Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 4-32-12-2.5

Synopsis: Forfeiture of illegal charity gaming proceeds. Requires that money forfeited for a violation of the professional gambling law be deposited in the state general fund, and prohibits imposing a civil penalty in lieu of forfeiture to circumvent the requirement that forfeited funds be deposited in the state general fund.

Effective: July 1, 2003.

Meeks C

    January 21, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Criminal, Civil and Public Policy.


First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning gaming.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 4-32-12-2.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2.5. (a) Any currency seized under:
        (1) IC 4-32-13-2 ;
        (2) IC 34-24-1 ; or
        (3) IC 34-24-2 ;
and forfeited under IC 34-24-1 or IC 34-24-2 as the result of a violation of IC 35-45-5-3 shall be deposited in the state general fund.

     (b) The department may not impose a civil penalty under section 2 of this chapter in lieu of a forfeiture action when the effect of the civil penalty would be to circumvent the provisions of subsection (a).