Prepared by: Charlie Hiltunen
Phone: (317) 590-3118
E-mail: chiltunen@indy.rr.com
Report created on August 19, 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:   3/8/2018 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   3/7/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
3/5/2018 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 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:   3/19/2018 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   3/14/2018 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
3/12/2018 - added as coauthor Representative Hamm
 State Bill Page:   HB1242
 
HB1402VETERANS MATTERS. (BAIRD J) 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. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate study committee topics related to establishing an electronic system to provide the Indiana department of veterans' affairs, in collaboration with the national guard (as defined in IC 10-16-1-13), with criminal case information.
 Current Status:   3/19/2018 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   3/14/2018 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
3/8/2018 - House concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 359: yeas 81, nays 0
 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 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 pilot 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 pilot program. Requires providers to quarterly file a status report concerning the services provided by the provider with the state department of health and the department of veterans' affairs (department). 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 web site. Provides immunity for providers and supervising physicians of services provided under the pilot program.
 Current Status:   3/21/2018 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   3/14/2018 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (S) Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 381: yeas 46, nays 0
3/13/2018 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (H) Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 381: yeas 98, nays 0; Rules Suspended
 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:   3/15/2018 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 Recent Status:   3/14/2018 - Received by Governor
3/14/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 State Bill Page:   SB262
 
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