Sec. 4. The department shall, subject to this chapter, do the following:

(1) Execute and administer all appropriations as provided by law, and execute and administer all provisions of law that impose duties and functions upon the executive department of government, including executive investigation of state agencies supported by appropriations and the assembly of all required data and information for the use of the executive department and the legislative department.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 4-13-1-4

  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • state agency: means an authority, board, branch, commission, committee, department, division, or other instrumentality of the executive, including the administrative, department of state government. See Indiana Code 4-13-1-1
(2) Supervise and regulate the making of contracts by state agencies.

(3) Perform the property management functions required by IC 4-20.5-6.

(4) Assign office space and storage space for state agencies in the manner provided by IC 4-20.5-5.

(5) Maintain and operate the following for state agencies:

(A) Central duplicating.

(B) Printing.

(C) Machine tabulating.

(D) Mailing services.

(E) Centrally available supplemental personnel and other essential supporting services.

The department may require state agencies to use these general services in the interests of economy and efficiency. The general services rotary fund is established through which these services may be rendered to state agencies. The budget agency shall determine the amount for the general services rotary fund.

(6) Control and supervise the acquisition, operation, maintenance, and replacement of state owned vehicles by all state agencies. The department may establish and operate, in the interest of economy and efficiency, a motor vehicle pool, and may finance the pool by a rotary fund. The budget agency shall determine the amount to be deposited in the rotary fund.

(7) Promulgate and enforce rules relative to the travel of officers and employees of all state agencies when engaged in the performance of state business. These rules may allow reimbursement for travel expenses by any of the following methods:

(A) Per diem.

(B) For expenses necessarily and actually incurred.

(C) Any combination of the methods in clauses (A) and (B).

The rules must require the approval of the travel by the commissioner and the head of the officer’s or employee’s department prior to payment.

(8) Administer IC 4-13.6.

(9) Prescribe the amount and form of certified checks, deposits, or bonds to be submitted in connection with bids and contracts when not otherwise provided for by law.

(10) Rent out, with the approval of the governor, any state property, real or personal:

(A) not needed for public use; or

(B) for the purpose of providing services to the state or employees of the state;

the rental of which is not otherwise provided for or prohibited by law. Property may not be rented out under this subdivision for a term exceeding ten (10) years at a time. However, communications system infrastructure, including towers and associated land, improvements, foundations, access roads and rights-of-way, structures, fencing, and equipment that are necessary, proper, or convenient to transmit or receive voice or data communications, may be rented out under this subdivision for a term not to exceed twenty-five (25) years at a time. In addition, if property is rented out for a term of more than four (4) years, the commissioner must make a written determination stating the reasons that it is in the best interests of the state to rent property for the longer term. This subdivision does not include the power to grant or issue permits or leases to explore for or take coal, sand, gravel, stone, gas, oil, or other minerals or substances from or under the bed of any of the navigable waters of the state or other lands owned by the state.

(11) Have charge of all central storerooms, supply rooms, and warehouses established and operated by the state and serving more than one (1) agency.

(12) Enter into contracts and issue orders for printing as provided by IC 4-13-4.1.

(13) Sell or dispose of surplus property under IC 5-22-22, or if advantageous, to exchange or trade in the surplus property toward the purchase of other supplies, materials, or equipment, and to make proper adjustments in the accounts and inventory pertaining to the state agencies concerned.

(14) With respect to power, heating, and lighting plants owned, operated, or maintained by any state agency:

(A) inspect;

(B) regulate their operation; and

(C) recommend improvements to those plants to promote economical and efficient operation.

(15) Administer, determine salaries, and determine other personnel matters of the department of correction ombudsman bureau established by IC 4-13-1.2-3.

(16) Adopt rules to establish and implement a “Code Adam” safety protocol as described in IC 4-20.5-6-9.2.

(17) Adopt policies and standards for making state owned property reasonably available to be used free of charge as locations for making motion pictures.

(18) Administer, determine salaries, and determine other personnel matters of the department of child services ombudsman established by IC 4-13-19-3.

Formerly: Acts 1961, c.269, s.4; Acts 1967, c.195, s.1; Acts 1967, c.279, s.1. As amended by Acts 1977, P.L.31, SEC.2; Acts 1978, P.L.13, SEC.1; Acts 1979, P.L.40, SEC.7; Acts 1981, P.L.30, SEC.2; Acts 1981, P.L.32, SEC.5; Acts 1982, P.L.23, SEC.1; P.L.28-1983, SEC.3; P.L.24-1985, SEC.1; P.L.26-1989, SEC.3; P.L.18-1991, SEC.3; P.L.7-1993, SEC.4; P.L.5-1993, SEC.2; P.L.49-1997, SEC.5; P.L.267-1999, SEC.1; P.L.53-2001, SEC.1; P.L.292-2001, SEC.1; P.L.177-2005, SEC.5; P.L.11-2005, SEC.1; P.L.214-2005, SEC.4; P.L.1-2006, SEC.63; P.L.182-2009(ss), SEC.54; P.L.213-2015, SEC.49; P.L.189-2018, SEC.11.