Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


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    HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1159



     AN ACT concerning utilities.

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

SOURCE: ; (08)HE1159.1.1. -->
    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)HE1159.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.


HEA 1159 _ Concur

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