Citations Affected: IC 4-20.5-6.
Synopsis: State house office and parking space. Requires the
department of administration to assign parking spaces along Senate
Avenue to state employees with mobility disabilities. Permits the
department to reserve a limited number of spaces for satellite
transmission vehicles used by electronic media. Prohibits the
department from assigning space in the state house to any private
entity, other than space assigned for express delivery boxes, newspaper
vending boxes, food sales areas owned or operated by visually disabled
persons, and ATM machines. Requires the department to reassign any
space previously assigned to nongovernmental entities to the legislative
council. Requires the legislative council to provide for the operation of
a property storage area for persons who visit the state house while the
general assembly is in session.
Effective: July 1, 2002.
November 20, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state
offices and administration and to make an appropriation.
, AS AMENDED BY P.L.172-1999,
SECTION 9, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 8. (a) The commissioner may regulate:
(1) the traffic and parking of motor vehicles, bicycles, or other vehicles; and
(2) the traffic of pedestrians;
on the streets, roads, paths, and grounds of real property controlled by the state through the department of administration in and around the state capitol, office buildings, parking garages, and adjoining state controlled property.
(b) Rules adopted under subsection (a) may include the following:
(1) Provisions governing the registration, speed, weight, operation, parking, times, places, and use of motor vehicles, bicycles, and other vehicles.
(2) Provisions governing the traffic of pedestrians.
(3) Provisions prescribing the assessment and collection of civil penalties for the violation of rules adopted by the commissioner.
Penalties may include the following:
(A) The imposition of reasonable charges.
(B) The removal and impounding (at the expense of the violator) of vehicles that are operated or parked in violation of rules adopted by the commissioner.
(C) The denial of permission to operate a vehicle on the property in and around the state capitol building, office buildings, parking garages, and adjoining state controlled property.
(c) Rules adopted under this section must include provisions for an administrative appeal when a civil penalty is imposed under the rules. A person aggrieved by a final disposition of an appeal by the department may appeal the disposition to a court of jurisdiction. The attorney general may enforce a civil penalty imposed under this section by filing an appropriate action in a court of jurisdiction.
(d) This section does not limit or restrict the powers of any other governmental authority having jurisdiction over public streets, roads, alleys, or ways.
(e) Except as provided in subsection (f), the commissioner shall designate all parking space in Indianapolis along Senate Avenue between Washington Street and Ohio Street to handicapped state employees whose mobility is challenged.
(f) The commissioner may reserve not more than four (4) parking spaces in Indianapolis along Senate Avenue between Washington Street and Ohio Street for vehicles that:
(1) are owned by media companies; and
(2) contain equipment that transmits television signals to satellites.
SECTION 2. IC 4-20.5-6-9 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 9. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, no office or other space located in the state house may be assigned to a nongovernmental entity or person other than the following:
(1) Space utilized as a food sales or vending area that is owned or operated by a person who is blind or who is visually impaired.
(2) Pickup boxes owned by express delivery companies.
(3) Newspaper boxes.
(4) Automated teller machines (ATMs).
(b) The department of administration shall assign space on the first floor of the state house previously assigned to nongovernmental entities or persons to the legislative council.
(c) The legislative council shall establish and operate a property storage area for the safekeeping of coats and other personal property of state house visitors. The visitor property storage area shall be operated while the general assembly is in session in space assigned to the legislative council under subsection (b).
(d) The legislative council may establish and collect fees for the use of the visitor property storage area operated under subsection (c). However, pages serving the house of representatives or the senate may use the visitor property storage area without charge.
(e) Any fees collected under this section are appropriated to the legislative council for its use in operating the visitor property storage area and as otherwise directed by the legislative council.