Prepared by: Charlie Hiltunen
Phone: (317) 590-3118
E-mail: chiltunen@indy.rr.com
Report created on February 21, 2018
 
HB1047EDUCATION BENEFITS FOR VETERANS. (WESCO T) Excludes from the determination of financial eligibility for need based financial aid certain benefits received by veteran students. Provides for state educational institution students who are members of the Indiana National Guard, the National Guard of a state contiguous to Indiana, the reserves, or armed forces who are on active duty or are called to active duty during an academic term to receive: (1) a tuition refund or credit; or (2) reenrollment in courses not completed due to active duty status.
 Current Status:   2/20/2018 - added as cosponsors Senators Sandlin, Niemeyer, Doriot, Delph, Mrvan, Melton
 Recent Status:   2/20/2018 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/20/2018 - DO PASS Yeas: 5; Nays: 0
 State Bill Page:   HB1047
 
HB1242RESIDENT TUITION FOR SERVING ON THE USS INDIANA. (BAIRD J) Provides that, after June 30, 2019, certain persons who serve or served on the USS Indiana (SSN-789) are eligible for the resident tuition rate determined by the state educational institution.
 Current Status:   2/1/2018 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 Recent Status:   2/1/2018 - First Reading
1/23/2018 - Referred to Senate
 State Bill Page:   HB1242
 
HB1276VETERANS RECOVERY PILOT PROGRAM. (ZENT D) Extends the Indiana veteran recovery pilot program (program) to 2020. (Under current law, the program expires June 30, 2019.) Requires the state department of health (state department) to adopt rules by August 1, 2018, to implement the program. Allows the state department to select and approve up to five providers to provide diagnostic testing and hyperbaric oxygen treatment to veterans receiving treatment under the program. (Under current law, only one provider may be selected and approved.) Requires providers to perform services at cost out of the block grant amount awarded to the provider. Removes the restriction on when a veteran's injury occurred in order for the veteran to receive treatment under the program. Requires the state department to annually report on the status of the program to the governor, the department of veterans' affairs, and the legislative council. Directs the department of veterans' affairs to seek funding for grants to qualified entities providing veterans services and for funding of the program. Requires appropriations to the department of veterans' affairs for the purpose of providing grants to providers under the program to be used exclusively for that purpose.
 Current Status:   2/6/2018 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 Recent Status:   2/6/2018 - First Reading
2/1/2018 - Senate sponsor: Senator Delph
 State Bill Page:   HB1276
 
HB1402VETERANS MATTERS. (BAIRD J) Provides that the Indiana department of veterans' affairs (department) shall establish a procedure to electronically receive criminal case information maintained in the court case management system developed and operated by the division of state court administration (division) on a weekly basis to obtain arrestee information and cross reference the names obtained with the names of individuals in the: (1) U.S. Department of Defense data base of individuals whose military service qualifies the individual for veterans benefits; and (2) national guard registries. Provides that the division shall establish and administer an electronic system to provide criminal case information maintained in the court case management system to the department on a weekly basis. Allows the information to be shared with county prosecutors and veterans courts to benefit veterans in the court system. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate study committee topics related to implementing a program to provide property tax incentives for rental property owners who partner with nonprofit organizations to reduce veteran homelessness.
 Current Status:   2/20/2018 - Senate Veterans Affairs and The Military, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Senate Chamber
 Recent Status:   2/1/2018 - Referred to Senate Veterans Affairs and The Military
2/1/2018 - First Reading
 State Bill Page:   HB1402
 
HCR8RECOGNIZING THE INDIANA MILITARY VETERANS HALL OF FAME AND THE 2017 INDUCTEES. (BARTLETT J) A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame and the 2017 inductees.
 Current Status:   1/22/2018 - added as coauthors Representatives McNamara and Zent
 Recent Status:   1/16/2018 - added as coauthors Representatives Hamm, Karickhoff, Lehe, Negele, Schaibley, Siegrist, Slager, Smaltz, Soliday, Stemler, Thompson, Ziemke
1/11/2018 - adopted voice vote
 State Bill Page:   HCR8
 
SB96VETERANS PILOT PROGRAM. (DELPH M) Extends to 2020 the veterans pilot program that provides assistance for certain providers to provide diagnostic testing and hyperbaric oxygen treatment to veterans. (Under current law, the program expires June 30, 2019.) Allows the state department of health to select and approve up to five providers to provide diagnostic testing and hyperbaric oxygen treatment to veterans receiving treatment under the program. (Under current law, only one provider may be selected and approved.) Requires providers to perform services at cost out of the grant amount awarded to the provider. Removes the restriction on when a veteran's injury occurred in order for the veteran to receive treatment under the program. Requires providers to quarterly file a status report concerning the services provided by the provider with the state department of health, the department of veterans' affairs (department), the chairperson of the house committee on veterans affairs and public safety, and the chairperson of the senate committee on veterans affairs and the military. Requires the department, in collaboration with the state department of health, to prepare a final report at the conclusion of the pilot program and transmit the report to the governor, the leadership of the legislative council, the chairperson of the house committee on veterans affairs and public safety, and the chairperson of the senate committee on veterans affairs and the military. Requires the final report to be made available on the department's Internet website. Provides immunity for providers of services under the program.
 Current Status:   2/21/2018 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 3:30 PM, House Chamber
 Recent Status:   2/12/2018 - Referred to House Public Health
2/12/2018 - First Reading
 State Bill Page:   SB96
 
SB262VETERANS MATTERS. (CRIDER M) Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to issue a permanent parking placard to a disabled Hoosier veteran when requested.
 Current Status:   2/21/2018 - House Roads and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 156-D
 Recent Status:   2/19/2018 - added as cosponsor Representative Macer
2/12/2018 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
 State Bill Page:   SB262
 
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