SENATE BILL No. 426
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 4-4-31.4; IC 9-18-44-4.
Synopsis: Native American Indian affairs fund. Establishes the Native
American Indian affairs fund (fund). Requires the commissioner of the
bureau of motor vehicles to distribute to the fund money received from
the annual fee for an Indiana Native American trust license plate.
(Current law requires the distributions to be made to The Museums At
Prophetstown, Inc.) Authorizes the Native American Indian affairs
commission to: (1) engage in; and (2) use money in the fund for;
special projects. Continuously appropriates money in the fund.
Effective: July 1, 2005.
January 13, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Appropriations.
First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)
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SENATE BILL No. 426
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state
offices and administration and to make an appropriation.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 4-4-31.4-8; (05)IN0426.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 4-4-31.4-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 8. (a)
shall study problems common to Native American Indian residents of
Indiana in the areas of employment, education, civil rights, health, and
housing. The commission may make recommendations to appropriate
federal, state, and local governmental agencies concerning the
(1) Health issues affecting Native American Indian communities,
including data collection, equal access to public assistance
programs, and informing health officials of cultural traditions
relevant to health care.
(2) Cooperation and understanding between the Native American
Indian communities and other communities throughout Indiana.
(3) Cultural barriers to the educational system, including barriers
to higher education and opportunities for financial aid and
(4) Inaccurate information and stereotypes concerning Native
American Indians, including the accuracy of educational
(5) Measures to stimulate job skill training and related workforce
development, including initiatives to assist employers to
overcome communication and cultural differences.
(6) Programs to encourage the growth and support of Native
American Indian owned businesses.
(7) Public awareness of issues affecting the Native American
(8) Issues concerning preservation and excavation of Native
American Indian historical and archeology sites, including
reburial of Native American Indians.
(9) Measures that could facilitate easier access to state and local
government services by Native American Indians.
(b) The commission may engage in special projects related to the
topics set forth in subsection (a) using funds provided from the
Native American Indian affairs fund established by section 10 of
SOURCE: IC 4-4-31.4-10; (05)IN0426.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 4-4-31.4-10 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2005]: Sec. 10. (a) The Native American Indian affairs fund is
established to provide money for special projects of the
(b) The fund shall be administered by the treasurer of state.
(c) Expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money
in the fund.
(d) The fund consists of:
(3) money donated to the commission; and
(4) donations received from the annual fee set forth in
(e) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not
currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same
manner as other public funds may be invested.
(f) Interest accrues to the fund.
(g) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not
revert to the state general fund.
(h) Money in the fund is appropriated continuously for the
purpose stated in subsection (a).
SOURCE: IC 9-18-44-4; (05)IN0426.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 9-18-44-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 4. (a) The Indiana
Native American trust fund is established.
(b) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the Indiana
Native American trust fund not currently needed to meet the
obligations of the Indiana Native American trust fund in the same
manner as other public trust funds are invested. Interest that accrues
from these investments shall be deposited in the Indiana Native
American trust fund.
(c) The commissioner shall administer the Indiana Native American
trust fund. Expenses of administering the Indiana Native American
trust fund shall be paid from money in the Indiana Native American
(d) On June 30 of each year, the commissioner shall distribute the
money from the fund to the
Museums At Prophetstown, Inc. Native
American Indian affairs fund.
(e) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert
to the state general fund.