Introduced Version




Citations Affected: None (noncode).

Synopsis: Study the need for a school of public health. Requires the commission for higher education to conduct a study on the need for a school of public health to be located at one of the state's institutions of higher education. Appropriates $250,000 to the commission to cover the cost of the study.

Effective: July 1, 2009.


    January 11, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedures.


First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning education and to make an appropriation.

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

SOURCE: ; (07)IN1169.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009] (a) As used in this SECTION, "commission" means the commission for higher education created by IC 20-12-0.5-2.
    (b) As used in this SECTION, "state educational institution" has the meaning set forth in IC 20-12-0.5-1.
    (c) The commission shall study the need for a school of public health to be located at a state educational institution.
The commission shall complete the study required under this SECTION not later than December 15, 2007, and shall report the commission's findings and recommendations to the legislative council for the consideration of any legislation needed to implement the recommendations of the commission. The report to the legislative council must be in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6.
     (d) The commission shall appoint an advisory committee to consult with the commission in conducting the study. The members of the committee shall include the following:
        (1) Representatives from each of the state educational institutions.
        (2) The state health commissioner or the commissioner's designee.
        (3) The state superintendent of public instruction or the superintendent's designee.

        (4) A member of the Indiana youth institute recommended by the Indiana youth institute.
        (5) A member of the Indiana public health association recommended by the Indiana public health association.
        (6) A member of the Indiana rural health association recommended by the Indiana rural health association.

        (7) A representative of the Stoughton Group.
        (8) Other members that the commission determines would provide useful input.
    (e) The expenses incurred by the commission and the advisory committee under this SECTION, including payment of the salary and expense per diem of any experts the commission hires to work on the study required by this SECTION, shall be paid from the appropriation made in subsection (g).
    (f) Each member of the advisory committee appointed under subsection (d) who is not a state employee is entitled to the minimum salary per diem provided by IC 4-10-11-2.1(b). The member is also entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses as provided under IC 4-13-1-4 and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties as provided in the state policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.

     (g) There is appropriated to the commission for higher education two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) from the state general fund for the period beginning July 1, 2007, and ending April 1, 2008, for its use in conducting the study required in this SECTION. Any unexpended balance remaining in the appropriation on April 1, 2008, reverts to the state general fund.
     (h) This SECTION expires June 1, 2008.