Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1343

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 10-15-3-2; IC 10-19-9; IC 36-8-20.

Synopsis: Communications and public safety answering points. Requires the division of preparedness and training within the department of homeland security to develop a training program to standardize the communications codes used by all dispatchers and public safety providers in Indiana by July 1, 2009. Authorizes the use of money in the emergency management fund to pay for the training program. Requires local governments to consolidate public safety answering points (PSAPs) so that each county contains no more than one PSAP by July 1, 2009.

Effective: July 1, 2006.





Hinkle, Walorski




    January 12, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1343



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning public safety.

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

SOURCE: IC 10-15-3-2; (06)IN1343.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 10-15-3-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 2. (a) The money in the emergency management fund shall be used to pay for projects of the agency. the training program required under IC 10-19-9-3(c).
    (b) The money in the fire services fund shall be used to pay for projects of the office of the state fire marshal. division of fire and building safety.
    (c) The money in the building services fund shall be used to pay for projects of the office of the state building commissioner. division of fire and building safety.
    (d) The money in the emergency medical services fund shall be used to pay for emergency medical services projects of the agency. department.
    (e) The money in the stewardship fund shall be used to pay for the promotion of safety first license plates under IC 9-18-45 and for the costs of administering this article.
SOURCE: IC 10-19-9-1.5; (06)IN1343.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 10-19-9-1.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE

AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 1.5. As used in this chapter, "law enforcement agency" means an agency or a department of any level of government whose principal function is the apprehension of criminal offenders.

SOURCE: IC 10-19-9-2; (06)IN1343.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 10-19-9-2, AS ADDED BY P.L.22-2005, SECTION 17, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 2. (a) As used in this chapter, "public safety service provider" or "provider" means an officer or employee of the state, an officer or employee of a governmental unit, or a volunteer who is engaged in at least one (1) of the following activities:
        (1) Firefighting.
        (2) Emergency management.
        (3) Environmental management.
        (4) Fire or building inspection.
        (5) Emergency medical service.
        (6) Any other public safety or homeland security activity that the division may designate.
     (b) For purposes of section 3(c) of this chapter, the term includes a law enforcement agency.
SOURCE: IC 10-19-9-3; (06)IN1343.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 10-19-9-3, AS ADDED BY P.L.22-2005, SECTION 17, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 3. (a) The division shall develop and provide a training program for public safety service providers.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), participation in the training program is optional for a provider.
     (c) The training program required by this section must include the standardization of the communications codes used by all dispatchers and providers in Indiana by not later than July 1, 2009. Participation in the aspect of the training program required by this subsection is mandatory for a provider.
SOURCE: IC 36-8-20-1.5; (06)IN1343.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 36-8-20-1.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 1.5. As used in this chapter, "PSAP" has the meaning set forth in IC 36-8-16.5-13.
SOURCE: IC 36-8-20-4; (06)IN1343.1.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 36-8-20-4 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 4. (a) After June 30, 2009, a county may not contain more than one (1) PSAP.
    (b) This section may not be construed to prevent political subdivisions from providing adequate backup systems for a PSAP authorized by subsection (a).

     (c) This section may not be construed to require a county to contain a PSAP.
SOURCE: IC 36-8-20-5; (06)IN1343.1.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 36-8-20-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 5. (a) A political subdivision operating a PSAP in a county containing more than one (1) PSAP shall enter into an interlocal agreement under IC 36-1-7 with other political subdivisions in the county or in the region surrounding the political subdivision before July 1, 2009, to ensure compliance with section 4 of this chapter.
     (b) An interlocal agreement entered into under this section must provide for the staffing and funding obligations of each political subdivision participating in the establishment of a county or regional PSAP.