February 15, 2008





ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1159

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DIGEST OF HB 1159 (Updated February 14, 2008 11:24 am - DI 101)



Citations Affected: Noncode.

Synopsis: 211 services. Requires the regulatory flexibility committee (committee) to study certain issues concerning human service information and referral services in Indiana. Requires the committee to submit a report on its recommendations to the legislative council not later than December 1, 2008.

Effective: Upon passage.





Welch, Lutz, Kersey, Borror
(SENATE SPONSORS _ MERRITT, BRODEN)




    January 10, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Small Business and Economic Development.
    January 24, 2008, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    January 28, 2008, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
    January 29, 2008, read third time, passed. Yeas 89, nays 0.

SENATE ACTION

    January 29, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Utilities and Regulatory Affairs.
    February 14, 2008, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






February 15, 2008

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


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ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1159



    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning utilities.

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

SOURCE: ; (08)EH1159.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) The definitions in IC 8-1-19.5 apply throughout this SECTION.
     (b) As used in this SECTION, "committee" refers to the regulatory flexibility committee established by IC 8-1-2.6-4.
    (c) As used in this SECTION, "information and referral services" includes the following:
        (1) Toll free information and referral telephone lines.
        (2) Human services data bases.
        (3) Human services resource directories.
    (d) Not later than November 1, 2008, the committee shall study the following:
        (1) The availability and scope of human service information and referral services in Indiana.
        (2) Methods to:
            (A) enhance the use and delivery of; and
            (B) ensure the adequate funding of;
        information and referral services in Indiana, including statewide 211 services.
        (3) Methods to promote increased collaboration between and among:
            (A) human services providers; and
            (B) information and referral service providers;
        in Indiana.
    (e) In conducting the study required under subsection (d), the committee may consult with:
        (1) the Indiana utility regulatory commission created by IC 8-1-1-2;
        (2) any state agency or department that provides human services;
        (3) any nonprofit organization that provides human services;
        (4) a recognized 211 service provider; or
        (5) any other person that the committee determines will assist the committee in studying the issues set forth in subsection (d).
    (f) The committee shall prepare a report on the committee's recommendations, if any, concerning the issues set forth in subsection (d) and shall submit the report to the legislative council in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6 not later than December 1, 2008.
    (g) This SECTION expires January 1, 2009.

SOURCE: ; (08)EH1159.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.