Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 569

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 16-19-3-6.5.

Synopsis: Safety of children during storms. Requires the department of health to adopt rules concerning the safety of children during bad weather conditions and to distribute the rules to relevant organizations.

Effective: July 1, 2005.





Miller




    January 20, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.







Introduced

First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


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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)IN0569.1.1. -->     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 rules concerning the safety of children during bad weather conditions.
    (b) The rules 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 rules 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) Day care.
        (3) Preschool.
        (4) Organized sporting events.
        (5) Public parks.    
        (6) Any other place where children may be gathered in an organized activity.

     (d) The state department shall distribute the rules adopted under subsection (a) to governmental entities, schools, and organization that sponsor activities and events covered under subsection (c).