February 13, 2009





HOUSE BILL No. 1244

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DIGEST OF HB 1244 (Updated February 11, 2009 6:12 pm - DI 52)



Citations Affected: IC 14-22.

Synopsis: Lifetime hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses. Requires the director of the department of natural resources to make available to residents lifetime hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses.

Effective: July 1, 2009.





Herrell, Steuerwald , Bischoff




    January 12, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Natural Resources.
    February 12, 2009, reported _ Do Pass. Referred to Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to Rule 127.






February 13, 2009

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1244



    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 14-22-12-7; (09)HB1244.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 14-22-12-7, AS AMENDED BY P.L.225-2005, SECTION 23, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 7. (a) Before July 1, 2005, The director may issue shall make available to residents of Indiana lifetime licenses to hunt, fish, or trap. Subject to subsection (b), the following license fees shall be charged:
        (1) Lifetime basic fishing license, twenty (20) times the fee charged for a resident yearly license to fish. This license replaces the resident yearly license to fish.
        (2) Lifetime basic hunting license, twenty (20) times the fee charged for a resident yearly license to hunt. This license replaces the resident yearly license to hunt.
        (3) Lifetime comprehensive fishing license, thirty (30) times the fee charged for a resident yearly license to fish. This license replaces the resident yearly license to fish and all other yearly licenses, stamps, or permits to fish for a specific species.
        (4) Lifetime comprehensive hunting license, sixty (60) times the

fee charged for a resident yearly license to hunt. This license replaces the resident yearly license to hunt and all other yearly licenses, stamps, or permits to hunt for a specific species or by a specific means.
        (5) Lifetime comprehensive hunting and fishing license, the fee charged under subdivisions (3) and (4) less ten percent (10%). This license replaces the following:
            (A) The resident yearly license to hunt.
            (B) All other yearly licenses, stamps, or permits to hunt for a specific species or by a specific means.
            (C) The resident yearly license to fish.
            (D) All other yearly licenses, stamps, or permits to fish for a specific species.
        (6) Lifetime trapping license, twenty (20) times the fee charged for a resident yearly license to trap. This license replaces the resident yearly license to trap.
    (b) This subsection applies only to individuals who are at least fifty (50) years of age. The license fees under subsection (a) shall be reduced by the amount determined under STEP THREE of the following formula:
        STEP ONE: Subtract forty-nine (49) from the resident applicant's age in years.
        STEP TWO: Multiply the difference determined under STEP ONE by two and one-half percent (2.5%).
        STEP THREE: Multiply the percentage determined under STEP TWO by the amount of the appropriate fee under subsection (a).
    (c) Each lifetime license:
        (1) is nontransferable;
        (2) expires on the death of the person to whom the license was issued; and
        (3) may be suspended or revoked for the same causes and according to the same procedures that a resident yearly license to hunt, fish, or trap, as appropriate, may be suspended or revoked.
    (d) No part of a lifetime hunting, fishing, or trapping license is refundable. However, the holder of:
        (1) a basic license to hunt or fish may be given credit for the current cost of such a license when purchasing a comprehensive license to hunt or fish or hunt and fish; and
        (2) a comprehensive license to hunt or fish may be given credit for the current cost of such a license when purchasing a lifetime comprehensive license to hunt and fish.
    (e) All money received under this section shall be deposited in the

lifetime hunting, fishing, and trapping license trust fund established by IC 14-22-4.