SENATE BILL No. 29
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 14-22-31.5-5; IC 36-1-3-8.5.
Synopsis: Shooting ranges and discharging a firearm. Prohibits a local
unit of government from imposing a minimum lot size on which a
shooting range may be located. Prohibits a local unit of government
from regulating the lawful discharge of a firearm, except for: (1) the
discharge of a firearm on land, in a building, or on other real property
owned or administered by a unit, including a highway or a public
highway; or (2) using the unit's planning and zoning powers to regulate
the discharge of a firearm within 200 feet of a school.
Effective: Upon passage.
January 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government and
Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)
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SENATE BILL No. 29
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 14-22-31.5-5; (08)IN0029.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 14-22-31.5-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 5. (a) Except as
specifically prohibited by this chapter, a local unit of government may
regulate the location, use, operation, safety, and construction of a
(b) A local unit of government may not impose a minimum lot
size on which a shooting range may be located.
SOURCE: IC 36-1-3-8.5; (08)IN0029.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 36-1-3-8.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 8.5. (a) This section does not apply to the
local regulation of a shooting range under IC 14-22-31.5.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a unit
may not regulate in any manner the lawful discharge of a firearm
(as defined in IC 35-47-1-5), except as follows:
(1) A unit may regulate the discharge of a firearm:
(A) on land;
(B) in a building; or
(C) on other real property;
owned or administered by a unit, including a highway, street,
or road (as defined in IC 8-23-1-23) or a public highway (as
defined in IC 8-2.1-17-14).
(2) A unit may use the unit's planning and zoning powers
under IC 36-7-4 to restrict or prohibit the discharge of a
firearm within two hundred (200) feet of a school.
SOURCE: ; (08)IN0029.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.