February 22, 2005





SENATE BILL No. 447

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DIGEST OF SB 447 (Updated February 21, 2005 11:50 am - DI 77)



Citations Affected: IC 14-22.

Synopsis: Fishing and hunting licenses. 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.
    January 27, 2005, pursuant to Senate Rule 65(b) reassigned to Committee on Natural Resources.
    February 21, 2005, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






February 22, 2005

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 14-22-12-7; (05)SB0447.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. 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.