherwise by the principal clerk of the house of representatives, the legislative services agency shall distribute the house journal in electronic format only.
    (f) The legislative services agency shall post any document described in this section on the Internet.
    (g) This section does not:
        (1) prevent the legislative services agency from printing as many paper copies of documents described in this section as are needed:
            (A) for historical purposes; or
            (B) by the general assembly for internal distribution; or
        (2) affect a person's right to copy a document under IC 5-14-3.

    SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.