SB 278

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Feb 01, 2022
  • Passed House Feb 28, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Mar 14, 2022

Indiana geological and water survey advisory council.

Abstract

Establishes, rather than allows the president of Indiana University to appoint, a geological and water survey advisory council (council). Increases the number of members from nine to 11 and specifies who shall serve on the council. Requires the state geologist to serve as secretary of the council. Provides that the state geologist may cast the deciding vote to break a tie. Requires the council to meet quarterly. Establishes the center for water within the Indiana geological and water survey (survey) at Indiana University for the purpose of: (1) carrying out the survey's statutory duties concerning Indiana's water resources; (2) supporting long term studies of the state's water resources; and (3) upon request, providing resources to state agencies, municipalities, and soil and water conservation groups. Establishes the center for energy within the survey for similar purposes with respect to Indiana's natural energy resources. Allows the Indiana board of licensure for professional geologists (board) to elect a secretary who is not a member of the board. (Current law requires that the secretary of the board be elected from among the members of the board.) Increases the number of times the board is required to meet to at least two times each year. Allows a licensed professional geologist to request an informal review not more than 30 days after receiving a complaint. (Current law requires the request for an informal review to be made within 20 days.) Provides that if the board compels a licensed professional geologist to respond to a complaint or charges, the notification must be sent by certified mail and the response must be in writing. Allows a geologist who is licensed in another state to be licensed in Indiana if the other state's standards are substantially equal to Indiana's requirements. Requires a licensed professional geologist to obtain continuing education in the geological sciences as a condition of license renewal. Specifies that these continuing education requirements do not apply to a person who is not licensed as a professional geologist under Indiana law. Makes technical changes.

Bill Sponsors (8)

Votes


Actions


Mar 14, 2022

Senate

Public Law 108

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Mar 08, 2022

House

Signed by the Speaker

Mar 07, 2022

Senate

Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Mar 03, 2022

Senate

Senate concurred in House amendments; Roll Call 333: yeas 45, nays 1

Mar 01, 2022

House

Returned to the Senate with amendments

Senate

Motion to concur filed

Feb 28, 2022

House

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 288: yeas 93, nays 1

Feb 24, 2022

House

Second reading: ordered engrossed

House

Representative Pierce added as cosponsor

Feb 22, 2022

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Feb 08, 2022

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
utilities, energy and telecommunications

Feb 02, 2022

Senate

Referred to the House

Feb 01, 2022

Senate

Cosponsor: Representative Morris

Senate

House sponsor: Representative Manning

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 120: yeas 48, nays 0

Jan 27, 2022

Senate

Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

Senate

Senator Glick added as coauthor

Senate

Amendment #1 (Zay) prevailed; voice vote

Jan 24, 2022

Senate

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Senate

Senator Koch added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Doriot added as second author

Jan 18, 2022

Senate

Senator Yoder added as coauthor

Jan 10, 2022

Senate

First reading: referred to Committee on Utilities

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
utilities

Senate

Authored by Senator Zay

Bill Text

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

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: SB0278.05.ENRH.FN001 PDF

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