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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Libraries. Merges the Indiana historical bureau (bureau) into the Indiana state library (library) as a division of the library. (Current law specifies that the bureau and the library are separate divisions of the Indiana library and historical department (ILHD).) Specifies that: (1) the ILHD shall manage the library; and (2) the library shall manage the bureau. Requires the director of the library to appoint a deputy director of the bureau. (Current law requires the board of the ILHD to appoint a director of the bureau.) Makes the following changes to the membership of the state oversight committee on public records Libraries. Merges the Indiana historical bureau (bureau) into the Indiana state library (library) as a division of the library. (Current law specifies that the bureau and the library are separate divisions of the Indiana library and historical department (ILHD).) Specifies that: (1) the ILHD shall manage the library; and (2) the library shall manage the bureau. Requires the director of the library to appoint a deputy director of the bureau. (Current law requires the board of the ILHD to appoint a director of the bureau.) Makes the following changes to the membership of the state oversight committee on public records (committee): (1) Removes the deputy director of the bureau. (2) Requires the governor to appoint a circuit court clerk or county recorder who also serves on a county commission of public records. Allows the Indiana archives records administration to present evidence to a county cemetery commission regarding whether a cemetery is a burial ground for a Civil War veteran. Makes various changes to the state and local library laws. Repeals provisions concerning: (1) the state library and historical building; (2) the location of facilities housing the state archives; (3) acceptance of gifts by the Indiana library and historical board; (4) payments by the library to public library districts; and (5) the historic library building improvement matching grant program. Reorganizes and makes changes to provisions concerning the petition and remonstrance process for units that seek to: (1) establish a public library; (2) expand a public library into not more than one township or part of a township; or (3) expand a public library into more than one township or parts of more than one township. Requires certain language to appear where signatures are affixed to a petition or a remonstrance for the: (1) establishment of a public library; or (2) expansion of a public library. Makes various changes to the law regarding the leasing of library property. Makes technical corrections and conforming changes. ... View more