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Enrolled House Bill (H)

DIGEST

State fair. Reorganizes the state fair board (board) member districts. Provides for the transition and retention of current board members. Adds: (1) the director of the Purdue University cooperative extension service and an appointed member of the state fair board (board) as voting members of the state fair commission (commission); and (2) the chairperson and vice chairperson of the state fair advisory committee and a community representative as nonvoting members of the commission. Provides that not more than two members of the commission may be from the same district. Provides that the commission and the board shall ensure that the State fair. Reorganizes the state fair board (board) member districts. Provides for the transition and retention of current board members. Adds: (1) the director of the Purdue University cooperative extension service and an appointed member of the state fair board (board) as voting members of the state fair commission (commission); and (2) the chairperson and vice chairperson of the state fair advisory committee and a community representative as nonvoting members of the commission. Provides that not more than two members of the commission may be from the same district. Provides that the commission and the board shall ensure that the state fair (fair) is held annually. Specifies that the commission is responsible for all contracts related to the fair. Provides that statewide organizations may be certified by the department of agriculture (department) as eligible to vote in a state fair district election. Requires the department to maintain a list of organizations on the department's Internet web site that are certified to vote in a district election. Requires the director or an employee of the department designated by the director to preside over a district convention. Allows certain individuals to act as observers during the counting of the ballots. Requires the department, after the results of the election have been certified, to: (1) destroy the ballots; and (2) preserve the tally papers. Specifies responsibilities for the commission and board concerning the state fair and the fairgrounds. Repeals statutes concerning the center for agricultural science and heritage. Establishes the committee for agricultural science and heritage to advise the commission. Specifies that both the board and commission are state agencies for purposes of the Indiana tort claims act. Makes conforming changes. ... View more