Reprinted

March 6, 2001





HOUSE BILL No. 1310

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DIGEST OF HB 1310 (Updated March 5, 2001 1:58 PM - DI 69)



Citations Affected: IC 5-2.

Synopsis: Provides, for purposes of the law on compensation for victims of crime, that if: (1) at least two claimants suffer injuries or damages based on the same violent crime; (2) the injuries and damages suffered and the rationale for awarding money to the claimants are substantially similar for all the claimants; and (3) at least one of the claimants receives a greater award than any of the other claimants, all of the claimants are eligible to receive an amount of money that is equal to the highest award received by any of the claimants.

Effective: September 10, 1999 (retroactive).





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    January 9, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedures.
    February 26, 2001, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    March 5, 2001, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.







Reprinted

March 6, 2001

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1310



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning violent crime victims compensation.

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

SOURCE: IC 5-2-6.1-35.5; (01)HB1310.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 5-2-6.1-35.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 10, 1999 (RETROACTIVE)]: Sec. 35.5. (a) If:
        (1) at least two (2) claimants suffer injuries or damages based on the same violent crime;
        (2) the injuries and damages suffered and the rationale for awarding money to the claimants under this chapter are substantially similar for all the claimants; and
        (3) at least one (1) of the claimants receives a greater award from the division under this chapter than any of the other claimants;
all of the claimants are eligible to receive an amount of money under this chapter that is equal to the highest award received by any of the claimants under this chapter.
    (b) If a claimant believes the claimant is eligible to receive additional money from the fund as described in subsection (a), the

claimant may file an application under this section with the division to receive the additional money for which the claimant is eligible.

SOURCE: ; (01)HB1310.2.2. -->
SOURCE: -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.