AIA Indiana Legislative Report
Prepared by: Ice Miller
Report created on December 12, 2017
 
HB1001STATE BIENNIAL BUDGET. (BROWN T) Appropriates money for capital expenditures, the operation of the state, K-12 and higher education, the delivery of Medicaid and other services, and various other distributions and purposes. Provides for bonding authority for capital projects for higher education institutions. Terminates the legislative evaluation and oversight program. Replaces the statutory appropriation from the counter cyclical and revenue stabilization fund to the state general fund based on the budget report with a limited discretionary transfer determined by the budget director and approved by the governor. Requires the attorney general to include certain language concerning settlement funds in proposed court order language. Establishes the agency settlement fund for purposes of receiving certain funds paid to the state as part of a settlement or similar agreement. Permits money held in a trust fund for other post-employment benefits (other than pension) to be invested in the same manner as money may be invested by the public employees' retirement fund or any other public pension or employee retirement fund administered by the board of trustees of the Indiana public retirement system. Establishes the teachers' defined contribution plan (plan) as an account within the Indiana state teachers' retirement fund (fund). Provides that an individual who begins employment with a school corporation in a covered position that would otherwise be eligible for membership in the fund may elect to become a member of the plan. Provides that an individual who does not elect to become a member of the plan becomes a member of the fund. Requires the board of trustees of the Indiana public retirement system (board) to establish, subject to any approval from the Internal Revenue Service that the board considers necessary or desirable, alternative investment programs within the annuity savings account as the initial alternative investment programs for the plan. Provides that, if the board considers it necessary or appropriate, the board may establish different or additional alternative investment programs for the plan, except that the board shall maintain the stable value fund. Provides that each member's contribution to the plan is 3% of the member's compensation and requires the employer to pay the member's contribution on behalf of the member. Allows a member to make additional contributions to the plan up to 10% of the member's compensation. Provides that the employer's contribution rate for the plan is equal to the employer's contribution rate for the fund as determined by the board, although the amount credited from the employer's contribution rate to the member's account may not be greater than the normal cost of the fund, and any amount not credited to the member's account is applied to the unfunded accrued liability of the fund. Provides that an employer's minimum contribution to the plan is 3% of the compensation of all members of the plan. Provides that member contributions and net earnings on the member contributions belong to the member at all times and do not belong to the employer. Provides that a member vests in the employer contribution subaccount at 20% per year with full vesting after five years of participation. Provides that, if a member separates from service with an employer before the member is fully vested in the employer contribution subaccount, the amount in the subaccount that is not vested is: (1) transferred to the member's new employer, if the new employer participates in the plan; or (2) held in the member's employer contribution subaccount until forfeited. Provides that a member who: (1) terminates service in a covered position; and (2) does not perform any service in a covered position for at least 30 days after the date on which the member terminates service; is entitled to withdraw vested amounts in the member's account. Provides that a member may elect to have withdrawals paid as: (1) a lump sum; (2) a direct rollover to another eligible retirement plan; or (3) if the member is at least 62 years of age with at least five years of participation in the plan, a monthly annuity in accordance with the rules of the board. Provides that, on the plan's effective date, school corporations become participants in the plan. Provides that the board shall provide education to employers and members regarding retirement benefit options of all applicable pension and retirement funds that the board administers. Establishes the next level Indiana trust and trust fund. Provides that the trust proceeds of the next generation trust shall be transferred to the next level Indiana trust and trust fund and that the next generation trust shall cease upon completion of the transfer. Provides that the proceeds transferred to the next level Indiana trust fund shall be used exclusively for the provision of highways, roads, and bridges. Requires the board of trustees (board) of the Indiana public employees' retirement system, after December 31, 2017, to establish and maintain the next level Indiana innovation and entrepreneurial fund (fund) as an annuity savings account investment option for members of the public employees' retirement fund (PERF) and the Indiana state teachers' retirement fund (TRF). Requires the deferred compensation committee (committee), after December 31, 2017, to establish and maintain the fund as an investment option in the state employees' deferred compensation plan. Requires the board and the committee to consult with the board of trustees of the next level Indiana trust fund to establish the fund's investment objectives and policies. Limits initial transfers into the fund to 20% of the balance in a fund member's or state employee's account. Limits annual contributions to the fund to 20% of a member's or an employee's total contributions for that year. Provides that, if a member or employee contributes not less than the amount the member or employee initially designated to the fund for at least 36 consecutive months and maintains in the fund the amounts transferred and contributed during that period, the state shall contribute on the member's or employee's behalf to the fund as a match 10% of the total amount contributed by the member or employee or on the member's or employee's behalf to the fund during that 36 month period. Provides that for each additional 12 consecutive months that a member or an employee contributes not less than the member or employee initially designated to the fund and maintains in the fund the amounts transferred and contributed that period, the state shall contribute on the member's or employee's behalf to the fund as a match 10% of the total amount contributed by the member or employee or on the member's or employee's behalf to the fund during that 12 month period. Provides that, for purposes of determining the amount of the state's match, the total amount contributed by the member or employee or on the member's or employee's behalf excludes the amount of any state match. Provides that, in the case of a group insurance plan established by the state police department, conservation officers of the department of natural resources, and the state excise police (state law enforcement agencies), any proposed modification to change the benefits under the plan may not be made unless the modification is approved by the budget agency. Provides that, on or before July 1 of each year, state law enforcement agencies must submit to the budget agency the current pla
 Current Status:   4/27/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/22/2017 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (S) Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 540: yeas 42, nays 8; Rules Suspended
4/21/2017 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (H) Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 561: yeas 68, nays 30; Rules Suspended
4/21/2017 - House Conference Committees Eligible for Action
4/21/2017 - CCR # 1 filed in the Senate
4/21/2017 - CCR # 1 filed in the House
4/21/2017 - Representative Porter removed as conferee
4/21/2017 - Representative Cherry removed as advisor
4/21/2017 - Representative Cherry added as conferee
4/11/2017 - Senate Advisors appointed Mishler, Niezgodski, Charbonneau, Breaux, Delph and Hershman
4/11/2017 - Senate Conferees appointed Kenley and Tallian
4/10/2017 - House Advisors appointed Huston, Thompson, Cherry, Sullivan, Karickhoff, DeLaney, Goodin, Klinker, Stemler and Pryor
4/10/2017 - House Conferees appointed Brown T and Porter
4/10/2017 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
4/7/2017 - Motion to dissent filed
4/6/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
4/6/2017 - Senator Kruse added as cosponsor
4/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 405: yeas 39, nays 9
4/6/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2017 - Senator Charbonneau added as cosponsor
4/5/2017 - Senator Hershman added as cosponsor
4/5/2017 - Amendment #21 (Taylor G) failed; Roll Call 396: yeas 9, nays 39
4/5/2017 - Amendment #5 (Lanane) failed; Roll Call 395: yeas 9, nays 39
4/5/2017 - Amendment #1 (Breaux) failed; Roll Call 394: yeas 10, nays 38
4/5/2017 - Amendment #39 (Breaux) failed; Roll Call 393: yeas 8, nays 39
4/5/2017 - Amendment #38 (Tallian) failed; Roll Call 392: yeas 9, nays 39
4/5/2017 - Amendment #11 (Tallian) failed; Roll Call 391: yeas 9, nays 39
4/5/2017 - Amendment #33 (Lanane) failed; Roll Call 390: yeas 9, nays 38
4/5/2017 - Amendment #15 (Tallian) failed; Roll Call 389: yeas 9, nays 37
4/5/2017 - Amendment #10 (Tallian) failed; Roll Call 388: yeas 9, nays 39
4/5/2017 - Amendment #37 (Tallian) failed; Roll Call 387: yeas 8, nays 38
4/5/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/5/2017 - Amendment #21 (Taylor G) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #5 (Lanane) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #25 (Melton) failed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #1 (Breaux) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #39 (Breaux) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #38 (Tallian) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #17 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #11 (Tallian) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #36 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #33 (Lanane) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #15 (Tallian) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #10 (Tallian) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #20 (Mishler) prevailed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #37 (Tallian) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #14 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #16 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #32 (Niezgodski) failed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #34 (Kenley) prevailed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #27 (Melton) prevailed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/4/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/3/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/30/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
3/30/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/6/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/1/2017 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
3/1/2017 - First Reading
2/28/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/27/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Kenley and Tallian
2/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 236: yeas 68, nays 29
2/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/23/2017 - Amendment #6 (Candelaria Reardon) failed; Roll Call 217: yeas 33, nays 59
2/23/2017 - Amendment #13 (Bartlett) failed; Roll Call 216: yeas 17, nays 76
2/23/2017 - Amendment #15 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 215: yeas 30, nays 63
2/23/2017 - Amendment #13 (Bartlett) failed;
2/23/2017 - Amendment #18 (Lawson L) failed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - Amendment #16 (Pierce) failed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - Amendment #15 (DeLaney) failed;
2/23/2017 - Amendment #7 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 214: yeas 29, nays 62
2/23/2017 - Amendment #17 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 213: yeas 27, nays 65
2/23/2017 - Amendment #4 (VanNatter) failed; Roll Call 212: yeas 43, nays 48
2/23/2017 - Amendment #10 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 211: yeas 28, nays 65
2/23/2017 - Amendment #20 (Porter) failed; Roll Call 210: yeas 30, nays 66
2/23/2017 - Amendment #9 (Porter) failed; Roll Call 209: yeas 29, nays 66
2/23/2017 - Amendment #4 (VanNatter) failed;
2/23/2017 - Amendment #10 (DeLaney) failed;
2/23/2017 - Amendment #20 (Porter) failed;
2/23/2017 - Amendment #9 (Porter) failed;
2/23/2017 - Amendment #2 (Arnold L) prevailed; Roll Call 208: yeas 94, nays 0
2/23/2017 - Amendment #2 (Arnold L) prevailed;
2/23/2017 - Amendment #3 (Brown T) prevailed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/20/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/16/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 14; Nays: 9
2/16/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/15/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/9/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Coauthored by Representatives Porter, Cherry and Goodin
1/10/2017 - Authored By Timothy Brown
 State Bill Page:   HB1001
 
HB1009SCHOOL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. (COOK A) Provides for the following, effective January 1, 2019: (1) Eliminates the school general fund. (2) Creates an education fund to be used as the exclusive fund to pay expenses allocated to student instruction and learning. (3) Creates an operations fund to replace the capital projects fund, the transportation fund, the school bus replacement fund, an art association or a historical society fund, and the public playground fund. Provides that the levy for a school corporation's operations fund consists of the following separately calculated levies: (1) A transportation levy. (2) A school bus replacement levy. (3) A capital projects levy. (4) For certain schools, levies to provide funding for an art association, a historical society, or a public playground. Specifies that each separately calculated maximum levy for 2019 is the 2018 maximum levy increased by the maximum levy (assessed value) growth quotient and that after 2019 each separately calculated maximum levy is increased by the maximum levy (assessed value) growth quotient. Provides that on January 1, 2019, the balance in the school corporation's general fund shall be transferred to the education fund. Specifies that before March 1, 2019, the governing body of a school corporation may transfer to the school corporation's operations fund, from the amounts transferred from the school corporation's general fund, any amounts that are not allocated to student instruction and learning. Allows transfers between the education fund and operations fund. Specifies that money transferred from the operations fund to the education fund is not revenue for purposes of collective bargaining. Provides new allowable expenditures from the operations fund to include all skilled trades, school maintenance vehicles, and contracted services related to buildings and grounds. Eliminates the requirement to publish the entire capital projects plan and school bus replacement plan in a newspaper and requires that the plans be posted on the school corporation's web site. Removes the approval of the plans and appropriations by the department of local government finance. Eliminates various dedicated funds and moves the purpose for each of these funds to the education fund or operations fund. Creates the school corporation referendum controlled project tax levy fund to pay for projects approved by a voter referendum. Makes corresponding changes. Extends (through 2019) the ability in current law for a school corporation to allocate circuit breaker credits proportionately (without taking protected taxes into account) under certain circumstances. Provides that the chart of accounts to be used by school corporations must coincide with the following expenditure categories: (1) Student academic achievement expenditures. (2) Student instructional support expenditures. (3) Overhead and operational expenditures. (4) Nonoperational expenditures. Provides that a school corporation that has an ADM of more than 15,000 may not issue bonds after August 15, 2020, unless the school corporation has for its preceding budget year prepared an annual financial report using the modified accrual basis of accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Provides that a county that has a population of more than 100,000 and a municipality that has a population of more than 75,000 may not issue bonds after June 30, 2020, unless the county or municipality has for its preceding budget year prepared an annual financial report using the modified accrual basis of accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Allows the state examiner to waive these requirements if the state examiner determines that a waiver is in the best interest of the school corporation, county, or municipality. Replaces the provisions in current law (which would be phased in during 2017-2020) concerning annual financial report requirements that must be met before a school corporation, county, or municipality may issue bonds. Provides that effective July 1, 2017, a school corporation may not issue any bonds unless it has filed its annual financial report with the department of education. Provides that effective July 1, 2017, a county or municipality may not issue any bonds unless it has filed its annual financial report with the state examiner for the preceding fiscal year.
 Current Status:   4/28/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/21/2017 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (S) Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 505: yeas 47, nays 3
4/21/2017 - Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/21/2017 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (H) Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 516: yeas 96, nays 2; Rules Suspended
4/21/2017 - House Conference Committees Eligible for Action
4/21/2017 - House Conference Committees Eligible for Action
4/20/2017 - CCR # 1 filed in the Senate
4/20/2017 - CCR # 1 filed in the House
4/17/2017 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/12/2017 - Senate Conferees appointed Kenley and Tallian
4/12/2017 - Senate Advisors appointed Mishler, Niezgodski, Eckerty and Bassler
4/12/2017 - House Advisors appointed Brown T, Huston, DeLaney and Errington
4/12/2017 - House Conferees appointed Cook and Smith V
4/12/2017 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
4/12/2017 - Motion to dissent filed
4/5/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
4/4/2017 - Senator Mishler added as second sponsor
4/4/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 365: yeas 47, nays 1
4/4/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/3/2017 - Senator Tallian added as cosponsor
4/3/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/3/2017 - Amendment #1 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
4/3/2017 - Amendment #3 (Kenley) prevailed; voice vote
4/3/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/27/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/23/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
3/23/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/20/2017 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
2/20/2017 - First Reading
2/14/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/13/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Kenley
2/13/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 96: yeas 92, nays 3
2/13/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/9/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/9/2017 - Amendment #3 (Errington) failed; voice vote
2/9/2017 - Amendment #7 (Smith V) failed; Roll Call 88: yeas 26, nays 68
2/9/2017 - Amendment #9 (Pelath) failed; Roll Call 87: yeas 29, nays 66
2/9/2017 - Amendment #7 (Smith V) failed;
2/9/2017 - Amendment #9 (Pelath) failed;
2/9/2017 - Amendment #4 (Pryor) prevailed; Roll Call 86: yeas 93, nays 1
2/9/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/6/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/6/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 20; Nays: 1
2/6/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/31/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
1/31/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/31/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
1/31/2017 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/26/2017 - Representative Smith, V. added as coauthor
1/26/2017 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/24/2017 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/23/2017 - Representative Huston added as coauthor
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Education
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Coauthored by Representative Brown T
1/10/2017 - Authored By Anthony Cook
 State Bill Page:   HB1009
 
HB1043REFERENDUM AND REMONSTRANCE PROCESS. (THOMPSON J) Increases the threshold used for purposes of determining whether a capital project is a controlled project as follows: (1) In the case of an ordinance or resolution adopted after December 31, 2017, and before January 1, 2019, making a preliminary determination to issue bonds or to enter into a lease for the project, the threshold is increased from $2,000,000 to $5,000,000. (2) In the case of an ordinance or resolution adopted after December 31, 2018, making a preliminary determination to issue bonds or enter into a lease for the project, the threshold is increased by applying the assessed value growth quotient for the year to the threshold amount determined for the preceding year. Specifies that a capital project is also a controlled project if the cost of the project will exceed: (1) 1% of the total gross assessed value of property within the political subdivision, if that total gross assessed value is more than $100,000,000; or (2) $1,000,000, if the total gross assessed value of property within the political subdivision is not more than $100,000,000. Increases the thresholds used for applying the petition and remonstrance process and referendum process as follows: (1) In the case of an ordinance or resolution adopted after December 31, 2017, and before January 1, 2019, making a preliminary determination to issue bonds or to enter into a lease for the project, the threshold is increased from $10,000,000 to $15,000,000 for school building projects and from $12,000,000 to $15,000,000 for any civil unit project. (2) In the case of an ordinance or resolution adopted after December 31, 2018, making a preliminary determination to issue bonds or enter into a lease for the project, the threshold is increased by applying the assessed value growth quotient for the year to the threshold amount determined for the preceding year. Provides that a school building project is also subject to the referendum process if the cost of the project will exceed: (1) 1% of the total gross assessed value of property within the political subdivision, if that total gross assessed value is more than $1,000,000,000; or (2) $10,000,000, if the total gross assessed value of property within the political subdivision is not more than $1,000,000,000. Provides that a civil unit project is also subject to the referendum process if the cost of the project will exceed: (1) 1% of the total gross assessed value of property within the political subdivision, if that total gross assessed value is more than $100,000,000; or (2) $1,000,000, if the total gross assessed value of property within the political subdivision is not more than $100,000,000. Provides that a controlled project for which a political subdivision makes a preliminary determination to issue bonds or enter into a lease is subject to the referendum process if the sum of: (1) the cost of that controlled project; plus (2) the costs of all other controlled projects for which the political subdivision has previously adopted within the preceding 365 days an ordinance or resolution making a preliminary determination to issue bonds or enter into a lease for those other controlled projects; exceeds $25,000,000. Requires that a political subdivision's notice of the preliminary determination to issue bonds or enter into a lease for a controlled project must also include information concerning the estimated amount of the political subdivision's debt service levy and rate that will result during the following 10 years if the political subdivision issues the bonds or enters into the lease, after also considering any changes that will occur to the debt service levy and rate during that period on account of any outstanding bonds or lease obligations that will mature or terminate. Provides that a petition objecting that a political subdivision has divided a controlled project in order to avoid the requirements of the petition and remonstrance process or the referendum process must be filed with the department of local government finance (DLGF) not more than 10 days after the political subdivision gives notice of the political subdivision's determination to issue bonds or enter into leases for the capital project. Specifies that if the DLGF determines that a political subdivision divided a controlled project in order to avoid the referendum requirements and the political subdivision continues to desire to proceed with the project, the political subdivision may appeal the determination of the DLGF to the Indiana board of tax review. Specifies that a political subdivision shall be considered to have divided a capital project in order to avoid the requirements of the petition and remonstrance process or the referendum process if the result of one or more of the subprojects cannot reasonably be considered an independently desirable end in itself without reference to another capital project. Relocates existing law concerning calculation of the cost of certain projects by a school corporation career and technical education school to a separate section within the controlled projects statute. Requires a political subdivision to: (1) conduct at least two public hearings on a preliminary determination concerning a controlled project (rather than one hearing under current law); and (2) make certain information available to the public at each of the public hearings. Provides that if a referendum for a controlled project or for a school operating referendum fund property tax levy is defeated, another referendum may not be held earlier than 700 days after the date of the first referendum (rather than 350 days under current law). Specifies that the 350 day limit applies if a sufficient petition requesting that limit is submitted by property owners or voters. Provides that a school corporation operating referendum fund property tax levy may not be imposed for more than eight years. (Current law provides that the referendum levy may not be imposed for more than seven years.) Applies to a referendum that takes place after June 30, 2017.
 Current Status:   4/28/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/21/2017 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (H) Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 558: yeas 86, nays 10; Rules Suspended
4/21/2017 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (S) Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 533: yeas 49, nays 1; Rules Suspended
4/21/2017 - House Conference Committees Eligible for Action
4/21/2017 - CCR # 1 filed in the Senate
4/21/2017 - CCR # 1 filed in the House
4/21/2017 - Representative Stemler removed as conferee
4/21/2017 - Representative Smith M added as conferee
4/17/2017 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/11/2017 - Senate Conferees appointed Hershman and Niezgodski
4/11/2017 - Senate Advisors appointed Holdman, Breaux and Freeman
4/10/2017 - House Conferees appointed Thompson and Stemler
4/10/2017 - House Advisors appointed Karickhoff, Clere and Pryor
4/10/2017 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
4/10/2017 - Motion to dissent filed
4/6/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
4/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 407: yeas 47, nays 1
4/6/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/4/2017 - Senator Holdman added as second sponsor
4/4/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/4/2017 - Amendment #1 (Hershman) prevailed; voice vote
4/4/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/3/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2017 - Senator Niezgodski added as cosponsor
3/30/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/27/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/23/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
3/23/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
2/23/2017 - First Reading
2/21/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/20/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Hershman
2/20/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 156: yeas 95, nays 2
2/20/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/16/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/16/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/14/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/13/2017 - Representative Stemler added as coauthor
2/13/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 22; Nays: 0
2/13/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/7/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/1/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2017 - Representative Clere added as coauthor
1/4/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Authored By Jeffrey Thompson
 State Bill Page:   HB1043
 
HB1117PERFORMANCE BOND REQUIREMENTS. (MILLER D) Provides that a local governmental unit and a land developer may agree to the partial release of a performance bond or other surety required of the land developer to ensure the completion of certain unfinished improvements and installations in a subdivision on a more frequent basis than an annual basis. (Under current law, a performance bond or other surety may be partially released on an annual basis, which would continue to be permitted.) Provides that a contractor is not required to submit a payment bond for a public works contract of a state educational institution if the amount to be paid under the contract is less than $500,000 and the state educational institution agrees to waive the requirement. Provides that a contractor is not required to submit a performance bond for a public works contract of a state educational institution if the amount to be paid under the contract is less than $500,000 and the state educational institution agrees to waive the requirement. Makes a technical change to make language in the statute uniform.
 Current Status:   4/24/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/20/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/19/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
4/11/2017 - House concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 451: yeas 67, nays 23
4/11/2017 - House Concurred with Senate Amendments Concurred (67-23)
4/11/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/10/2017 - Motion to concur filed
3/14/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 257: yeas 46, nays 2
3/14/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/13/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/13/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/13/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/9/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/8/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
3/8/2017 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/20/2017 - Referred to Senate Local Government
2/20/2017 - First Reading
2/7/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Doriot and Head
2/7/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 68: yeas 96, nays 0
2/7/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/6/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/6/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/2/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
2/2/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/2/2017 - Representative Wright added as coauthor
2/2/2017 - House Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/5/2017 - Referred to House Local Government
1/5/2017 - First Reading
1/5/2017 - Authored By Doug Miller
 State Bill Page:   HB1117
 
HB1119MANUFACTURED HOME DEALERS. (MILLER D) Provides that a manufactured home dealer must be licensed as a dealer by the secretary of state. Prohibits a government body from regulating or restricting the ability of an owner or manager of a mobile home community or a manufactured home community to: (1) obtain a dealer's license; or (2) sell a mobile home or a manufactured home that is located within the owner's or manager's mobile home community or manufactured home community.
 Current Status:   4/24/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/20/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/19/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
4/10/2017 - House concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 428: yeas 93, nays 3
4/10/2017 - House concurred in Senate amendments;
4/10/2017 - House Concurred with Senate Amendments Concurred (93-3)
4/10/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/6/2017 - Motion to concur filed
3/28/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
3/27/2017 - Senator Kruse added as third sponsor
3/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 285: yeas 48, nays 1
3/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/23/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/21/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/21/2017 - Amendment #1 (Doriot) prevailed; voice vote
3/21/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/20/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/20/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/16/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/13/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/9/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
3/9/2017 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
2/23/2017 - First Reading
2/22/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/21/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Doriot and Crider
2/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 170: yeas 94, nays 0
2/21/2017 - Representative Forestal added as coauthor
2/21/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/20/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/15/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 10; Nays: 3
2/15/2017 - House Roads and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/6/2017 - Representative Culver added as coauthor
1/5/2017 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
1/5/2017 - First Reading
1/5/2017 - Authored By Doug Miller
 State Bill Page:   HB1119
 
HB1157SMALL BUSINESS DUPLICATIVE REPORTING. (MILLER D) Requires the Indiana economic development corporation to: (1) develop a means for small business reporting of duplicative state reporting requirements through an Internet web page maintained on the corporation's web site; and (2) annually report the received information to the house of representatives' standing committee responsible for government reduction.
 Current Status:   4/24/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/20/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/19/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
4/10/2017 - House concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 430: yeas 96, nays 0
4/10/2017 - House concurred in Senate amendments;
4/10/2017 - House Concurred with Senate Amendments Concurred (96-0)
4/10/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/6/2017 - Motion to concur filed
3/28/2017 - Senator Crane added as cosponsor
3/28/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
3/27/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Senator Ford added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 287: yeas 47, nays 2
3/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/23/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/20/2017 - Senator Tomes added as second sponsor
3/20/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/16/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 6; Nays: 1
3/16/2017 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/20/2017 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
2/20/2017 - First Reading
2/14/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/13/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Messmer
2/13/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 100: yeas 94, nays 0
2/13/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/9/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/9/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/7/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/7/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
2/7/2017 - House Select Committee on Government Reduction, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/24/2017 - House Select Committee on Government Reduction, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2017 - Representative Moed added as coauthor
1/12/2017 - Representative Schaibley added as coauthor
1/10/2017 - Representative Gutwein added as coauthor
1/9/2017 - Referred to House Select Committee on Government Reduction
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Doug Miller
 State Bill Page:   HB1157
 
HB1286REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES. (STEMLER S) Provides that the exercise of the power of eminent domain by a regional development authority (other than the northwest Indiana regional development authority) is subject to the approval of the legislative body of the municipality in which the property is located or, if the property is not located within a municipality, the legislative body of the county in which the property is located.
 Current Status:   4/25/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/21/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/21/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
4/21/2017 - Joint Rule 20 technical correction adopted by the Senate
4/21/2017 - Joint Rule 20 technical correction adopted by the House
4/19/2017 - House reconsidered and concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 504: yeas 96, nays 0
4/19/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/19/2017 - House reconsidered and concurred in Senate amendments;
4/19/2017 - House Concurred with Senate Amendments Concurred (95-0)
4/17/2017 - Motion to concur filed
4/17/2017 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/12/2017 - Senate Conferees appointed Grooms and Breaux
4/12/2017 - Senate Advisors appointed Buck, Tallian and Zay
4/11/2017 - House Conferees appointed Mahan and Stemler
4/11/2017 - House Advisors appointed Clere, Engleman and Kersey
4/10/2017 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
4/10/2017 - Motion to dissent filed
3/28/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/28/2017 - Senator Houchin added as second sponsor
3/28/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 309: yeas 44, nays 6
3/28/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/27/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/27/2017 - Amendment #2 (Grooms) prevailed; voice vote
3/27/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/21/2017 - Third reading call withdrawn
3/21/2017 - Placed back on second reading
3/21/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/20/2017 - Senator Breaux added as cosponsor
3/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/20/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/16/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/15/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
3/15/2017 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/20/2017 - Referred to Senate Local Government
2/20/2017 - First Reading
2/7/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/6/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Grooms
2/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 58: yeas 96, nays 0
2/6/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/2/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/2/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/31/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/31/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
1/31/2017 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Coauthored by Representatives Clere, Davisson and Engleman
1/10/2017 - Authored By Steven Stemler
 State Bill Page:   HB1286
 
HB1308VARIOUS PROFESSIONAL LICENSING MATTERS. (ZENT D) Eliminates the certificate of registration for professional corporations requirement. Eliminates student hearing aid certifications. Allows all boards under the authority of the professional licensing agency (agency) to impose sanctions on a licensee as a result of an administrative complaint filed by the attorney general after renewal or reinstatement of a license. Makes certain provisions concerning midwifery certification effective July 1, 2018. Allows immunizations to be administered under the direct supervision of a veterinarian. Requires the boards under the authority of the agency to expedite the issuance or renewal of licenses, certificates, registrations, or permits to military spouses. (Current law requires the boards to adopt rules to expedite the issuance or renewal of licenses, certificates, registrations, or permits to military spouses.) Adds the state epidemiologist to the approved entities able to receive confidential Indiana Scheduled Prescription Electronic Collection and Tracking (INSPECT) program data. Removes from the boards under the authority of the agency the requirements to establish prescribing norms and dispensing guidelines. Removes geographic restrictions relating to board of veterinary medical examiners member appointments. Removes obsolete temporary medical permit language. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   4/13/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/11/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/10/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
3/28/2017 - Returned to the House without amendments
3/27/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Senator Tomes added as second sponsor
3/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 292: yeas 49, nays 0
3/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/23/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/20/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/16/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 7; Nays: 0
3/16/2017 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
2/23/2017 - First Reading
2/22/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/21/2017 - Representatives Bacon and Moseley added as coauthors
2/21/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Brown L
2/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 176: yeas 95, nays 0
2/21/2017 - Representative Taylor J added as coauthor
2/21/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/20/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/14/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/14/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
2/14/2017 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/31/2017 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Dennis Zent
 State Bill Page:   HB1308
 
HB1344LEAD AND ARSENIC SOIL CONTAMINATION IN EAST CHICAGO. (HARRIS JR. E) Defines "East Chicago area of special concern" to refer to the areas of the city of East Chicago in which lead or arsenic has been discovered in the soil through testing or in which the presence of lead or arsenic in the soil is probable. Encourages the department of environmental management (IDEM) to cooperate with and provide assistance to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the sampling, excavation, and removal of contaminated soil and restoration work in the East Chicago area of special concern. Requires the Indiana housing and community development authority to cooperate with and provide assistance to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in the relocation of residents of the East Chicago area of special concern to other residential areas. Requires the state agencies and, if necessary, the attorney general to collect from the EPA the reasonable costs incurred by the state agencies in providing the assistance. Requires IDEM to conduct testing of the water supply for East Chicago to determine whether it is in compliance with the national primary drinking water regulations for lead.
 Current Status:   4/20/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/18/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/17/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
4/12/2017 - House concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 476: yeas 81, nays 0
4/12/2017 - House concurred in Senate amendments;
4/12/2017 - House Concurred with Senate Amendments Concurred (81-0)
4/12/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/11/2017 - Motion to concur filed
4/5/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
4/4/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 371: yeas 48, nays 0
4/4/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/3/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
4/3/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/29/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 6; Nays: 0
3/29/2017 - Senate Environmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/27/2017 - Senator Niemeyer added as cosponsor
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate Environmental Affairs
2/23/2017 - First Reading
2/16/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Charbonneau and Randolph Lonnie M
2/16/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 133: yeas 89, nays 0
2/16/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/14/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/13/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/13/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/9/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/8/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
2/8/2017 - House Environmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/31/2017 - Representative Hamilton added as coauthor
1/26/2017 - Representatives Aylesworth and Cook added as coauthors
1/12/2017 - Referred to House Environmental Affairs
1/12/2017 - First Reading
1/12/2017 - Authored By Earl Harris Jr
 State Bill Page:   HB1344
 
HB1394WAIVER OF LOCAL OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE FEES. (FRIZZELL D) Requires a unit (county, city, town, or township) to waive as applicable all or part of the occupational and professional license fees and taxes imposed by the unit for the initial issuance and reinstatement of an occupational or professional license for applicants who are veterans, on active duty with the military or national guard, or indigent.
 Current Status:   4/27/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/21/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/21/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
4/21/2017 - House reconsidered and concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 538: yeas 98, nays 0
4/21/2017 - House Concurred with Senate Amendments Concurred (97-0)
4/21/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/21/2017 - Motion to concur filed
4/12/2017 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/10/2017 - House Advisors appointed Carbaugh and Taylor J
4/10/2017 - House Conferees appointed Frizzell and Moseley
4/10/2017 - Senate Conferees appointed Young M and Niezgodski
4/10/2017 - Senate Advisors appointed Boots and Tallian
4/6/2017 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
4/6/2017 - Motion to dissent filed
4/5/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
4/4/2017 - Senator Delph added as cosponsor
4/4/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 375: yeas 37, nays 11
4/4/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/3/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/3/2017 - Amendment #3 (Boots) prevailed; voice vote
4/3/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2017 - Senator Niezgodski added as cosponsor
3/30/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/29/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
3/29/2017 - Senate Pensions and Labor, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/28/2017 - Senator Boots added as second sponsor
3/1/2017 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
3/1/2017 - First Reading
2/28/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/27/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Young M
2/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 233: yeas 93, nays 0
2/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/23/2017 - Amendment #1 (Carbaugh) prevailed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/21/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/21/2017 - Representatives Taylor J and Carbaugh added as coauthors
2/21/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
2/21/2017 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2017 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/17/2017 - First Reading
1/17/2017 - Authored By David Frizzell
 State Bill Page:   HB1394
 
HB1467ACCOUNTANTS. (CARBAUGH M) Allows competency based learning through professional development opportunities to qualify accountants for accountant certificate renewal.
 Current Status:   4/12/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   3/28/2017 - Returned to the House without amendments
3/27/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 294: yeas 49, nays 0
3/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/23/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/20/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/16/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 7; Nays: 0
3/16/2017 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/20/2017 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
2/20/2017 - First Reading
2/14/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/13/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Brown L and Niezgodski
2/13/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 106: yeas 93, nays 0
2/13/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/9/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/9/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/7/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/7/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
2/7/2017 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/26/2017 - Representative Heaton added as coauthor
1/18/2017 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/18/2017 - First Reading
1/18/2017 - Coauthored by Representatives VanNatter and Austin
1/18/2017 - Authored By Martin Carbaugh
 State Bill Page:   HB1467
 
HB1493LONG TERM CARE AND HOME HEALTH AGENCIES. (BROWN T) Requires a home and community based services program for individuals who are aged or disabled to include reimbursement for assisted living services in the Medicaid program. Requires the division of aging to report to the general assembly a plan to expand the scope and availability of home and community based services for individuals who are aged or disabled and requires the division to implement the plan. Prohibits the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) from including certain individuals who receive nursing facility services in a Medicaid risk based managed care program or a capitated managed care program through December 31, 2019. Specifies the model to be used for Medicaid nursing facility service payments. Requires the office to do the following: (1) Provide public notice of at least one year before reducing nursing facility service reimbursements. (2) Review currently offered home health programs, develop additional programs, and report on the programs to the general assembly. Requires the state department of health to amend rules concerning residential care facilities to comply with federal law concerning the provision of home and community based services. Requires the office to report by October 1, 2017, to the legislative council concerning Medicaid recipient eligibility for health facility services. Requires home health agencies to drug test job applicants and employees who come into direct contact with patients. Exempts from drug testing certain licensed home health employees. Requires random drug testing of at least 50% of certain employees to occur at least annually. Allows for random drug testing upon reasonable suspicion of illegal controlled substance use and sets forth parameters of the random drug testing. Requires verification of a positive drug test, and requires the employee to pay for the verification test. Specifies that, unless an employee has a valid prescription for the substance for which the employee tests positive on a drug test, a home health agency shall either discharge an employee or suspend an employee from direct contact with patients for at least six months if the drug test is positive. Specifies that a home health agency that discharges or suspends an employee or refuses to hire a job applicant because of a positive drug test is considered to have discharged, suspended, or refused to hire for just cause. Provides that a home health agency, when acting in good faith and in compliance with state law, is immune from civil liability for conducting employee drug testing or taking an employee disciplinary action or discharging an employee as the result of employee drug testing. Provides that immunity does not apply to actions that constitute gross negligence or wanton misconduct.
 Current Status:   4/27/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/21/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/21/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
4/20/2017 - House concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 510: yeas 95, nays 0
4/20/2017 - House concurred in Senate amendments;
4/20/2017 - House Concurred with Senate Amendments Concurred (94-0)
4/20/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/20/2017 - Motion to concur filed
4/18/2017 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/12/2017 - Senator Stoops added as conferee
4/12/2017 - Senator Breaux added as advisor
4/12/2017 - Senator Breaux removed as conferee
4/12/2017 - Senator Lanane removed as advisor
4/12/2017 - Senate Advisors appointed Charbonneau, Lanane and Bohacek
4/12/2017 - Senate Conferees appointed Mishler and Breaux
4/12/2017 - House Advisors appointed Frizzell, Clere and Shackleford
4/12/2017 - House Conferees appointed Brown T and Bauer
4/11/2017 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
4/11/2017 - Motion to dissent filed
4/6/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
4/5/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 401: yeas 46, nays 1
4/5/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/4/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/3/2017 - Senator Charbonneau added as second sponsor
4/3/2017 - Senator Charbonneau removed as cosponsor
4/3/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/3/2017 - Amendment #1 (Hershman) prevailed; voice vote
4/3/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/28/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/28/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
3/28/2017 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/27/2017 - Senator Breaux added as cosponsor
3/16/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy
3/15/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
3/15/2017 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/13/2017 - Senator Charbonneau added as cosponsor
3/6/2017 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 68(b); reassigned to Committee on Health and Provider Services
3/1/2017 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
3/1/2017 - First Reading
2/28/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/27/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Mishler
2/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 228: yeas 92, nays 0
2/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/23/2017 - Amendment #1 (Brown T) prevailed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/21/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/20/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 17; Nays: 5
2/20/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/2/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
2/2/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/2/2017 - Representative Clere added as coauthor
2/1/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
2/1/2017 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/18/2017 - Referred to House Public Health
1/18/2017 - First Reading
1/18/2017 - Authored By Timothy Brown
 State Bill Page:   HB1493
 
SB2JOINT AGENCY MATTERS. (MERRITT J) Makes the following changes to the statute concerning joint agencies formed by municipalities for the purpose of undertaking the planning, financing, ownership, and operation of certain projects to supply electric power for present or future energy needs: (1) Eliminates the requirements that for purposes of the statute, a municipality must be located in Indiana. (2) Specifies that a joint agency is considered a governmental entity for purposes of the statute governing tort claims against governmental entities and public employees. (3) Provides that a person may not serve as a commissioner on the board of commissioners of a joint agency on behalf of more than one municipality at the same time. (4) Provides that a contract for the sale or purchase of power and other services from a joint agency may extend for an initial period not exceeding 50 years from the date service is estimated to be first rendered, with additional periods as may be agreed upon by the parties. (Current law provides for a 50 year time limit for any such contract.) (5) Allows a joint agency to contract for, advance, or contribute funds to a joint agency or any member of a joint agency. (Current law provides that only a member of a joint agency may contract for, advance, or contribute funds to a joint agency.) (6) Specifies that a municipality or joint agency may contract for certain projects with respect to distribution facilities (as well as generation and transmission facilities, as provided under current law).
 Current Status:   4/13/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/10/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
3/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 276: yeas 96, nays 0
3/21/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/20/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/16/2017 - Representative Macer added as cosponsor
3/16/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/15/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
3/15/2017 - House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/9/2017 - House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/28/2017 - Referred to House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications
2/28/2017 - First Reading
1/24/2017 - Cosponsor: Representative DeVon
1/24/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Ober
1/24/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 21: yeas 47, nays 0
1/24/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/23/2017 - Senator Lanane added as coauthor
1/23/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
1/23/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/17/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/12/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
1/12/2017 - Senate Utilities, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/3/2017 - Senator Koch added as second author
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Utilities
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By James Merritt
 State Bill Page:   SB2
 
SB114PROFESSIONAL LICENSING. (KRUSE D) Eliminates the jobs creation committee (committee). Transfers duties of the committee to the Indiana professional licensing agency. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   4/13/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/10/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
4/3/2017 - Senate concurred in House Amendments; Roll Call 349: yeas 47, nays 0
4/3/2017 - Senate concurred in House Amendments;
4/3/2017 - Senate Concurred with House Amendments Concurred (47-0)
4/3/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
3/30/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
3/28/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
3/28/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
3/27/2017 - Motion to concur filed
3/21/2017 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
3/20/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 262: yeas 82, nays 13
3/20/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/16/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/16/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/14/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/14/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
3/14/2017 - House Select Committee on Government Reduction, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/28/2017 - Referred to House Select Committee on Government Reduction
2/28/2017 - First Reading
2/6/2017 - Senator Raatz added as coauthor
2/6/2017 - Senator Houchin added as coauthor
2/6/2017 - Senator Messmer added as second author
2/6/2017 - Cosponsors: Representatives Morris, Miller and VanNatter
2/6/2017 - House sponsor: Representative DeVon
2/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 63: yeas 48, nays 0
2/6/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/2/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/2/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/31/2017 - Senator Niezgodski added as coauthor
1/30/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/26/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 7; Nays: 0
1/26/2017 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2017 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Authored By Dennis Kruse
 State Bill Page:   SB114
 
SB129CONSTRUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION PERMITS. (MESSMER M) Amends the law requiring the state department of health to approve or disapprove a construction permit application in not more than 30 days to specify that the law applies to applications for permits for the construction of nonresidential onsite sewage systems. Provides that the construction, acquisition, or leasing of any sewage works by a municipality is initiated by the adoption, by the municipal works board or other appropriate body of the municipality, of a resolution (rather than by the adoption by the municipal legislative body of an ordinance).
 Current Status:   4/25/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/21/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
4/21/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
4/21/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/19/2017 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (S) Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 482: yeas 48, nays 0
4/19/2017 - Senate Conference Committees Eligible for Action
4/18/2017 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (H) Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 497: yeas 93, nays 0; Rules Suspended
4/18/2017 - Senate Conference Committees Eligible for Action
4/18/2017 - Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/17/2017 - CCR # 1 filed in the Senate
4/17/2017 - CCR # 1 filed in the House
4/12/2017 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/6/2017 - House Advisors appointed Miller D and Errington
4/6/2017 - House Conferees appointed DeVon and Hamilton
4/5/2017 - Senate dissented from House Amendments
4/5/2017 - Senate Advisors appointed Freeman, Boots and Lanane
4/5/2017 - Senate Conferees appointed Messmer and Stoops
4/4/2017 - Motion to dissent filed
4/4/2017 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
4/3/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 349: yeas 94, nays 0
4/3/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/30/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/30/2017 - Amendment #1 (Miller D) prevailed; voice vote
3/30/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/27/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/22/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
3/22/2017 - House Environmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/7/2017 - Referred to House Environmental Affairs
3/7/2017 - First Reading
2/6/2017 - Cosponsors: Representatives Miller and VanNatter
2/6/2017 - House sponsor: Representative DeVon
2/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 64: yeas 48, nays 0
2/6/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/2/2017 - Senator Freeman added as second author
2/2/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/2/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/30/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/26/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 7; Nays: 0
1/26/2017 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2017 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Authored By Mark Messmer
 State Bill Page:   SB129
 
SB275NONDOMICILED COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSES. (HOLDMAN T) Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to issue nondomiciled commercial driver's licenses in accordance with federal regulations after December 31, 2017. Requires an individual who applies for a nondomiciled commercial drivers license to submit a proper application under IC~9-24.
 Current Status:   4/13/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/10/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
3/30/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
3/28/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 335: yeas 89, nays 0
3/28/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/21/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/20/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/16/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/15/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
3/15/2017 - House Roads and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/6/2017 - Representative Lehman added as cosponsor
2/28/2017 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
2/28/2017 - First Reading
2/6/2017 - Senator Taylor G added as coauthor
2/6/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Mahan
2/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 68: yeas 48, nays 0
2/6/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/2/2017 - Senator Bohacek added as coauthor
2/2/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/31/2017 - Amendment #1 (Holdman) prevailed; voice vote
1/31/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/31/2017 - Amendment #2 (Lanane) failed; voice vote
1/31/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/30/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/26/2017 - Senators Doriot and Sandlin added as coauthors
1/26/2017 - Senator Ford added as second author
1/26/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/24/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/24/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
1/24/2017 - Senate Homeland Security and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Homeland Security and Transportation
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Travis Holdman
 State Bill Page:   SB275
 
SB309DISTRIBUTED GENERATION. (HERSHMAN B) Requires: (1) the utility regulatory commission (IURC) to post a summary of the results of the IURC's most recent periodic review of the basic rates and charges of an electricity supplier on the IURC's Internet web site; and (2) the electricity supplier subject to the review to provide a link on the electricity supplier's Internet web site to the IURC's posted summary. Amends the statute concerning alternate energy production, cogeneration, and small hydro facilities to: (1) include in the definition of a "private generation project" certain cogeneration facilities that: (A) are located on the same site as the host operation; or (B) are located on or contiguous to the site of the host operation and are directly integrated with the host operation; and (2) include organic waste biomass facilities within the definition of an "alternative energy production facility". Specifies that an electric utility or a steam utility is not required to distribute, transmit, deliver, or wheel electricity from a private generation project. Requires the IURC to: (1) review the rates charged by electric utilities for backup power to eligible facilities and for purchases of power from eligible facilities; (2) identify the extent to which the rates meet specified criteria; and (3) report the IURC's findings to the interim study committee on energy, utilities, and telecommunications; not later than November 1, 2018. Provides that before granting to an electricity supplier that is a public utility a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the construction of an electric facility with a generating capacity of more than 80 megawatts, the utility regulatory commission (IURC) must find that the electricity supplier allowed or will allow third parties to submit firm and binding bids for the construction of the proposed facility. Provides that a public utility that: (1) installs a wind, a solar, or an organic waste biomass project with a nameplate capacity of not more than 50,000 kilowatts; and (2) uses for the project a contractor that is: (A) subject to Indiana unemployment taxes; and (B) selected by the public utility through a competitive procurement process; is not required to obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the project from the IURC. Provides that a net metering tariff of an electricity supplier (other than a municipally owned utility or a rural electric membership corporation) must remain available to the electricity supplier's customers until: (1) the aggregate amount of net metering facility nameplate capacity under the tariff equals at least 1.5% of the electricity supplier's most recent summer peak load; or (2) July 1, 2022; whichever occurs earlier. Requires the IURC to amend its net metering rule, and an electricity supplier to amend its net metering tariff, to: (1) increase the limit on the aggregate amount of net metering capacity under the tariff to 1.5% of the electricity supplier's most recent summer peak load; and (2) reserve 40% of the capacity under the tariff for residential customers and 15% of the capacity for customers that install an organic waste biomass facility. Provides that a customer that installs a net metering facility on the customer's premises after December 31, 2017, and before the date on which the net metering tariff of the customer's electricity supplier terminates under the bill, shall continue to be served under the net metering tariff until: (1) the customer removes from the customer's premises or replaces the net metering facility; or (2) July 1, 2032; whichever occurs earlier. Provides that a successor in interest to the premises on which a net metering facility was installed during the applicable period may, if the successor in interest chooses, be served under the terms and conditions of the net metering tariff of the electricity supplier serving the premises until: (1) the net metering facility is removed from the premises or is replaced; or (2) July 1, 2032; whichever occurs earlier. Provides that a customer that installs a net metering facility on the customer's premises before January 1, 2018, and that is participating in an electricity supplier's net metering tariff on December 31, 2017, shall continue to be served under the terms and conditions of the net metering tariff until: (1) the customer removes from the customer's premises or replaces the net metering facility; or (2) July 1, 2047; whichever occurs earlier. Provides that a successor in interest to the premises on which a net metering facility was installed before January 1, 2018, may, if the successor in interest chooses, be served under the terms and conditions of the net metering tariff of the electricity supplier serving the premises until: (1) the net metering facility is removed from the premises or is replaced; or (2) July 1, 2047; whichever occurs earlier. Provides that an electricity supplier shall procure only the excess distributed generation produced by a customer. Provides that the rate for excess distributed generation procured by an electricity supplier must equal the product of: (1) the average marginal price of electricity paid by the electricity supplier during the most recent calendar year; multiplied by (2) 1.25. Provides that an electricity supplier shall compensate a customer for excess distributed generation through a credit on the customer's monthly bill. Provides that the IURC may approve an electricity supplier's request to recover energy delivery costs from customers producing distributed generation if the IURC finds that the request: (1) is reasonable; and (2) does not result in a double recovery of energy delivery costs from customers producing distributed generation. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on energy, utilities, and telecommunications the topic of self-generation of electricity by school corporations.
 Current Status:   5/2/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/19/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
4/13/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/10/2017 - Senate concurred in House Amendments; Roll Call 442: yeas 37, nays 11
4/10/2017 - Senate concurred in House Amendments;
4/10/2017 - Senate Concurred with House Amendments Concurred (37-11)
4/10/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/6/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/5/2017 - Motion to concur filed
4/5/2017 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
4/4/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 378: yeas 56, nays 43
4/4/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
4/3/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
4/3/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/29/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 5
3/29/2017 - House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/22/2017 - House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/6/2017 - Referred to House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications
3/6/2017 - First Reading
2/28/2017 - Referred to House
2/27/2017 - Cosponsor: Representative Soliday
2/27/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Ober
2/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 202: yeas 39, nays 9
2/27/2017 - Senator Merritt added as second author
2/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2017 - Amendment #5 (Stoops) failed; Roll Call 175: yeas 10, nays 36
2/23/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/23/2017 - Amendment #6 (Stoops) failed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - Amendment #2 (Lanane) failed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - Amendment #5 (Stoops) failed;
2/23/2017 - Amendment #1 (Hershman) prevailed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/20/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/16/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 2
2/16/2017 - Senate Utilities, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/9/2017 - Senate Utilities, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Utilities
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Brandt Hershman
 State Bill Page:   SB309
 
SB353REAL PROPERTY IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTS. (HEAD R) Amends the statute concerning home improvement contracts to do the following: (1) Redesignate a "home improvement contract" a "real property improvement contract" and make conforming changes in terminology throughout the statute. (2) Specify that for purposes of the statute, improvements include interior improvements made to real property, including improvements made to a basement. (3) Expand a consumer's right to cancel a contract to include canceling a contract before midnight on the third business day after the later of the following: (A) The date the contract is signed by the consumer and the real property improvement supplier. (B) If applicable, the date the consumer receives written notice from the consumer's insurance company of a final determination as to whether the consumer's claim or the contract is a covered loss under an insurance policy. (Current law allows an insured consumer to cancel a contract only before midnight on the third business day after the insured consumer has received written notice from the consumer's insurance company that any part of the claim or contract is not a covered loss under the insurance policy.) (4) Require that a real property improvement contract include an electronic mail address for the real property improvement supplier and each owner, officer, employee, or agent to whom consumer problems and inquiries can be directed. (5) Allow a consumer to submit a notice of contract cancellation by electronic mail. (6) Prohibit a third party subcontractor or vendor from initiating or pursuing a claim with an insured consumer's insurance company. (7) Provide that a real property improvement contract: (A) may not assign any rights of the consumer to any supplier or third party; and (B) must reflect the full amount of the contract price, less any discounts offered. (8) Make it a Class A misdemeanor for a real property improvement supplier or a third party to recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally impersonate a consumer.
 Current Status:   4/25/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/21/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
4/21/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/20/2017 - Joint Rule 20 technical correction adopted by the House
4/19/2017 - Joint Rule 20 technical correction adopted by the Senate
4/11/2017 - Senate concurred in House Amendments; Roll Call 451: yeas 48, nays 0
4/11/2017 - Senate concurred in House Amendments;
4/11/2017 - Senate Concurred with House Amendments Concurred (48-0)
4/11/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/10/2017 - Motion to concur filed
4/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 416: yeas 97, nays 0
4/6/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/5/2017 - Amendment #1 (Carbaugh) prevailed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/3/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
4/3/2017 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/13/2017 - Representative VanNatter added as cosponsor
3/13/2017 - Representative Carbaugh removed as cosponsor
3/13/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Carbaugh
3/13/2017 - Representative VanNatter removed as sponsor
3/7/2017 - Referred to House Judiciary
3/7/2017 - First Reading
2/28/2017 - Referred to House
2/27/2017 - Senator Buck added as coauthor
2/27/2017 - Cosponsors: Representatives Carbaugh, Lehman and Pressel
2/27/2017 - House sponsor: Representative VanNatter
2/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 205: yeas 49, nays 0
2/27/2017 - Senator Doriot added as second author
2/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
2/23/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/23/2017 - Amendment #1 (Head) prevailed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/21/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/20/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
2/20/2017 - Senate Civil Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2017 - Referred to Senate Civil Law
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Randall Head
 State Bill Page:   SB353
 
SB416INFRASTRUCTURE ASSISTANCE FUND. (CHARBONNEAU E) Requires the Indiana finance authority to study the ability of utilities to provide clean and safe drinking water in Indiana for the foreseeable future. Requires the utility regulatory commission (IURC), in its deliberations in a general rate case of a water or wastewater utility, to consider governmental requirements arising from environmental law and their effect upon the utility's operational expenses. Authorizes the IURC, upon request by a water or wastewater utility in a general rate case, to permit the utility to voluntarily establish a customer assistance program. Provides that an IURC-approved customer assistance program may not be deemed a discriminatory utility regulation. Provides that certain water utilities that have withdrawn from the jurisdiction of the IURC may form a policy review committee to receive complaints from customers if certain conditions are met. Requires the environmental rules board to adopt rules to carry out the intent of the law concerning the safety of the public water supply. Authorizes the commissioner of the department of environmental management, when the point of water collection of a public water system is being relocated, to require that the water be tested at the new point of collection the public water system may begin to collect water at the new location. Establishes the infrastructure assistance fund (fund) to provide grants, loans, and other financial assistance for the planning, designing, acquisition, construction, renovation, improvement, and expansion of public water systems. Requires the Indiana finance authority (IFA) to administer the fund and to establish criteria for the making of grants, loans, and other financial assistance from the fund. Authorizes the IFA to sell loans and other obligations from the fund and to deposit the proceeds of the sales in the fund or in certain other funds. Authorizes the IFA to pledge loans and other obligations from the fund to secure other loans or financial assistance from the fund or from certain other funds. Requires the public finance director to submit a report on the fund to the budget committee and the legislative council not later than August 1 of each odd-numbered year through 2021. Changes the name of the Indiana geological survey to the Indiana geological and water survey (survey). Requires the survey to provide geological information about the water resources of Indiana. Changes the name of the geological survey advisory council to the geological and water survey advisory council.
 Current Status:   4/28/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/21/2017 - Joint Rule 20 technical correction adopted by the Senate
4/21/2017 - Joint Rule 20 technical correction adopted by the House
4/11/2017 - Senate concurred in House Amendments; Roll Call 453: yeas 46, nays 2
4/11/2017 - Senate concurred in House Amendments;
4/11/2017 - Senate Concurred with House Amendments Concurred (46-2)
4/11/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/10/2017 - Motion to concur filed
4/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 417: yeas 97, nays 0
4/6/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/5/2017 - Amendment #1 (Ober) prevailed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/3/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/30/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 22; Nays: 0
3/30/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/23/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
3/23/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/22/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 13; Nays: 0
3/22/2017 - House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/16/2017 - Representative Macer added as cosponsor
3/15/2017 - House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/9/2017 - Referred to House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications
3/9/2017 - First Reading
2/21/2017 - Cosponsors: Representatives Beumer and Stemler
2/21/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Ober
2/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 162: yeas 46, nays 2
2/21/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/20/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
2/20/2017 - Senator Glick added as coauthor
2/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/20/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/16/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 10; Nays: 1
2/16/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/26/2017 - Senators Bassler, Niezgodski, Stoops added as coauthors
1/26/2017 - Senator Tallian added as third author
1/26/2017 - Senator Eckerty added as second author
1/24/2017 - Senator Merritt added as coauthor
1/23/2017 - Committee Report do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
1/23/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/23/2017 - Senate Environmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2017 - Referred to Senate Environmental Affairs
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Ed Charbonneau
 State Bill Page:   SB416
 
SB472REQUESTS TO LOCATE UNDERGROUND UTILITY FACILITIES. (CRIDER M) Amends the statute concerning the locating and marking of underground utility facilities (Indiana's 811 law) to allow a person responsible for: (1) a construction project; or (2) any other project or operation; that will involve an excavation or demolition operation to provide a voluntary design information notice to the association known as the Indiana Underground Plant Protection Service (association) before commencing preliminary engineering studies or construction planning activities in the project area that will be affected by the excavation or demolition. Provides that a design information notice must be received by the association at least 10 full working days but not more than 20 calendar days before the commencement of the preliminary engineering studies or construction planning activities. Specifies the information that must be included in a design information notice. Provides that not more than two design information notices for the same project and from the same person or source may be submitted in any given 180 day period. Requires the association, upon receiving a design information notice, to: (1) notify each utility operator that has underground facilities located in the affected project area; and (2) provide the person serving the design information notice a list of the identified operators. Requires an operator, upon receiving notice of a submitted design information notice, to contact the person serving the design information notice within 10 days and do one or more of the following: (1) Provide a description of, and location information for, the operator's underground facilities in the affected project area. (2) Allow the person serving the design information notice to inspect, at a location acceptable to the operator, drawings or other records for the operator's underground facilities in the affected project area. (3) Designate with temporary facility markers the location of the operator's underground facilities within the affected project area. Allows an operator to reject a design information notice: (1) based on security considerations; or (2) if producing the required description of, or location information for, the operator's affected underground facilities would place the operator at a competitive disadvantage; pending the operator's verification of the legitimacy of the design information notice. Provides that the submission of a design information notice does not relieve a person responsible for the excavation or demolition operation involved in the project from providing the notice required under the law before commencing the excavation or demolition operation. Removes a provision in the statute that requires a county recorder who receives an inquiry from a person seeking to provide the required notice of an excavation or demolition to refer the person to the association.
 Current Status:   4/21/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 All Bill Status:   4/19/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
4/17/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/12/2017 - Senate concurred in House Amendments; Roll Call 465: yeas 37, nays 0
4/12/2017 - Senate concurred in House Amendments;
4/12/2017 - Senate Concurred with House Amendments Concurred (37-0)
4/12/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/11/2017 - Motion to concur filed
4/6/2017 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
4/5/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 389: yeas 84, nays 2
4/5/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
4/4/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/4/2017 - Amendment #1 (Pryor) motion withdrawn voice vote
4/4/2017 - Amendment #2 (Ellington) motion withdrawn voice vote
4/4/2017 - Amendment #3 (DeVon) prevailed; voice vote
4/4/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/3/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/29/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
3/29/2017 - House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/21/2017 - Representative Macer added as cosponsor
3/15/2017 - House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/7/2017 - Referred to House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications
3/7/2017 - First Reading
2/28/2017 - Referred to House
2/27/2017 - House sponsor: Representative DeVon
2/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 208: yeas 49, nays 0
2/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2017 - Senator Niezgodski added as coauthor
2/23/2017 - Senator Merritt added as second author
2/23/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/20/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/16/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
2/16/2017 - Senate Utilities, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2017 - Referred to Senate Utilities
1/12/2017 - First Reading
1/12/2017 - Authored By Michael Crider
 State Bill Page:   SB472
 
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