First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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    SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 561



     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 4-23-33; (13)SE0561.1.1. -->
    SECTION 1. IC 4-23-33 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2011 (RETROACTIVE)]:
    Chapter 33. Indiana 2016 Bicentennial Commission
    Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "bicentennial" refers to the bicentennial of Indiana's statehood.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "commission" refers to the Indiana 2016 bicentennial commission established by section 3 of this chapter.
    Sec. 3. The Indiana 2016 bicentennial commission is established.
    Sec. 4. (a) The commission consists of members appointed by the governor. Each member serves at the pleasure of the governor.
    (b) The governor shall appoint the chairperson of the commission.
    (c) Each member of the commission serves a term that expires June 30, 2017. If a vacancy occurs, the governor shall appoint a successor to complete the unexpired term.
    (d) The commission shall meet upon the call of the chairperson.
    (e) A majority of the members appointed to the commission constitutes a quorum for a meeting of the commission.
    (f) Each member of the commission who is a member of the general assembly is a nonvoting member.
    (g) The affirmative votes of a majority of the voting members appointed to the commission are required for the commission to take action on any measure.
    (h) The members of the commission serve without compensation.
    Sec. 5. The commission has the following purposes and duties:
        (1) Plan and develop activities appropriate to commemorate Indiana's statehood.
        (2) Encourage private organizations and local governments to organize and participate in activities that highlight the bicentennial.
        (3) Help coordinate and promote bicentennial activities throughout Indiana.
    Sec. 6. This chapter expires June 30, 2017.

SOURCE: ; (13)SE0561.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.


SEA 561 _ Concur

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