HB 1227-1_ Filed 02/23/2006, 12:09

COMMITTEE REPORT




MADAM PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred House Bill No. 1227, 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 state administration.

SOURCE: Page 1, line 1; (06)AM122703.1. -->     Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 4-15-1.5-5; (06)AM122703.1. -->     "SECTION 1. IC 4-15-1.5-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 5. The commission shall meet in rooms provided by the personnel department and assume the duties of office. Three (3) members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and a majority of votes cast shall be required for the adoption or approval of any official action. The commission shall elect one (1) of the members as the chairman and another member as vice-chairman and the persons so elected shall hold office for one (1) year and until their successors are elected and qualified. The commission shall hold such regular and special meetings each year as it may prescribe by rule or resolution, shall meet on the call of the chairman, and shall hold at least one (1) meeting each month. Such clerical and staff assistance as is needed by the commission shall be provided through the state director of personnel.
SOURCE: IC 4-15-1.5-8; (06)AM122703.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 4-15-1.5-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 8. The appeals commission shall be totally separate and independent of the personnel board. To ensure the independence of the commission as required by this chapter, appropriations to support the staff and other assistance needed to operate the commission must be made in a separate line item in the budget.".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to HB 1227 as printed January 27, 2006.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass .

Committee Vote: Yeas 11, Nays 0.

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Senator Meeks, Chairperson


AM 122703/DI 113    2006