HOUSE BILL No. 1503
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: None (noncode).
Synopsis: Sale of department of corrections property. Requires the
sale of certain real property in LaPorte County and Putnam County that
is owned by the state and under the control of the department of
correction (DOC). Provides that proceeds from the sale shall be
deposited in the ombudsman bureau property account, which is
established to provide additional funds to the ombudsman bureau.
Effective: July 1, 2005.
January 18, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.
First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1503
A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning corrections and to make an
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: ; (05)IN1503.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005] (a) As used in this
SECTION, "commissioner" refers to the commissioner of
(b) As used in this SECTION, "department" refers to the
Indiana department of administration created by IC 4-13-1-2.
(c) As used in this SECTION, "real estate" refers to the
following real property owned by the state:
(1) All residential housing, except for facilities that are used
to house inmates, located at the Westville Correctional
Facility in LaPorte County.
(2) All residential housing, except for facilities that are used
to house inmates, located at the Putnamville Correctional
Facility in Putnam County.
(3) Two thousand (2,000) acres, designated by the
commissioner, consisting of farmland or other undeveloped
property located at the Putnamville Correctional Facility in
(d) The governor and the commissioner are authorized and
directed on behalf of and in the name of the state of Indiana to sell
the real estate.
(e) The real estate must be sold for at least fair market value.
(f) The conveyance of the real estate must comply with
IC 4-20.5-7, to the extent that IC 4-20.5-7 does not conflict with this
(g) The department shall inform the commissioner when the real
estate sales required by this SECTION have been completed.
(h) All proceeds from the sale of real estate under this
SECTION shall be deposited in the ombudsman bureau property
account established by SECTION 2 of this act.
(i) This SECTION expires July 1, 2008.
SOURCE: ; (05)IN1503.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005] (a) The ombudsman
bureau property account (referred to as "account" in this
SECTION) is established within the state general fund for the
purpose of providing to the department of correction ombudsman
bureau established by IC 4-13-1.2-3 funds that are proceeds from
the sale of residential housing located at the Westville Correctional
Facility and Putnamville Correctional Facility under SECTION 1
of this act. The account shall be administered by the Indiana
department of administration.
(b) The expenses of administering the account shall be paid from
money in the account.
(c) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the account
not currently needed to meet the obligations of the account in the
same manner as other public money may be invested.
(d) Money in the account at the end of a state fiscal year does
not revert to the state general fund. However, any amount
remaining in the account on June 30, 2008, reverts to the state
(e) Money in the account is continuously appropriated to the
department of correction ombudsman bureau under IC 4-13-1.2.
The funds provided to the ombudsman bureau under this
SECTION are in addition to any other appropriation to the
(f) This SECTION expires July 1, 2008.