January 5, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public
First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1079
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 10-17-2-4; (11)IN1079.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 10-17-2-4, AS ADDED BY P.L.174-2007,
SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 4. (a) As used in this section, "photographic
identification" means an identification document that:
(1) shows the name of the individual to whom the document was
(2) shows a photograph of the individual to whom the document
(3) includes an expiration date indicating that the document has
not expired; and
(4) was issued by the United States or the state of Indiana.
(b) A discharge record is not a public record under IC 5-14-3 unless
the veteran's Social Security number has been redacted. A county
recorder shall redact the veteran's Social Security number upon
receiving a written public record request for the discharge record.
A county recorder may provide a certified copy of a discharge record
that has not been redacted
only to the following persons:
(1) The veteran who is the subject of the discharge record if the
veteran provides photographic identification.
(2) A person who provides photographic identification that
identifies the person as a county or city service officer.
(3) A person who provides photographic identification that
identifies the person as an employee of the Indiana department of
(4) A person who:
(A) is a funeral director licensed under IC 25-15; and
(B) assists with the burial of the veteran who is the subject of
the discharge record;
if the person provides photographic identification and the person's
funeral director license.
(5) If the veteran who is the subject of the discharge record is
deceased, the spouse or next of kin of the deceased, if the spouse
or next of kin provides photographic identification and a copy of
the veteran's death certificate.
(6) The following persons under a court order, if the person
provides photographic identification and a certified copy of the
(A) The attorney in fact of the person who is the subject of the
(B) The guardian of the person who is the subject of the
(C) If the person who is the subject of the discharge record is
deceased, the personal representative of the estate of the
(c) To the extent technologically feasible, a county recorder shall
take precautions to prevent the disclosure of a
discharge record filed
with the county recorder before May 15, 2007. After May 14, 2007, a
county recorder shall ensure that a discharge record filed with the
county recorder is maintained in a separate, confidential, and secure
(d) Except as provided in subsection (b),
disclosure of a discharge
record that has not been redacted
by the county recorder under this
section is subject to IC 5-14-3-10.