March 24, 2009




DIGEST OF SB 39 (Updated March 23, 2009 2:10 pm - DI 116)

Citations Affected: IC 21-14; IC 25-25.

Synopsis: Veterans' benefits. Removes the requirement that a Purple Heart recipient must enter active duty service in the armed forces of the United States or the Indiana National Guard after September 10, 2001, to be eligible for an exemption from tuition and fees at a state educational institution. Repeals a provision that excludes a county having a consolidated city from the veterans' vending and peddling licensing fee exemption.

Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2009.

Delph, Wyss, Young R, Hume, Taylor, Lubbers, Miller, Zakas, Leising, Head, Boots, Paul, Randolph, Alting, Arnold, Becker, Bray, Breaux, Broden, Buck, Charbonneau, Deig, Dillon, Errington, Gard, Hershman, Holdman, Kenley, Kruse, Lanane, Landske, Lawson C, Lewis, Long, Merritt, Mishler, Mrvan, Nugent, Rogers, Simpson, Sipes, Skinner, Steele, Stutzman, Tallian, Walker, Waltz, Waterman, Yoder, Young R Michael

    January 7, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.
    January 22, 2009, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    January 29, 2009, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
    January 30, 2009, engrossed.
    February 3, 2009, read third time, passed. Yeas 49, nays 0.

    February 25, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety.
    March 16, 2009, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    March 23, 2009, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.


March 24, 2009

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning public safety.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 21-14-10-1; (09)ES0039.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 21-14-10-1, AS ADDED BY P.L.141-2008, SECTION 4, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 1. This chapter applies to a person who:
        (1) after September 10, 2001, enters on active duty service from a permanent home address in Indiana;
        (2) receives an honorable discharge;
        (3) receives the Purple Heart decoration for service described in subdivision (1);
        (4) is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate at the state educational institution the person will attend as determined by the institution; and
        (5) possesses the requisite academic qualifications.
SOURCE: IC 25-25-2-3; (09)ES0039.2.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 25-25-2-3 IS REPEALED [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE].
SOURCE: ; (09)ES0039.2.3. -->     SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.