Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1914

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 9-29-1-4 ; IC 10-1-9.1.

Synopsis: Funding for state police forensic lab. Increases the public service fee for registration of a vehicle from $0.25 to $1.25 and uses the fee increase to cover the cost of a new state police laboratory. Requires the state police to establish a satellite police laboratory at the state police post in a certain county.

Effective: July 1, 2003.





Neese, Fry, Stutzman




    January 23, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.







Introduced

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1914



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state police, civil defense and military affairs.

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

SOURCE: IC 9-29-1-4; (03)IN1914.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 9-29-1-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. (a) A public service fee of one dollar and twenty-five cents ($0.25) ($1.25) is imposed. The public service fee shall be collected in addition to all registration fees collected under IC 9-18.
    (b) Money collected under subsection (a) shall be deposited in the state police building account. Money in the account:
        (1) does not revert to the state general fund or the motor vehicle highway account, except as provided under subsection (c) (d); and
        (2) shall be expended for the following:
            (A) The construction, maintenance, leasing, and equipping of state police facilities.
            (B) The establishment and operation of an additional state police laboratory under IC 10-1-9.1.
             (C) Other projects provided for by law.
    (c) Money in the fund shall be divided in the following manner:
        (1) Twenty-five cents ($0.25) of each fee shall be used for items under subsection (b)(2)(A) and (b)(2)(C).

         (2) One dollar ($1) of each fee shall be used for subsection (b)(2)(B).
    (d)
At the end of each state fiscal year, the auditor of state shall transfer to the state general fund the balance in the state police building account that is in excess of appropriations made for the construction, maintenance, leasing, or equipping of state police facilities and other projects provided for by law under subsection (b)(2)(A) and (b)(2)(C). Money designated for use under subsection (b)(2)(B) may not be transferred.
    (d) (e) Transfers under subsection (c) (d) shall be made until one million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000) has been transferred to the state general fund.
SOURCE: IC 10-1-9.1; (03)IN1914.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 10-1-9.1 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]:
     Chapter 9.1. Satellite State Police Laboratory
     Sec. 1. The department shall establish a satellite laboratory adjacent to a state police post located in a county having a population of more than two hundred thousand (200,000) but less than three hundred thousand (300,000).
     Sec. 2. The laboratory shall be equipped to complete all types of testing done at the other satellite laboratories operated by the department, including the following:
        (1) DNA.
        (2) Drugs.
        (3) Fingerprints.
        (4) Firearms.
        (5) Any other testing required.
    Sec. 3. The laboratory established in section 1 shall be funded with the one dollar ($1) of the public service fee under IC 9-29-1-4.
    Sec. 4. The funding may be used for the following:
        (1) Capital costs related to setting up and maintaining the laboratory.
        (2) Personnel costs.
        (3) Training costs.
        (4)
Equipment and supply costs.
        (5) Costs related to necessary accreditation.