SENATE BILL No. 84
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 21-28-6.
Synopsis: General Assembly access to research resources. Requires
state educational institutions to make research tools used by state
educational institutions available to legislators and staff of the
legislative services agency.
Effective: July 1, 2010.
January 5, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career
Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)
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SENATE BILL No. 84
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 21-28-6; (10)IN0084.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 21-28-6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS
CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
Chapter 6. Information for Members of the General Assembly
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "research tool" includes:
(1) online research services;
(2) online and hard copy subscriptions to publications; and
(3) any other source of information used for research
available to an educational institution.
Sec. 2. A state educational institution must provide access to all
research tools available to the educational institution to each
member of the general assembly and staff of the legislative services
agency, at no cost, upon the request of a member of the general
assembly or staff of the legislative services agency.
Sec. 3. A request made by a member of the general assembly or
staff of the legislative services agency under section 2 of this
chapter must be for the purpose of obtaining information related
to carrying out the official duties of the member of the general
Sec. 4. Notwithstanding section 2 of this chapter, a state
educational institution may deny a member of the general assembly
or staff of the legislative services agency access to a research tool
if the research tool was purchased through a grant or other source
that limits access to use of the research tool in a way that would
make granting access to the research tool a violation of the grant
or agreement covering the payment for the research tool.