Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 4-24-6-6.

Synopsis: Recreation funds. Provides that recreation funds created in psychiatric, benevolent, penal, and correctional institutions may also be used for educational materials and for purposes that assist in rehabilitation.

Effective: July 1, 2004.


    January 15, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.


Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state offices and administration.

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

SOURCE: IC 4-24-6-6; (04)IN1307.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 4-24-6-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 6. (a) There is established in each psychiatric, benevolent, penal and correctional institution a fund to be known either as the:
         (1) patients' recreation fund;
         (2) students' recreation fund; or as the
         (3) inmates' recreation fund.
     (b) These funds shall be used, at the discretion of the superintendent or warden subject to the approval of the chief administrative officer of the department, division or state agency having administrative control and supervision over the institution, for the direct benefit of persons who are inmates or patients in such institutions, and shall not be used for any purposes which are covered by state appropriations. Provided, That such
     (c) The funds shall be expended for such purposes and in accordance with the policies of the department, division, or state agency having administrative control over such institution. The

expenditures may include, but shall not necessarily be are not limited to:
         (1) purchased entertainment;
         (2) magazine subscriptions for the libraries, wards, or units of such institutions;
         (3) special recreational equipment and supplies;
         (4) special foods for parties or celebrations;
         (5) educational materials;
phonograph records, televisions, radios, and similar items when the same items cannot be purchased from regular appropriations; and
         (7) such any other purposes not covered by regular appropriations; which
that will provide a direct benefit to or assist in the rehabilitation of the inmates or patients of such institutions.