HOUSE BILL No. 1278
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 36-1-12-1.
Synopsis: School corporation public works projects. Authorizes the
governing body of a school corporation to enter into a public works
contract by a competitive sealed bidding process through a multistate
cooperative purchasing program.
Effective: July 1, 2006.
Bright, Thompson, Reske
January 10, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government.
Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1278
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 36-1-12-1; (06)IN1278.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 36-1-12-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 1. (a) Except as
provided in this section, this chapter applies to all public work
performed or contracted for by:
(1) political subdivisions; and
(2) their agencies;
regardless of whether it is performed on property owned or leased by
the political subdivision or agency.
(b) This chapter does not apply to an officer or agent who, on behalf
of a municipal utility, maintains, extends, and installs services of the
utility if the necessary work is done by the employees of the utility.
(c) This chapter does not apply to hospitals organized or operated
under IC 16-22-1 through IC 16-22-5 or IC 16-23-1, unless the public
work is financed in whole or in part with cumulative building fund
(d) This chapter does not apply to tax exempt Indiana nonprofit
corporations leasing and operating a city market owned by a political
(e) As an alternative to this chapter, the governing body of a school
corporation may participate in a utility energy efficiency program or
may enter into a guaranteed energy savings contract as permitted under
(f) This chapter does not apply to a person that has entered into an
operating agreement with a political subdivision or an agency of a
political subdivision under IC 5-23.
(g) Instead of proceeding under this chapter, the governing body
of a school corporation may enter into a public works contract by
a competitive sealed bidding process through a multistate
cooperative purchasing program entered into under IC 36-1-7.