March 26, 2013
SENATE BILL No. 364
DIGEST OF SB 364
(Updated March 25, 2013 12:54 pm - DI 77)
Citations Affected: IC 14-9.
Synopsis: Indiana sportsmen's benevolence account. Establishes
procedures for providing grants from the Indiana sportsmen's
benevolence account. Provides for an annual appropriation from the
account. Specifies that the Indiana sportsmen's benevolence account is
a nonreverting account.
Effective: July 1, 2013.
, Steele, Holdman, Glick,
Waterman, Skinner, Tomes, Kruse,
Bray, Charbonneau, Wyss, Tallian,
(HOUSE SPONSORS _ CHERRY, EBERHART, FRIEND)
January 8, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural
February 18, 2013, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass; reassigned to Committee on
February 21, 2013, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
February 25, 2013, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
February 26, 2013, read third time, passed. Yeas 50, nays 0.
March 12, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Natural Resources.
March 26, 2013, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
March 26, 2013
First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)
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SENATE BILL No. 364
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
natural resources and to make an appropriation.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 14-9-5-4; (13)ES0364.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 14-9-5-4, AS AMENDED BY P.L.46-2010,
SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 4. (a) As used in this section, "account" means the
Indiana sportsmen's benevolence account established by subsection (b).
(b) The Indiana sportsmen's benevolence account is established
within the fund for the division of law enforcement to encourage
citizen participation in feeding the state's hungry through donations of
wild game that has been lawfully hunted.
(c) The account consists of:
(3) proceeds derived from marketing by the division of law
enforcement of goods related to the feeding of the state's hungry
through donations of wild game under subsection (a); and
(4) donations collected under IC 14-22-12-1(c).
(d) The expenses of administering the account shall be paid from
money in the account.
(e) The division of law enforcement shall:
(1) conduct a publicity campaign relating to feeding the state's
hungry through donations of wild game;
(2) coordinate with nonprofit entities and other entities created
with goals of feeding the state's hungry;
(3) coordinate with nonprofit entities to use the money collected
under IC 14-22-12-1(c) to assist meat processors in processing
donations of wild game related to feeding the state's hungry; and
(4) engage in any other activities to further the goals of this
(f) A person who receives money from the fund must submit a
budget request for providing estimated payments to participating
meat processors for the number of donated wild game animals to
be included in the program. The division of law enforcement must
certify the information on the application and determine:
(1) whether the participating meat processor may receive a
(2) the amount of the grant each participating meat processor
may receive under this section.
(g) An eligible meat processor may use money granted to the
meat processor from the account as authorized under this section.
However, an eligible meat processor must submit to the division of
law enforcement any information that is requested of the meat
processor. At the request of the division of law enforcement or the
state board of accounts, the eligible meat processor shall submit to
an audit of the funds received.
(h) The division of law enforcement shall make grant
distributions under this section to eligible meat processors as soon
as practical after receipt of an approved invoice for payment.
(i) The department shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to
implement this chapter, including rules governing:
(1) the deadlines for applying for a grant under this section;
(2) the types of expenses incurred for which grant money may
be used; and
(3) any expense documentation required to satisfy program
(j) Money in the account is annually appropriated for the
purposes described in this section.
The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the account
not currently needed to meet the obligations of the account in the same
manner as other public money may be invested. Interest that accrues
from these investments shall be deposited in the account.
(l) Money in the account at the end of a state fiscal year does not
revert to the state general fund.