DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Underground plant protection. Requires the operator of an underground facility to join the Indiana Underground Plant Protection Service (IUPPS) or its successor organization. Requires an operator to provide information concerning the locations of its underground facilities to IUPPS. Requires notice of an excavation or demolition to be provided to the association at least three days before work commences. (Current law requires notice of at least two days.) Provides that a person who: (1) is required to, but fails to, provide notice of an excavation or demolition to the association; or (2) knowingly fails to observe certain precautions before or during an excavation or demolition; commits a Class D felony. Deletes obsolete provisions requiring operators to record underground facility locations with county recorders. Makes conforming amendments. Repeals an obsolete provision concerning the responsibilities of IUPPS.