HOUSE BILL No. 1307
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
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
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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HOUSE BILL No. 1307
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
patients' recreation fund;
students' recreation fund; or
inmates' recreation fund.
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.
funds shall be expended for
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
(1) purchased entertainment;
(2) magazine subscriptions for the libraries, wards, or units of
(3) special recreational equipment and supplies;
(4) special foods for parties or celebrations;
(5) educational materials;
(6) phonograph records, televisions, radios, and similar items
same items cannot be purchased from regular
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.