Reprinted

March 30, 2001





ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 186

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DIGEST OF SB 186 (Updated March 29, 2001 11:28 AM - DI 77)



Citations Affected: IC 14-8; IC 14-22.

Synopsis: Hunting safety. Requires a hunter to wear at least one orange colored outer garment when hunting for deer, rabbit, squirrel, woodcock, pheasant, quail, or ruffed grouse. Makes a violation of this provision a Class D infraction.

Effective: July 1, 2001.





Waterman, Lewis
(HOUSE SPONSOR _ BISCHOFF)




    January 9, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Natural Resources.
    February 6, 2001, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    February 12, 2001, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
    February 13, 2001, read third time, passed. Yeas 50, nays 0.

HOUSE ACTION

    February 26, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development.
    March 21, 2001, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    March 29, 2001, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.







Reprinted

March 30, 2001

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


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ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 186



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning natural and cultural resources.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 14-8-2-128.2 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 128.2. "Hunter orange", for purposes of IC 14-22-38-7, has the meaning set forth in IC 14-22-38-7(a).
    SECTION 2. IC 14-8-2-315.2 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 315.2. "Wear hunter orange", for purposes of IC 14-22-38-7, has the meaning set forth in IC 14-22-38-7(b).
    SECTION 3. IC 14-22-38-7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 7. (a) As used in this section, "hunter orange" means a daylight fluorescent orange with the dominant wavelength 595-605 nm, a purity of not less than eighty-five percent (85%), and a luminance factor of not less than forty percent (40%).
    (b) As used in this section, "wear hunter orange" means to

expose on one's person as an outer garment one (1) or more of the following articles of clothing that are solid hunter orange in color:
        (1) A vest.
        (2) A coat.
        (3) A jacket.
        (4) Coveralls.
        (5) A hat.
        (6) A cap.
However, articles of clothing specified under this section with logos, patches, insignia, or printing that does not substantially hinder the visibility of the hunter orange material are allowed under this section.
    (c) This subsection applies only during the season when hunting by firearms (as defined in IC 14-22-40-3) is permitted under 312 IAC. A person who hunts for:
        (1) deer by firearm or bow and arrow;
        (2) cottontail rabbit;
        (3) squirrel, unless from a boat, during the period:
            (A) beginning on the first Friday that follows November 3; and
            (B) ending on January 31 of the following year;
        (4) woodcock;
        (5) pheasant;
        (6) quail; or
        (7) ruffed grouse;

must wear hunter orange.
    (d) A violation of this section is a Class D infraction.