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House Bill 1173

House Bill 1173

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF HB 1173 (Updated March 5, 2012 6:43 pm - DI 84)

Various IOSHA matters. Provides that when an employee believes that a workplace violation of safety or health standards exists, the name of the complainant and any identifying information and the name and identifying information of other individual employees may be nondisclosable and confidential for purposes of public records law. Provides that neither the commissioner of the department of labor (department) nor any employee or former employee of the department is subject to subpoena for purposes of inquiry into any occupational safety and health inspection, except when: (1) enforcement proceedings are brought under the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Act; (2) an action is filed in which the department is a party; (3) the commissioner consents in writing to waive the exemption; or (4) a court finds that: (A) the information sought is essential to the underlying case; (B) there are no reasonable alternate means for acquiring the information; and (C) a significant injustice would occur if the requested testimony was not available. Provides that the annual tax imposed to finance the safety and health consultation services for the INsafe division of the department is due and payable on or before May 1 of each year when the tax is imposed. (Current law provides that the tax is due and payable on or before April 10 of each year when the tax is imposed.) Makes technical corrections.
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