Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1226

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 14-22.

Synopsis: Payment for hunting or fishing without a license. Allows a person who is issued a citation or summons for hunting, fishing, or trapping without a license to: (1) pay the conservation officer the amount due for the violation; and (2) purchase from the conservation officer a hunting, fishing, or trapping license. Establishes a convenience fee, which is to be deposited in the fish and wildlife fund.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





Grubb, Ulmer, Bischoff




    January 9, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Natural Resources.







Introduced

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1226



    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 14-22-12-14; (07)IN1226.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 14-22-12-14 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 14. Except as provided in IC 14-22-39-7, a person may not directly or indirectly charge, collect, or receive for a license required under this article more or less than the amount specified in this article, regardless of the official capacity of the person or the relationship to the licensee.
SOURCE: IC 14-22-39-7; (07)IN1226.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 14-22-39-7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 7. (a) If a conservation officer issues a citation or summons to a person who hunts, fishes, or traps without a license in violation of this article, the person may immediately do any of the following:
        (1) Pay the conservation officer the amount due for the violation, plus a convenience fee of ten dollars ($10).
        (2) Purchase from the conservation officer a hunting, fishing, or trapping license at the price of the license, plus a convenience fee of ten dollars ($10).

     (b) A conservation officer shall accept a credit card (as defined in IC 14-11-1-7(a)) payment for amounts payable under subsection (a). If a person uses a credit card to make a payment under subsection (a), the conservation officer shall charge an additional credit card transaction fee that is determined by the commission.
    (c) A conservation officer shall issue a receipt to a person who pays for a violation or purchases a license under this section.
    (d) A convenience fee collected under subsection (a) shall be deposited in the fish and wildlife fund (IC 14-22-3).