SB 60-1_ Filed 01/18/2005, 14:02 ChairPerson
Adopted 01/18/2005


     The Senate Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 60, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

    Delete the title and insert the following:
    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning natural and cultural resources.
        Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:
    SECTION 1. IC 14-13-6-22 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Sec. 22. (a) The commission is authorized to do the following:
        (1) Hold public hearings.
        (2) Request the presence and participation at a commission meeting of representatives of any governmental or private entity that has an interest in natural resources, tourism, historic preservation, archaeology, or environmental issues.
        (3) Enter into contracts, within the limit of available funds, with individuals, organizations, and institutions for services that further the purposes of this chapter.
        (4) Enter into contracts, within the limit of available funds, with local and regional nonprofit corporations and associations for cooperative endeavors that further the purposes of this chapter.
        (5) Enter with governmental and private entities into cooperative agreements that further the purposes of this chapter.
        (6) Receive appropriations of federal funds.
        (7) Accept gifts, contributions, and bequests of funds from any source.
        (8) Apply for, receive, and disburse funds available from the state or federal government in furtherance of the purposes of this chapter, and enter into any agreements that may be required as

a condition of obtaining the funds.
        (9) Enter into any agreement and perform any act that is necessary to carrying out the duties of the commission and the purposes of this chapter.
    (b) The following conditions apply to the handling and disbursement of any funds that the commission receives under subsection (a)(8):
        (1) The department shall provide accounting services pertaining to the funds.
        (2) The commission may appoint an individual to act as treasurer of the commission for purposes of the handling and disbursement of the funds.
        (3) Before the funds can be spent for any purpose, a claim for the All expenditure expenditures must be approved reviewed by the commission at a meeting of the commission.
        (4) A claim against the funds may not be paid without the signatures of:
            (A) the president of the commission selected under section 14 of this chapter or the treasurer appointed under subdivision (2); and
            (B) the director or the director's designee.
        (Reference is to SB 60 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill be reassigned to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources.


GARTON Chairperson

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