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Senate Bill 0532

Senate Bill 0532

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF SB532 (Updated April 25, 2011 2:45 pm - DI 84)

Various natural resources matters. Makes certain changes to the implied consent law while operating a motorboat. Requires that a portable breath test must be offered to a person who operates a motorboat that was involved in a fatal accident or an accident involving serious bodily injury. Provides that a person who refuses to take a breath test related to the operation of a motorboat must be informed their motor vehicle operation privileges will be suspended. (Current law applies to motorboat operation privileges.) Prohibits certain activities on the swim platform, in the wake, or on a towed device of certain motorboats. Provides that a violation of these prohibitions is a Class C infraction. Allows hides and furs to be transported out of Indiana after open season as allowed by rule. (Current law requires shipment within five days after the end of open season.) Allows the department of natural resources (DNR) to issue combined hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses. Removes DNR's authority to issue a commercial fishing license for the Ohio River to a Kentucky resident. Establishes a roe harvester and roe dealer's license concerning certain fish species. Allows a person who violates the commercial fishing statutes to have administrative action taken on their license or to be charged with a Class A misdemeanor. Changes the name of "charter fishing boat" licenses to "fishing guide" licenses. Makes certain fishing guide violations a Class C misdemeanor. (Current law is a Class C infraction.) Requires the DNR to establish a pilot program for the purpose of containing and reducing invasive animal species in the Wabash River. Makes certain changes to the falconry laws. Provides that federal money for restoration of abandoned mine land must be deposited into separate funds. Makes changes in how money in the funds may be used. Creates the acid drainage and treatment fund and the reclamation set aside fund. Makes certain changes to the abandoned mine laws. Repeals a requirement that DNR adopt rules concerning commercial fishing on the Ohio River that conform to Kentucky laws. Limits conservation districts' repayment to the natural resources commission for expenses pertaining to investigations, surveys, or hearings to only expenses incurred for services provided by an entity that is not a state agency.
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