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February 24, 2009





HOUSE BILL No. 1201

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DIGEST OF HB 1201 (Updated February 23, 2009 7:52 pm - DI 73)



Citations Affected: IC 12-7; IC 12-10.

Synopsis: Senior discount card. Establishes the golden Hoosier discount card program within the division of aging. Allows an Indiana resident who is at least 60 years of age to obtain a golden Hoosier discount card that entitles the cardholder to discounts from participating organizations. Requires the division of aging to work with private businesses and nonprofit organizations to obtain grants and other funding to implement the golden Hoosier discount card program.

Effective: July 1, 2009.





Bischoff , Turner , Oxley , Blanton




    January 12, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs.
    January 29, 2009, amended, reported _ Do Pass. Recommitted to Committee on Ways and Means.
    February 17, 2009, reported _ Do Pass.
    February 23, 2009, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





Reprinted

February 24, 2009

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1201



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning human services.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 12-7-2-69; (09)HB1201.3.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 12-7-2-69, AS AMENDED BY P.L.1-2007, SECTION 108, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 69. (a) "Division", except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), refers to any of the following:
        (1) The division of disability and rehabilitative services established by IC 12-9-1-1.
        (2) The division of aging established by IC 12-9.1-1-1.
        (3) The division of family resources established by IC 12-13-1-1.
        (4) The division of mental health and addiction established by IC 12-21-1-1.
    (b) The term refers to the following:
        (1) For purposes of the following statutes, the division of disability and rehabilitative services established by IC 12-9-1-1:
            (A) IC 12-9.
            (B) IC 12-11.
            (C) IC 12-12.
            (D) IC 12-12.5.
            (E) IC 12-12.7.
        (2) For purposes of the following statutes, the division of aging established by IC 12-9.1-1-1:
            (A) IC 12-9.1.
            (B) IC 12-10.
             (C) IC 12-10-19.
        (3) For purposes of the following statutes, the division of family resources established by IC 12-13-1-1:
            (A) IC 12-13.
            (B) IC 12-14.
            (C) IC 12-15.
            (D) IC 12-16.
            (E) IC 12-17.2.
            (F) IC 12-18.
            (G) IC 12-19.
            (H) IC 12-20.
        (4) For purposes of the following statutes, the division of mental health and addiction established by IC 12-21-1-1:
            (A) IC 12-21.
            (B) IC 12-22.
            (C) IC 12-23.
            (D) IC 12-25.
    (c) With respect to a particular state institution, the term refers to the division whose director has administrative control of and responsibility for the state institution.
    (d) For purposes of IC 12-24, IC 12-26, and IC 12-27, the term refers to the division whose director has administrative control of and responsibility for the appropriate state institution.
SOURCE: IC 12-10-19; (09)HB1201.3.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 12-10-19 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]:
     Chapter 19. Golden Hoosier Discount Card Program
    Sec. 1. The golden Hoosier discount card program is established. The division shall administer the program and shall do the following:
        (1) Provide a golden Hoosier discount card to each Indiana resident who applies for the card and who is at least sixty (60) years of age.
        (2) Arrange programs with public and private organizations that provide benefits to individuals who use a golden Hoosier discount card. The program does not include admission to properties owned by the department of natural resources.
        (3) Adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 that are necessary to implement the golden Hoosier discount card program.
        (4) Work with private businesses and nonprofit organizations to obtain grants and other funding to implement the golden Hoosier discount card program.
    Sec. 2. (a) A golden Hoosier discount card must contain the signature of the cardholder and any other information required by the division. The card may not contain an expiration date.
    (b) A golden Hoosier discount card issued under this chapter is not transferable and may be used only by the original cardholder.
    (c) An individual who loses a golden Hoosier discount card issued under this chapter may apply to the division and obtain a replacement card.
    Sec. 3. A golden Hoosier discount cardholder is entitled to any benefit offered by a participating organization under the golden Hoosier discount card program to the extent agreed by the organization.