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.
January 14, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Governmental and
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.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning the
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.