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House Bill 1241

House Bill 1241

ARCHIVE (2002)

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DIGEST OF HB1241 (Updated February 26, 2002 7:42 PM - DI 84)

Natural resources matters. Changes the residency requirements for obtaining department of natural resources (DNR) fish and wildlife licenses or permits. Provides that it is a Class C infraction to violate the current statute prohibiting the operation of an off-road vehicle on public property without consent. Changes the fee for Ohio River commercial fishing licenses and gear tags. Changes the law concerning property damage by wild animals by expanding applicability of the law to: (1) the property of other legal entities and public bodies; (2) persons not owning but having an interest in the property; and (3) threatened damage. Requires the DNR director to prescribe the disposition of wild animals taken, killed, or captured under this law. Changes the reporting date for a soil conservation district to certify certain information to the division of soil conservation. Permits the state museum to pay for certain items in advance of receiving those items. Establishes procedures to be followed when removing human remains from a cemetery. For the period July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003, appropriates $250,000 to the natural resources reclamation division fund (the Fund) from the post-1977 abandoned mine reclamation fund. For the period April 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003, establishes a reclamation fee of: (1) $.055 per ton produced for surface coal mining operations; and (2) $.03 per ton produced for underground coal mining operations (Underground Operations); for deposit into the Fund. Beginning July 1, 2003, requires all Underground Operations to pay a reclamation fee of $.02 per ton produced for deposit into the Fund. Eliminates the reclamation fee of $.01 per ton produced for Underground Operations that do not have support facilities in Indiana. (The introduced version of this bill was approved by the natural resources study committee.)
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