Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1278

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 36-1-12-1.

Synopsis: School corporation public works projects. Authorizes the governing body of a school corporation to enter into a public works contract by a competitive sealed bidding process through a multistate cooperative purchasing program.

Effective: July 1, 2006.





Bright, Thompson, Reske




    January 10, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1278



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local government.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 36-1-12-1; (06)IN1278.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 36-1-12-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 1. (a) Except as provided in this section, this chapter applies to all public work performed or contracted for by:
        (1) political subdivisions; and
        (2) their agencies;
regardless of whether it is performed on property owned or leased by the political subdivision or agency.
    (b) This chapter does not apply to an officer or agent who, on behalf of a municipal utility, maintains, extends, and installs services of the utility if the necessary work is done by the employees of the utility.
    (c) This chapter does not apply to hospitals organized or operated under IC 16-22-1 through IC 16-22-5 or IC 16-23-1, unless the public work is financed in whole or in part with cumulative building fund revenue.
    (d) This chapter does not apply to tax exempt Indiana nonprofit corporations leasing and operating a city market owned by a political

subdivision.
    (e) As an alternative to this chapter, the governing body of a school corporation may participate in a utility energy efficiency program or may enter into a guaranteed energy savings contract as permitted under IC 36-1-12.5.
    (f) This chapter does not apply to a person that has entered into an operating agreement with a political subdivision or an agency of a political subdivision under IC 5-23.
     (g) Instead of proceeding under this chapter, the governing body of a school corporation may enter into a public works contract by a competitive sealed bidding process through a multistate cooperative purchasing program entered into under IC 36-1-7.