Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 447

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 14-22.

Synopsis: Fishing and hunting licenses. Discontinues the fishing license exemption for residents who are at least 65 years of age. Establishes a senior fishing license for residents who are at least 60 years of age. Discontinues issuance of lifetime hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses, but retains the validity of lifetime licenses already issued. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the natural resources study committee.)

Effective: July 1, 2005.





Lutz L, Weatherwax




    January 13, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure.







Introduced

First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


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SENATE BILL No. 447



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning natural and cultural resources.

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

SOURCE: IC 14-22-11-8; (05)IN0447.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 14-22-11-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 8. (a) This section does not apply to the following:
        (1) A person who is:
            (A) a resident of Indiana; and
            (B) at least sixty-five (65) years of age.
        (2) (1) A person who is less than seventeen (17) years of age.
        (3) (2) A person who is legally blind.
        (4) (3) A person who is a resident patient of a state mental institution.
        (5) (4) A person who is:
            (A) a resident of a health facility (as defined in IC 16-18-2-167) licensed in Indiana; and
            (B) taking part in a supervised activity of the health facility.
        (6) (5) A person who:
            (A) is a resident of Indiana; and
            (B) has a developmental disability (as defined by

IC 12-7-2-61).
        (7) (6) A person whose only participation in fishing is to assist an individual described in subdivision (2), (3), (4), or (5). or (6).
        (8) (7) A resident of Indiana who fishes during a free sport fishing day designated under IC 14-22-18.
    (b) Every person must have a fishing license in the person's possession when fishing in:
        (1) waters containing state owned fish;
        (2) waters of the state; or
        (3) boundary waters of the state.
    (c) Every person must have a valid trout-salmon stamp in the person's possession to legally fish for or take trout or salmon in:
        (1) waters containing state owned fish;
        (2) waters of the state; or
        (3) boundary waters of the state.

SOURCE: IC 14-22-12-1; (05)IN0447.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 14-22-12-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 1. (a) The department may issue the following licenses and, except as provided in section 1.5 of this chapter and subject to subsection (b), shall charge the following minimum license fees to hunt, trap, or fish in Indiana:
        (1) A resident yearly license to fish, eight dollars and seventy-five cents ($8.75).
        (2) A resident yearly license to hunt, eight dollars and seventy-five cents ($8.75).
        (3) A resident yearly license to hunt and fish, thirteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($13.75).
        (4) A resident yearly license to trap, eight dollars and seventy-five cents ($8.75).
        (5) A nonresident yearly license to fish, twenty-four dollars and seventy-five cents ($24.75).
        (6) A nonresident yearly license to hunt, sixty dollars and seventy-five cents ($60.75).
        (7) A nonresident yearly license to trap, one hundred seventeen dollars and seventy-five cents ($117.75). However, a license may not be issued to a resident of another state if that state does not give reciprocity rights to Indiana residents similar to those nonresident trapping privileges extended in Indiana.
        (8) A resident or nonresident license to fish, including for trout and salmon, for one (1) day only, four dollars and seventy-five cents ($4.75).
        (9) A nonresident license to fish, excluding for trout and salmon, for seven (7) days only, twelve dollars and seventy-five cents

($12.75).
        (10) A nonresident license to hunt for five (5) consecutive days only, twenty-five dollars and seventy-five cents ($25.75).
        (11) A resident or nonresident yearly stamp to fish for trout and salmon, six dollars and seventy-five cents ($6.75).
        (12) A resident yearly license to take a deer with a shotgun, muzzle loading gun, or handgun, thirteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($13.75).
        (13) A resident yearly license to take a deer with a muzzle loading gun, thirteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($13.75).
        (14) A resident yearly license to take a deer with a bow and arrow, thirteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($13.75).
        (15) A nonresident yearly license to take a deer with a shotgun, muzzle loading gun, or handgun, one hundred twenty dollars and seventy-five cents ($120.75).
        (16) A nonresident yearly license to take a deer with a muzzle loading gun, one hundred twenty dollars and seventy-five cents ($120.75).
        (17) A nonresident yearly license to take a deer with a bow and arrow, one hundred twenty dollars and seventy-five cents ($120.75).
        (18) A resident license to take an extra deer by a means, in a location, and under conditions established by rule adopted by the department under IC 4-22-2, thirteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($13.75).
        (19) A nonresident license to take an extra deer by a means, in a location, and under conditions established by rule adopted by the department under IC 4-22-2, one hundred twenty dollars and seventy-five cents ($120.75).
        (20) A resident yearly license to take a turkey, fourteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($14.75).
        (21) A nonresident yearly license to take a turkey, one hundred fourteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($114.75). However, if the state of residence of the nonresident applicant requires that before a resident of Indiana may take turkey in that state the resident of Indiana must also purchase another license in addition to a nonresident license to take turkey, the applicant must also purchase a nonresident yearly license to hunt under this section.
        (22) If a fall wild turkey season is established, a resident license to take an extra turkey by a means, in a location, and under conditions established by rule adopted by the department under IC 4-22-2, fourteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($14.75).


        (23) If a fall wild turkey season is established, a nonresident license to take an extra turkey by a means, in a location, and under conditions established by rule adopted by the department under IC 4-22-2, one hundred fourteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($114.75). However, if the state of residence of the nonresident applicant requires that before a resident of Indiana may take turkey in that state the resident of Indiana must also purchase another license in addition to a nonresident license to take turkey, the applicant must also purchase a nonresident yearly license to hunt under this section.
        (24) A resident youth yearly consolidated license to hunt and fish, six dollars ($6). This license is subject to the following:
            (A) An applicant must be less than eighteen (18) years of age.
            (B) The license is in lieu of the resident yearly license to hunt and fish and all other yearly licenses, stamps, or permits to hunt and fish for a specific species or by a specific means.
         (25) A resident senior yearly license to fish, three dollars ($3). This license is subject to the following:
            (A) An applicant must be at least sixty (60) years of age.
            (B) The license is in place of the resident yearly license to fish and all other yearly licenses, stamps, or permits to fish for a specific species or by a specific means.

    (b) The commission may set license fees to hunt, trap, or fish above the minimum fees established under subsection (a).
SOURCE: IC 14-22-12-7; (05)IN0447.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 14-22-12-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 7. (a) Before July 1, 2005, the director may issue to residents of Indiana lifetime licenses to hunt, fish, or trap. Subject to subsection (b), the following license fees shall be charged:
        (1) Lifetime basic fishing license, twenty (20) times the fee charged for a resident yearly license to fish. This license replaces the resident yearly license to fish.
        (2) Lifetime basic hunting license, twenty (20) times the fee charged for a resident yearly license to hunt. This license replaces the resident yearly license to hunt.
        (3) Lifetime comprehensive fishing license, thirty (30) times the fee charged for a resident yearly license to fish. This license replaces the resident yearly license to fish and all other yearly licenses, stamps, or permits to fish for a specific species.
        (4) Lifetime comprehensive hunting license, sixty (60) times the fee charged for a resident yearly license to hunt. This license replaces the resident yearly license to hunt and all other yearly

licenses, stamps, or permits to hunt for a specific species or by a specific means.
        (5) Lifetime comprehensive hunting and fishing license, the fee charged under subdivisions (3) and (4) less ten percent (10%). This license replaces the following:
            (A) The resident yearly license to hunt.
            (B) All other yearly licenses, stamps, or permits to hunt for a specific species or by a specific means.
            (C) The resident yearly license to fish.
            (D) All other yearly licenses, stamps, or permits to fish for a specific species.
        (6) Lifetime trapping license, twenty (20) times the fee charged for a resident yearly license to trap. This license replaces the resident yearly license to trap.
    (b) This subsection applies only to individuals who are at least fifty (50) years of age. The license fees under subsection (a) shall be reduced by the amount determined under STEP THREE of the following formula:
        STEP ONE: Subtract forty-nine (49) from the resident applicant's age in years.
        STEP TWO: Multiply the difference determined under STEP ONE by two and one-half percent (2.5%).
        STEP THREE: Multiply the percentage determined under STEP TWO by the amount of the appropriate fee under subsection (a).
    (c) Each lifetime license:
        (1) is nontransferable;
        (2) expires on the death of the person to whom the license was issued; and
        (3) may be suspended or revoked for the same causes and according to the same procedures that a resident yearly license to hunt, fish, or trap, as appropriate, may be suspended or revoked.
    (d) No part of a lifetime hunting, fishing, or trapping license is refundable. However, the holder of:
        (1) a basic license to hunt or fish may be given credit for the current cost of such a license when purchasing a comprehensive license to hunt or fish or hunt and fish; and
        (2) a comprehensive license to hunt or fish may be given credit for the current cost of such a license when purchasing a lifetime comprehensive license to hunt and fish.
    (e) All money received under this section shall be deposited in the lifetime hunting, fishing, and trapping license trust fund established by IC 14-22-4.