SB 582-1_ Filed 02/14/2011, 12:11

COMMITTEE REPORT

MADAM PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 582, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

SOURCE: Page 1, line 1; (11)CR058201.1. -->     Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 5-14-3-4; (11)CR058201.1. -->     "SECTION 1. IC 5-14-3-4, AS AMENDED BY P.L.94-2010, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 4. (a) The following public records are excepted from section 3 of this chapter and may not be disclosed by a public agency, unless access to the records is specifically required by a state or federal statute or is ordered by a court under the rules of discovery:
        (1) Those declared confidential by state statute.
        (2) Those declared confidential by rule adopted by a public agency under specific authority to classify public records as confidential granted to the public agency by statute.
        (3) Those required to be kept confidential by federal law.
        (4) Records containing trade secrets.
        (5) Confidential financial information obtained, upon request, from a person. However, this does not include information that is filed with or received by a public agency pursuant to state statute.
        (6) Information concerning research, including actual research documents, conducted under the auspices of a state educational institution, including information:
            (A) concerning any negotiations made with respect to the research; and
            (B) received from another party involved in the research.
        (7) Grade transcripts and license examination scores obtained as part of a licensure process.
        (8) Those declared confidential by or under rules adopted by the supreme court of Indiana.
        (9) Patient medical records and charts created by a provider, unless the patient gives written consent under IC 16-39 or as provided under IC 16-41-8.
        (10) Application information declared confidential by the board of the Indiana economic development corporation under IC 5-28-16.
        (11) A photograph, a video recording, or an audio recording of an autopsy, except as provided in IC 36-2-14-10.
        (12) A Social Security number contained in the records of a public agency.
         (13) Contact information relating to a defendant in a mortgage foreclosure action under IC 32-30-10.5-8.
    (b) Except as otherwise provided by subsection (a), the following public records shall be excepted from section 3 of this chapter at the discretion of a public agency:
        (1) Investigatory records of law enforcement agencies. However, certain law enforcement records must be made available for inspection and copying as provided in section 5 of this chapter.
        (2) The work product of an attorney representing, pursuant to state employment or an appointment by a public agency:
            (A) a public agency;
            (B) the state; or
            (C) an individual.
        (3) Test questions, scoring keys, and other examination data used in administering a licensing examination, examination for employment, or academic examination before the examination is given or if it is to be given again.
        (4) Scores of tests if the person is identified by name and has not consented to the release of the person's scores.
        (5) The following:
            (A) Records relating to negotiations between the Indiana

economic development corporation, the ports of Indiana, the Indiana state department of agriculture, the Indiana finance authority, an economic development commission, a local economic development organization (as defined in IC 5-28-11-2(3)), or a governing body of a political subdivision with industrial, research, or commercial prospects, if the records are created while negotiations are in progress.
            (B) Notwithstanding clause (A), the terms of the final offer of public financial resources communicated by the Indiana economic development corporation, the ports of Indiana, the Indiana finance authority, an economic development commission, or a governing body of a political subdivision to an industrial, a research, or a commercial prospect shall be available for inspection and copying under section 3 of this chapter after negotiations with that prospect have terminated.
            (C) When disclosing a final offer under clause (B), the Indiana economic development corporation shall certify that the information being disclosed accurately and completely represents the terms of the final offer.
        (6) Records that are intra-agency or interagency advisory or deliberative material, including material developed by a private contractor under a contract with a public agency, that are expressions of opinion or are of a speculative nature, and that are communicated for the purpose of decision making.
        (7) Diaries, journals, or other personal notes serving as the functional equivalent of a diary or journal.
        (8) Personnel files of public employees and files of applicants for public employment, except for:
            (A) the name, compensation, job title, business address, business telephone number, job description, education and training background, previous work experience, or dates of first and last employment of present or former officers or employees of the agency;
            (B) information relating to the status of any formal charges against the employee; and
            (C) the factual basis for a disciplinary action in which final action has been taken and that resulted in the employee being suspended, demoted, or discharged.


        However, all personnel file information shall be made available to the affected employee or the employee's representative. This subdivision does not apply to disclosure of personnel information generally on all employees or for groups of employees without the request being particularized by employee name.
        (9) Minutes or records of hospital medical staff meetings.
        (10) Administrative or technical information that would jeopardize a record keeping or security system.
        (11) Computer programs, computer codes, computer filing systems, and other software that are owned by the public agency or entrusted to it and portions of electronic maps entrusted to a public agency by a utility.
        (12) Records specifically prepared for discussion or developed during discussion in an executive session under IC 5-14-1.5-6.1. However, this subdivision does not apply to that information required to be available for inspection and copying under subdivision (8).
        (13) The work product of the legislative services agency under personnel rules approved by the legislative council.
        (14) The work product of individual members and the partisan staffs of the general assembly.
        (15) The identity of a donor of a gift made to a public agency if:
            (A) the donor requires nondisclosure of the donor's identity as a condition of making the gift; or
            (B) after the gift is made, the donor or a member of the donor's family requests nondisclosure.
        (16) Library or archival records:
            (A) which can be used to identify any library patron; or
            (B) deposited with or acquired by a library upon a condition that the records be disclosed only:
                (i) to qualified researchers;
                (ii) after the passing of a period of years that is specified in the documents under which the deposit or acquisition is made; or
                (iii) after the death of persons specified at the time of the acquisition or deposit.
        However, nothing in this subdivision shall limit or affect contracts entered into by the Indiana state library pursuant to IC 4-1-6-8.
        (17) The identity of any person who contacts the bureau of motor vehicles concerning the ability of a driver to operate a motor vehicle safely and the medical records and evaluations made by the bureau of motor vehicles staff or members of the driver licensing medical advisory board regarding the ability of a driver to operate a motor vehicle safely. However, upon written request to the commissioner of the bureau of motor vehicles, the driver must be given copies of the driver's medical records and evaluations.
        (18) School safety and security measures, plans, and systems, including emergency preparedness plans developed under 511 IAC 6.1-2-2.5.
        (19) A record or a part of a record, the public disclosure of which would have a reasonable likelihood of threatening public safety by exposing a vulnerability to terrorist attack. A record described under this subdivision includes:
            (A) a record assembled, prepared, or maintained to prevent, mitigate, or respond to an act of terrorism under IC 35-47-12-1 or an act of agricultural terrorism under IC 35-47-12-2;
            (B) vulnerability assessments;
            (C) risk planning documents;
            (D) needs assessments;
            (E) threat assessments;
            (F) intelligence assessments;
            (G) domestic preparedness strategies;
            (H) the location of community drinking water wells and surface water intakes;
            (I) the emergency contact information of emergency responders and volunteers;
            (J) infrastructure records that disclose the configuration of critical systems such as communication, electrical, ventilation, water, and wastewater systems; and
            (K) detailed drawings or specifications of structural elements, floor plans, and operating, utility, or security systems, whether in paper or electronic form, of any building or facility located on an airport (as defined in IC 8-21-1-1) that is owned, occupied, leased, or maintained by a public agency. A record described in this clause may not be released for public

inspection by any public agency without the prior approval of the public agency that owns, occupies, leases, or maintains the airport. The public agency that owns, occupies, leases, or maintains the airport:
                (i) is responsible for determining whether the public disclosure of a record or a part of a record has a reasonable likelihood of threatening public safety by exposing a vulnerability to terrorist attack; and
                (ii) must identify a record described under item (i) and clearly mark the record as "confidential and not subject to public disclosure under IC 5-14-3-4(b)(19)(J) without approval of (insert name of submitting public agency)".
        This subdivision does not apply to a record or portion of a record pertaining to a location or structure owned or protected by a public agency in the event that an act of terrorism under IC 35-47-12-1 or an act of agricultural terrorism under IC 35-47-12-2 has occurred at that location or structure, unless release of the record or portion of the record would have a reasonable likelihood of threatening public safety by exposing a vulnerability of other locations or structures to terrorist attack.
        (20) The following personal information concerning a customer of a municipally owned utility (as defined in IC 8-1-2-1):
            (A) Telephone number.
            (B) Address.
            (C) Social Security number.
        (21) The following personal information about a complainant contained in records of a law enforcement agency:
            (A) Telephone number.
            (B) The complainant's address. However, if the complainant's address is the location of the suspected crime, infraction, accident, or complaint reported, the address shall be made available for public inspection and copying.
        (22) Notwithstanding subdivision (8)(A), the name, compensation, job title, business address, business telephone number, job description, education and training background, previous work experience, or dates of first employment of a law enforcement officer who is operating in an undercover capacity.
        (23) Records requested by an offender that:


            (A) contain personal information relating to:
                (i) a correctional officer (as defined in IC 5-10-10-1.5);
                (ii) the victim of a crime; or
                (iii) a family member of a correctional officer or the victim of a crime; or
            (B) concern or could affect the security of a jail or correctional facility.
    (c) Nothing contained in subsection (b) shall limit or affect the right of a person to inspect and copy a public record required or directed to be made by any statute or by any rule of a public agency.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other law, a public record that is classified as confidential, other than a record concerning an adoption or patient medical records, shall be made available for inspection and copying seventy-five (75) years after the creation of that record.
    (e) Only the content of a public record may form the basis for the adoption by any public agency of a rule or procedure creating an exception from disclosure under this section.
    (f) Except as provided by law, a public agency may not adopt a rule or procedure that creates an exception from disclosure under this section based upon whether a public record is stored or accessed using paper, electronic media, magnetic media, optical media, or other information storage technology.
    (g) Except as provided by law, a public agency may not adopt a rule or procedure nor impose any costs or liabilities that impede or restrict the reproduction or dissemination of any public record.
    (h) Notwithstanding subsection (d) and section 7 of this chapter:
        (1) public records subject to IC 5-15 may be destroyed only in accordance with record retention schedules under IC 5-15; or
        (2) public records not subject to IC 5-15 may be destroyed in the ordinary course of business.
SOURCE: IC 5-20-1-4; (11)CR058201.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 5-20-1-4, AS AMENDED BY P.L.105-2009, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 4. (a) The authority has all of the powers necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this chapter, including the power:
        (1) to make or participate in the making of construction loans for multiple family residential housing under terms that are approved by the authority;
        (2) to make or participate in the making of mortgage loans for multiple family residential housing under terms that are approved by the authority;
        (3) to purchase or participate in the purchase from mortgage lenders of mortgage loans made to persons of low and moderate income for residential housing;
        (4) to make loans to mortgage lenders for the purpose of furnishing funds to such mortgage lenders to be used for making mortgage loans for persons and families of low and moderate income. However, the obligation to repay loans to mortgage lenders shall be general obligations of the respective mortgage lenders and shall bear such date or dates, shall mature at such time or times, shall be evidenced by such note, bond, or other certificate of indebtedness, shall be subject to prepayment, and shall contain such other provisions consistent with the purposes of this chapter as the authority shall by rule or resolution determine;
        (5) to collect and pay reasonable fees and charges in connection with making, purchasing, and servicing of its loans, notes, bonds, commitments, and other evidences of indebtedness;
        (6) to acquire real property, or any interest in real property, by conveyance, including purchase in lieu of foreclosure, or foreclosure, to own, manage, operate, hold, clear, improve, and rehabilitate such real property and sell, assign, exchange, transfer, convey, lease, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of or encumber such real property where such use of real property is necessary or appropriate to the purposes of the authority;
        (7) to sell, at public or private sale, all or any part of any mortgage or other instrument or document securing a construction loan, a land development loan, a mortgage loan, or a loan of any type permitted by this chapter;
        (8) to procure insurance against any loss in connection with its operations in such amounts and from such insurers as it may deem necessary or desirable;
        (9) to consent, subject to the provisions of any contract with noteholders or bondholders which may then exist, whenever it deems it necessary or desirable in the fulfillment of its purposes to the modification of the rate of interest, time of payment of any

installment of principal or interest, or any other terms of any mortgage loan, mortgage loan commitment, construction loan, loan to lender, or contract or agreement of any kind to which the authority is a party;
        (10) to enter into agreements or other transactions with any federal, state, or local governmental agency for the purpose of providing adequate living quarters for such persons and families in cities and counties where a need has been found for such housing;
        (11) to include in any borrowing such amounts as may be deemed necessary by the authority to pay financing charges, interest on the obligations (for a period not exceeding the period of construction and a reasonable time thereafter or if the housing is completed, two (2) years from the date of issue of the obligations), consultant, advisory, and legal fees and such other expenses as are necessary or incident to such borrowing;
        (12) to make and publish rules respecting its lending programs and such other rules as are necessary to effectuate the purposes of this chapter;
        (13) to provide technical and advisory services to sponsors, builders, and developers of residential housing and to residents and potential residents, including housing selection and purchase procedures, family budgeting, property use and maintenance, household management, and utilization of community resources;
        (14) to promote research and development in scientific methods of constructing low cost residential housing of high durability;
        (15) to encourage community organizations to participate in residential housing development;
        (16) to make, execute, and effectuate any and all agreements or other documents with any governmental agency or any person, corporation, association, partnership, limited liability company, or other organization or entity necessary or convenient to accomplish the purposes of this chapter;
        (17) to accept gifts, devises, bequests, grants, loans, appropriations, revenue sharing, other financing and assistance and any other aid from any source whatsoever and to agree to, and to comply with, conditions attached thereto;
        (18) to sue and be sued in its own name, plead and be impleaded;


        (19) to maintain an office in the city of Indianapolis and at such other place or places as it may determine;
        (20) to adopt an official seal and alter the same at pleasure;
        (21) to adopt and from time to time amend and repeal bylaws for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business and to prescribe rules and policies in connection with the performance of its functions and duties;
        (22) to employ fiscal consultants, engineers, attorneys, real estate counselors, appraisers, and such other consultants and employees as may be required in the judgment of the authority and to fix and pay their compensation from funds available to the authority therefor;
        (23) notwithstanding IC 5-13, but subject to the requirements of any trust agreement entered into by the authority, to invest:
            (A) the authority's money, funds, and accounts;
            (B) any money, funds, and accounts in the authority's custody; and
            (C) proceeds of bonds or notes;
        in the manner provided by an investment policy established by resolution of the authority;
        (24) to make or participate in the making of construction loans, mortgage loans, or both, to individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and organizations for the construction of residential facilities for individuals with a developmental disability or for individuals with a mental illness or for the acquisition or renovation, or both, of a facility to make it suitable for use as a new residential facility for individuals with a developmental disability or for individuals with a mental illness;
        (25) to make or participate in the making of construction and mortgage loans to individuals, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, and organizations for the construction, rehabilitation, or acquisition of residential facilities for children;
        (26) to purchase or participate in the purchase of mortgage loans from:
            (A) public utilities (as defined in IC 8-1-2-1); or
            (B) municipally owned gas utility systems organized under IC 8-1.5;
        if those mortgage loans were made for the purpose of insulating

and otherwise weatherizing single family residences in order to conserve energy used to heat and cool those residences;
        (27) to provide financial assistance to mutual housing associations (IC 5-20-3) in the form of grants, loans, or a combination of grants and loans for the development of housing for low and moderate income families;
        (28) to service mortgage loans made or acquired by the authority and to impose and collect reasonable fees and charges in connection with such servicing;
        (29) subject to the authority's investment policy, to enter into swap agreements (as defined in IC 8-9.5-9-4) in accordance with IC 8-9.5-9-5 and IC 8-9.5-9-7;
        (30) to promote and foster community revitalization through community services and real estate development;
        (31) to coordinate and establish linkages between governmental and other social services programs to ensure the effective delivery of services to low income individuals and families, including individuals or families facing or experiencing homelessness;
        (32) to cooperate with local housing officials and plan commissions in the development of projects that the officials or commissions have under consideration;
         (33) to develop a list of documents that a creditor and debtor are required to exchange before attending a settlement conference under IC 32-30-10.5-10;
        (33) (34) to take actions necessary to implement its powers that the authority determines to be appropriate and necessary to ensure the availability of state or federal financial assistance; and
        (34) (35) to administer any program or money designated by the state or available from the federal government or other sources that is consistent with the authority's powers and duties.
The omission of a power from the list in this subsection does not imply that the authority lacks that power. The authority may exercise any power that is not listed in this subsection but is consistent with the powers listed in this subsection to the extent that the power is not expressly denied by the Constitution of the State of Indiana or by another statute.
    (b) The authority shall ensure that a mortgage loan acquired by the authority under subsection (a)(3) or made by a mortgage lender with

funds provided by the authority under subsection (a)(4) is not knowingly made to a person whose adjusted family income, as determined by the authority, exceeds one hundred twenty-five percent (125%) of the median income for the geographic area involved. However, if the authority determines that additional encouragement is needed for the development of the geographic area involved, a mortgage loan acquired or made under subsection (a)(3) or (a)(4) may be made to a person whose adjusted family income, as determined by the authority, does not exceed one hundred forty percent (140%) of the median income for the geographic area involved. The authority shall establish procedures that the authority determines are appropriate to structure and administer any program conducted under subsection (a)(3) or (a)(4) for the purpose of acquiring or making mortgage loans to persons of low or moderate income. In determining what constitutes low income, moderate income, or median income for purposes of any program conducted under subsection (a)(3) or (a)(4), the authority shall consider:
        (1) the appropriate geographic area in which to measure income levels; and
        (2) the appropriate method of calculating low income, moderate income, or median income levels including:
            (A) sources of;
            (B) exclusions from; and
            (C) adjustments to;
        income.
    (c) The authority, when directed by the governor, shall administer programs and funds under 42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.
    (d) The authority shall identify, promote, assist, and fund:
        (1) home ownership education programs; and
        (2) mortgage foreclosure counseling and education programs under IC 5-20-6;
conducted throughout Indiana by nonprofit counseling agencies that the authority has certified, or by any other public, private, or nonprofit entity in partnership with a nonprofit agency that the authority has certified, using funds appropriated under section 27 of this chapter. The attorney general and the entities listed in IC 4-6-12-4(a)(1) through IC 4-6-12-4(a)(10) shall cooperate with the authority in implementing this subsection.


    (e) The authority shall:
        (1) oversee and encourage a regional homeless delivery system that:
            (A) considers the need for housing and support services;
            (B) implements strategies to respond to gaps in the delivery system; and
            (C) ensures individuals and families are matched with optimal housing solutions;
        (2) facilitate the dissemination of information to assist individuals and families accessing local resources, programs, and services related to homelessness, housing, and community development; and
        (3) each year, estimate and reasonably determine the number of the following:
            (A) Individuals in Indiana who are homeless.
            (B) Individuals in Indiana who are homeless and less than eighteen (18) years of age.
            (C) Individuals in Indiana who are homeless and not residents of Indiana.".
SOURCE: Page 2, line 29; (11)CR058201.2. -->     Page 2, delete lines 29 through 40, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 32-30-10.5-5; (11)CR058201.5. -->     "SECTION 5. IC 32-30-10.5-5, AS ADDED BY P.L.105-2009, SECTION 20, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 5. As used in this chapter, "mortgage" means a loan in which a first mortgage, or a land contract that constitutes a first lien, is created or retained against land upon which there is a dwelling that is or will be used by the debtor primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. The term does not include a land contract or similar agreement in which the debtor does not possess a deed."
SOURCE: Page 4, line 22; (11)CR058201.4. -->     Page 4, line 22, delete "of the following:" and insert " that,".
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        " Notices and debtor contact information required to be

included with a complaint under this subsection are confidential.".
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    " (f) This section does not apply if a creditor is not required under subsection (e) to send the notices described in this section. As soon as practicable after a creditor files an action to foreclose a mortgage, the court shall send a notice informing the defendant that:
        (1) a settlement conference between the defendant and plaintiff will be scheduled by the court under section 10 of this chapter; and
        (2) the foreclosure action may not proceed until the settlement conference has taken place, subject to the defendant's right to opt out of the settlement conference under section 10(b)(2) of this chapter
subject to section 9(b) of this chapter.".
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    " (c) If the defendant requests a settlement conference under section 9 of this chapter, the court shall treat the request as the entry of an appearance under Indiana Trial Rule 3.1(B).".
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    Page 10, line 8, strike "to bring to the settlement conference" and insert " and the creditor to exchange, at least thirty (30) days before the date of the settlement conference, the documents contained on the Indiana housing and community development authority's settlement list under IC 5-20-1-4.".


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    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to SB 582 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

Committee Vote: Yeas 6, Nays 0.

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    Bray
Chairperson


CR058201/DI 106    2011