2010 Indiana Code
TITLE 10. PUBLIC SAFETY
ARTICLE 17. VETERANS' AFFAIRS
CHAPTER 11. INDIANA STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY

IC 10-17-11
     Chapter 11. Indiana State Veterans' Cemetery

IC 10-17-11-1
"Cemetery"
    
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "cemetery" refers to the Indiana state veterans' cemetery established by this chapter.
As added by P.L.2-2003, SEC.8.

IC 10-17-11-2
"Commission"
    
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "commission" refers to the Indiana veterans' affairs commission established by IC 10-17-13-4.
As added by P.L.2-2003, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.113-2010, SEC.75.

IC 10-17-11-3
"Department"
    
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "department" refers to the Indiana department of veterans' affairs established by IC 10-17-1-2.
As added by P.L.2-2003, SEC.8.

IC 10-17-11-4
Cemetery established
    
Sec. 4. The Indiana state veterans' cemetery is established.
As added by P.L.2-2003, SEC.8.

IC 10-17-11-5
Location
    
Sec. 5. The cemetery consists of real property located on the grounds of Madison State Hospital in Jefferson County, Indiana.
As added by P.L.2-2003, SEC.8.

IC 10-17-11-6
Official representative for commission
    
Sec. 6. The director of veterans' affairs or the director's designee may act under this chapter as the official representative for the commission in accordance with IC 10-17-1-8.
As added by P.L.2-2003, SEC.8.

IC 10-17-11-7
Rules; power to contract
    
Sec. 7. The department may do the following:
        (1) Adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to carry out this chapter.
        (2) Contract with persons or agencies to carry out the duties established under this chapter.
As added by P.L.2-2003, SEC.8.

IC 10-17-11-8
Department duties
    
Sec. 8. The department shall do the following:         (1) Oversee the construction of the cemetery.
        (2) Operate and maintain the cemetery.
As added by P.L.2-2003, SEC.8.

IC 10-17-11-9
Veterans' cemetery fund established
    
Sec. 9. (a) The Indiana state veterans' cemetery fund is established as a dedicated fund for the purpose of providing money for planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of the cemetery. The fund shall be administered by the director of veterans' affairs.
    (b) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund. The fund consists of the following:
        (1) Money appropriated by the general assembly for purposes of this chapter.
        (2) Money donated to the department and designated for use under this chapter.
        (3) Funds received from the federal government.
        (4) Funds received in payment for services.
    (c) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested. Interest that accrues from investments shall be deposited in the fund.
    (d) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund. However, if the fund is abolished by the budget agency, all money in the fund reverts to the state general fund.
    (e) All earnings accruing to the state veterans' cemetery fund is appropriated continuously for the purposes specified in this section.
    (f) Except as provided in subsection (e), money in the fund must be retained in the fund unless the money is appropriated for a specific purpose by the general assembly upon the recommendation of the budget committee.
As added by P.L.2-2003, SEC.8.

IC 10-17-11-10
Eligibility for burial
    
Sec. 10. (a) A veteran who is eligible to be buried in a national cemetery according to 38 U.S.C. 2402 is eligible to be buried in the Indiana state veterans' cemetery established under this chapter.
    (b) The spouse of a veteran who is eligible to be buried in a national cemetery according to 38 U.S.C. 2402 is eligible to be buried in the Indiana state veterans' cemetery established under this chapter.
As added by P.L.2-2003, SEC.8.

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