First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)

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     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)SE0569.1.1. -->     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 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) Child care centers and child care homes licensed under IC 12-17.2.
        (3) Preschool (as defined in IC 12-7-2-143.5).
        (4) Organized sporting events.
        (5) Public parks.
    (d) The state department shall:
        (1) distribute the guidelines adopted under subsection (a) to the department of education, which shall then distribute the guidelines to each:
            (A) school corporation; and
            (B) nonpublic school; and
        (2) make available the guidelines adopted under subsection (a) to any person that:
            (A) operates a place; or
            (B) organizes or conducts an activity or event;
        described in subsection (c).

SEA 569 _ Concur


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