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Senate Bill 0075


Senate Bill 0075

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF SB 75 (Updated March 14, 2006 3:44 pm - DI 113)


Military family relief fund. Establishes the military family relief fund (fund) to provide grants for essential family support expenses to the families of Indiana residents who: (1) are members of the Indiana National Guard or the armed forces reserves; and (2) have been called to active duty after September 11, 2001. Allows the veterans' affairs commission to establish the eligibility criteria and application and selection procedures for the grants. Requires the director of veterans' affairs to report to the budget committee before August 1, 2006, on the grant determination procedures to be used. Permits the director of veterans' affairs or a member of the commission to make a request to the general assembly for an appropriation to the fund. Annually appropriates any money in the fund that is not otherwise appropriated for the purposes of the fund. Creates a Hoosier veteran license plate and specifies that the plate is not a special group recognition license plate. Provides for the collection of a $15 annual supplemental fee at the time a vehicle plated with a Hoosier veteran license plate is registered, which is to be deposited in the military family relief fund. Creates a support our troops license plate and specifies that the plate is not a special recognition license plate. Provides for the collection of a $20 annual supplemental fee at the time a vehicle plated with a support our troops license plate is registered, which is to be deposited in the military family relief fund. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to terminate the issuance of the Hoosier veteran license plate formerly issued as a special group recognition license plate. Provides that the amount appropriated in the budget bill for statutory fee remission in the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, and ending June 30, 2007, may be used for dependents of veterans with disabilities not greater than zero percentage.
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