211 dialing code for human services information.

Authors: Representative Jud McMillin

Co-authors: Representative Julie Olthoff, Representative David Frizzell, Representative Scott Pelath

Sponsors: Senator James Merritt

Co-Sponsors: Senator Lonnie Randolph

Digest

Amends the statute concerning the telephone 211 dialing code for human services information to add assistance concerning: (1) domestic violence; (2) infant mortality; (3) veterans; (4) senior citizens; (5) vulnerable children; and (6) public health; to the enumerated services included within the term "human services". Requires the utility regulatory commission (IURC) to consult with the board of directors of Indiana 211 Partnership, Inc., in preparing the required annual plan for the expenditure of the money in the 211 services account (account). Provides that the plan must include a strategy or plan to address certain specified human services issues. Provides that the IURC's annual report to the general assembly on 211 services in Indiana must include statistics, data, or results concerning the expenditure of money in the account to address, or the effectiveness of 211 services in addressing, certain specified human services issues. Requires the IURC to adopt rules to implement the statute. (Current law authorizes, rather than requires, the IURC to adopt rules to implement the statute concerning the 211 dialing code for human services information.)