LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL RESOLUTION 99-1

(As Adopted May 26, 1999)


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE INDIANA LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL:

    SECTION 1. The interim study committees described in SECTION 2 are established. Each committee is composed of twelve (12) voting members, with six (6) appointed from the Senate by the Chairman of the Council, and six (6) appointed from the House by the Vice- Chairman of the Council. Appointments from each chamber shall be divided equally between the two major political parties.

    The Chairman of the Council, with the advice of the Vice-Chairman, shall designate the chairman of each committee, and may in the same manner designate a vice-chairman of each committee. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council may each appoint non-legislators to serve as non-voting members of a committee.

    SECTION 2. Each committee shall study and make findings and recommendations concerning the topics assigned to it:

        1. INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES (To be chaired by a member of the House)

CHARGE TO THE COMMITTEE:

    A. Study issues relating to the incarceration of youth offenders, particularly their separation from adult offenders while in custody (SCR 31, SB 577)

    B. Study the educational programs available to youthful offenders while incarcerated (SB 577)

    C. Study the sentencing policy of this state (HB 1770)

    D. Study the child abuse issues, including the reporting of suspected child abuse, the role of law enforcement officers in child abuse cases, and the protective and family services available to victims of child abuse and their families (SB 529, SCR, 48, HR 30, SCR 6)


2. INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEE ON BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLE ISSUES
    (To be chaired by a member of the Senate)

CHARGE TO THE COMMITTEE:

    A. Study the operations, use of technology for automated delivery of services, cost of operation and the financing of the bureau of motor vehicles (BMV) and the BMV commission (HB 1639, HR 71, HB 2037)

    B. Study the plausibility of privatizing the operations of the BMV (SCR 75)

3. INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES ISSUES
    (To be chaired by a member of the House)

CHARGE TO THE COMMITTEE:

    A. Study the licensure of respiratory care professionals (HCR 69, HB 1820)

    B. Review the adequacy of state funded health care programs, including prescription drug benefits (HCR 121, SR 37)

    C. Study the amount and use of federal Title X funds in Indiana (HR 133)

    D. Study advanced practice nurses and physician assistants (HB 1403)

4. INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
    (To be chaired by a member of the Senate)

CHARGE TO THE COMMITTEE:    

    A. Study economic development and job creation issues in Indiana (SCR 34, SB 43, SB 550)

    B. Conduct the statutorily mandated evaluations of the effectiveness of tax abatement programs and local redevelopment commissions to create new jobs, increase income, and increase the tax base in this state (IC 6-1.1-12.1-11, IC 36-7-14-44.2, IC 36-7-15.1-36.2)

    C. Study the impact of changes in gaming laws in surrounding states on Indiana's gaming industry (Legislative Council)


5. INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION ISSUES
    (To be chaired by a member of the Senate)

CHARGE TO THE COMMITTEE:    

    A. Study violence in schools (HR 117, SR 35)

    B. Study the issues related to the teaching of reading in elementary schools (SCR 43)

6. INTERIM COMMITTEE ON JUVENILE LAW AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE (two year committee)
    
(To be chaired by a member of the House)

[NOTE: In establishing this interim committee, the Legislative Council is not establishing the 13 member commission envisioned by SEA 203-99. The interim study committee established under this paragraph must operate under the rules of the Legislative Council. However, the subject matter charge to this interim committee mirrors the many of study topics that the commission would have had. The committee shall issue a preliminary report by October 31, 1999, and a final report by October 31, 2000. ]

CHARGE TO THE COMMITTEE

    A. Study issues of concern relating to the juvenile laws and make recommendations for the revision and improvement of those laws. (SEA 203-99)

    B. Study whether the implementation of restorative justice principles would be appropriate for this state. (SEA 203-99)

    SECTION 3. The Legislative Council requests the following entities to study the topics indicated, and if possible to submit findings and recommendations to the Council before November 1, 1999:

1. TO THE NATURAL RESOURCES STUDY COMMITTEE:

    A. Study flood plains and floodway regulations with respect to construction in Indiana (HR 25)

    B. Study the need for a Forest Inventory Program in Indiana (Legislative Council)

2. TO THE COMMISSION ON STATE TAX AND FINANCING POLICY

    A. Study charitable contribution tax incentives (SB 169)

    B. Study the issue of non-collection of state sales and use taxes by the United States Postal Service, and estimate the resulting loss of revenue to the state (HR 112)

    C. Study the impact of the exemption of interest received from United States Treasury obligations from the financial institutions tax.

    
D. Devise a comprehensive financing strategy for affordable housing programs and for the homeless in Indiana (HB 1350, HB 1178)


3. TO THE REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY COMMITTEE

    A. Study the cable television industry (SR 8)

4. TO THE NORTHWEST INDIANA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

    A. Study the viability of high speed rail in Indiana (SB 275)

5. TO THE COMMISSION FOR WOMEN

    A. Study health care costs for women (HR 126)

6. TO THE HEALTH FINANCE COMMISSION

    A. Study the need for a comprehensive long term care plan (HR 79)

7. TO THE COMMISSION ON MENTAL HEALTH:

    A. Study a multi-year funding plan for the Hoosier Assurance Plan as described in the Mercer report (HR 97)



8. TO THE INDIANA COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSOCIATION STUDY COMMITTEE (HEA 2043-99)(two-year study committee)

    A. Study the magnitude of the health care problems arising as a result of uninsured and underinsured persons and evaluate the costs of potential solutions to this problem (HR 109)


9. TO THE COMMISSION ON MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

    A. Study and monitor the services available to persons with developmental disabilities (HB 1543)


10. TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY SERVICE COUNCIL:

    A. Study the feasibility of an air emissions reduction credit (HEA 1561)

    
B. Study different approaches to the allocation of costs of services supported by certain IDEM funds; review hazmat manifest program (HEA 1578)

    C. Study whether IDEM should allow a transition period associated with the Risk Integrated System of Closure guidance document (HEA 1919)

    D. Study ground level ozone formation (HR 110, HR 80)

    E. Study benefits to air quality associated with the use of alternative fuels and alternative fueled vehicles (HCR 115)

    F. The relationship of air and soil quality to certain diseases in urban areas (HCR 14)

11. TO THE PENSION MANAGEMENT OVERSIGHT COMMISSION:

    A. Study Indiana's policy concerning the taxation of pension benefits earned by federal retirees (Personnel Subcommittee)

    B. Study various issues related to prosecuting attorney pensions (HCR 105, SCR 47)
            


12. TO THE COMMISSION ON COURTS:

    A. Study issues concerning the jurisdiction and procedures of the Indiana Tax Court (HB 1990)

13. TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE RULES OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

    A. Study the feasibility of delaying the effective dates and suspending the operation of administrative rules in order to permit the general assembly to have a reasonable opportunity to review each rule or emergency rule (SB 129)

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