Prepared by: Charlie Hiltunen
Phone: (317) 590-3118
E-mail: chiltunen@indy.rr.com
Report created on March 25, 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. Repeals the bonding authority for the Purdue University West Lafayette-Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory enacted in 2007. 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. Specifies powers of the treasurer of state, acting as the chairperson of the achieving a better life experience (ABLE) board, related to the approval of expenses of the ABLE board and the ABLE authority. Adds powers for an emergency manager appointed by the distressed unit appeal board (DUAB) and removes the requirement to carry out certain actions. Adds conditions for the termination of distressed status. Permits an emergency manager to request that the DUAB waive the requirement that protected taxes are not reduced as a result of the circuit breaker credit for excessive property taxes. Specifies for purposes of a claim against a governmental entity that the emergency manager is acting on behalf of the distressed political subdivision and not the state. Provides civil immunity for an emergency manager with respect to an act or omission made in the course and scope of duties prescribed by the DUAB. Eliminates certain special provisions applying to school corporations, including the provisions applying to the Gary Community School Corporation. Designates the Gary Community School Corporation as a distressed political subdivision. Requires the DUAB to annually review the Gary Community School Corporation to determine whether the designation of distressed unit status should be terminated. Requires the emergency manager to report to the DUAB monthly instead of quarterly. Permits the attorney general to represent the emergency manager upon request in certain matters. Increases the cigarette tax by $1 to $1.995 per pack of regular size cigarettes (and a corresponding increase for larger cigarettes), and uses the additional revenue for reimbursements of Medicaid providers. Establishes the Medicaid provider reimbursement fund for deposit of a part of the cigarette taxes, registration fees, fines, and penalties collected under the cigarette tax law. Provides for an income tax deduction for military retirement and survivor's benefits of $8,000 for the 2018 taxable year and $16,000 for a taxable year after 2018 (retains a $5,000 deduction for military income that is not a military retirement benefit, which is now a combined deduction including military income and military retirement benefits). Increases the maximum school scholarship income tax credits that may be awarded during a state fiscal year beginning after June 30, 2017, to be the greater of $12,500,000 or the total amount of credits awarded in the most recent state fiscal year multiplied by 120%. Eliminates the expiration provisions in current law for the venture capital investment tax credit. Provides that a taxpayer may assign all or part of a venture capital investment tax credit. Specifies certain restrictions on the assignment of a venture capital investment tax credit. Provides that the issuance or assignment of a certificate or tax credit under the venture capital investment tax credit is not subject to the Indiana securities law. Provides that an acute care hospital is entitled to a credit against the hospital's adjusted gross income tax liability equal to 50% of the property taxes paid in Indiana. (The current credit is equal to 10% of the property taxes paid in Indiana.) Provides that the amount of any unused credit may be claimed as a refundable tax credit. Repeals requirements for estimates of local income tax certified distributions by the budget agency. Changes the name of the next generation trust and trust fund to the next level Indiana trust and trust fund. Establishes the next level Indiana board to be the trustee of the trust fund and to direct the investments of the trust. Provides broader investment powers to the trustee. Caps the investments that may be made by the next level Indiana trust fund at 50% for investments that maximize risk appropriate returns and that make significant investments in Indiana funds and companies. Removes obsolete provisions concerning the trust fund. Specifies that money in each horse breed development fund is continuously appropriated to make payments ordered by the horse racing commission. Specifies that the horse racing commission's share of the money in the gaming integrity fund is continuously appropriated to carry out the purposes of the fund. Specifies that the money in the standardbred horse fund is continuously appropriated to carry out the purposes of the fund. Provides that a governmental entity may issue a request for information with respect to a public-private agreement: (1) to consider the factors involved in, the feasibility of, or the potential consequences of a contemplated project involving a public facility or transportation project; (2) to prepare a request for proposals; or (3) to evaluate any aspect of an existing public-private agreement. Provides that responses to a request for information are confidential unless confidentiality is waived in writing. Provides that the governmental entity issuing the request for information is not required to take any action after receiving a response to a request for information. Repeals provisions authorizing the Indiana finance authority to enter into a public-private agreement for communications systems infrastructure with a single offeror based solely on a request for information. Establishes the Indiana tourism task force to study the tourism departments of other states for the purposes of learning: (1) the structure of state tourism departments; (2) the level of funding provided to state tourism departments; and (3) the relationship between state funding of a state's tourism department and the economic impact of tourism on the state. Merges the law enforcement academy building fund and the law enforcement training fund into the law enforcement academy fund with no changes to the funds' uses. Allows the law enforcement academy to charge a fee to all users for training and corresponding marginal and fixed costs according to an annual cost and fee schedule approved by the budget director. Allows the academy to house and train law enforcement agencies from outside Indiana. Provides that deer research and management fund fee revenue, migratory waterfowl stamp revenue, and game bird restoration stamp revenue may be retained in the fish and wildlife fund if the budget agency finds that it would reduce the balance in the fish and wildlife fund below $3,000,000 at the end of the state fiscal year. Changes the expiration dates for the hospital assessment fee and the health facility quality assessment fee from June 30, 2017, to June 30, 2021. Modifies the replacement facility exemption for purposes of the prohibition on the approval of licensure of comprehensive care health facilities and comprehensive care beds, and extends the prohibition through June 30, 2023. Provides for an increase in the reimbursement
 Current Status:   3/30/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   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
 
HB1002TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING. (SOLIDAY E) Provides for a one-time fuel tax rate increase using a multiyear index factor based on the last time the particular fuel tax rate was increased and the current fuel tax rate per gallon. (Gasoline tax is currently $0.18, special fuel tax is currently $0.16, and motor carrier surcharge tax is currently $0.11.) Limits the one-time increase to $0.10 per gallon. Provides for an annual rate increase in fuel tax rates based on an annual index factor. Limits the annual rate increase based on the annual index factor to $0.01 per gallon. Provides that the last index factor adjustment to the fuel tax rates is July 1, 2024. Increases alternative fuel decal fees by 50%. Specifies that the motor carrier fuel surcharge tax must be paid on special fuel that is not an alternative fuel at the time of purchase (the same time the special fuel tax is paid), instead of being entirely paid using a quarterly return. (The surcharge tax applies only to motor fuel used by a carrier in Indiana.) Establishes a $15 transportation infrastructure improvement fee that applies to the registration of all motor vehicles except motor vehicles with a declared gross weight that exceeds 26,000 pounds. Increases annual registration fees for certain motor vehicles with a declared gross weight that equals or exceeds 26,000 pounds. Requires a person who registers an electric vehicle to pay a supplemental registration fee of $150 with an increase every five years based on an index factor. Provides that the gasoline use tax is distributed to highway funds beginning in 2018. Repeals restrictions on when a tolling project can be undertaken. Requires the Indiana department of transportation (INDOT) to seek a Federal Highway Administration waiver to toll interstate highways. Limits the first toll lanes under the waiver to certain interstate highways. Provides for a public comment period and requires replies to the public comments for a toll road project by INDOT or a tollway project carried out using a public private partnership. Imposes other duties on INDOT. Amends the assessment procedures for motor carrier civil penalties. Establishes the weigh-in-motion pilot program. Makes various changes to the local road and bridge matching grant program. Allows INDOT to approve certain railroad crossing projects, and authorizes the Indiana finance authority to finance an approved project subject to a maximum annual debt service limit of $10,000,000. Annually appropriates $250,000 to INDOT for the local technical assistance program to develop and maintain a centralized electronic statewide asset management data base. Makes various changes to the transportation funding exchange program between the state and counties and municipalities. Adds various study requirements. Continues the funding Indiana's roads for a stronger, safer tomorrow task force through December 31, 2018.
 Current Status:   3/28/2017 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   3/14/2017 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
2/23/2017 - First Reading
2/16/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Crider and Kenley
2/16/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 127: yeas 61, nays 36
2/16/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/14/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/14/2017 - Amendment #3 (Pierce) prevailed; Roll Call 124: yeas 88, nays 0
2/14/2017 - Amendment #12 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 123: yeas 30, nays 60
2/14/2017 - Amendment #10 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 122: yeas 30, nays 61
2/14/2017 - Amendment #10 (DeLaney) failed;
2/14/2017 - Amendment #9 (Bartlett) ruled out of order
2/14/2017 - Amendment #8 (Porter) failed; Roll Call 120: yeas 29, nays 61
2/14/2017 - Amendment #13 (Forestal) failed; Roll Call 119: yeas 30, nays 64
2/14/2017 - Amendment #1 (Brown T) prevailed; Roll Call 118: yeas 71, nays 21
2/14/2017 - Amendment #1 (Brown T) prevailed;
2/14/2017 - Amendment #2 (Lehman) prevailed; Roll Call 117: yeas 91, nays 0
2/14/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/9/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/8/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 14; Nays: 9
2/8/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/30/2017 - Representative Braun added as coauthor
1/30/2017 - Rule 105.1 suspended
1/26/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
1/26/2017 - Representative Frye added as coauthor
1/26/2017 - Rule 105.1 suspended
1/26/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/25/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 5
1/25/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/25/2017 - House Roads and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2017 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Coauthored by Representatives Brown T, Steuerwald and Sullivan
1/4/2017 - Authored By Edmond Soliday
 State Bill Page:   HB1002
 
HB1006MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS. (KIRCHHOFER C) Authorizes the division of mental health and addiction (division) to operate a pilot program under which mental health and addiction forensic treatment services are provided to individuals who are charged with a misdemeanor offense. Requires the division to report survey findings concerning the pilot program to the justice reinvestment advisory council. Adds an individual who is less than 18 years of age and is a defendant whose case is either waived from juvenile court to adult court or directly filed in adult court to the individuals who may be eligible for mental health and addiction forensic treatment services. Requires that information and training concerning child welfare substance abuse treatment services be provided to certain judges, department of child services employees, and public defenders. Requires the secretary of family and social services to provide that residential care and supported housing for chronic addiction that receive reimbursement when used as a recovery residence to be certified and meet standards determined by the division through administrative rules. Includes neonatal abstinence syndrome as a factor for a child to be determined a child in need of services. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on corrections and criminal code the topic of extending mental health and addiction forensic treatment services to individuals in the criminal justice system: (1) who: (A) are charged with a misdemeanor offense; or (B) have a prior misdemeanor conviction; and (2) who have been placed in or are eligible for placement in a pretrial services program, a community corrections program, a prosecuting attorney's diversion program, or jail. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on public health, behavioral health, and human services).
 Current Status:   3/23/2017 - Committee Report do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
 All Bill Status:   3/22/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
3/22/2017 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
2/23/2017 - First Reading
2/22/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/21/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Merritt and Charbonneau
2/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 164: yeas 96, nays 0
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 - Representative Shackleford added as coauthor
2/16/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/15/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
2/15/2017 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Public Health
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Coauthored by Representatives Ziemke and Steuerwald
1/10/2017 - Authored By Cindy Kirchhofer
 State Bill Page:   HB1006
 
HB1007EDUCATION COURSE ACCESS PROGRAM. (COOK A) Allows the department of education (department) to authorize course providers to offer course access program courses that provide for the delivery of instruction through any method, including online technologies, in the course access program (program). Requires the department to: (1) oversee the program; (2) approve courses offered in the program; and (3) maintain a course access program catalog. Requires the department to negotiate a tuition fee for each offered course. Requires the school corporation in which an eligible student is enrolled to transfer the tuition fee for a course to the authorized course provider. Makes changes to the definition of "eligible student" to include a student who is pursuing a diploma to qualify for enlistment in the armed forces of the United States or National Guard for students who are at least 22 years of age and less than 36 years of age. Requires the department to establish to a maximum number of students who may enroll in a course access program that are pursuing a diploma to qualify for enlistment of the armed forces of the United States or National Guard. Provides that the amount of the tuition payment for an eligible student that is at least 22 years of age and less than 36 years of age pursuing a diploma to qualify for enlistment in the armed forces of the United States or National Guard may only be paid from funds currently appropriated to the department. Provides certain reasons a school corporation may deny a student's enrollment in a course access course. Provides that a parent of an eligible student or an emancipated eligible student may appeal the school corporation's decision to the department. Allows the state board of education to adopt emergency and nonemergency rules.
 Current Status:   3/23/2017 - Committee Report do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
 All Bill Status:   3/22/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 8; Nays: 3
3/22/2017 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/20/2017 - Senator Bassler added as cosponsor
3/15/2017 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
2/23/2017 - First Reading
2/22/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/21/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Kruse and Houchin
2/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 165: yeas 69, nays 27
2/21/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/20/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/16/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/16/2017 - Amendment #3 (Cook) prevailed; voice vote
2/16/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/14/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/14/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 4
2/14/2017 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/13/2017 - Representative Klinker added as coauthor
2/9/2017 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2017 - Referred to House Education
1/12/2017 - First Reading
1/12/2017 - Coauthored by Representative Brown T
1/12/2017 - Authored By Anthony Cook
 State Bill Page:   HB1007
 
HB1008WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. (HUSTON T) Provides for the expiration of Indiana works councils on July 1, 2018. Repeals provisions establishing the advisory committee on career and technical education. Specifies the requirements for the award of a high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant and a high value workforce ready noncredit-bearing grant. Adds an applicant who attends or has attended an accredited nonpublic school or a nonaccredited nonpublic school as eligible to receive a high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant. Establishes conditions for the renewal of a high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant, and provides alternatives to maintenance of satisfactory academic progress that allow a student to qualify for and renew an adult student grant and a high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant. Establishes the maximum period during which a student may receive an adult study grant and a high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant. Establishes the high value workforce ready grant program implementation fund, administered by the department of workforce development (department) and the commission for higher education (commission), to award high value workforce ready grants and administer the grant program. Establishes an annual reporting requirement to the governor, the state workforce innovation council (council), and the legislative council by state providers of workforce related programs (program) concerning the results of each of those programs. Requires a state provider that establishes a new program to submit a report concerning the program to the governor, the legislative council, and the council not later than 30 days after the program is established. Requires the governor's office to develop by October 31, 2017, a comprehensive workforce development plan with assistance of the department, the commission, and the state board of education. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   3/23/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
 All Bill Status:   3/23/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/13/2017 - Senator Tallian added as cosponsor
3/1/2017 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
3/1/2017 - First Reading
2/28/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/27/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Eckerty and Mishler
2/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 237: yeas 95, nays 1
2/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/23/2017 - Amendment #3 (Austin) failed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - Representative Porter added as coauthor
2/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/21/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/20/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 22; Nays: 1
2/20/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/7/2017 - 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 Clere and Braun
1/10/2017 - Authored By Todd Huston
 State Bill Page:   HB1008
 
HB1031STATE EXAMINER FINDINGS. (SLAGER H) Specifies requirements for corrective action when audited entities fail to comply with certain guidelines or laws. Requires an audited entity to file a corrective action plan following findings of noncompliance in two consecutive examination reports. Specifies actions that the audit committee may take if an audited entity fails to comply with a corrective action plan.
 Current Status:   3/27/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   3/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/21/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/21/2017 - Senator Charbonneau added as cosponsor
3/21/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/21/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 13; Nays: 0
3/21/2017 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/14/2017 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 68(b); reassigned to Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy
3/6/2017 - Senator Hershman added as cosponsor
2/20/2017 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
2/20/2017 - First Reading
1/30/2017 - Representative DeLaney added as coauthor
1/30/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 26: yeas 95, nays 3
1/30/2017 - Representative Smith, M. added as coauthor
1/26/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/26/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/24/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/24/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
1/24/2017 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2017 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2017 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Authored By Harold Slager
 State Bill Page:   HB1031
 
HB1071AUTHORIZATION TO CARRY A HANDGUN. (EBERHART S) Provides that certain persons protected by a civil protection order may carry a handgun without a license for: (1) 60 days after the date the civil protection order is issued; or (2) 60 days after the date the person applies for a license to carry a handgun, if the person applies for the license during the 60 day period following issuance of the civil protection order; whichever is later. Urges the legislative council to assign to the appropriate study committee the task to study the repeal of the law the requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Makes a technical correction.
 Current Status:   3/29/2017 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
2/23/2017 - First Reading
2/22/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/21/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Messmer and Freeman
2/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 168: yeas 72, nays 26
2/21/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/20/2017 - Amendment #8 (Nisly) ruled out of order voice vote
2/20/2017 - Amendment #3 (Austin) failed; Roll Call 160: yeas 28, nays 68
2/20/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/14/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/14/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 4
2/14/2017 - House Public Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/7/2017 - House Public Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2017 - Referred to House Public Policy
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Coauthored by Representatives Kirchhofer, Mayfield and Goodin
1/4/2017 - Authored By Sean Eberhart
 State Bill Page:   HB1071
 
HB1089REGULATION OF TIMBER SALES. (ELLINGTON J) Prohibits a unit (a county, city, town, or township) from regulating the sale or removal of merchantable timber from private property. Prohibits a unit from charging a person who sells or removes merchantable timber from private property a fee or requiring a bond for a road cut or other access to a highway that exceeds a fee or bond that the unit requires for new commercial construction.
 Current Status:   2/20/2017 - Referred to Senate Natural Resources
 All Bill Status:   2/20/2017 - First Reading
2/14/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/13/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Doriot and Head
2/13/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 99: yeas 69, nays 25
2/13/2017 - Representative Bauer added as coauthor
2/13/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/9/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/9/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/6/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/6/2017 - Representatives Judy and Bacon added as coauthors
2/6/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 6; Nays: 2
2/6/2017 - House Natural Resources, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/5/2017 - Referred to House Natural Resources
1/5/2017 - First Reading
1/5/2017 - Authored By Jeff Ellington
 State Bill Page:   HB1089
 
HB1104ADULTERANT AND SYNTHETIC URINE BAN. (BEUMER G) Defines the term "adulterant". Defines the term "synthetic urine". Provides that the knowing or intentional distribution, sale, delivery, or financing of a delivery of an adulterant is a misdemeanor offense. Provides that the knowing or intentional distribution, sale, delivery, or financing of a delivery of synthetic urine is a misdemeanor offense. Specifies that evidence of intent to defraud an alcohol, drug, or urine screening test is not limited to certain occurrences enumerated by statute.
 Current Status:   3/28/2017 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   3/21/2017 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/27/2017 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
2/27/2017 - First Reading
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/22/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Merritt, Charbonneau and Raatz
2/22/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 196: yeas 91, nays 0
2/22/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/21/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/21/2017 - Amendment #1 (Beumer) prevailed; voice vote
2/21/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/20/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/15/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
2/15/2017 - House Courts and Criminal Code, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/13/2017 - Representative Ziemke added as coauthor
1/31/2017 - Representative Errington added as coauthor
1/12/2017 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
1/12/2017 - First Reading
1/12/2017 - Authored By Greg Beumer
 State Bill Page:   HB1104
 
HB1122CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT SERVICES. (WESCO T) Provides confidentiality protection to communications that emergency responders make to critical incident stress management personnel or records that are generated by critical incident stress management personnel after providing critical incident stress management services to emergency responders following a critical incident. Provides that critical incident stress management personnel are immune from liability for any acts, errors, or omissions committed in providing critical incident stress management services to emergency responders, unless the act, error, or omission constitutes wanton, willful, or intentional misconduct.
 Current Status:   3/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
 All Bill Status:   3/23/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/21/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/21/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
3/21/2017 - Senate Homeland Security and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/7/2017 - Senators Melton, Doriot, Niemeyer, Mrvan added as cosponsors
3/7/2017 - Senator Delph added as third sponsor
3/7/2017 - Senate Homeland Security and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/28/2017 - Senator Sandlin added as cosponsor
2/28/2017 - Senator Niezgodski added as cosponsor
2/28/2017 - Senator Crider added as second sponsor
2/20/2017 - Referred to Senate Homeland Security and Transportation
2/20/2017 - First Reading
1/24/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Zakas
1/24/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 19: yeas 91, nays 0
1/24/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
1/23/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/23/2017 - Representatives Macer, Zent, Frye added as coauthors
1/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/18/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/17/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 13; Nays: 0
1/17/2017 - House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/5/2017 - Referred to House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety
1/5/2017 - First Reading
1/5/2017 - Authored By Timothy Wesco
 State Bill Page:   HB1122
 
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:   3/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
 All Bill Status:   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
 
HB1324ACTIVATION OF STATE EMPLOYEES. (FORESTAL D) Provides that a state employee who is a member of the Indiana National Guard or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States is entitled to: (1) a leave of absence without loss of time while on active duty; and (2) compensation in an amount that is equal to the difference between the member's active duty military pay and the salary the member would have received if the member was not called to active duty. Defines certain terms.
 Current Status:   3/23/2017 - Returned to the House without amendments
 All Bill Status:   3/23/2017 - Senator Young M added as cosponsor
3/23/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 283: yeas 44, nays 1
3/23/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/21/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/21/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/20/2017 - Senator Doriot added as third sponsor
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: 7; Nays: 0
3/15/2017 - Senate Pensions and Labor, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
2/23/2017 - First Reading
2/16/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Crider and Niezgodski
2/16/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 132: yeas 91, nays 0
2/16/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/14/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
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: 11; Nays: 0
2/7/2017 - House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/6/2017 - Representatives Frye, Macer, Judy added as coauthors
1/12/2017 - Referred to House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety
1/12/2017 - First Reading
1/12/2017 - Authored By Dan Forestal
 State Bill Page:   HB1324
 
HB1396TEACHER LICENSING FOR MILITARY SPOUSES. (MCNAMARA W) Requires the state board of education to adopt rules, including emergency rules, that establish procedures to expedite the issuance, renewal, or reinstatement of a teacher license to a military spouse whose husband or wife is assigned to a duty station in Indiana. (Current law allows, but does not require, the state board to adopt such rules.)
 Current Status:   3/23/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 All Bill Status:   3/23/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
3/21/2017 - Senators Tomes and Crane added as cosponsors
3/21/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 279: yeas 50, nays 0
3/21/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/20/2017 - Senator Melton 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 Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/13/2017 - Senator Kruse added as cosponsor
3/8/2017 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/6/2017 - Senator Glick added as third sponsor
2/20/2017 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
2/20/2017 - First Reading
2/7/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Kenley and Raatz
2/7/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 75: yeas 95, 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 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/31/2017 - Representatives Arnold, Cook, Austin added as coauthors
1/17/2017 - Referred to House Education
1/17/2017 - First Reading
1/17/2017 - Authored By Wendy McNamara
 State Bill Page:   HB1396
 
HB1415VARIOUS NATURAL RESOURCES MATTERS. (EBERHART S) Adds certain structures that are eligible for institutional road fund money on department of natural resources (DNR) properties. Amends the definition of "operate" for purposes of the operation of a motorboat near a shore line. Authorizes the DNR to adopt emergency rules related to the regulation of water recreation. Provides that certain fees concerning fish and wildlife, entomology and plants, water resources, lakes and reservoirs, dams, flood control, mineral extraction, channels, and well drillers and pump installers are considered to be minimum fees. Allows the natural resources commission to set certain license and permit fees above the specific minimum fee. Specifies the type of rifle that may be used during the deer hunting season beginning after June 30, 2016, and ending before January 1, 2020. Requires that a hunter or trapper must make a reasonable effort to remove a crippled or killed animal from a hunting area. Removes language concerning issuing a free permit to take a wild animal that is damaging or threatening to damage property or is posing a threat to the health or safety of a person or domestic animal. Removes authority of the director of DNR (director) to furnish point of sale equipment to clerks and agents. Repeals distinctive hunting and fishing license provisions. Repeals bonding requirements for agents who sell fishing and hunting licenses. Provides that an importation permit is not required for game birds brought into the state under a game breeder's license. Requires the director to amend the state list of endangered species through rules. Removes the requirement that the director prepare a summary report of the data used to amend the state endangered species list. Allows DNR to use money in the water environmental fund to cover the costs of public awareness activities and certain litigation expenses. Removes expired language. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/27/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   3/23/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/23/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 10; Nays: 1
3/23/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/13/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
3/13/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
3/13/2017 - Senate Natural Resources, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate Natural Resources
2/23/2017 - First Reading
2/16/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Glick
2/16/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 137: yeas 81, nays 7
2/16/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/14/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/13/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/9/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/9/2017 - Amendment #2 (Goodin) failed; voice vote
2/9/2017 - Amendment #1 (Goodin) prevailed; Roll Call 85: yeas 52, nays 43
2/9/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/6/2017 - Representatives Arnold and Errington added as coauthors
2/6/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/6/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
2/6/2017 - House Natural Resources, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2017 - Referred to House Natural Resources
1/17/2017 - First Reading
1/17/2017 - Coauthored by Representative Kersey
1/17/2017 - Authored By Sean Eberhart
 State Bill Page:   HB1415
 
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:   3/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 276: yeas 96, nays 0
 All Bill Status:   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
 
SB46VARIOUS PENSION MATTERS. (BOOTS P) Establishes a single special death benefit fund to replace the two separate death benefit funds established under current law to pay death benefit claims to the beneficiaries of public safety officers or other state public employees who die in the line of duty. Provides that death benefits paid to beneficiaries of members of the following funds who die in the line of duty are to be paid from the special death benefit fund instead of the pension relief fund: (1) The 1925 police pension fund. (2) The 1937 firefighters' fund. (3) The 1953 police pension fund (Indianapolis). (4) The 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund. Allows an individual who is a member of both the public employees' retirement fund (PERF) and the Indiana state teachers' retirement fund (TRF) to make independent elections concerning the amounts credited to the member in the annuity savings account of each fund. Allows a member of PERF or TRF, or both, to do the following with the money credited to the member in a PERF or TRF annuity savings account, in any combination: (1) Retain and continue to invest all or part of the money in the annuity savings account. (2) Receive one or more distributions of all or part of the money in the annuity savings account. (3) Obtain an annuity with all or part of the money in the annuity savings account. Provides that if survivor benefits under PERF or TRF are forfeited for the failure of a survivor to claim the benefits within three years of the death of a member, the money to pay the benefits must be credited in the manner provided by the board of trustees of the Indiana public retirement system, rather than to PERF or TRF specifically. Provides that the minimum pension benefit for a regularly retired member of TRF who receives an unreduced pension benefit is $185 per month. Makes an appropriation. (The introduced verison of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on pension management oversight.)
 Current Status:   3/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
 All Bill Status:   3/23/2017 - Amendment #1 (Dvorak) failed; Roll Call 297: yeas 27, nays 57
3/23/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/23/2017 - Amendment #1 (Dvorak) failed;
3/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/21/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/21/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
3/21/2017 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/13/2017 - Representative Taylor J added as cosponsor
2/28/2017 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
2/28/2017 - First Reading
1/23/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
1/23/2017 - Senator Niezgodski added as coauthor
1/23/2017 - Cosponsor: Representative Burton
1/23/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Carbaugh
1/23/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 14: yeas 50, nays 0
1/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/17/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/17/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/12/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/11/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
1/11/2017 - Senate Pensions and Labor, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Philip Boots
 State Bill Page:   SB46
 
SB59RECIPROCITY IN PROFESSIONAL LICENSING. (HEAD R) Establishes requirements to obtain reciprocity for an out-of-state individual seeking licensing in Indiana for the following professions: (1) Social worker or clinical social worker. (2) Marriage and family therapist. (3) Mental health counselor. (4) Addiction counselor or clinical addiction counselor. (5) Psychologist. (6) Bachelor's degree social worker.
 Current Status:   3/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   3/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/21/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/21/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
3/21/2017 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/28/2017 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
2/28/2017 - First Reading
2/16/2017 - Senator Holdman added as coauthor
2/16/2017 - Senator Buck added as coauthor
2/16/2017 - Representative Frizzell removed as cosponsor
2/16/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Frizzell
2/16/2017 - Cosponsor: Representative Frizzell
2/16/2017 - Third reading passed;
2/16/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/14/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/14/2017 - Amendment #1 (Head) prevailed; voice vote
2/14/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/13/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/9/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/7/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
2/7/2017 - Senator Messmer added as coauthor
2/7/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/6/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/2/2017 - Placed back on second reading
2/2/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/2/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/30/2017 - Senator Merritt added as second author
1/30/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/26/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
1/26/2017 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Randall Head
 State Bill Page:   SB59
 
SB80DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN DISABILITY BENEFIT. (BOOTS P) Revises, for a member of the 1925 police pension fund, the 1937 firefighters' pension fund, the 1953 police pension fund, or the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund who retires after June 30, 2017, because of a disability at least 12 months after the date the member enters the deferred retirement option plan (DROP), the calculation of the retirement benefit paid to the member. Allows a member who retired after January 1, 2015, and before July 1, 2017, because of a disability at least 12 months after the date the member entered the DROP to elect to have the member's retirement benefit recalculated under the new provision.
 Current Status:   3/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
 All Bill Status:   3/23/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/21/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/21/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
3/21/2017 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/13/2017 - Representative Frye added as cosponsor
3/13/2017 - Representative Taylor J added as cosponsor
2/28/2017 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
2/28/2017 - First Reading
1/24/2017 - Senator Eckerty added as coauthor
1/23/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
1/23/2017 - Senator Tallian added as coauthor
1/23/2017 - Senator Niezgodski added as third author
1/23/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Carbaugh
1/23/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 17: yeas 50, nays 0
1/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/17/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/17/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/12/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/11/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
1/11/2017 - Senate Pensions and Labor, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Philip Boots
 State Bill Page:   SB80
 
SB231CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAMS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMS. (CRIDER M) Provides that the chairperson of the Indiana commission to combat drug abuse (commission) is a member appointed by the governor who is either the executive director for drug prevention, treatment, and enforcement or a member of the governor's staff. (Current law provides that the chairperson is a member of the governor's staff.) Specifies that the commission: (1) shall meet at the call of the chairperson, but at least four times in a calendar year; and (2) shall approve requests for substance abuse treatment and prevention programs. Transfers the administration of the technical assistance center for crisis intervention teams from the Indiana criminal justice institute to the Indiana law enforcement training board. Provides that in conjunction with the commission and the division of mental health and addiction, the law enforcement training board may establish the technical assistance center. Provides that the commission may make grants of up to $300,000 annually to the law enforcement training board to carry out the purposes of the technical assistance center. Makes a technical correction.
 Current Status:   3/27/2017 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   2/28/2017 - Referred to House Public Health
2/28/2017 - First Reading
2/21/2017 - Cosponsors: Representatives Mahan and Lawson
2/21/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Slager
2/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 152: yeas 48, nays 0
2/21/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/20/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
2/20/2017 - Senator Taylor G added as coauthor
2/20/2017 - Senator Raatz added as second author
2/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/20/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/16/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
2/16/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/26/2017 - Senators Merritt, Doriot, Stoops added as coauthors
1/24/2017 - Committee Report do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
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 Michael Crider
 State Bill Page:   SB231
 
SB307VETERAN PREFERENCE FOR EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING. (HERSHMAN B) Requires the department of workforce development (department) to give a veteran or the spouse of a veteran priority for placement in any federal or state employment or training program administered by the department if the veteran or the veteran's spouse: (1) submits documentation satisfactory to the department establishing the veteran's honorable discharge from service; and (2) meets the eligibility requirements for the program.
 Current Status:   3/21/2017 - Representative Clere added as cosponsor
 All Bill Status:   3/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 289: yeas 96, nays 0
3/21/2017 - Representatives Bosma, Judy, Bauer, Negele, Kirchhofer, Thompson, Austin, DeVon, DeLaney, Gutwein, Cherry, Burton, Cook, Taylor J, Slager, Eberhart, Dvorak, Goodin, Behning, Pryor, Mahan, Miller, Davisson, Forestal, Aylesworth, Candelaria Reardon, Wright, Ober, GiaQuinta, Shackleford, Bartlett, Frizzell, Wolkins, Torr, Engleman, Braun, Hatfield, Hamilton, Carbaugh, Pelath, Macer, McNamara, Pressel, Lucas, Harris, Lehe, Siegrist, Summers, Olthoff, Klinker, Errington, Jordan added as cosponsors
3/21/2017 - Rule 105.1 suspended
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 - Representatives VanNatter and Moseley added as cosponsors
3/16/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/14/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/14/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
3/14/2017 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/7/2017 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
3/7/2017 - First Reading
2/6/2017 - Senator Raatz added as coauthor
2/6/2017 - Senator Head added as coauthor
2/6/2017 - Cosponsor: Representative Frye
2/6/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Baird
2/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 69: yeas 47, nays 1
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 - Senators Melton and Niezgodski added as coauthors
1/31/2017 - Senator Mrvan added as third author
1/31/2017 - Senator Delph added as second author
1/31/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/31/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
1/31/2017 - Senate Veterans Affairs and The Military, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Veterans Affairs and The Military
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Brandt Hershman
 State Bill Page:   SB307
 
SB346DONATION OF CERTAIN LOCAL FUNDS TO A FOUNDATION. (GROOMS R) Provides that when a county, municipality, or township (unit) donates the proceeds of the sale of a utility or a facility, or the amount of a gift, to a foundation, the unit and the foundation may agree that distribution of the proceeds is governed by the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (IC 30-2-12). Provides that this authority applies only to the donation of proceeds that occurs after December 31, 2015. Provides that department of local government finance may not reduce a unit's property tax levy because of: (1) the donation of the proceeds of money from the sale of a utility or a facility; (2) a distribution from the endowment to the unit; or (3) a return of the donation to the general fund of the unit. Expands the investment powers of a trust established before 1990 from the proceeds of the sale of a county hospital to be the same as a foundation investing a donation. Specifies requirements of investing.
 Current Status:   3/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
 All Bill Status:   3/23/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/21/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/21/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 20; Nays: 0
3/21/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/15/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/7/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
3/7/2017 - First Reading
1/31/2017 - Senator Houchin added as coauthor
1/30/2017 - Senator Ford added as second author
1/30/2017 - Senator Ford removed as coauthor
1/30/2017 - Cosponsors: Representatives Stemler and Engleman
1/30/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Clere
1/30/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 41: yeas 49, nays 0
1/30/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/26/2017 - Senator Niezgodski added as coauthor
1/26/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/26/2017 - Amendment #1 (Grooms) prevailed; voice vote
1/26/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/23/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/18/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
1/18/2017 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Local Government
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Coauthored by Senators Ford and Becker
1/9/2017 - Authored By Ronald Grooms
 State Bill Page:   SB346
 
SB382INDICATIONS ON DRIVER'S LICENSES. (CRIDER M) Provides that an individual may request an indication of the individual's status as a surviving spouse of a veteran on the individual's driver's license or state identification card. (Current law provides only for an indication of veteran status.). Requires the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) to share with the Indiana department of veterans' affairs information submitted to the bureau concerning requests for an indication of status as a surviving spouse of a veteran on a driver's license, permit, or identification card.
 Current Status:   3/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 291: yeas 96, nays 0
 All Bill Status:   3/21/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/20/2017 - Representative Candelaria Reardon added as cosponsor
3/20/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/16/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/15/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
3/15/2017 - House Roads and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/13/2017 - Representative Speedy added as cosponsor
2/28/2017 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
2/28/2017 - First Reading
2/13/2017 - Senator Houchin added as coauthor
2/13/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
2/13/2017 - Senator Sandlin added as coauthor
2/13/2017 - Senator Buck added as third author
2/13/2017 - Senator Ruckelshaus added as second author
2/13/2017 - Cosponsor: Representative Cherry
2/13/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Frye R
2/13/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 94: yeas 47, nays 2
2/13/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/9/2017 - Senator Niezgodski added as coauthor
2/9/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/9/2017 - Senate 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 - Senate Veterans Affairs and The Military, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/31/2017 - Senate Veterans Affairs and The Military, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2017 - Referred to Senate Veterans Affairs and The Military
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Michael Crider
 State Bill Page:   SB382
 
SB390EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES. (STOOPS M) Increases the number of members and changes the membership of the commission on rehabilitation services (commission). Makes changes in the terms of service of commission members and requires the governor to specify each member's term of service to ensure that terms expire on a staggered basis. Adds the following to the commission's duties: (1) Establish baseline data regarding the number of individuals with disabilities in competitive integrated employment and set annual goals for increasing the percentage of individuals with disabilities in competitive integrated employment. (2) Identify and resolve barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities. (3) Analyze federal, state, and local agency policies concerning the provision of services to individuals with disabilities, including the impact of those policies on opportunities for competitive integrated employment, and recommend changes to state policies. (4) Assist state agencies in the implementation of the policy concerning employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. (5) Provide an annual report to the governor and the rehabilitation services administration commissioner concerning the employment of individuals with disabilities. Provides that the policy (policy) of the state is to promote competitive integrated employment, including self-employment, as the first and preferred option when providing services to individuals with disabilities who are of working age. Provides that the policy applies to programs and agencies that provide services and support to help obtain employment for individuals with disabilities. Requires state agencies to implement the policy in a manner that is consistent with an individual's right to make an informed choice about employment options that meet an individual's needs and preferences. Provides that the primary objective and preferred outcome of transition services provided as part of a special education program or related services to a child with a disability who is at least 14 years of age is to assist the child in obtaining competitive integrated employment.
 Current Status:   3/21/2017 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
 All Bill Status:   3/20/2017 - Representatives Bosma, Bartlett, Cherry, Cook, Engleman, Lucas, Mahan, McNamara, Pressel, Shackleford, Stemler, Young J, Olthoff, Schaibley added as cosponsors
3/20/2017 - Rule 105.1 suspended
3/20/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 268: yeas 97, nays 0
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 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/28/2017 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
2/28/2017 - First Reading
2/21/2017 - Cosponsors: Representatives Torr, Pierce and Hamilton
2/21/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Karickhoff
2/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 160: yeas 48, nays 0
2/21/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/20/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
2/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/20/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - Senators Niezgodski and Tallian added as coauthors
2/16/2017 - Senators Doriot, Walker, Crane added as coauthors
2/16/2017 - Senator Lanane added as coauthor
2/16/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/15/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
2/15/2017 - Senate Pensions and Labor, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/1/2017 - Senate Pensions and Labor, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/30/2017 - Senator Koch added as coauthor
1/24/2017 - Senator Ruckelshaus added as second author
1/10/2017 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Mark Stoops
 State Bill Page:   SB390
 
SB506SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMMING. (HEAD R) Requires the division of mental health and addiction to: (1) develop a statewide program for suicide prevention; and (2) employ a coordinator of the statewide program for suicide prevention. Requires the coordinator to study and determine: (1) the professions that should be required to receive training on suicide assessment, treatment, and management; and (2) the manner in which to fund the training. Requires the coordinator to report the determinations to the legislative council not later than December 31, 2017. Requires emergency medical services providers to complete an evidence based training program concerning suicide assessment, treatment, and management. Requires a school corporation to adopt a policy addressing measures intended to increase child suicide awareness and sets forth requirements of policy. Requires approved postsecondary educational institutions to adopt a policy concerning suicide information and resources.
 Current Status:   2/28/2017 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   2/28/2017 - First Reading
2/23/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Olthoff
2/23/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 183: yeas 49, nays 0
2/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/21/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/21/2017 - Amendment #2 (Head) prevailed; voice vote
2/21/2017 - Amendment #1 (Brown L) prevailed; voice vote
2/21/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/20/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
2/20/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - Senators Stoops, Leising, Grooms added as coauthors
2/16/2017 - Senators Crider and Becker added as coauthors
2/16/2017 - Senator Charbonneau added as second author
2/16/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/15/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
2/15/2017 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/14/2017 - Senator Breaux added as coauthor
1/17/2017 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/17/2017 - First Reading
1/17/2017 - Authored By Randall Head
 State Bill Page:   SB506
 
SB517DISTRIBUTION OF LOTTERY REVENUE FOR VETERANS' PURPOSES. (ALTING R) Provides that from January 1, 2018, through June 30, 2020, the state lottery commission shall, before the last business day of January, April, July, and October of each year, transfer $125,000 of the surplus lottery revenue to the treasurer of state for deposit in a grant account established within the veterans' affairs trust fund. Authorizes the Indiana veterans' affairs commission to use money in the grant account to make grants to be used for the purpose of providing services to veterans.
 Current Status:   3/7/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   3/7/2017 - First Reading
3/1/2017 - Referred to House
3/1/2017 - Senators Tomes, Glick, Charbonneau added as coauthors
2/28/2017 - Senators Young M and Buck added as coauthors
2/28/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 241: yeas 50, nays 0
2/28/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/27/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/27/2017 - Amendment #3 (Hershman) prevailed; voice vote
2/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/21/2017 - Senator Houchin added as coauthor
2/21/2017 - Senator Randolph removed as coauthor
2/21/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
2/21/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
2/21/2017 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/16/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy
2/14/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
2/14/2017 - Senate Veterans Affairs and The Military, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/7/2017 - Senate Veterans Affairs and The Military, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2017 - Referred to Senate Veterans Affairs and The Military
1/17/2017 - First Reading
1/17/2017 - Coauthored by Senators Ford, Doriot, Crider, Niemeyer, Sandlin, Niezgodski, Melton and Mrvan
1/17/2017 - Authored By Ron Alting
 State Bill Page:   SB517
 
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