Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1827

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: None (noncode).

Synopsis: State government efficiency commission. Establishes a 22 member government efficiency commission to review all operations of state government and to make recommendations by December 31, 2004, concerning increased efficiency, waste reduction, and other cost reduction.

Effective: July 1, 2003.





Bosma, Heim, Stutzman




    January 23, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Appointments and Claims.







Introduced

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1827



    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning state offices and administration.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: ; (03)IN1827.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003] (a) As used in this SECTION, "commission" refers to the government efficiency commission established by subsection (c).
    (b) As used in this SECTION, "state educational institution" has the meaning set forth in IC 20-12-0.5.
    (c) The government efficiency commission is established.
    (d) The commission consists of the following members:
        (1) One (1) cochairperson appointed before July 16, 2003, by the president pro tempore of the senate.
        (2) One (1) cochairperson appointed before July 16, 2003, by the speaker of the house of representatives.
        (3) Ten (10) members appointed before August 16, 2003, by the president pro tempore of the senate.
        (4) Ten (10) members appointed before August 16, 2003, by the speaker of the house of representatives.
    (e) The following may not be members of the commission:
        (1) An elected or appointed state or local official.
        (2) An employee or a person receiving a pension or other

retirement benefit related to service to any of the following:
            (A) A state educational institution.
            (B) A school corporation or a charter school.
            (C) The state or any agency of the state.
        (3) A person who has a direct business relationship with any of the following:
            (A) A state educational institution.
            (B) A public school corporation.
            (C) The state or any agency of the state.
            (D) An elected or appointed state agency official.
            (E) The general assembly or any of its members.
    (f) A member of the commission is not entitled to a salary per diem.
    (g) A member of the commission is entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties, as provided in the legislative council's travel policies and procedures.
    (h) The commission shall meet upon the call of the cochairpersons.
    (i) The cochairpersons may advise the president pro tempore of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives concerning the appointment of other members of the commission.
    (j) A quorum of the commission must be present to conduct business. A quorum consists of a majority of the voting members appointed to the commission.
    (k) The commission may not take an official action unless the official action has been approved by at least a majority of the voting members appointed to serve on the commission.
    (l) The cochairpersons shall establish and appoint commission members to four (4) subcommittees as follows:
        (1) The K-12 education subcommittee.
        (2) The higher education subcommittee.
        (3) The Medicaid and human services subcommittee.
        (4) The general government subcommittee.
    (m) The cochairpersons shall name the chairperson of each subcommittee.
    (n) The commission shall do the following:
        (1) Review all state funded agencies, departments, and programs.
        (2) Make recommendations to improve efficiency and reduce waste or other unnecessary costs associated with any state funded agency, department, or program.


    (o) The following persons shall serve as staff advisers to the commission:
        (1) The state budget director.
        (2) The commissioner of the commission for higher education.
        (3) The Indiana state board of education administrator.
        (4) The executive director of the legislative services agency.

    (p) The commission shall provide its final recommendations before December 31, 2004, to the following:
        (1) The governor.
        (2) The general assembly.

    (g) This SECTION expires January 1, 2005.