Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 153

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 14-22-12-1.5.

Synopsis: Disabled veteran hunting and fishing licenses. Establishes a reduced fee lifetime hunting, fishing, and trapping license for residents who have a service connected disability.

Effective: July 1, 2011.





Steele, Delph




    January 5, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.







Introduced

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


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SENATE BILL No. 153



    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 14-22-12-1.5; (11)IN0153.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 14-22-12-1.5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 1.5. (a) As used in this section, "qualified individual" means an individual who:
        (1) is a resident of Indiana;
        (2) has served in the armed forces of the United States; and
        (3) has a service connected disability, as evidenced by:
            (A) records of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or
            (B) disability retirement benefits awarded to the individual under laws administered by the United States Department of Defense.
    (b) A qualified individual is entitled to reduced fee hunting and fishing licenses under this section.
    (c) Each year a qualified individual may obtain:
        (1) both:
            (A) a resident yearly license to fish; and
            (B) a resident yearly license to hunt; or
        (2) a resident yearly license to hunt and fish;
by paying a reduced license fee of two dollars and seventy-five cents ($2.75) instead of the fee prescribed by section 1 of this chapter.
     (d) A qualified individual may obtain a lifetime license to hunt, fish, and trap by paying a reduced license fee of fifty dollars ($50) instead of the fee prescribed by section 7 of this chapter.
    (d) (e) An applicant for a reduced fee license under this section must do the following:
        (1) Request the license from:
            (A) the department;
            (B) an agent appointed by the director under IC 14-22-11-3; or
            (C) the clerk of the circuit court who is an authorized representative of the department under IC 14-22-11-3 in the county in which the individual resides.
        (2) Present evidence that the applicant is a qualified individual.