Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 158

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 14-19-3-4.

Synopsis: Golden Hoosier Passport for disabled veterans. Enables a disabled veteran of the U. S. armed forces, irrespective of age, to obtain a Golden Hoosier Passport, which provides a 50% discount on the cost of an annual state parks pass. (Under current law, senior citizens and disabled persons eligible for Social Security benefits are eligible for a Golden Hoosier Passport.)

Effective: July 1, 2001.





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    January 8, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Natural Resources.







Introduced

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


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SENATE BILL No. 158



    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 14-19-3-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 4. (a) Upon application to the department, a resident of Indiana:
        (1) who:
            (A) if born in 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, or 1937, is at least sixty (60) years of age; or    
            (B) if born before 1933 or after 1937, is at least sixty-five (65) years of age; or
        (2) who is eligible for Social Security disability payments under 42 U.S.C. 401; or
        (3) who is eligible for a disabled veteran license plate under IC 9-18-18-1 ;

may purchase an annual Golden Hoosier Passport.
    (b) A Golden Hoosier Passport entitles:
        (1) the resident;
        (2) the resident's motor vehicle; and
        (3) the resident's passengers;


to unlimited admission for one (1) calendar year to the Indiana state parks, recreation areas, reservoirs, forests, historic sites, museums, memorials, and other department properties for which admission is charged during the year for which the passport was issued.
    (c) The fee for an annual Golden Hoosier Passport issued under this section is fifty percent (50%) of the fee that the department charges a resident who is not described in subsection (a)(1) or (a)(2) for unlimited admission for one (1) calendar year to the Indiana state parks, recreation areas, reservoirs, forests, historic sites, museums, memorials, and other department properties for which admission is charged.