Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)
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SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 296
AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning civil procedure.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SECTION 1. IC 5-2-6.1-41, AS AMENDED BY SEA 300-2006,
SECTION 19, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 41. The fund consists of amounts deposited under
IC 5-2-6.3-6(b)(3), IC 11-10-7-5, IC 11-10-8-6,
IC 34-51-3-6, and IC 35-50-5-3 and appropriations from the general
SECTION 2. IC 34-51-3-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 6. (a) Except as
provided in IC 13-25-4-10, when a
judgment finder of fact announces
that includes a punitive damage award
in a civil
action, the party against whom the judgment was entered shall
punitive damage award to the clerk of the court where the action is
pending. notify the office of the attorney general of the punitive
(b) When a punitive damage award is paid, the party against
whom the judgment was entered shall pay the punitive damage
award to the clerk of the court where the action is pending.
Upon receiving the payment described in subsection (a), the
clerk of the court shall:
(1) pay the person to whom punitive damages were awarded
twenty-five percent (25%) of the punitive damage award; and
(2) pay the remaining seventy-five percent (75%) of the punitive
damage award to the treasurer of state, who shall deposit the
funds into the violent crime victims compensation fund
established by IC 5-2-6.1-40.
(d) The office of the attorney general may negotiate and
compromise a punitive damage award described in subsection
(e) The state's interest in a punitive damage award described in
subsection (b)(2) is effective when a finder of fact announces a
verdict that includes punitive damages.
SEA 296 _ Concur
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