SB 472-1_ Filed 02/14/2007, 10:40

COMMITTEE REPORT




MADAM PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 472, 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 1; (07)AM047201.1. -->     Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 10-14-4-2; (07)AM047201.1. -->     "SECTION 1. IC 10-14-4-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "eligible entity" means a county, city, or town, or an individual who has incurred loss because of a disaster.
SOURCE: IC 10-14-4-5; (07)AM047201.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 10-14-4-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 5. (a) The state disaster relief fund is established to provide money to assist eligible entities in paying for the costs of damage to public facilities or individual property resulting from disasters.
    (b) The fund consists of money appropriated by the general assembly. The agency shall administer the fund. Expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund. The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested. Interest that accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the fund.
    (c) Money in the fund is appropriated to carry out the purposes of the fund as provided in this chapter. Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
SOURCE: IC 10-14-4-6; (07)AM047201.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 10-14-4-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 6. Subject to the restrictions under this chapter, the agency may use money in the fund to make grants to an eligible entity that:
        (1) contains territory for which a disaster emergency has been declared by the governor;
        (2) has suffered damage to the entity's public facilities or individual property because of the disaster for which the disaster emergency was declared;
        (3) has applied to the department for a grant; and
        (4) complies with all other requirements established by the agency.
SOURCE: IC 10-14-4-7; (07)AM047201.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 10-14-4-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 7. This section does not apply to an eligible entity that is an individual. Except as provided in section 8 of this chapter, the agency may not make a grant to an eligible entity under this section unless the damage to the entity's public facilities caused by the disaster exceeds an amount equal to one dollar ($1) multiplied by the population of the entity. A grant to an eligible entity under this subsection may not exceed an amount equal to:
        (1) fifty percent (50%); multiplied by
        (2) the result of:
            (A) the total cost of the damage to the entity's public facilities caused by the disaster; minus
            (B) an amount equal to one dollar ($1) multiplied by the population of the entity.
SOURCE: IC 10-14-4-8; (07)AM047201.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 10-14-4-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 8. This section does not apply to an eligible entity that is an individual. If the governor declares more than one (1) disaster emergency in the same year for territory in an eligible entity, the agency may, in addition to a grant under section 7 of this chapter, make a grant to the entity under this section if the total cumulative cost of the damage to the entity's public facilities caused by the disasters exceeds two dollars ($2) multiplied by the population of the entity. A grant to an eligible entity under this section may not exceed:
        (1) the product of:
            (A) fifty percent (50%); multiplied by
            (B) the total cumulative cost of the damage to the entity's public facilities caused by all disasters in the year; minus
        (2) any grants previously made under section 7 of this chapter to

the entity during the year.

SOURCE: IC 10-14-4-9; (07)AM047201.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 10-14-4-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 9. This section does not apply to an eligible entity that is an individual. To qualify for a grant under this chapter, the executive of an eligible entity must apply to the agency on forms provided by the agency. The application must include the following:
        (1) A description and estimated cost of the damage caused by the disaster to the entity's public facilities.
        (2) The manner in which the entity intends to use the grant money.
        (3) Any other information required by the agency.
SOURCE: IC 10-14-4-10; (07)AM047201.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 10-14-4-10 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 10. This section does not apply to an eligible entity that is an individual. The fiscal officer of an entity receiving a grant under this chapter shall:
        (1) establish a separate account within the entity's general fund; and
        (2) deposit any grant proceeds received under this chapter in the account.
The department of local government finance may not reduce an entity's maximum or actual property tax levy under IC 6-1.1-18.5 on account of grant money deposited in the account.
SOURCE: IC 10-14-4-13; (07)AM047201.8. -->     SECTION 8. IC 10-14-4-13 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 13. (a) This section applies only to an eligible entity that is an individual.
    (b) To qualify for a grant under this chapter, an eligible entity must apply to the agency on forms provided by the agency. The application must include the following:
        (1) A description and estimated cost of the damage caused by the disaster to the individual's property.
        (2) The manner in which the individual intends to use the grant money.
        (3) Any other information required by the agency.
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SOURCE: Page 1, line 10; (07)AM047201.1. -->     Page 1, between lines 10 and 11, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 10-15-3-12; (07)AM047201.10. -->     "SECTION 10. IC 10-15-3-12 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 12. (a) The regional public safety training fund is established for the purpose of providing regional and advanced training for public safety service providers. The fund shall be administered by the department.
    (b) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.
    (c) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public money may be invested. Interest that accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the fund.
    (d) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund. Any amount remaining in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year that was not appropriated to the fund shall be transferred to the fire training infrastructure fund established under IC 22-14-5-1.
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SOURCE: Page 1, line 15; (07)AM047201.1. -->     Page 1, between lines 15 and 16, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 22-11-14-12; (07)AM047201.12. -->     "SECTION 12. IC 22-11-14-12, AS ADDED BY P.L.187-2006, SECTION 12, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 12. (a) A user fee, known as the public safety fee, is imposed on retail transactions made in Indiana of fireworks, in accordance with section 13 of this chapter.
    (b) A person who acquires fireworks in a retail transaction is liable for the public safety fee on the transaction and, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, shall pay the public safety fee to the retailer as a separate added amount to the consideration in the transaction. The retailer shall collect the public safety fee as an agent for the state.
    (c) The public safety fee shall be deposited in the state general fund. The department of state revenue shall annually transfer the monies received from the public safety fees as follows:
        (1) Two million dollars ($2,000,000) shall be deposited in the regional public safety training fund established under IC 10-15-3-12.
        (2) Any additional monies received shall be deposited in the state disaster relief fund established under IC 10-14-4-5.

    (d) The department of state revenue shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 necessary for the collection and distribution of the public safety fee monies from retailers as described in subsections (b) and (c).".
SOURCE: Page 2, line 22; (07)AM047201.2. -->     Page 2, between lines 22 and 23, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 22-14-5-1; (07)AM047201.14. -->     "SECTION 14. IC 22-14-5-1, AS AMENDED BY P.L.1-2006, SECTION 376, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 1. (a) The firefighting and emergency equipment revolving loan fire training infrastructure fund is established. The division shall administer the revolving fund. The revolving fund must be used for the purposes of:
        (1) providing loans for the purchase of new or used firefighting

and other emergency equipment or apparatus under this chapter; providing grants to construct training facilities and purchase training equipment; and
        (2) paying the costs of administering this chapter.
    (b) The revolving fund consists of:
        (1) amounts appropriated by the general assembly;
        (2) the repayment proceeds (including interest) of loans made from the revolving fund;
        (3) (2) donations, grants, and money received from any other source; and
        (4) (3) amounts that the department transfers to the revolving fund from the fire and building services fund.
    (c) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the revolving fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the revolving fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested.
    (d) Money in the revolving fund at the end of the fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
    (e) The revolving fund is subject to an annual audit by the state board of accounts. The revolving fund shall pay all costs of the audit.".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to SB 472 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass .

Committee Vote: Yeas 8, Nays 0.

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Senator Wyss, Chairperson


AM 047201/DI 71    2007