I move that Senate Bill 381 be amended to read as follows:
furnishings, or facilities (or any combination of these), comprising or
being functionally related and subordinate to any of the following:
(1) A pollution control facility.
(2) A manufacturing enterprise.
(3) A business service enterprise involved in:
(A) computer and data processing services; or
(B) commercial testing services.
(4) A business enterprise the primary purpose of which is the operation of an education and permanent marketing center for manufacturers and distributors of robotic and flexible automation equipment.
(5) Any other business enterprise, if the use of the guaranty program creates a reasonable probability that the effect on Indiana employment will be creation or retention of at least fifty (50) jobs.
(6) An agricultural enterprise in which:
(A) the enterprise operates pursuant to a producer or growout agreement; and
(B) the output of the enterprise is processed predominantly in Indiana.
(7) A business enterprise that is required by a state, federal, or local regulatory agency to make capital expenditures to remedy a violation of a state or federal law or a local ordinance.
(8) A recycling market development project.
(9) A high growth company with high skilled jobs (as defined in IC 4-4-10.9-9.5).
(10) A broadband development project.".
the broadband infrastructure.
(3) Financing, refinancing, acquisition, demolition, construction, rehabilitation, and site development of new and existing buildings.
(4) Carrying charges during construction.
(5) Purchases of hardware, software, facilities, or other expenses related to the broadband infrastructure.
(6) Legal, organizational, and marketing expenses, project manager and clerical staff salaries, office rent, and other incidental expenses.
(7) Payment of fees for preliminary feasibility studies and advances for planning, engineering, and architectural work.
(8) Any other costs and expenses necessary for the acquisition, construction, maintenance, and operation of all or part of the broadband infrastructure.
Sec. 9. As used in this chapter, "development finance authority" refers to the Indiana development finance authority established by IC 4-4-11-4.
Sec. 10. As used in this chapter, "person" means an individual, a corporation, a limited or general partnership, a joint venture, a limited liability company, or a governmental entity, including a body corporate and politic, political subdivision, municipal corporation, school, college, university, hospital, health care facility, library, or nonprofit organization. The term does not include the state.
Sec. 11. (a) As used in this chapter, "relevant services" refers to:
(1) cable service (as defined in 47 U.S.C. 522(6));
(2) telecommunications service (as defined in 47 U.S.C. 153(46)); and
(3) information service (as defined in 47 U.S.C. 153(20)).
(b) The term includes:
(1) advanced services (as defined in 47 CFR 51.5);
(2) broadband service; and
(3) Internet Protocol enabled services;
however classified by the Federal Communications Commission.
Sec. 12. As used in this chapter, "political subdivision" has the meaning set forth in IC 36-1-2-13. The term includes any entity:
(1) owned, operated, or controlled by a political subdivision; or
(2) in which a political subdivision otherwise has an interest, whether direct or indirect.
Sec. 13. As used in this chapter, underserved area" means an area within Indiana that the authority determines does not have a person that:
(1) provides broadband service in the area at the time of the authority's inquiry under this section; or
(2) intends to provide broadband service not later than three
(3) months after the date of the authority's inquiry under
section 14 of this chapter.
Sec. 14. (a) The authority shall conduct an inquiry to determine underserved areas within Indiana. The authority shall send a written request by certified mail to each person that provides a relevant service in the proposed broadband service area. A written request under this subsection must inquire as to whether the person:
(1) provides broadband service; or
(2) intends to provide broadband service not later than three (3) months after the date of the authority's written request under this subsection;
in the proposed broadband service area.
(b) The authority may determine that there is not a person that provides or intends to provide broadband service in the proposed broadband service area if the authority's inquiry under subsection (a) results in any of the following:
(1) The authority does not receive a written response to any of the requests sent under subsection (a) within sixty (60) days after the date the requests were postmarked.
(2) The authority:
(A) receives one (1) or more responses to a request under subsection (a) that indicate that the persons responding provide broadband service in the proposed broadband service area at the time of the request; and
(B) determines that no person responding actually provides broadband service in the designated area.
(3) The authority:
(A) receives one (1) or more responses to a request under subsection (a) that indicate that the persons responding intend to provide broadband service in the proposed broadband service area not later than three (3) months after the date of the authority's written request under subsection (a); and
(B) determines, after the appropriate amount of time, that no person responding actually provided broadband service in the proposed broadband service area not later than three (3) months after the date of the authority's written request under subsection (a).
Sec. 15. The Indiana broadband development program is established in order to encourage the provision of affordable broadband services and networks that will:
(1) ensure the long term growth of and the enhancement and delivery of services by the business, educational, medical, commercial, nonprofit, and governmental entities in underserved areas in Indiana; and
(2) benefit residential, commercial, public, governmental, and
nonprofit entities in underserved areas in Indiana.
Sec. 16. (a) The Indiana broadband development program is established as a separate body corporate and politic, constituting an instrumentality of the state, but not a state agency, for the public purposes set forth in this chapter. The program is separate and apart from the state in its corporate and sovereign capacity, and though separate from the state, the exercise by the authority of its powers constitutes an essential governmental, public, and corporate function.
(b) The Indiana development finance authority shall administer the broadband development program.
Sec. 17. The program may do the following:
(1) Request the development finance authority to issue bonds or notes and loan the proceeds to the authority to provide funds to enable the authority to participate in financing and refinancing the expansion of broadband infrastructure services to underserved residential, commercial, public, governmental, and nonprofit customers in Indiana to enhance the delivery of services by the business, educational, medical, commercial, nonprofit, and governmental entities in Indiana.
(2) Request the development finance authority to issue bonds or notes and loan the proceeds to the authority to enable the making of loans to broadband developers and broadband operators serving or proposing to serve underserved areas.
(3) Authorize the imposition and collection of rents, charges, and fees for the services furnished by the broadband infrastructure in conjunction with financing entered into by the authority.
(4) Assist broadband developers and operators with all other matters necessary for the acquisition, construction, maintenance, and operation of the broadband infrastructure.
(5) Continuously evaluate all types of technologies to encourage the widest deployment of broadband services in underserved areas and broadband infrastructure in Indiana.
(6) Make broadband services to authorized users (as defined in IC 5-21.5-1-2) located in underserved areas a priority under authority financing programs.
(7) Ensure that the financing and refinancing of the development of broadband services under this chapter includes provisions ensuring that small businesses and each region of Indiana will have an equal opportunity to receive financing and refinancing.
Sec. 18. (a) The powers of the authority under this chapter include all those necessary to carry out and effectuate the purposes of this chapter, including the following:
(1) To borrow money from the development finance authority for the purposes described in section 17(1) and 17(2) of this
(2) To invest any money of the authority at the authority's discretion, in any obligations determined proper by the authority, and name and use depositories for its money.
(3) To receive and distribute state or local funding, including grants, loans, and appropriations.
(4) To make loans to broadband developers and broadband operators that will acquire, construct, maintain, and operate all or part of the broadband infrastructure.
(5) To provide operating assistance to make broadband services more affordable to broadband developers, broadband operators, and broadband customers in underserved areas, in conjunction with broadband infrastructure financed by the authority.
(6) To impose and collect charges, fees, or rentals for the services furnished by those parts of the broadband infrastructure financed by the authority under this chapter.
(7) To set construction, operation, and financing standards for the broadband infrastructure in connection with authority financing and to provide for inspections to determine compliance with those standards.
(8) To investigate, evaluate, and assess the current broadband infrastructure and the future broadband infrastructure needs of Indiana and to encourage and participate in aggregation strategies for the broadband services of all public entities and nonprofit corporations in Indiana to maximize the interconnectivity and efficiencies of the broadband infrastructure.
(b) As part of an application for financing under this chapter, a broadband developer or broadband operator must file with the authority a participation plan for small and minority owned businesses and a communitywide outreach plan to educate the public with respect to the availability of broadband services. The authority may not approve an application unless a plan is submitted under this subsection.
Sec. 19. The development finance authority may exercise any of its powers to assist the authority in the accomplishment of the purposes of this chapter, including the power to borrow money, issue bonds and notes, and loan the proceeds to the authority to permit the authority to:
(1) finance or refinance part or all of the development costs of the broadband infrastructure;
(2) refinance existing debt for technology that constitutes part of or is related to the broadband infrastructure;
(3) make loans to persons for development costs;
(4) make loans to enable persons to make purchases related to the broadband infrastructure;
(e) Not later than July 1, 2007, the coordinating body shall submit the final report on the feasibility of establishing and implementing the system to the general assembly in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6. The report may include a recommendation on how to structure governance of the system.".
Page 5, line 28, delete "January 1, 2006." and insert " July 15, 2007.".
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to SB 381 as reprinted February 4, 2005.)