January 18, 2008





HOUSE BILL No. 1115

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DIGEST OF HB 1115 (Updated January 16, 2008 5:41 pm - DI 14)



Citations Affected: IC 14-13; IC 14-38.

Synopsis: Wabash River heritage corridor commission. Removes provision that money in the Wabash River heritage corridor commission fund does not revert to the state general fund at the end of a fiscal year. Establishes the Wabash River heritage corridor fund. Deposits proceeds paid for minerals taken from beneath the navigable waters of the state in the Wabash River heritage corridor fund. Makes a technical change.

Effective: July 1, 2008.





Grubb, Leonard , Battles , Friend




    January 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Natural Resources.
    January 17, 2008, reported _ Do Pass.






January 18, 2008

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1115



    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 14-13-6-19; (08)HB1115.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 14-13-6-19 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 19. (a) The Wabash River heritage corridor commission fund is established for the purpose of paying:
        (1) reimbursement of the expenses of members under section 13 of this chapter;
        (2) other administrative costs and expenses reasonably incurred under this chapter, including expenses for publications and postage; and
        (3) costs incurred in fulfilling the directives of the Wabash River heritage corridor commission master plan, including multi-county projects and marketing and educational tools such as video tape productions, signs, and promotional literature.
    (b) The fund shall be administered by the director under the direction of the commission.
    (c) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.
    (d) The sources of money for the fund are:
        (1) appropriations made to the fund; and
        (2) any other funds obtained by the commission under section 22 of this chapter.
    (e) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested. Interest that accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the fund.
    (f) Money in the fund at the end of a fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
SOURCE: IC 14-13-6-20; (08)HB1115.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 14-13-6-20 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 20. The commission may use the Wabash River heritage corridor commission fund to pay:
        (1) reimbursement of the expenses of members under section 13 of this chapter;
        (2) other administrative costs and expenses reasonably incurred under this chapter, including expenses for publications and postage; and
        (3) costs incurred in fulfilling the directives of the Wabash River heritage corridor commission master plan, including multi-county projects and marketing and educational tools such as video tape productions, signs, and promotional literature.
However, the commission may not use money in the fund for the upper Wabash River basin commission established by IC 14-30-4-6.
SOURCE: IC 14-13-6-23; (08)HB1115.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 14-13-6-23 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 23. (a) The Wabash River heritage corridor fund is established for the purpose of:
        (1) providing grants to aid the sustainable development of property under the Wabash River heritage corridor commission master plan and purposes of the commission; and
        (2) paying costs incurred in fulfilling the directives of the Wabash River heritage corridor commission master plan, including multi-county projects.
However, the commission may not use money in the fund for the upper Wabash River basin commission established by IC 14-30-4-6.
    (b) The fund shall be administered by the director under the direction of the commission.
    (c) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.
    (d) The fund consists of the following:
        (1) Appropriations made by the general assembly.
        (2) Interest as provided in subsection (e).
        (3) Funds deposited under IC 14-38-1-13(c).
        (4) Money donated to the fund.
        (5) Money transferred to the fund from other funds.
    (e) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested. Interest that accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the fund.
    (f) Money in the fund at the end of a fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.

SOURCE: IC 14-38-1-13; (08)HB1115.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 14-38-1-13 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 13. (a) All proceeds derived:
        (1) from or by virtue or by reason of a permit or lease executed or issued under this chapter; or
        (2) from or by reason of any operations under this chapter;
shall, after deducting all costs incurred by the department, be paid to the treasurer of state for the use of the division of the department having the custody, control, possession, or authority of or over the real property involved.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), the proceeds shall be deposited in the proper fund of the appropriate division of the department.
    (c) The proceeds from royalties or other compensation paid for minerals taken from beneath the navigable waters of the state shall be deposited in the state general Wabash River heritage corridor fund established by IC 14-13-6-23.