Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1310

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 21-39-7.

Synopsis: Purdue University fire department. Allows the board of trustees of Purdue University to establish a fire department for the West Lafayette campus, with fire and emergency response and medical services jurisdiction on the West Lafayette campus and streets passing through and adjacent to the campus. Allows the board of trustees to enter into agreements, interlocal cooperation agreements, and mutual aid agreements on behalf of the fire department.

Effective: July 1, 2011.





Truitt




    January 13, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety.







Introduced

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1310



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning higher education.

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

SOURCE: IC 21-39-7; (11)IN1310.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 21-39-7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]:
     Chapter 7. Purdue University Fire and Emergency Services
    Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "board of trustees" refers to the board of trustees of Purdue University.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "fire and safety personnel"means individuals employed by Purdue University at the West Lafayette campus as firefighters or safety personnel to render fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency response, and emergency medical services on campus.
    Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "fire department" means a fire department established by the board of trustees to render fire suppression, fire prevention, and related services on the West Lafayette campus of Purdue University.
    Sec. 4. This chapter is supplemental to all other statutes relating to the power of the board of trustees to possess, operate, manage,

and protect the facilities and property of Purdue University and to protect persons on, in, or near the facilities and property.
    Sec. 5. The board of trustees may:
        (1) establish a fire department and employ fire and safety personnel at the West Lafayette campus;
        (2) determine the duties and direct the conduct of fire and safety personnel;
        (3) prescribe distinctive uniforms for fire and safety personnel; and
        (4) obtain emergency vehicles and equipment for the fire department.
    Sec. 6. A fire department and fire and safety personnel may provide the services authorized under this chapter:
        (1) upon real property owned or occupied by Purdue University's West Lafayette campus, including the streets passing through and adjacent to the campus; and
        (2) at any other location in Indiana if the board of trustees approves and the fire and safety personnel are engaged in the discharge of official duties.
    Sec. 7. The board of trustees may enter into:
        (1) an agreement with:
            (A) the fire chief of a municipality or of a volunteer fire department;
            (B) the state fire marshal; or
            (C) another appropriate fire and emergency service agency official;
        to establish additional operational authority where property or persons to be protected are located;
        (2) an interlocal cooperation agreement under IC 36-1-7 to supply and receive fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency response, and emergency medical services; and
        (3) a mutual aid agreement under IC 10-14-3 as a participating unit in district and statewide mutual aid programs and plans for fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency response, and emergency medical services.