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House Bill 1700

House Bill 1700

ARCHIVE (2009)

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Consolidation of agencies. Transfers the powers and duties of the Indiana bond bank to the Indiana finance authority. Transfers the powers and duties of the Indiana tobacco use prevention and cessation executive board to the executive board of the state department of health. Establishes the department of Indiana heritage. Allows the natural resources commission to establish fees for admission to historic sites. Changes the organization and duties of the division of state museums and historic sites and the division's board of trustees. Establishes the historic site fund, and requires the admission fees and historic property sales to be deposited in the historic site fund (instead of in the museum acquisition fund). Provides that at least 51% of the fees collected from a particular historic site must be used for the educational programs conducted at the historic site and for the maintenance and operation of the historic site. Converts the Indiana education employment relations board to a division of the department of education. Requires the state personnel department and the budget agency to study the structure of the department of Indiana heritage, including whether the following entities should be transferred to the department of Indiana heritage: (1) The division of historic preservation and archeology of the department of natural resources (DNR). (2) The department of natural resources, division of museum
Current Status:
In Committee - first House
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