April 6, 2011




DIGEST OF HB 1393 (Updated April 5, 2011 10:43 am - DI 71)

Citations Affected: IC 36-8.

Synopsis: Firefighter certification tests. Provides that the board of firefighting personnel standards and education may not, before January 2, 2012, require a candidate for mandatory, basic, firefighter I, or firefighter II certification to take the certification test solely by computer, the Internet, or other online arrangement.

Effective: Upon passage.

Heuer, Messmer

    January 18, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety.
    February 15, 2011, reported _ Do Pass.
    March 29, 2011, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
    March 30, 2011, engrossed. Read third time, passed. Yeas 94, nays 0.


    March 31, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs.
    April 5, 2011, reported favorably _ Do Pass.

April 6, 2011

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local government.

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

SOURCE: IC 36-8-10.5-10; (11)EH1393.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 36-8-10.5-10 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 10. (a) This section applies to the following certifications:
        (1) Mandatory training (as described in 655 IAC 1-4-2).
        (2) Basic firefighter (as described in 655 IAC 1-2.1-3).
        (3) Firefighter I (as described in 655 IAC 1-2.1-4).
        (4) Firefighter II (as described in 655 IAC 1-2.1-5).
    (b) Before January 2, 2012, the board may not mandate that the written tests for the certifications listed in subsection (a) be taken solely using a computer, the Internet, or another online arrangement.

SOURCE: ; (11)EH1393.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.