SB 259-2_ Filed 02/25/2002, 08:00 Aguilera
Adopted 02/25/2002


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HOUSE MOTION ____

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MR. SPEAKER:

    I move that Engrossed Senate Bill 259 be amended to read as follows:

SOURCE: Page 3, line 33; (02)MO025902.3. -->     Page 3, between lines 33 and 34, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: ; (02)MO025902.5. -->     "SECTION 5. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this SECTION, "committee" refers to the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal Maintenance Dredging and Disposal Project study committee established under this SECTION.
    (b) As used in this SECTION, "project" refers to the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal Maintenance Dredging and Disposal Project overseen by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
    (c) There is established the
Indiana Harbor Ship Canal Maintenance Dredging and Disposal Project study committee.
    (d) The committee consists of the following twelve (12) members:
        (1)
Two (2) members appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives:
            (A) who are members of the house of representatives;
            (B) who are not affiliated with the same political party; and
            (C) at least one (1) of whom represents a house district that has territory that is directly affected by the project.

         (2) Two (2) members appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate:
            (A) who are members of the senate;
            (B) who are not affiliated with the same political party; and
            (C) at least one (1) of whom represents a senate district that has territory that is directly affected by the project.
        (3) The following eight (8) members appointed by the

governor:
            (A) The mayor of East Chicago.
            (B) One (1) member of the East Chicago city council.
            (C) One (1) representative of the department of environmental management.
            (D) One (1) representative of a nonprofit environmental organization.
            (E) Four (4) residents of East Chicago.
    (e) If the governor does not make an appointment under subsection (d)(3) before May 1, 2002, the chairman of the legislative council shall make the appointment.
    (f) An appointed member of the committee serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority identified in subsection (d). The appointing authority shall fill any vacancy on the committee within forty-five (45) days.
    (g)
The chairman of the legislative council shall designate the chairperson of the committee from the membership of the committee.
    (h) The expenses of the committee shall be paid from appropriations made to the legislative council or the legislative services agency.
    (i) The committee shall do the following:
        (1) Study and assess the project.
        (2) Study the viability of the site the United States Army Corps of Engineers has selected for the project's Confined Disposal Facility.
        (3) Study the viability of alternative sites for the project's Confined Disposal Facility.
        (4) Submit its final report before January 1, 2003, to the following:
            (A) The governor.
            (B) The executive director of the legislative services agency.
            (C) The commissioner of the department of environmental management.
        The committee shall assure that the final report is made readily available to the residents of East Chicago, businesses and industry in East Chicago, and the general public.
    (j) The legislative services agency shall provide staff support to the committee.
    (k) Each member of the committee who is not a state employee is entitled to the minimum salary per diem provided by IC 4-10-11-2.1(b). The member is also entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses as provided under IC 4-13-1-4 and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties as provided in the state policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.


    (l) Each member of the committee who is a state employee is entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses as provided under IC 4-13-1-4 and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties as provided in the state policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.
    (m) Each member of the committee who is a member of the general assembly is entitled to receive the same per diem, mileage, and travel allowances paid to members of the general assembly serving on interim study committees established by the legislative council. Per diem, mileage, and travel allowances paid under this subsection shall be paid from appropriations made to the legislative council or to the legislative services agency.
    (n) The affirmative votes of a majority of the members of the committee are required for the committee to take action on any measure, including the final report.

     (o) Except as specified in this SECTION, the committee shall operate under the rules of the legislative council.
     (p) The department of environmental management may not issue any permits associated with the project until the committee issues its final report under this SECTION.
    (q) This SECTION expires January 1, 2003.".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to ESB 259 as printed February 22, 2002.)

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Representative Aguilera


MO025902/DI 69     2002