Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1100

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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.





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    January 13, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy, Ethics and Veterans Affairs.







Introduced

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 immediately preceding 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 the state.

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.