Reprinted

April 5, 2005





ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 569

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DIGEST OF SB 569 (Updated April 4, 2005 8:14 pm - DI 73)



Citations Affected: IC 16-19.

Synopsis: Safety of children during storms. Requires the state department of health to adopt guidelines concerning the safety of children during bad weather conditions and to distribute the guidelines to the department of education and make the guidelines available to certain persons.

Effective: July 1, 2005.





Miller, Skinner
(HOUSE SPONSORS _ BECKER, BROWN C)




    January 20, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.
    January 27, 2005, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    February 3, 2005, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
    February 4, 2005, engrossed.
    February 7, 2005, read third time, passed. Yeas 46, nays 0.

HOUSE ACTION

    March 8, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.
    March 15, 2005, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    March 21, 2005, read second time, ordered engrossed.
    March 22, 2005, engrossed.
    March 28, 2005, read third time, call withdrawn.
    April 4, 2005, read third time, recommitted to Committee of One, amended; passed. Yeas 73, nays 23.





Reprinted

April 5, 2005

First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


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ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 569



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

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

SOURCE: IC 16-19-3-6.5; (05)ES0569.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 16-19-3-6.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 6.5. (a) The state department shall adopt guidelines concerning the safety of children during bad weather conditions.
    (b) The guidelines adopted under subsection (a) must include a listing of places that are safe during the following types of weather conditions:
        (A) Blizzards.
        (B) Tornados.
        (C) Rain storms.
        (D) Lightning storms.
        (E) Hail storms.
        (F) Wind storms.
        (G) Extreme heat.
        (H) Any other weather condition for which the National Weather Service issues an advisory, a watch, or a warning.
    (c) The guidelines adopted under subsection (a) must cover the

following types of events and places where children may be exposed to weather conditions:
        (1) Schools and activities organized by schools.
        (2) Child care centers and child care homes licensed under IC 12-17.2.
        (3) Preschool (as defined in IC 12-7-2-143.5).
        (4) Organized sporting events.
        (5) Public parks.
    (d) The state department shall:
        (1) distribute the guidelines adopted under subsection (a) to the department of education, which shall then distribute the guidelines to each:
            (A) school corporation; and
            (B) nonpublic school; and
        (2) make available the guidelines adopted under subsection (a) to any person that:
            (A) operates a place; or
            (B) organizes or conducts an activity or event;
        described in subsection (c).