HB 1333-1_ Filed 03/28/2013, 10:48 ChairPerson
Adopted 3/28/2013

COMMITTEE REPORT

MADAM PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Local Government, to which was referred House Bill No. 1333, 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; (13)CR133302.1. -->     Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 5-11-1-27; (13)CR133302.1. -->     "SECTION 1. IC 5-11-1-27, AS ADDED BY P.L.117-2011, SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 27. (a) As used in this section, "local government" means the following:
         (1) A county.
         (2) A city.
         (3) A town. or
         (4) A township.
         (5) A municipality not described in subdivisions (1) through (4).
        (6) Any other local governmental unit, entity, or instrumentality that is required to submit a financial report under section 4 of this chapter.

    (b) In the compliance guidelines authorized under section 24 of this chapter, the state board of accounts shall define the acceptable minimum level of:
        (1) internal control standards; and
        (2) internal control procedures;
for internal control systems of local governments. The internal control standards and procedures shall be developed to promote government accountability and transparency.
    (c) All erroneous or irregular variances, losses, shortages, or thefts of local government funds or property shall be reported immediately to the state board of accounts. The state board of accounts shall:
        (1) determine the amount of funds involved and report the amount to the appropriate government and law enforcement officials;
        (2) determine the internal control weakness that contributed to or caused the condition; and
        (3) make written recommendations to the appropriate legislative body or appropriate official overseeing the internal control system addressing:
            (A) the method of correcting the condition; and
            (B) the necessary internal control policies and internal control procedures that must be modified to prevent a recurrence of the condition.
    (d) The legislative body or the appropriate official overseeing the internal control system shall immediately implement the policies and procedures recommended by the state board of accounts under subsection (c)(3)(B).
SOURCE: IC 33-32-2-9; (13)CR133302.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 33-32-2-9, AS ADDED BY P.L.45-2010, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 9. (a) As used in this section, "training courses" refers to training courses related to the office of circuit court clerk that are compiled or developed by the Association of Indiana Counties and approved by the state board of accounts.
    (b) An individual elected to the office of circuit court clerk after November 2, 2010, shall complete at least:
        (1) fifteen (15) hours of training courses within one (1) year; and
        (2) forty (40) hours of training courses within three (3) years;
after beginning the individual's term as circuit court clerk. the individual is elected to the office of circuit court clerk.
    (c) A training course that an individual completes:
        (1) after being elected to the office of circuit court clerk; and
        (2) before the individual begins serving in the office of circuit court clerk;
shall be counted toward the requirements under subsection (b).
    (d) An individual shall fulfill the training requirements established by subsection (b) for each term to which the individual is elected as circuit court clerk.
    (e) This subsection applies only to an individual appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of circuit court clerk. An individual described in this subsection may, but is not required to, take training courses required by subsection (b). If an individual described in this subsection takes a training course required by subsection (b) for an elected circuit court clerk, the county shall pay for the training course as if the individual had been an elected circuit court clerk.
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SOURCE: Page 1, line 1; (13)CR133302.1. -->     Page 1, line 1, delete "AS AMENDED BY P.L.120-2012," and insert "AS AMENDED BY SEA 85-2013, SECTION 152,".
    Page 1, line 2, delete "SECTION 6,".
    Page 1, line 10, delete "IC 36-2-7.5-6(c)(3)" and insert "IC 36-2-7.5-6(b)(3)".
    Page 2, line 3, after "are" insert " compiled or".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to HB 1333 as printed February 5, 2013.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

Committee Vote: Yeas 5, Nays 1.

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CR133302/DI 87    2013