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IC 14-22-40
     Chapter 40. Shooting at Law Enforcement Decoys

IC 14-22-40-1
"Bow"
    
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "bow" means any device that is intended to shoot an arrow. The term includes a crossbow.
As added by P.L.133-1996, SEC.7.

IC 14-22-40-2
"Decoy"
    
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "decoy" means a three-dimensional object that:
        (1) resembles; and
        (2) is intended to resemble;
a game animal or other animal when placed in the animal's habitat.
As added by P.L.133-1996, SEC.7.

IC 14-22-40-3
"Firearm"
    
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "firearm" means any weapon that is designed to expel a projectile by means of an explosion.
As added by P.L.133-1996, SEC.7.

IC 14-22-40-4
"Game animal"
    
Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "game animal" means an animal that may be legally taken under this article.
As added by P.L.133-1996, SEC.7.

IC 14-22-40-5
"Law enforcement officer"
    
Sec. 5. As used in this chapter, "law enforcement officer" has the meaning set forth in IC 35-31.5-2-185. The term includes a conservation officer.
As added by P.L.133-1996, SEC.7. Amended by P.L.26-2008, SEC.17; P.L.114-2012, SEC.37.

IC 14-22-40-6
Unlawful shooting at law enforcement decoys
    
Sec. 6. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a person who with a firearm or bow intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly:
        (1) shoots; or
        (2) shoots at;
a decoy used by a law enforcement officer to enforce this article commits a Class C misdemeanor.
    (b) A person described in subsection (a) does not commit the offense defined in subsection (a) if the person, in:
        (1) shooting with the firearm or bow; and
        (2) hunting the game animal that the decoy is intended to

represent;
does not otherwise violate this article.
As added by P.L.133-1996, SEC.7.

IC 14-22-40-7
Reimbursement
    
Sec. 7. To compensate for harm caused to decoys, a person convicted of an offense under section 6 of this chapter shall reimburse the state one hundred dollars ($100) for each commission of the offense. The reimbursement required by this section is in addition to any penalty imposed on the person under IC 35-50-3.
As added by P.L.133-1996, SEC.7.

IC 14-22-40-8
Collection and deposit of reimbursement
    
Sec. 8. The court that convicts a person of an offense under section 6 of this chapter shall collect the reimbursement required by section 7 of this chapter and transmit the reimbursement to the department. The department shall deposit the reimbursement in the conservation officers fish and wildlife fund established by IC 14-9-8-21.
As added by P.L.133-1996, SEC.7.