February 13, 2009





HOUSE BILL No. 1367

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DIGEST OF HB 1367 (Updated February 12, 2009 7:43 am - DI 52)



Citations Affected: IC 14-22.

Synopsis: Hunting license fees for disabled veterans. Provides that a resident who has a service connected disability may purchase a yearly license to hunt turkey or deer for a reduced fee. Provides that the reduced fee for disabled veterans, which also applies to fishing and hunting licenses, is in the amount necessary to obtain federal reimbursement funds.

Effective: July 1, 2009.





Crouch, Tincher




    January 13, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Natural Resources.
    February 12, 2009, amended, reported _ Do Pass. Referred to Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to Rule 127.






February 13, 2009

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1367



    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; (09)HB1367.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 14-22-12-1.5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: 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, by paying a reduced license fee for each license in the minimum amount necessary, as determined by the director, to obtain federal reimbursement funds instead of the fee prescribed by section 1 of this chapter, obtain any

of the following:
        (1) both: (A) A resident yearly license to fish. and
        (B) (2) A resident yearly license to hunt. or
        (2) (3) A resident yearly license to hunt and fish.
         (4) A resident yearly license to take a turkey.
        (5) A resident yearly license to take a deer with a bow and arrow, shotgun, muzzle loading gun, rifle, or handgun.

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) 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.