Fire and emergency response issues.

Authors: Senator Michael Crider, Senator James Arnold, Senator Chip Perfect

Co-authors: Senator Mark Stoops, Senator Lonnie Randolph

Sponsors: Representative Randall Frye

Co-Sponsors: Representative Jud McMillin, Representative Karlee Macer, Representative Dennis Zent, Representative Bruce Borders, Representative Lloyd Arnold, Representative Martin Carbaugh, Representative Doug Gutwein, Representative Chris Judy, Representative John Price, Representative Edmond Soliday, Representative Sheila Klinker, Representative Linda Lawson, Representative Charles Moseley, Representative Gregory Porter, Representative Terry Goodin


Creates the intrastate mutual aid compact to complement existing mutual aid agreements. Allows the Indiana department of homeland security (IDHS) to deploy a national urban search and rescue response system task force as a state resource during Indiana emergencies and disasters, in conformance with federal requirements, through an agreement with a political subdivision that is a sponsoring agency of a task force. Repeals the interstate emergency management and disaster compact. Repeals the local emergency planning and right to know fund administered by the department of state revenue. Moves the statute concerning the local emergency planning and right to know fund (but continues to have the fund administered by the state department of revenue). Requires fees paid by facilities submitting tier II emergency and hazardous chemical inventories to be paid to the Indiana emergency response commission for deposit in the local emergency planning and right to know fund.