January 15, 2003





SENATE BILL No. 72

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DIGEST OF SB 72 (Updated January 13, 2003 12:03 PM - DI 75)



Citations Affected: IC 2-6.

Synopsis: Legislative documents. Specifies that certain legislative documents are to be distributed in electronic rather than paper 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.

Effective: Upon passage.





Ford




    January 7, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Economic Development and Technology.
    January 14, 2003, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






January 15, 2003

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


PRINTING CODE. Amendments: Whenever an existing statute (or a section of the Indiana Constitution) is being amended, the text of the existing provision will appear in this style type, additions will appear in this style type, and deletions will appear in this style type.
Additions: Whenever a new statutory provision is being enacted (or a new constitutional provision adopted), the text of the new provision will appear in this style type. Also, the word NEW will appear in that style type in the introductory clause of each SECTION that adds a new provision to the Indiana Code or the Indiana Constitution.
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SENATE BILL No. 72



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning the general assembly.

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

    SECTION 1. IC  2-6-1.5-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 4. (a) The supervision of the preparation, indexing, and printing of the session laws of each session of the general assembly shall be the duty of the legislative council.
    (b) It shall be the duty of the speaker of the house of representatives and the president pro tempore of the senate, as soon as the printing of the session laws shall be done, to certify the fact that the printed session laws have been compared with the enrolled acts and joint resolutions and have been found correct. A certificate attesting to the accuracy of the printed session laws shall be signed and dated by the speaker and president pro tempore and shall be annexed in print to the volumes of session laws.
    (c) Immediately upon receipt of the bound volumes of session laws by the legislative council, one (1) copy of these session laws shall be delivered to each of the clerks of the circuit courts of the state.
    (d) It is hereby made the duty of each clerk of the circuit court, upon

delivery to him the clerk of the copy of the enrolled acts referred to in section 5 of this chapter, to send to the governor by first class mail a certificate under the seal of his the clerk's office showing the date of his the clerk's receipt for such laws, as provided in IC  1-1-3-1 .
    (e) The legislative services agency shall distribute copies of the Indiana Code and the supplements to the Indiana Code to each clerk of the circuit court in a sufficient amount to provide copies for local officials, as directed by the legislative council. In addition, the legislative services agency shall distribute one (1) copy of the Indiana Code and one (1) copy of each supplement to the Indiana Code to each public library located in Indiana.
    (f) The legislative services agency shall distribute copies of the Indiana Code and the supplements to the Indiana Code to all state elected officials and state governmental agencies and shall fill requests for the session laws from official agencies in other states.
    (g) The legislative services agency shall provide, from supplies remaining after the distributions are made under subsections (e) through (f), copies of the Indiana Code and supplements to a local official who makes a written request to the legislative services agency for copies. The cost to a local official for a copy provided under this subsection is the same as the cost of a copy sold under subsection (h). A local official:
        (1) who:
            (A) does not receive copies of the Indiana Code and supplements from those distributed to the clerk of the circuit court under subsection (e); and
            (B) requests, receives, and pays for copies of the Indiana Code and supplements under this subsection; or
        (2) who:
            (A) submitted a written request to the agency for copies of the Indiana Code and supplements; and
            (B) did not receive copies of the Indiana Code, or a supplement, or both, because the supplies were exhausted;
must be added to the distribution list for copies of the Indiana Code and supplements that is maintained by the legislative services agency. A local official who is added under this subsection to the distribution list maintained by the legislative services agency is entitled to receive one (1) copy of all subsequent publications of the Indiana Code and the supplements to the Indiana Code upon payment of the cost for the copy that is prescribed under this subsection.
    (h) When each distribution of the session laws, the Indiana Code, or the latest supplement to the Indiana Code is completed, the remaining

copies may be sold by the Indiana legislative services agency at the cost set by statute. Money collected from the sale of those items shall be deposited with the treasurer of state.
    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. An emergency is declared for this act.