Indiana Coalition for Human Services 2017 Bill List
Prepared by: Maggie Snyder
E-mail: maggie.snyder@ichsonline.org
Report created on December 12, 2017
 
HB1001STATE BIENNIAL BUDGET (BROWN T) Appropriates money for capital expenditures, the operation of the state, the delivery of Medicaid and other services, and various other distributions and purposes. Specifies higher education capital projects authorized to be constructed using bonds. Establishes a historic preservation grant program and provides that the income tax credit for historic preservation does not apply to expenditures made after June 30, 2016. Specifies that the budget report must include a list of tax expenditure items. Specifies that for financial reporting purposes, the state's combined general fund reserves include the balances of the general fund, the Medicaid contingency and reserve account, the state tuition reserve account, and the counter-cyclical revenue and economic stabilization fund (less any outstanding loans). Changes the name of the state tuition reserve fund to an account within the state general fund. Prohibits the budget agency from enforcing a policy or procedure against certain agencies and officials by refusing to allot money from the personal services/fringe benefits contingency fund to the official or agency. Establishes the securities rating settlement fund for the purpose of depositing and distributing money received under a multistate agreement related to litigation concerning securities rating agencies. Specifies that money received by the state under such an agreement shall be distributed by the auditor of state as follows: (1) 67.67% shall be transferred to the state general fund. (2) 16.165% shall be transferred to the securities division enforcement account. (3) 16.165% shall be transferred to the homeowner protection unit account. Prohibits the budget agency from withholding appropriations for a state educational institution without review by the budget committee. Establishes the state bicentennial capital account to provide funds for capital projects that commemorate the bicentennial of Indiana's statehood. Provides that the budget agency shall administer the account. Provides that money generated from the lease of communications systems infrastructure (including under a public-private partnership) shall be transferred to the account to be used for capital projects that commemorate the bicentennial of Indiana's statehood. Establishes the office of state based initiatives. Increases the fee for taxing units for state board of accounts audits from $45 per day to $175 per day. Specifies that the fee for state colleges and universities is the direct and indirect cost of an examination (now $83 per hour). Permits a state college or university to have its examination performed by an independent certified public accounting firm. Provides that fees collected for audits are to be deposited in the state board of accounts trust and agency fund. Makes the fund a dedicated fund that can be used to cover expenses of doing audits...REVIEW FULL DIGEST IN THE MISC. DOCUMENTS SECTION BELOW
 Current Status:   5/7/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted CCR #1 (69-30)
4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted CCR #1 (40-9)
 State Bill Page:   HB1001
 
HB1004SAFETY PIN GRANT PROGRAM. (SULLIVAN H) Establishes the safety PIN (protecting Indiana's newborns) grant program for the purpose of reducing Indiana's infant mortality rates. Establishes the safety PIN (protecting Indiana's newborns) grant fund. Requires the state department of health to administer the grant program. Sets forth requirements for grant proposals, and sets forth subject matters that will receive preference in awarding the grants.
 Current Status:   5/4/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   5/1/2015 - received by Governor
4/27/2015 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 State Bill Page:   HB1004
 
HB1042EDUCATION LOAN INFORMATION. (COX C) Requires a postsecondary educational institution that enrolls students who receive state financial aid to annually provide each student with certain information concerning the student's education loans. Provides that an eligible institution does not incur liability for any information provided to students.
 Current Status:   4/15/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/14/2015 - received by Governor
4/14/2015 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 State Bill Page:   HB1042
 
HB1068BACKGROUND CHECKS. (THOMPSON J) Makes changes to the definition of an "expanded criminal history check", which is required for employment at a school.
 Current Status:   4/30/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/30/2015 - received by Governor
4/7/2015 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 State Bill Page:   HB1068
 
HB1093INFORMATION CONCERNING CERTAIN DISABILITIES. (BACON R) Requires the state department of health to collect certain information to be disseminated by health care facilities and health care providers to parents who receive prenatal test results for Down syndrome or any other condition diagnosed prenatally.
 Current Status:   4/27/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/27/2015 - Signed by the President of the Senate
4/21/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   HB1093
 
HB1109PAYMENT OF MONTHLY PENSION BENEFITS. (BURTON W) Provides that members and beneficiaries of any public pension fund administered by the Indiana public retirement system may receive monthly benefits only by direct deposit or another method approved by the board of trustees of the Indiana public retirement system. Repeals a similar but more narrowly applicable section concerning methods of paying monthly benefits to members and beneficiaries of the public employees' retirement fund and the teachers' retirement fund.
 Current Status:   5/4/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   5/1/2015 - received by Governor
4/29/2015 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 State Bill Page:   HB1109
 
HB1142TAX ISSUES. (KOCH E) Specifies that the legislative services agency (rather than the commission on state tax and financing policy or its successor committee, under current law) shall before October 1 of each year conduct the review, analysis, and evaluation of all tax incentives under House Enrolled Act 1020-2014, according to a schedule developed by the legislative services agency. Requires the legislative services agency to submit the results of the review, analysis, and evaluation to the legislative council and the interim study committee on fiscal policy. Requires the interim study committee on fiscal policy to hold an annual public hearing after September 30 and before November 1 of each year at which: (1) the legislative services agency presents its review, analysis, and evaluation of tax incentives; and (2) the interim study committee receives information concerning tax incentives. Requires the interim study committee on fiscal policy to submit to the legislative council any recommendations made by the interim study committee that are related to the legislative services agency's review, analysis, and evaluation of tax incentives prepared under this section. Requires the legislative services agency to provide information to be used by the general assembly to make certain determinations regarding tax incentives. (Current law requires the legislative services agency to make these determinations.) Requires the legislative services agency to prepare and publish a tax expenditure report before November 1 of each even numbered year. Specifies the required elements of the tax expenditure report. Repeals the home insulation deduction and the solar powered roof vent and fan deduction.
 Current Status:   4/17/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/17/2015 - received by Governor
4/7/2015 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 State Bill Page:   HB1142
 
HB1145CIVIL IMMUNITY FOR VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS. (FRIZZELL D) Specifies criteria for civil immunity from liability for certain volunteer health care providers. Requires the Indiana professional licensing agency to establish and maintain a health care volunteer registry. Provides that an approval of a location where the provision of health care services in which a provider may be immune from civil liability is valid for up to two years. Requires a person who meets the criteria for immunity from civil liability to provide a certain records and results of laboratory and imaging based screenings and tests to the patient. Requires that a person that provides the location where the health care service is provided do so without compensation as a condition of immunity. Allows a person that provides a health care service to provide recommendations for testing.
 Current Status:   5/5/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   5/1/2015 - received by Governor
4/21/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   HB1145
 
HB1186UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE. (LEONARD D) Provides that any part of an unemployment insurance surcharge not used to pay interest on the advances made to the state from the federal unemployment trust fund must be credited against the total amount of benefits charged to the state's unemployment insurance trust fund before determining each employer's share of those benefits. Removes language that requires the extra surcharge amount be credited to each employer's experience account in proportion to the amount of the surcharge the employer paid. Requires the department of workforce development (department) to establish an unemployment benefit overpayment not later than four years from the date of the overpayment, if the overpayment is for a reason other than an individual knowingly making a false statement or representation of a material fact, knowingly failing to disclose a material fact, or failing to report wages or the receipt of deductible income and removes language concerning certain other time frames related to overpayments. Repeals certain provisions concerning overpayments and establishes procedures for the department to require the employer to withhold amounts from the earnings of an individual for whom a benefit overpayment is established and to pay those amounts to the department to satisfy the overpayment, subject to certain conditions that apply to garnishments. Provides that an employer may not use income withholding as the basis for refusing to hire, discharging, or taking disciplinary action against an individual, and establishes civil penalties for an employer that refuses to withhold income or knowingly misrepresents an employee's income. Provides that an individual may contest an income withholding and request a hearing by an administrative law judge. Provides that an employer that is required to withhold income may collect a fee under certain circumstances. Requires as a condition precedent to the payment of benefits in a year immediately following a year in which benefits were paid or following a period of disqualification for failure to apply for or accept suitable work that an individual: (1) perform insured work; (2) earn remuneration in employment in at least each of eight weeks; and (3) earn remuneration at least equal to the product of the individual's weekly benefit amount multiplied by eight. Provides that, if an employer does not have a rule regarding attendance, an individual's unsatisfactory attendance is just cause for discharge, if good cause for the absences or tardiness is not established. (Currently, the individual must show good cause for the absences or tardiness.) Establishes that a crime committed using the Internet or another computer network may be prosecuted in any county: (1) from which or to which access to the Internet or another computer network was made; or (2) in which a computer, computer data, computer software, or computer network used to access the Internet or another computer network is located. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate study commission or committee during the 2015 legislative interim the task of studying fraud and benefit overpayments occurring in the unemployment insurance program in Indiana.
 Current Status:   5/5/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/21/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
4/16/2015 - House Concurred with Senate Amendments (65-20)
 State Bill Page:   HB1186
 
HB1194HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS. (CLERE E) Provides that, beginning with the annual case review when a student who is a child with a disability is in grade 8, the student's individualized education program must include the type of diploma the student will seek and the courses necessary to obtain the diploma. Provides that, beginning with grade 9, the student's teacher of record must communicate with the student's parent at least one time each grading period to review the student's progress toward the diploma. Provides that, not later than September 1, 2015, the Core 40 subcommittee of the Indiana career council shall present to the education study committee recommended changes to course requirements for general, Core 40, academic honors, and technical honors diplomas to ensure that each student who seeks a diploma has enough flexibility in the student's schedule to pursue a college or career pathway appropriate for the student's individual goals, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Provides that the education study committee may propose legislative changes necessary to carry out the recommended changes.
 Current Status:   4/30/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/30/2015 - received by Governor
4/21/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   HB1194
 
HB1196CHINS AND DELINQUENT CHILD DUAL DETERMINATION. (MCNAMARA W) Requires that in a child in need of services (CHINS) determination, a court shall determine if the child has been adjudicated as a delinquent child. Requires that in a delinquency determination, a court shall determine if the child is a child in need of services. Provides that if a child is a child in need of services and has been adjudicated as a delinquent child, a court may determine if the department of child services or the probation department of the court shall be the lead agency supervising the child. Creates procedures to determine whether a child should be assessed by a dual status assessment team. Creates dual status assessment teams that will assess certain children and make recommendations to a juvenile court whether the court should proceed with applicable child in need of service petitions and delinquency petitions.
 Current Status:   4/27/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/27/2015 - Signed by the President of the Senate
4/21/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   HB1196
 
HB1265DESIGNATION OF CAREGIVER FOR PATIENTS. (ZENT D) Requires a hospital to provide each admitted patient or the patient's health care representative with an opportunity to designate a lay caregiver within a specified time. Specifies documentation of whether the patient designates a lay caregiver. Requires the hospital to do certain acts including the following: (1) Request written consent to release medical information to the designated lay caregiver. (2) Record certain information concerning the designated lay caregiver in the patient's medical chart. (3) Attempt to consult with the designated lay caregiver before release of the patient. (4) Prepare an at home care plan. (5) Provide instructions to the designated lay caregiver concerning after care.
 Current Status:   5/4/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   5/1/2015 - received by Governor
4/21/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   HB1265
 
HB1269HEALTH MATTERS. (CLERE E) Makes the department of correction (DOC) an inmate's authorized representative for applying for Medicaid for inmates who are potentially eligible for Medicaid and who incur medical care expenses that are not otherwise reimbursable. Requires the DOC and the office of the secretary of family and social services to enter into an agreement in which the DOC pays the state share of the Medicaid costs incurred for the inmate. Makes the sheriff the individual's authorized representative for applying for Medicaid for individuals subject to lawful detention who are potentially eligible for Medicaid. Requires a county executive to enter into an agreement with the office of the secretary of family and social services to pay the state share of the Medicaid costs incurred for the individuals. Specifies reimbursement for the services provided. Provides that the DOC or the sheriff shall assist a committed offender in applying for Medicaid and securing certain treatment upon discharge from the DOC or a county jail. Specifies providers that may be used to provide treatment for DOC inmates and county jail offenders. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) to prepare an annual report concerning the use of qualified providers to provide presumptive eligibility services. Allows a community mental health center to use the center's provider identification number to file any Medicaid claim, including primary care health service, if certain conditions are met. Prohibits the office from limiting the filing by a community mental health center of primary care health services and mental health services for a recipient if the services are covered services and necessary to ensure coordinated care for the recipient. Requires the division of mental health and addiction to develop a mental health first aid training program. Includes a mental health first aid training program in the: (1) continuing education programs promoted by the emergency medical services commission; and (2) basic or inservice course of education and training for teaching professionals beginning in the 2016-2017 school year. Establishes the mental health counselor licenses for school counselors grant. Authorizes a school corporation to enter into a memorandum of understanding with a mental health care provider or a community mental health center to establish conditions or terms for referring students of the school corporation for services. Requires the school corporation to obtain written parental consent before referring a student to mental health services and limits mental health information that may be included in the student's cumulative record. Prohibits a school counselor or other school corporation employee from diagnosing a student as having a mental health condition unless the diagnosis is within the individual's scope of practice. Extends the date: (1) by which a midwife is required to submit certain information to obtain an exemption from certain certification requirements; and (2) after which practicing midwifery without a certificate is a felony. Amends the midwife birth certification requirements. Provides for coverage of telemedicine services under a policy of accident and sickness insurance and a health maintenance contract. Prohibits a health care provider from being required to obtain a separate additional written health care consent for the provision of telemedicine services. Provides immunity for a physician who signs a collaborative agreement with a certified direct entry midwife except in cases of gross negligence or reckless conduct. Provides immunity for a health care provider that employs a physician who signs or has signed a collaborative agreement with a certified direct entry midwife for certain acts or omissions. Requires the department of insurance to report certain information before October 1, 2015, to the public health, behavioral health, and human services interim study committee concerning: (1) the department's accident and sickness insurance complaint process; (2) certain definitions in accident and sickness insurance policies; and (3) certain claims data and analysis concerning claim denials for procedures deemed investigatory or experimental.
 Current Status:   5/5/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/29/2015 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/29/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   HB1269
 
HB1302EXPUNGEMENT. (MCMILLIN J) Provides that expungement provisions concerning an arrest that does not lead to a conviction also apply to criminal charges or juvenile delinquency allegations that do not lead to a conviction. Specifies that a person who files for expungement of an arrest, charge, or juvenile delinquency adjudication that did not lead to a conviction or juvenile delinquency adjudication may file the petition in a circuit or superior court. Provides that a person who files for the expungement of an arrest, criminal charge, or juvenile delinquency allegation that did not lead to a conviction or juvenile delinquency adjudication is not required to pay a filing fee, but that a person who files a petition for expungement of a conviction is required to pay the filing fee required in civil cases. Provides that, if a court has no discretion in granting an expungement petition, the prosecuting attorney is not required to inform the victim of the victim's rights. Removes a requirement that the petitioner submit bureau of motor vehicles records. Requires that additional identifying information must be included in a petition for expungement and order granting an expungement. Grants access to expunged records to the bureau of motor vehicles and certain federal agencies for the purpose of complying with laws concerning commercial drivers licenses. Specifies the procedure for expunging pre-1977 convictions. Requires a prosecuting attorney to file objections to an expungement petition with the court and serve a copy on the petitioner. Provides that a person convicted of: (1) two or more felony offenses involving the unlawful use of a deadly weapon; (2) that were not committed as part of the same episode of criminal conduct; may not have the person's convictions expunged.
 Current Status:   5/4/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   5/1/2015 - received by Governor
4/21/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   HB1302
 
HB1349VARIOUS TAX MATTERS. (HUSTON T) Provides that the equipment eligible for the double direct sales tax exemption includes material handling equipment purchased for the purpose of transporting materials into production activities from an onsite location. Specifies that the double direct sales tax exemption applies to agricultural machinery, tools, and equipment that is acquired for timber harvesting. Eliminates various adjustments to income for purposes of determining Indiana adjusted gross income. Eliminates various income tax exemptions, deductions, and credits. Specifies that certain tax credits for the preservation or rehabilitation of historic property certified before 2016 may be claimed or carried forward in future taxable years notwithstanding the elimination of the tax credit in 2016. Provides that business income is all income apportionable to the state under the Constitution of the United States. Provides that, for purposes of the sales factor, sales of tangible personal property are not considered to be made in this state if the property is shipped from the location of a third-party logistics services provider in this state. Broadens the addback to Indiana adjusted gross income related to intercompany interest expenses. Provides for a tax amnesty program. Makes technical corrections and conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   4/20/2015 - Senate Conferees appointed Hershman and Broden
 Recent Status:   4/20/2015 - Senate Advisors appointed Eckerty, Tallian and Perfect
4/20/2015 - House Conferees appointed Huston and Porter
 State Bill Page:   HB1349
 
HB1434DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SERVICES. (MAHAN K) Makes changes to the child services and juvenile laws concerning the following: (1) Criminal history background checks. (2) Exception of certain governmental employees to licensing or certification requirements of social workers and counselors. (3) The responsibilities of the department of child services. (4) Transitional services plans for certain individuals receiving foster care or collaborative care. (5) Regional service strategic plans. (6) Foster care. (7) Detention of children alleged to be children in needs of services. (8) Case plans for children in need of services. (9) Dispositional decrees and review of disposition decrees concerning children in needs of services. (10) Dispositional decrees and review of dispositional decrees concerning delinquent children. Repeals provisions concerning local plans for the provision of child protection services.
 Current Status:   4/30/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/30/2015 - received by Governor
4/21/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   HB1434
 
HB1438ADULT HIGH SCHOOLS. (DEVON D) Provides that the department of education shall distribute funding for adult high schools to the adult high school's organizer. Provides that an adult high school may be authorized by the executive of a consolidated city. Provides that an authorizer may not authorize an adult high school without obtaining an appropriation by the general assembly.
 Current Status:   5/7/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/29/2015 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/29/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   HB1438
 
HB1448MENTAL HEALTH DRUGS AND COVERAGE. (DAVISSON S) Includes inpatient substance abuse detoxification services as a Medicaid service. Authorizes the office of Medicaid policy and planning to require prior authorization for addictive medication used as medication assisted treatment for substance abuse. Allows money in the forensic treatment services account to be used to fund grants and vouchers for licensed mental health or addiction providers. Requires information and training to judges, prosecutors, and public defenders concerning diversion programs, probationary programs, and involuntary commitment.
 Current Status:   5/4/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   5/1/2015 - received by Governor
4/21/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   HB1448
 
HB1449OPIOID TREATMENT. (DAVISSON S) Limits Medicaid reimbursement for Subutex and Suboxone or an similar trade name or generic of the drug when the drug was prescribed for the treatment of pain management to only if the drug was prescribed by a physician who meets certain requirements. Allows for the office of Medicaid policy and planning to require prior authorization for these drugs when being prescribed for substance abuse treatment as determined by the board or when being prescribed for more than six months. Authorizes the division of mental health and addiction (division) to approve before June 30, 2018, not more than five new opioid treatment programs if: (1) the programs are run by a hospital or a certified community mental health center; and (2) the division determines that there is a need for a new opioid treatment program in the proposed location. Requires the division to report to the general assembly before July 1, 2018, specified information concerning any new facilities. Requires the division of mental health and addiction to adopt rules concerning: (1) opioid treatment by an opioid treatment provider; (2) take home opioid treatment medications; (3) clinical standards for tapering of a patient, relapse, and overdose prevention; and (4) specified standards and protocols for an opioid treatment provider. Requires an opioid treatment provider to periodically and randomly test a patient for specified drugs during treatment.
 Current Status:   4/28/2015 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:30 AM, Rm. 156-D
 Recent Status:   4/20/2015 - Senate Advisors appointed Miller Patricia, Breaux and Grooms
4/20/2015 - Senate Conferees appointed Hershman and Stoops
 State Bill Page:   HB1449
 
SB94STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR RAPE. (CRIDER M) Provides that a rape charge otherwise barred by the statute of limitations may be brought within five years of the time that: (1) the state first discovers DNA evidence sufficient to charge the offender; (2) the state first becomes aware of the existence of a recording that provides evidence sufficient to charge the offender; or (3) a person confesses to the offense.
 Current Status:   4/29/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/27/2015 - received by Governor
4/27/2015 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 State Bill Page:   SB94
 
SB168CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE DATA BASE. (MILLER P) Permits physicians who hold a temporary medical license to have access to confidential information in the Indiana scheduled prescription electronic collection and tracking (INSPECT) program.
 Current Status:   5/5/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/29/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
4/29/2015 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 State Bill Page:   SB168
 
SB173DOC SPECIALIZED VOCATIONAL PROGRAM. (YOUNG M) Allows the department of correction to establish a specialized vocational program to train minimum security risk inmates in certain trades that are capable of providing inmates with employment paying a sustainable wage.
 Current Status:   4/29/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/27/2015 - received by Governor
4/27/2015 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 State Bill Page:   SB173
 
SB207AGGREGATE PURCHASING OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. (MILLER P) Exempts the purchase of prescription drugs dispensed from an onsite clinic from inclusion in the program for aggregate purchasing of prescription drugs by the state personnel department and state educational institutions.
 Current Status:   4/23/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/22/2015 - received by Governor
4/21/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   SB207
 
SB289CONFIDENTIAL VICTIM SERVICES REQUESTS. (ARNOLD J) Permits, for purposes of the public records law, a law enforcement agency to share certain information with a crime victim advocate without the agency losing the discretion to keep this information confidential from other persons requesting records.
 Current Status:   4/15/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/14/2015 - received by Governor
4/14/2015 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 State Bill Page:   SB289
 
SB358MEDICATIONS. (GROOMS R) Defines "medication therapy management" for the purposes of the regulation of pharmacies and pharmacists. Adds the provision of medication therapy management to the definition of "the practice of pharmacy". Includes advanced practice nurses and physician assistants in the definition of "direct supervision" for the purposes of consulting with a pharmacist on certain drug regimen protocols. Establishes the INSPECT oversight committee. Provides the committee's approval for the board to execute a contract with a vendor to administer the INSPECT program. Requires approval from the chairperson of the board of pharmacy to hire a director of the INSPECT program. Provides that if a dispenser's pharmacy is closed the day following a dispensing, the information required to be sent to the INSPECT program must be transmitted by the end of the next business day. Amends the definition of "medication assistance" in the administrative code for purposes of the rules concerning home health agencies.
 Current Status:   4/30/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/29/2015 - received by Governor
4/21/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   SB358
 
SB380CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAMS. (STOOPS M) Requires the law enforcement training academy to include an overview of crisis intervention team (CIT) training model in initial training. Establishes the Indiana technical assistance center for crisis intervention teams to: (1) identify grants and other funds that may be used to fund CIT programs; (2) create and support a statewide CIT advisory committee; and (3) provide training, information, and technical assistance.
 Current Status:   5/4/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   5/4/2015 - received by Governor
4/29/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   SB380
 
SB406OVERDOSE INTERVENTION DRUGS. (MERRITT J) Requires certain emergency personnel to report to the state department of health the number of times an overdose intervention medication is administered. Allows specified health care professionals with prescriptive authority to dispense, write a prescription, or prepare a standing order for an overdose intervention drug without examining the individual to whom it may be administered if specified conditions are met. Allows for an individual who is a person at risk, a family member, friend, or other individual or entity in a position to assist another individual who, there is reason to believe, is at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose, to obtain and administer an overdose intervention drug if certain conditions are met. Provides for civil immunity.
 Current Status:   4/17/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/16/2015 - received by Governor
4/16/2015 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 State Bill Page:   SB406
 
SB412INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLANS AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY. (MERRITT J) Requires a public utility to submit an integrated resource plan to the utility regulatory commission (IURC). Requires certain electricity suppliers to submit an energy efficiency plan to the IURC at least one time every three years. Provides that evaluation, measurement, and verification procedures required to be included in an electricity supplier's energy efficiency plan must include independent evaluation, measurement, and verification. Provides that the IURC may not require a third party administrator to implement an electricity supplier's energy efficiency program or plan. Provides that if the IURC finds an electricity supplier's energy efficiency plan to be reasonable, the IURC shall allow the electricity supplier to recover or receive certain energy efficiency program costs. Provides that a retail rate adjustment mechanism proposed by an electricity supplier to recover program costs may be based on a reasonable forecast. Provides that if forecasted data is used, the retail rate adjustment mechanism must include a reconciliation mechanism to correct for any variance between forecasted and actual program costs. Specifies that an industrial customer's previous opt out of an energy efficiency program of an electricity supplier constitutes an opt out of an energy efficiency program that is part of the electricity supplier's required energy efficiency plan.
 Current Status:   5/6/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   5/4/2015 - received by Governor
4/9/2015 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 State Bill Page:   SB412
 
SB420DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY TERMINOLOGY. (GROOMS R) Changes the term "mental retardation" to "intellectual disability". Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   5/4/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   5/4/2015 - received by Governor
4/29/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   SB420
 
SB423PROPERTY TAX ISSUES. (KENLEY L) Provides that, following a petition for review contesting the assessed value of tangible property, a taxpayer and a township or county official may enter into an agreement in which both parties: (1) agree to waive a determination by the county property tax assessment board of appeals (PTABOA) and submit a dispute directly to the Indiana board of tax review; or (2) agree to stipulate to the assessed value of the tangible property as determined by an independent appraisal. Provides certain provisions that must be included in an agreement, including provisions for selecting an independent appraiser. Specifies that a taxpayer and township or county official may still enter into a resolution of disputed issues following an informal meeting, notwithstanding the provisions that allow for an independent appraisal and stipulated determination. Requires a PTABOA, upon receipt of an agreement of the parties and an independent appraisal, to enter a stipulated determination of the assessed value of the tangible property in dispute equal to the value as determined by the independent appraisal. Provides that a taxpayer or a township or county official may seek review before the Indiana board of tax review of a stipulated determination entered by a PTABOA. Requires each PTABOA to prepare an annual report of the notices for review filed with the PTABOA in the preceding year. Requires the report to be submitted to the department of local government finance, the Indiana board of tax review, and the legislative services agency. Requires the Indiana judicial center to review the workload and backlog of cases in the Indiana tax court for calendar year 2016 and submit a report of the center's findings, analysis, and recommendations (if recommendations are made) to the legislative council before December 1, 2016. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   5/6/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/28/2015 - Senate concurred in House Amendments; Roll Call 515: yeas 49, nays 0
4/28/2015 - Senate concurred in House Amendments;
 State Bill Page:   SB423
 
SB441VARIOUS TAX MATTERS. (HERSHMAN B) Eliminates the World War I veteran property tax deduction for property taxes imposed for an assessment date after 2015. Provides that the equipment eligible for the double direct sales tax exemption includes material handling equipment purchased for the purpose of transporting materials into production activities from an onsite location. Provides that: (1) the cutting of steel bars into billets; and (2) the felling of trees for further use in production or for sale in the ordinary course of business; is to be treated as processing of tangible personal property for purposes of the double direct sales tax exemption for certain manufacturing activities. Eliminates the taxation of income that is attributed to a state that does not have an income tax (the "throwback rule"). Specifies that gross receipts derived from the sale of computer software shall be treated as sales of tangible personal property. Increases the maximum amount of the state income tax deduction for federal civil service annuity income to $8,000 for 2015 and $16,000 for 2016 and thereafter. Provides that the deduction is also available to a surviving spouse. Extends the sunset date of the venture capital investment tax credit and the Hoosier business investment tax credit from January 1, 2017, to January 1, 2021. Provides that upgrading or building passing lines or automated switches on a rail line is an eligible logistics investment for purposes of the Hoosier business investment tax credit. Provides that, in the case of the Hoosier business investment tax credit, the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC) may under a written agreement accelerate payment (at a discounted amount) of any unused excess tax credit that certain taxpayers would otherwise be eligible to carry forward to a subsequent tax year. Provides that the total amount of such accelerated tax credits that the IEDC may approve may not exceed $17 million in a state fiscal year. Provides that after December 31, 2015, qualified investments for purposes of the community revitalization enhancement district tax credit do not include a taxpayer's expenditures made on property that is classified as residential for property tax purposes. Eliminates various add backs for purposes of determining Indiana adjusted gross income. Provides that business income is all income apportionable to the state under the Constitution of the United States. Eliminates various income tax deductions, exemptions, and credits. Broadens the add back to Indiana adjusted gross income related to intercompany interest expenses. Makes technical corrections and conforming amendments. Provides that in addition to any appropriations made in HEA 1001-2015, there is appropriated from the state general fund to the department of correction $9,000,000 in the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016, for community corrections programs.
 Current Status:   5/6/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted CCR #1 (99-0)
4/29/2015 - Senate Conference Committees Eligible for Action CCR #1
 State Bill Page:   SB441
 
SB461HEALTH MATTERS. (MILLER P) Amends the definition of "basic life support" to include blood glucose monitoring. Authorizes the state department of health (state department) to enter into partnerships to encourage best practices in: (1) identification and testing of populations at risk of disease related to illegal drug use; and (2) the health care treatment of incarcerated individuals for conditions related to illegal drug use. Authorizes the state health commissioner to declare a public health emergency. Specifies that hospital discharge information filed with the state department is confidential except under specified circumstances. Sets forth conditions in which a local health department, a municipality, a county, or a nonprofit organization may operate a syringe exchange program and expires the authorization of a program July 1, 2019. Further specifies the circumstances for the review of the death of a child by a local child fatality review team. Allows a local child fatality review team to review the near fatality or serious injury of a child. Adds hepatitis A to the list of schoolchildren immunizations. Requires the state department, before November 30 of each year, to publish a two year immunization calendar. Provides information to parents of grade 6 students concerning the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. (Current language provides this information only to parents of female grade 6 students.) Requires the state department to provide the department of education with immunization materials, and requires the materials to be distributed to students' parents and guardians. Requires a health care provider who administers an immunization to enter the information into the state immunization data registry. Requires a school corporation to ensure that immunization information is complete in the state immunization data registry not later than the first Friday in February. Specifies that onsite sewage systems of private homes built by the individual are required to comply with state laws and rules. Provides exceptions to certain criminal laws concerning the funding, possession, and distribution of needles and syringes. Urges the legislative council to, during the 2015 interim, assign to a joint committee the topic of needle and syringe exchange programs and a review of the appropriate criminal penalties for certain drug offenses.
 Current Status:   5/5/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted CCR #1 (38-11)
4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted CCR #1 (79-20)
 State Bill Page:   SB461
 
SB463CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO SALES. (MILLER P) Prohibits the sale at retail of an electronic cigarette without a valid tobacco sales certificate issued by the alcohol and tobacco commission (commission) and includes electronic cigarettes in the certification regulation statutes. Provides that the commission may not enforce an action regarding tobacco sales certificates and electronic cigarettes until after August 31, 2015. Permits smoking in certain cigar stores and bars. Removes the requirement that members of a club or fraternal club must vote to allow smoking on the premises. Provides that the club or fraternal club may allow guests in the designated smoking room or area only when accompanied by a bona fide member. Specifies that a condition in allowing smoking in a specialty cigar store is that the store does not sell any food or beverage that would require a certified food handler. Removes a requirement that a specialty cigar store not sell food and beverages in a manner that would require consumption on the premises and that there not be an area set aside for food consumption. Specifies that e-liquids must use tamper evident packaging. Sets time frames in which manufacturers and retailers must distribute or sell an e-liquid. Specifies that an e-liquid manufacturer must obtain a permit before July 1, 2016, in order to mix, bottle, package, or sell e-liquids after June 30, 2016. Amends the law on the qualified escrow fund for tobacco product manufacturers: (1) to exempt cigarettes sold on federal military installations and other state excise tax exempt cigarette sales from the definition of "units sold"; and (2) to require the department of state revenue (department) to adopt rules that are necessary to ascertain the number of units sold of a tobacco product manufacturer for each year regardless of whether the state excise tax was due or collected. Authorizes the department, the commission, and the attorney general to provide certain information to courts, arbitrators, and data clearinghouses for the purpose of making calculations under the tobacco master settlement agreement if a protective order is executed. Makes specified tobacco sales data that is provided by an outside party confidential. Prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution of: (1) a liquid or gel substance containing nicotine; or (2) a nicotine liquid container; unless the product is contained in child resistant packaging. Authorizes the commission to seize and destroy products sold or distributed in violation of this prohibition and to impose a civil penalty on a person who sells or distributes a product in violation of the prohibition. Limits the civil penalty to the greater of: (1) 500% of the retail value of the product sold or distributed; or (2) $5,000. Urges the legislative council to assign certain tobacco related issues to the public policy interim study committee during the 2015 interim.
 Current Status:   5/7/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/29/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
4/29/2015 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 State Bill Page:   SB463
 
SB464MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. (MILLER P) Specifies limitations for reimbursement for methadone by: (1) the state employee health plan; (2) Medicaid; (3) certain policies of accident and sickness insurance; and (4) certain health maintenance organization contracts; if the drug is prescribed for the treatment of pain. Provides that addiction counseling, inpatient detoxification, case management, daily living skills, and long acting, nonaddictive medication may be required to treat opioid or alcohol addiction as a condition of parole, probation, community corrections, pretrial diversion, or participation in a problem solving court. Requires the department of correction to estimate the amount of operational cost savings as a result attributable to sentencing changes. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to: (1) develop quality measures and reporting to ensure a managed care organization's compliance with the coverage; and (2) report the clinical use of certain medications to the mental health Medicaid quality advisory committee. Requires coverage under the Indiana check-up plan of nonaddictive medication assistance treatment drugs prescribed for the treatment of substance abuse. Authorizes the division of mental health and addiction (division) to approve before June 30, 2018, not more than five new opioid treatment programs if: (1) the programs are run by a hospital, a specified institution, or a certified community mental health center; and (2) the division determines that there is a need for a new opioid treatment program in the proposed location. Requires the division to report to the general assembly before July 1, 2018, specified information concerning any new opioid treatment programs. Requires a prescriber who is prescribing methadone for the treatment of pain or pain management to indicate this treatment on the prescription or order. Establishes the mental health and addiction forensic treatment services account (account) within the statutes governing the division, rather than the statutes governing corrections (under current law). Provides that the division may use money in the account to fund grants and vouchers that are provided to the following for mental health and addiction forensic treatment services: (1) Community corrections programs. (2) Court administered programs. (3) Probation and diversion programs. (4) Community mental health centers. (5) Certified mental health or addiction providers. Allows the division to use money in the account as a state match under the Medicaid rehabilitation program and the Primary Health Coordination Program. Requires the division to provide an education and training program concerning involuntary commitment and medication assisted treatment. Specifies that an individual is eligible for such mental health and addiction forensic treatment services if the individual meets certain criteria and if reimbursement for the service is not available to the individual under a health insurance policy, a health maintenance organization contract, the Medicaid program, the Medicare program, or any other federal assistance program. Requires the division to survey and develop demographic research on individuals receiving services. Makes certain changes to the purposes of the mental health and addiction services development programs board under the loan forgiveness program. Places restrictions on coverage under a health insurance policy and a health maintenance organization contract for methadone used in pain management. Requires the division to work jointly with the department of workforce development to coordinate employment and training services for individuals receiving services.
 Current Status:   5/5/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted CCR #1 (95-0)
4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (48-0)
 State Bill Page:   SB464
 
SB465HUMAN SERVICES AND HEALTH MATTERS. (MILLER P) Amends the definition of "autism". Makes multiple changes to the administration of the office of the secretary of family and social services. Moves the authority to operate a disability determination bureau from the division of disability and rehabilitative services (division) to the office of the secretary. Expires the health facility preadmission screening assessment process statute June 30, 2016. Requires the division of aging to: (1) meet with stakeholders to collaborate on changes in the health facility preadmission screening assessment process; and (2) submit a written report to the general assembly before November 1, 2015, concerning any recommendations for statutory changes to the process. Repeals the law that requires the division to operate a disability determination bureau that adjudicates whether a state employee is entitled to long term disability benefits. Repeals the step ahead comprehensive early childhood grant program. Repeals Medicaid eligibility parameters concerning patients in an institution for the mentally diseased. Removes language that prohibited certain Medicaid copayment for services. Makes changes in the manner that voter registration applications and declinations can be transferred. Removes language that provided an incentive payment to the offices of prosecuting attorneys for the investigation or prosecution of food stamp fraud. Repeals language concerning public records reports of Medicaid recipients. Makes changes to the community and home options to institutional care for the elderly and disabled board (board). Provides for four year terms on the board and staggers the terms of the members. Repeals the law that requires the director of the division of family resources to appoint the director of each county office of family resources. Provides that the director of the division of family resources appoints the assistants with the county. (Currently the appointments are made by the county director.) Urges the legislative council to assign to an interim study committee the topic of drug testing for individuals receiving public assistance. Makes technical and conforming changes.
 Current Status:   5/5/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted CCR #1 (72-26)
4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (48-0)
 State Bill Page:   SB465
 
SB500EDUCATION DEREGULATION. (MILLER P) Makes comprehensive revisions to the Indiana Code relating to all aspects of the administration of schools and school corporations and the education of students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Repeals various obsolete provisions and provisions that limit local control of schools. Establishes a school reporting oversight committee to review all reporting requirements by the state for schools. Makes conforming and technical amendments.
 Current Status:   5/7/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/9/2015 - Senate concurred in House Amendments; Roll Call 412: yeas 36, nays 13
4/9/2015 - Senate Concurred with House Amendments (36-13)
 State Bill Page:   SB500
 
SB534RULES FOR PRESCRIBING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES. (GROOMS R) Requires the medical licensing board to adopt standards and protocols for the prescribing of controlled substances, including the use of abuse deterrent formulations. Requires, before March 1, 2016, the following boards to adopt rules concerning the prescribing of opioid controlled substances for pain management treatment: (1) the medical licensing board, concerning physician assistants; (2) the board of podiatric medicine, concerning podiatrists; (3) the state board of dentistry, concerning dentists; and (4) the Indiana state board of nursing, concerning advanced practice nurses. Requires each board to report before December 31, 2015, to the legislative council with a status report on the board's efforts to adopt the required rules.
 Current Status:   4/23/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/22/2015 - received by Governor
4/9/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   SB534
 
SB546ABORTION MATTERS. (MESSMER M) Amends the definition of "abortion clinic" as follows: (1) Refers to a health care provider instead of a freestanding entity. (2) Exempts from the definition of "abortion clinic" a health care provider that provides an abortion inducing drug for the purposes of inducing an abortion to fewer than five patients a year. (Current law exempts certain physician's offices.) Requires that a person seeking a waiver by the health commissioner from rules authorized by the hospital council must affirmatively demonstrate that the waiver will not adversely affect or increase any risk to the health, safety, or welfare of an existing or potential resident or patient. Includes reporting requirements for abortions that are performed using an abortion inducing drug. Removes language that prohibits the state department of health from exempting abortion clinics from certain licensure requirements.
 Current Status:   4/30/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   4/29/2015 - received by Governor
4/9/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   SB546
 
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