January 11, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Government and Regulatory
Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1344
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state
offices and administration.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 5-2-6-16; (12)IN1344.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 5-2-6-16, AS AMENDED BY P.L.44-2006,
SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 16. (a) As used in this chapter, "local coordinating
council" means a countywide citizen body approved and appointed by
the commission for a drug free Indiana to plan, monitor, and evaluate
comprehensive local alcohol and drug abuse plans.
(b) The commission for a drug free Indiana is established (referred
to in this section as "commission"). The criminal justice institute may
adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to administer the commission. The
commission must consist of twenty (20) members described under
who have distinguished themselves
in their respective fields and who have experience or an interest in
attempting to eliminate alcohol and other drug abuse in Indiana.
(c) The commission's purpose is to improve the coordination of
alcohol and other drug abuse efforts at both the state and local levels
in an effort to eliminate duplication of efforts while ensuring that
comprehensive alcohol and other drug programs are available
throughout Indiana. The commission's responsibilities include the
(1) Establishing an interagency council on drugs to coordinate the
alcohol and other drug education, prevention, treatment, and
justice programming and funding responsibilities of state
agencies, commissions, and boards including the approval of
alcohol and other drug plans and funding applications by state
agencies, commissions, and boards.
(2) Coordinating the collection of data concerning alcohol and
other drug abuse and the needs, programming, and effectiveness
of state supported programs and services.
(3) Maintaining a system of support to assist local coordinating
councils with technical assistance, guidance, or direct funding
(4) Continuing to assist the development of local coordinating
councils to identify community drug programs, coordinate
community initiatives, design comprehensive, collaborative
community strategies, and monitor anti-drug activities at the local
(5) Establishing roles, responsibilities, and performance standards
for the local coordinating councils.
(6) Recommending to the governor and general assembly long
and short range goals, objectives, and strategies, including
legislative proposals to be implemented on the state and local
level to reduce drug abuse.
(7) Assisting local communities in the development of citizen
based drug related crime control efforts.
(d) The commission must be comprised of the following voting
(1) The governor or the governor's designee.
(2) Fifteen (15) members appointed by the governor for a two (2)
year term, who have experience or expertise in at least one (1) of
the following areas:
(A) Family relations.
(D) Civic or private organizations.
(G) Drug treatment.
(I) Local government.
(K) Law enforcement.
(L) Self-help organizations.
(N) A representative of the interagency council against drugs
established under subsection (c)(1).
(3) Four (4) members of the general assembly. The president
pro tempore of the senate shall appoint two (2) senators, both
of whom may not be members of the same political party. The
speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint two (2)
representatives, both of whom may not be members of the
same political party.
(e) Four (4) members of the general assembly shall serve as
nonvoting members of the commission. The president pro tempore of
the senate shall appoint two (2) senators, both of whom may not be
members of the same political party. The speaker of the house of
representatives shall appoint two (2) representatives, both of whom
may not be members of the same political party.
The governor or the governor's designee shall serve as the
chairman of the commission.
The commission shall meet one (1) time per month at the call
of the chairman.
(h) (g) Eight (8) Eleven (11)
voting members of the commission
constitute a quorum. The commission is not prohibited from
conducting business as a result of a vacancy in the commission. In the
case of a vacancy, a new appointee shall serve for the remainder of the
unexpired term. A vacancy shall be filled from the same group that was
represented by the outgoing member.
All appointments of the commission's members are
A member of the commission who is not a state employee is
not entitled to a minimum salary per diem provided by
IC 4-10-11-2.1(b). The member is, however, entitled to reimbursement
for traveling expenses and other expenses actually incurred in
connection with the member's duties, as provided in the state travel
policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of
administration and approved by the budget agency.
A member of the commission who is a state employee is
entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses and other expenses
actually incurred in connection with the member's duties, as provided
in the state travel policies and procedures established by the Indiana
department of administration and approved by the budget agency.