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February 4, 2005





SENATE BILL No. 569

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DIGEST OF SB 569 (Updated February 3, 2005 2:40 pm - DI 104)



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 to relevant organizations. Requires the state department of health and the department of education to adopt enforcement provisions for compliance with the guidelines.

Effective: July 1, 2005.





Miller, Skinner




    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.





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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)SB0569.2.1. -->     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) 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 guidelines adopted under subsection (a) to:
        (1) the department of education, which shall then distribute the guidelines to each:
            (A) school corporation; and
            (B) nonpublic school; and
        (2) any person that:
            (A) operates a place; or
            (B) organizes or conducts an activity or event;
        described in subsection (c).
    (e) The state department and the department of education shall establish enforcement provisions for compliance with the guidelines adopted under subsection (a).