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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Veterans' court fund. Establishes the veterans' court fund. Requires the criminal justice institute (institute), the Indiana judicial center, and the department of veterans' affairs to coordinate to: (1) apply for local, state, and federal grants and other funding sources for the veterans' court fund; and (2) conduct an annual study to determine the number of veterans arrested in each county in Indiana. Requires the institute to report its findings and grant application progress to the legislative council. Urges the legislative council to assign to a study committee the topic of: (1) funding the expansion of veterans' courts throughout Indiana; and Veterans' court fund. Establishes the veterans' court fund. Requires the criminal justice institute (institute), the Indiana judicial center, and the department of veterans' affairs to coordinate to: (1) apply for local, state, and federal grants and other funding sources for the veterans' court fund; and (2) conduct an annual study to determine the number of veterans arrested in each county in Indiana. Requires the institute to report its findings and grant application progress to the legislative council. Urges the legislative council to assign to a study committee the topic of: (1) funding the expansion of veterans' courts throughout Indiana; and (2) continuing the funding of existing veterans' courts in Indiana. Amends the definition of "public safety" under the local income tax law to allow revenue allocated for public safety to be used for a veterans' court. Requires the study committee to issue a final report to the legislative council containing the study committee's findings and recommendations not later than November 1, 2018. ... View more