HB 1315-1_ Filed 02/22/2006, 09:06
Adopted 2/23/2006

COMMITTEE REPORT




MADAM PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Utilities, and Public Policy, to which was referred House Bill No. 1315, 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:

SOURCE: Page 1, line 3; (06)AM131506.1. -->     Page 1, line 3, after "(a)" insert " This section does not apply to the Indiana Veterans' Home.
    (b)
".
    Page 1, line 3, after "IC 16-28" insert " as a comprehensive care facility".
    Page 1, line 12, delete "(b)" and insert " (c)".
    Page 1, between lines 13 and 14, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 16-28-11-6; (06)AM131506.2. -->     "SECTION 2. IC 16-28-11-6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 6. The state department shall disclose, in the department's consumer guide to nursing homes, whether a health facility is:
        (1) fully;
        (2) partially; or
        (3) not;
equipped with sprinklers.

SOURCE: IC 16-28-11-7; (06)AM131506.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 16-28-11-7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 7. The state department shall disclose the following information in the department's consumer guide to

nursing homes:
        (1) Whether a health facility has:
            (A) battery operated;
            (B) hard wired; or
            (C) no;
        smoke detectors in each resident's room.
        (2) If a health facility has hard wired or wireless smoke detectors in each resident's room, whether the smoke detectors:
            (A) provide an unusual and audible signal at the nurses' stations that attend each room; and
            (B) transmit to a central station service or connect to the facility's fire alarm system.
".

SOURCE: Page 2, line 9; (06)AM131506.2. -->     Page 2, delete lines 9 through 25.
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to HB 1315 as printed January 25, 2006.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass .

Committee Vote: Yeas 8, Nays 0.


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Senator Wyss, Chairperson


AM 131506/DI 71    2006