Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
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. IC 5-14-6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]:
Chapter 6. Electronic Transmission of Reports to the General Assembly
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "public agency" includes the following:
(1) The judicial branch of state government.
(2) A state agency (as defined in IC 4-13-1-1).
(3) A body corporate and politic created by statute.
(4) A state educational institution (as defined in IC 20-12-0.5-1).
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 on paper.
(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 chapter.
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 the following:
(1) Post, or cause to be posted, a copy of the report on the Internet.
(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.
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.
SECTION 5. An emergency is declared for this act.