SENATE BILL No. 263
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: None (noncode).
Synopsis: Antique rifle hunting season. Requires the director of the
department of natural resources to establish a hunting season in which
certain authentic or reproductions of rifles manufactured between 1860
and 1899 may be used.
Effective: July 1, 2006.
January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Natural Resources.
Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)
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SENATE BILL No. 263
A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning natural and cultural resources.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
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SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006] (a) As used in this
SECTION, "department" refers to the department of natural
(b) Before July 1, 2007, the director of the department shall
adopt rules under IC 14-22-2-6 to establish a hunting season in
which rifles that meet the following requirements may be used:
(1) The rifle is an authentic or reproduction of an exposed
hammer or carbine rifle manufactured between 1860 and
(2) The rifle uses lever, rolling block, or slide action.
(3) The rifle uses ammunition that is tubular fed.
(4) The rifle uses centerfire ammunition that is not less than
(5) The rifle has a barrel length of at least sixteen (16) inches.
(6) The rifle does not use a box magazine.
(7) The rifle meets any other requirements established by the
(c) The department may allow the use of other firearms that are
authentic or reproductions of firearms that were manufactured
before 1899 that meet requirements established by the department.
(d) This SECTION expires July 1, 2010.