Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 459

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: None (noncode).

Synopsis: Juvenile law commission. Establishes the commission on juvenile law to recommend changes in juvenile law by January 1, 2003. Appropriates $18,000 to fund the commission.

Effective: Upon passage.





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    January 14, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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SENATE BILL No. 459



    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning family law and juvenile law and to make an appropriation.

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

    SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this SECTION, "commission" refers to the commission on juvenile law established by this SECTION.
    (b) There is established the commission on juvenile law. The commission shall recommend changes in juvenile law to the legislative council by January 1, 2003.
    (c) The commission consists of the following members:
        (1) Two (2) members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
        (2) Two (2) members of the senate, appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate.
        (3) One (1) prosecuting attorney, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
        (4) One (1) juvenile public defender, appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate.
        (5) Two (2) judges or magistrates having responsibility for juvenile law, appointed by the chief justice of the Indiana

Supreme Court.
        (6) One (1) court appointed special advocate (CASA) or guardian ad litem, appointed by the chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.
        (7) One (1) attorney licensed to practice law in Indiana who is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association's Committee on Civil Rights for children, appointed by the chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.
        (8) One (1) representative of the judicial center, appointed by the chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.
    (d) At the first meeting of the commission, the members shall select a chairperson from among the members.
    (e) The Indiana criminal justice institute shall staff the commission and provide administrative support. In addition, the legislative services agency shall provide support for bill drafting and fiscal analysis upon request of a legislative member of the commission.
    (f) Except as provided in subsection (i), the expenses of the commission shall be paid by the Indiana criminal justice institute from the commission on juvenile law fund.
    (g) Each member of the commission who is not a state employee is entitled to the minimum salary per diem provided by IC 4-10-11-2.1 (b). The member is also entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses as provided under IC 4-13-1-4 and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties as provided in the state policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.
    (h) Each member of the commission who is a state employee but who is not a member of the general assembly is entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses as provided under IC 4-13-1-4 and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties as provided in the state policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.
    (i) Each member of the commission who is a member of the general assembly is entitled to receive the same per diem, mileage, and travel allowances paid to legislative members of interim study committees established by the legislative council. Per diem, mileage, and travel allowances paid under this subsection shall be paid from appropriations made to the legislative council or the legislative services agency.


    (j) The affirmative votes of a majority of the members appointed to the commission are required for the commission to take action on any measure, including final reports.
    (k) This SECTION expires January 1, 2003.

    SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) There is established the commission on juvenile law account within the state general fund. The commission on juvenile law account consists of appropriations made by the general assembly and donations. The commission on juvenile law account shall be used to pay the following:
        (1) Salaries and expenses of members of the commission on juvenile law established by this act who are not members of the general assembly.
        (2) Any other expenses incurred by the commission on juvenile law established by this act.
    (b) There is appropriated to the commission on juvenile law account eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) from the state general fund to fund the commission on juvenile law beginning on the effective date of this SECTION and ending December 31, 2002.
    (c) This SECTION expires January 1, 2003.

    SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.