SB 369

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Feb 15, 2021
  • House
  • Governor

Electronic meetings and signatures.

Abstract

Allows a member of a governing body of a political subdivision to participate in a meeting electronically subject to the following: (1) Requires the governing body to adopt a written policy establishing procedures for electronic participation. (2) Requires the technology to permit simultaneous communication between members and the public to attend and observe the proceedings. (3) Requires at least 50% of the members to be physically present at the meeting site. (4) Allows a member participating electronically to be counted for quorum purposes. (5) Provides that a member participating electronically may participate in a final action taken by the governing body only if the member can be seen and heard. Exempts governing bodies of state agencies that have a majority of members with disabilities from certain attendance requirements. Provides that if a statute requires a manual signature for attesting or authenticating an obligation issued by certain state and local public entities, an electronic signature has the same force and effect as a manual signature. Adds provisions applicable to state and local public agencies when a state or local disaster emergency is declared. Allows the governing body of a school corporation or charter school (school employer) may allow governing body members and the public to participate electronically in a public hearing required under the law for purposes of collective bargaining. Makes stylistic changes.

Bill Sponsors (13)

Votes


Actions


Apr 01, 2021

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Mar 02, 2021

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Government and Regulatory Reform

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
government and regulatory reform

Feb 16, 2021

Senate

Referred to the House

Feb 15, 2021

Senate

House sponsor: Representative Cook

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 113: yeas 46, nays 0

Senate

Cosponsors: Representatives Miller and Rowray E

Senate

Senator Bohacek added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Buck added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Kruse added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Tomes added as coauthor

Feb 11, 2021

Senate

Second reading: ordered engrossed

Feb 08, 2021

Senate

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Feb 02, 2021

Senate

Senator Randolph added as coauthor

Feb 01, 2021

Senate

Senators Raatz and Lanane added as coauthors

Jan 28, 2021

Senate

Senator Niemeyer added as third author

Jan 14, 2021

Senate

Senator Donato added as second author

Jan 12, 2021

Senate

First reading: referred to Committee on Local Government

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
local government

Senate

Authored by Senator Rogers

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (H) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: SB0369.03.COMH.FN001 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0369.03.COMH.AMH001 PDF

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