Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 10-17.

Synopsis: Military family relief fund. Makes changes to the definition of a qualified service member for purposes of determining eligibility for assistance from the military family relief fund. Makes related changes.

Effective: July 1, 2010.

Clere, Klinker, Ruppel, Soliday

    January 13, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.


Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)

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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 10-17-12-7.5; (10)IN1349.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 10-17-12-7.5, AS ADDED BY P.L.50-2009, SECTION 5, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 7.5. As used in this chapter, "qualified service member" means an individual who is:
        (1) an Indiana resident;
        (2) a member of:
            (A) the armed forces; or
            (B) the National Guard; and
        (3) serving on active duty.
            (A) after September 11, 2001; and
            (B) during a time of national conflict or war.
SOURCE: IC 10-17-12-8; (10)IN1349.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 10-17-12-8, AS AMENDED BY P.L.50-2009, SECTION 6, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 8. (a) The military family relief fund is established to provide assistance with food, housing, utilities, medical services, basic transportation, child care, education, employment or workforce, and other essential family support expenses that have become difficult

to afford for qualified service members or dependents of qualified service members.
    (b) Except as provided in section 9 of this chapter, the board shall expend the money in the fund exclusively to provide grants for assistance as described in subsection (a).
    (c) A qualified service member or the qualified service member's dependent may be eligible to receive assistance from the fund for up to one (1) year after the earlier of the following
        (1) the date the qualified service member's active duty service ends.
        (2) The date, as established by presidential proclamation or by law, of the cessation of the national conflict or war with respect to which the qualified service member is eligible to receive assistance under section 7.5(3)(B) of this chapter.
    (d) The board shall administer the fund.

SOURCE: IC 10-17-13-10; (10)IN1349.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 10-17-13-10, AS AMENDED BY P.L.50-2009, SECTION 9, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 10. (a) The board shall manage and develop the fund and the assets of the fund.
    (b) The board shall do the following:
        (1) Establish a policy for the investment of the assets of the fund. In establishing a policy under this subdivision, the board shall:
            (A) establish adequate long term financial goals for the fund; and
            (B) provide adequate funding for the military family relief fund established by IC 10-17-12-8. during a time of war or national conflict.
        (2) Acquire money for the fund through the solicitation of private or public donations and other revenue producing activities.
        (3) Perform other tasks consistent with prudent management and development of the fund.