January 29, 2002
HOUSE BILL No. 1205
DIGEST OF HB 1205
(Updated January 24, 2002 4:15 PM - DI 105)
Citations Affected: IC 4-23; IC 36-2.
Synopsis: Coroner continuing education and training. Requires a
county coroner to attend annually one continuing education and
training program offered by the coroners training board. Provides that
a county coroner who fails to attend a required continuing education
and training program is liable to the county for up to $500.
Effective: July 1, 2002.
Dvorak, Budak, Becker
January 10, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.
January 28, 2002, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
January 29, 2002
Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1205
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 4-23-6.5-9; (02)HB1205.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 4-23-6.5-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 9. The board may use
the fund for the following purposes:
(1) Training equipment and supplies necessary to operate the
(2) Aid to approved training programs that have met the minimum
requirements of the board.
(3) Travel, regional conferences, and other expenses actually
incurred in connection with the member's duties.
(4) Any other purpose that the board determines is necessary to
carry out the provisions of this chapter.
(5) The payment of the expenses of a coroner attending a
continuing education and training program required by
SOURCE: IC 36-2-14-14; (02)HB1205.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 36-2-14-14 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 14. (a) The coroner or
his representative shall, when invited, attend meetings of the
commission on forensic sciences for consultation on matters
concerning the interests of the commission, the office of coroner, or
both. The expenses of the coroner or his representative shall be paid
from the general fund of the county that the coroner serves, but may not
exceed the statutory amount per day for meals and lodging and a sum
for mileage at a rate determined by the county fiscal body.
(b) It is a duty of the coroner to attend each year at least one (1)
continuing education and training program offered by the coroners
training board. The expenses of the coroner attending a continuing
education and training program shall be paid from the coroners
training and continuing education fund established by
SOURCE: IC 36-2-14-21; (02)HB1205.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 36-2-14-21 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2002]: Sec. 21. A coroner who fails to perform a duty imposed by
section 14(b) of this chapter is liable to the county in a sum of not
more than five hundred dollars ($500), to be recovered in a civil
action brought in the name of the county.