Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 35-47-4-3.5 .

Synopsis: Discharge of a firearm on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. Makes it a Class C misdemeanor for a person to discharge a loaded firearm as part of a New Year's Day or New Year's Eve celebration.

Effective: July 1, 2003.

Smith V

    January 8, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy, Ethics and Veterans Affairs.


First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning criminal law and procedure.

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

SOURCE: IC 35-47-4-3.5; (03)IN1225.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 35-47-4-3.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3.5. (a) This section does not apply to a person who discharges a firearm loaded with blanks.
    (b) A person who, with the intent to commemorate New Year's Eve or New Year's Day, knowingly or intentionally discharges a loaded firearm on December 31 or January 1, commits wanton discharge of a firearm, a Class C misdemeanor.

SOURCE: ; (03)IN1225.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003] IC 35-47-4-3.5 , as added by this act, applies only to acts committed after June 30, 2003.