HOUSE BILL No. 1100
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 10-17-9-7.
Synopsis: Eligibility for admission to Veterans' Home. Decreases to
one year the length of time a person must be an Indiana resident before
applying for admission to the Veterans' Home.
Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2004.
January 13, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy, Ethics and
Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1100
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
military and veterans' affairs.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 10-17-9-7; (04)IN1100.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 10-17-9-7, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2003, SECTION
8, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1,
2004]: Sec. 7. (a) The following persons who are legal residents of
Indiana for at least
three (3) years one (1) year
application for admission and who are disabled or destitute are eligible
for admission to the home:
(1) An honorably discharged member of the armed forces who has
served with the United States in any of its wars.
(2) An honorably discharged member of the armed forces who has
served in an authorized campaign of the United States and who
has a service connected disability, as evidenced by a pension
certificate or the award of compensation.
(3) The spouse of an honorably discharged member of the armed
forces described in subdivision (1) or (2).
(4) The surviving spouse of an honorably discharged member of
the armed forces described in subdivision (1) or (2).
(b) The administrative head of the administrative unit for special
institutions of the state department of health or its successor shall adopt
rules concerning admission to the home.
(c) In adopting rules governing the admission, maintenance, and
discharge of members of the veterans' home, the administrative head
of the administrative unit for special institutions of the state department
of health or its successor may establish a fund called the veterans' home
comfort and welfare fund. The administrative head shall deposit all
money collected from the members for the cost of their care and
maintenance in the fund. The administrative head shall expend this
money in any manner that adds to the comfort and welfare of the
members of the institutions.
(d) A part of the veterans' home comfort and welfare fund may be
withdrawn and deposited in a special fund called the veterans' home
building fund. The veterans' home building fund shall be used for the
construction, maintenance, remodeling, or repair of buildings of the
Indiana Veterans' Home.
(e) Preference under this section may be given to a person who
served in an Indiana military organization. Except in cases where the
surviving spouse of a veteran marries another veteran, the benefits of
this chapter extend only to a surviving spouse and the spouse of a
veteran if the contract of marriage was entered into more than five (5)
years before the date of death of the veteran. Except as otherwise
provided by law, upon the death of a person in the home, money paid
to the person or due to the person from a bank, a trust company, a
corporation, or an individual becomes an asset of the person's estate
and shall be distributed in the manner prescribed by the probate law of
SOURCE: ; (04)IN1100.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) IC 10-17-9-7, as
amended by this act, applies to an application for admission to the
Indiana Veterans' Home filed after June 30, 2004.
(b) This SECTION expires June 30, 2005.
SOURCE: ; (04)IN1100.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.