SB 506-1_ Filed 03/14/2002, 11:44
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT
DIGEST FOR ESB 506
Synopsis: Legislative documents. Specifies that certain legislative documents are to be
distributed in electronic 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. Requires state agencies that: (1) are required by law to produce an annual or other report
for the entire general assembly or for the legislative council or legislative services agency (LSA);
or (2) voluntarily produce a report for the entire general assembly or for the legislative council
or LSA; submit the report in electronic form instead of sending paper copies. Requires the
submitting agency to cause the report to be electronically mailed to each legislator and posted
on the Internet. Requires the LSA to periodically compile all of the reports received from state
agencies on a CD-ROM or other electronic medium for distribution to members of the general
assembly. Requires the LSA to prepare legislation for the 2003 regular session to make
conforming amendments to statutes that contain annual report requirements.
Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2002.
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT
Your Conference Committee appointed to confer with a like committee from the Senate
upon Engrossed House Amendments to Engrossed Senate Bill No. 506 respectfully reports
that said two committees have conferred and agreed as follows to wit:
that the Senate recede from its dissent from all House amendments and that
the Senate now concur in all House amendments to the bill and that the bill
be further amended as follows:
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IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS
A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
Chapter 6. Electronic Transmission of Reports to the General
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "public agency" includes the
(1) The judicial branch of state government.
(2) A state agency (as defined in
(3) A body corporate and politic created by statute.
(4) A state educational institution (as defined in
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "report" includes any annual or
other report that a public agency:
(1) voluntarily; or
(2) under a statutory directive;
submits to the entire membership of the general assembly, the
legislative services agency, or the legislative council. The term does
not include any document prepared for or at the request of an
individual member or committee of the general assembly.
Sec. 3. (a) A public agency may not submit a report to the general
assembly, the legislative services agency, or the legislative council
(b) Notwithstanding any law, no funds appropriated to a public
agency from the state treasury may be used to duplicate, print,
distribute, or mail a report to the general assembly, the legislative
services agency, or the legislative council in violation of this
Sec. 4. (a) A public agency shall submit all reports in an
electronic format specified by the executive director of the
legislative services agency. Unless otherwise specified in statute, the
electronic copy shall be delivered to the executive director of the
legislative services agency.
(b) An agency that submits a report under subsection (a) shall do
(1) Post, or cause to be posted, a copy of the report on the
(2) Send a copy of the report to each member of the general
assembly, using the member's senate or house of
representatives electronic mail address.
(c) The legislative services agency shall periodically compile
reports received under this chapter on a CD-ROM or other
suitable storage medium and shall distribute copies of the
CD-ROM or other medium to any member of the general assembly
who requests a copy.
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SECTION 4. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) The legislative
services agency, under the direction of the code revision
commission, shall prepare legislation for introduction during the
2003 regular session of the general assembly that brings statutes
concerning annual or other reports by public agencies into
conformity with the provisions of this act.
(b) This SECTION expires January 1, 2004.
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to ESB 506 as printed February 22, 2002.)
Conference Committee Report
Engrossed Senate Bill 506
Senator FordRepresentative Dobis
Senator AlexaRepresentative Murphy
Senate Conferees House Conferees