Your Committee on Public Policy and Veterans Affairs , to which was referred Senate Bill 304 , has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the House with the recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:
chapter, the commission may do the following:
(1) Accept gifts, grants, devises, or bequests for the purpose of providing grants, awards, scholarships, loans, or other forms of financial aid to students attending approved institutions of higher learning.
(2) Enter into contracts, subject to IC 4-13-2, that the commission determines are necessary to carry out the commission's functions.
(3) Provide administrative or technical assistance to other governmental or nongovernmental entities if the provision of this assistance will increase the number and value of grants, awards, scholarships, or loans available to students attending approved institutions of higher learning.
(c) When the commission receives an offer of a gift, grant, devise, or bequest under subsection (b)(1), the commission may accept stipulations on the use of the donated funds. In this case, sections 7(d) and 17 of this chapter do not apply. Before accepting a gift, grant, devise, or bequest, the commission shall determine that the purposes for which a donor proposes to provide funds are:
(2) in the state's best interests; and
(3) generally consistent with the commission's programs and purposes.
Whenever the commission agrees to stipulations on the use of donated funds under this subsection, the commission and the donor shall, subject to approval by the state budget agency and the governor or the governor's designee, execute an agreement.
(d) Whenever the commission agrees to provide administrative or technical assistance under subsection (b)(3), the commission and the party to whom the assistance is to be provided shall execute an agreement specifying:
(1) the assistance that is to be provided; and
(2) the charges, if any, that are to be assessed by the commission for providing this assistance.
The commission may waive charges for administrative or technical assistance under this subsection if the commission determines that a waiver is in the best interest of the state. Agreements to provide assistance under this subsection must be approved by the budget agency and the governor or the governor's designee.
and when so amended that said bill do pass.