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IC 14-22-8
     Chapter 8. Game Bird Habitat Restoration Stamp

IC 14-22-8-1
"Fund" defined
    
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "fund" refers to the game bird habitat restoration fund established by this chapter.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

IC 14-22-8-2
"Game bird" defined
    
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "game bird" means pheasant, quail, grouse, mourning dove, and wild turkey.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.66-2008, SEC.9; P.L.69-2009, SEC.8.

IC 14-22-8-3
"Stamp" defined
    
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "stamp" refers to the game bird habitat restoration stamp provided by this chapter.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

IC 14-22-8-4
Stamps; requirement; form
    
Sec. 4. (a) An individual may not hunt a game bird within Indiana without having an electronically generated game bird habitat restoration stamp issued by the department. The stamp must be in the possession of each individual hunting a game bird. The licensee shall validate the stamp with the signature of the licensee on the hunting license on which the electronically generated form of the stamp is attached.
    (b) The department shall determine the form of the stamp and may create and sell commemorative game bird habitat restoration stamps.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.225-2005, SEC.18; P.L.151-2012, SEC.14.

IC 14-22-8-5
Stamps; issuance, fee, and expiration
    
Sec. 5. (a) An electronically generated stamp shall be issued to each hunting license applicant or holder upon request and the payment of a fee of six dollars and seventy-five cents ($6.75). Each stamp expires on March 31 of the year following issuance.
    (b) The department may set a license fee to hunt a game bird above the fee established under subsection (a).
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.225-2005, SEC.19; P.L.289-2013, SEC.7.

IC 14-22-8-6
Fund
    
Sec. 6. (a) The game bird habitat restoration fund is established as

a dedicated fund.
    (b) The department shall administer the fund. The director may expend the money in the fund exclusively for the purpose of restoring the habitat of the various game birds in Indiana.
    (c) The proceeds from the sale of stamps shall be deposited in the fund.
    (d) Money in the fund does not revert to the state general fund at the end of a state fiscal year. If the fund is abolished, the contents revert to the fish and wildlife fund.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

IC 14-22-8-7
Powers and duties of department
    
Sec. 7. (a) The department shall contract for the development of game bird habitats in Indiana. Each contract must:
        (1) be for at least three (3) years; and
        (2) provide a plan for the development of habitat for at least one (1) species of game bird.
    (b) The department may seek the cooperation of federal agencies such as the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service or the Natural Resources Conservation Service in the development of habitat plans and compensation for habitat plans. Monetary compensation may not exceed one hundred dollars ($100) per acre per year and each contract may provide that the site be open for regulated public game bird hunting.
    (c) The department may purchase land in Indiana from willing sellers for the development of game bird habitats.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.