HOUSE BILL No. 1349
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
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
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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HOUSE BILL No. 1349
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
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
(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
(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;
(B) provide adequate funding for the military family relief
fund established by IC 10-17-12-8.
during a time of war or
(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.