Reprinted

February 22, 2006





ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 77

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DIGEST OF SB 77 (Updated February 21, 2006 5:24 pm - DI 77)



Citations Affected: IC 14-22.

Synopsis: Shooting preserves. Prohibits hunting or harvesting animals under a shooting preserve license after July 1, 2013. Establishes requirements to allow certain existing shooting preserves to continue to be granted a license. Prohibits releasing an animal in a shooting preserve after July 1, 2011. Prohibits establishing a shooting preserve within one mile (rather than five miles) of a state owned game refuge or state public hunting ground.

Effective: July 1, 2006.





Heinold, Drozda
(HOUSE SPONSORS _ HEIM, STILWELL)




    January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Natural Resources.
    January 23, 2006, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    January 26, 2006, read second time, ordered engrossed.
    January 27, 2006, engrossed.
    January 30, 2006, read third time, passed. Yeas 50, nays 0.

HOUSE ACTION

    February 2, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Natural Resources.
    February 13, 2006, reported _ Do Pass.
    February 21, 2006, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





Reprinted

February 22, 2006

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 77



    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 14-22-31-1; (06)ES0077.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 14-22-31-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 1. A person who meets the requirements set forth in section 15(a) of this chapter, who:
        (1) owns;
        (2) holds; or
        (3) controls by lease for a term of not less than five (5) years;
a contiguous tract of land containing an area of not less than one hundred (100) acres and not more than six hundred forty (640) acres, and who desires to establish a license shooting preserve must apply to the division for a license.
SOURCE: IC 14-22-31-3; (06)ES0077.2.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 14-22-31-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 3. A shooting preserve may not be established within a distance of five (5) miles one (1) mile of a state owned game refuge or state public hunting ground. Duck shooting may is not be permitted if:
         (1) prohibited by a rule adopted under IC 14-22-2-6; or
        (2)
wild duck, ducks, geese, or other migratory game birds

frequent the area where the captive reared and properly marked mallard ducks are to be held, released, and flighted for shooting.

SOURCE: IC 14-22-31-15; (06)ES0077.2.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 14-22-31-15 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 15. (a) A person who:
        (1) possesses a license issued under this chapter; and
        (2) provides documentation to the department indicating that the person allowed hunting under a license issued under this chapter in 2003, 2004, or 2005;
is entitled to continue to allow hunting and harvesting of animals allowed under section 7 of this chapter for sporting purposes.
    (b) Before July 1, 2011, a person who operates a shooting preserve under this chapter shall submit to the department a plan that outlines how all animals will be harvested or removed from the licensed shooting preserve.
    (c) An animal may not be released into a shooting preserve to which this chapter applies after July 1, 2011.

SOURCE: IC 14-22-31-16; (06)ES0077.2.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 14-22-31-16 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 16. This chapter expires July 1, 2013.