First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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    HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1575



     AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state and local administration.

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

SOURCE: IC 5-2-6-16; (13)HE1575.1.1. -->
    SECTION 1. IC 5-2-6-16, AS AMENDED BY P.L.134-2012, SECTION 6, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: 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 subsections subsection (d) and (e) 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 following:
        (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 resources.
        (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 level.
        (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 members:
        (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.
            (B) Religion.
            (C) Education.
            (D) Civic or private organizations.
            (E) Business.
            (F) Media.
            (G) Drug treatment.
            (H) Medicine.
            (I) Local government.
            (J) Judiciary.
            (K) Law enforcement.
            (L) Self-help organizations.
            (M) Youth.
            (N) A representative of the interagency council against drugs

established under subsection (c)(1).
            (O) Labor.
        (3) Four (4) members of the general assembly, appointed as follows:
            (A) The president pro tempore of the senate shall appoint two (2) senators, who may not be members of the same political party.
            (B) The speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint two (2) representatives, who 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.
    (f) (e) The governor or the governor's designee shall serve as the chairman of the commission.
    (g) (f) The commission shall meet quarterly or at the call of the chairman.
    (h) Eight (8) (g) 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.
    (i) (h) All appointments of the commission's members are renewable.
    (j) (i) 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.
    (k) (j) 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.


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