Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 364

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 14-9-5-4.

Synopsis: Indiana sportsmen's benevolence account. Provides an ongoing annual appropriation of $150,000 from the state general fund to the Indiana sportsmen's benevolence account administered by the department of natural resources, division of law enforcement, to encourage citizen participation in feeding the state's hungry through donations of wild game.

Effective: July 1, 2013.





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    January 8, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.







Introduced

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 and cultural 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)IN0364.1.1. -->     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:
        (1) gifts;
        (2) donations;
        (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); and
        (5) appropriations made by subsection (h).

    (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 section.
    (f) 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.
     (g) Money in the account at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
     (h) There is annually appropriated to the account from the state general fund one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for the division of law enforcement to carry out the division's responsibilities under this section.