My Tracked Bills
Prepared by: Larry Curl
Report created on June 13, 2024
 
HB1001STATE BUDGET. (THOMPSON J) 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. Requires a researcher to execute a data sharing agreement that is approved by the management performance hub to receive access to confidential records. Provides that the auditor of state is also known as the state comptroller. Provides that, after June 30, 2023, the auditor of state shall use the title "state comptroller" in conducting state business, in all contracts, on business cards, on stationery, and with other means of communication as necessary. Establishes the attorney general contingency fee fund. Establishes the: (1) state opioid settlement fund; and (2) local opioid settlement fund; into which funds received from opioid litigation settlements must be deposited. Provides that the office of the inspector general shall provide informal advisory opinions and that the opinions are confidential. Allows the budget committee to submit the budget report and budget bill or bills to the governor on or before the second Monday of January, or the third Monday of January in the year in which a gubernatorial election is held (instead of before that date). Requires the state personnel department to require a contractor, when contracting for health care coverage for state employees, to use value based coverage. Repeals a provision that makes a state general fund appropriation to the board of trustees of the Indiana public retirement system if the money available in the special death benefits fund is insufficient to pay death benefit claims. Allows the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC) to certify an applicable tax credit that exceeds the maximum allowable amount after review by the budget committee. Provides that the regional economic acceleration and development initiative program expires June 30, 2026. Specifies that the county or municipality that did not approve the relocation of an outdoor advertising sign is responsible for compensation of the taking of the outdoor advertising sign. Provides that an owner may relocate an outdoor advertising sign that is subject to a pending eminent domain action. Allows an individual to claim an increased exemption amount for a dependent child in the first year in which the exemption amount may be claimed for the child. Reduces the individual income tax rate to 2.9% by 2027 and eliminates all trigger provisions in current law. Establishes the regional public safety training fund. Repeals provisions relating to the establishment of the: (1) Indiana homeland security foundation; (2) Indiana homeland security fund; and (3) fire training infrastructure fund. Allows certain members of the public employees' retirement fund or Indiana state teachers' retirement fund to file an election to begin receiving retirement benefits while holding a position. Changes the state police pre-1987 benefit and supplemental pension benefit calculation from being based on the sixth year of service to the fourth year of service. Repeals the public mass transportation fund. Repeals the financial responsibility compliance verification fund. Changes the number of years of service on which the salary matrix for state police employees is based to 15 years (instead of 20 years). Requires the department of correction to deposit the amount appropriated for the county misdemeanant fund by a county's multiplier. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) to: (1) develop a schedule for the review of Medicaid reimbursement rates; and (2) provide a copy of the schedule to the budget committee; not later than November 1, 2023. Creates the residential water testing fund to test the water supply of an individual property owner of an eligible township. Requires the director of the state personnel department to submit a revision or adjustment to a pay plan developed for state employees to the state budget committee for review before the revision may take effect. Provides that the general assembly shall convene: (1) on the second Tuesday after the first Monday in June for the first regular technical session; and (2) on the second Tuesday after the first Monday in May for the second regular technical session. Provides that a technical session is not required to convene if the president pro tempore and the speaker jointly issue an order that convening is not necessary. Requires the general assembly to convene no later than the fourth Monday in January after organization day. Repeals provisions relating to emergency sessions and makes conforming amendments. Recouples the state earned income tax credit qualifications with the federal earned income tax credit qualifications under the Internal Revenue Code as in effect January 1, 2023. Requires a contractor that provides tangible personal property incorporated into real property in a project located in an innovation development district to maintain records of all state gross retail and use tax paid or collected during a state fiscal year. Adds state adjusted gross income taxes paid by an individual who is not an employee with respect to income received for services performed in an innovation development district for purposes of calculating income tax incremental amounts. Establishes the commission on improving the status of children fund to support the staffing and operations of the commission. Provides that a part of state user fees shall be deposited in the Indiana secured school fund. Repeals the distribution schedule for appropriations made for certain child development programs. Requires the department of local government finance to prepare an annual report and abstract concerning property tax data (instead of the auditor of state). Deletes reimbursement rate parameters for reimbursement of managed care organizations under the healthy Indiana plan. Extends the sunset of the collection of hospital assessment fees and health facility quality assessment fees from June 30, 2023, to June 30, 2025. Increases the total number of adult learner students at the Excel Centers for Adult Learners and Christel House DORS centers for whom the school may receive state funding. Establishes the Indiana education scholarship account donation fund to accept donations for administration of the Indiana education scholarship account program. Repeals the special education fund. Establishes a state tax credit for a taxpayer that makes certain qualified child care expenditures in providing child care to the taxpayer's employees. Extends provisions for the gasoline tax and the special fuel tax rates. Amends a statute concerning powers and duties of a regional water, sewage, or solid waste district established under prior law. Extends the sunset for the invasive species council and fund from July 1, 2023, to July 1, 2031. Prohibits school corporations and charter schools from charging a fee for curricular materials to students. Provides that the parent of a student or an emancipated minor who attends an accredited nonpublic school and who meets financial eligibility requirements may request reimbursement of fees charged for curricular materials. Establishes the curricular materials fund. Requires a county auditor to distribute a portion of revenue received from an operations fund levy imposed by a school corporation located in certain counties to certain charter schools (excludes school corporations that are designated as a dist
 Current Status:   5/4/2023 - Public Law 201
 
HB1016POLICE AND FIRE MERIT SYSTEMS. (PRESSEL J) Allows a fire protection district or fire protection territory to establish a merit system. Provides that unless a resolution or ordinance to establish a merit system is rejected not later than December 31, 2024, a merit system is established on January 1, 2025, for eligible: (1) city and town police and fire departments and township fire departments; and (2) fire protection districts and fire protection territories. Provides that the merit system may be dissolved after January 1, 2025. Requires a unit, district, or territory to vote to either retain or dissolve the merit system after January 1, 2029, and before January 31, 2029. Repeals a provision containing definitions and moves the definitions to another location.
 Current Status:   5/4/2023 - Public Law 207
 
HB1025FIREFIGHTER DISCIPLINE. (TORR J) Provides that a fire department of a fire protection district or fire protection territory is subject to certain disciplinary and due process requirements.
 Current Status:   4/20/2023 - Public Law 57
 
HB1031CREDIT FOR DONATION TO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT. (FRYE R) Provides for a credit, not to exceed $100,000, against a taxpayer's state tax liability in an amount equal to the taxpayer's donation to a county volunteer fire department fund. Provides that the credit may be carried forward for 10 years.
 Current Status:   2/27/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1034INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR MILITARY PAY. (FRYE R) Exempts military pay for members of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States or the national guard from the individual income tax. (Current law provides an individual income tax exemption for members of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States or the national guard for the period the member is mobilized and deployed.) Exempts military pay earned by members of an active component of the armed forces of the United States from the individual income tax. (Current law exempts from the individual income tax the military pay earned by members of the National Guard and reserve components of the armed forces of the United States while serving on active duty.)
 Current Status:   5/1/2023 - Public Law 121
 
HB1035TOWNSHIP ASSESSORS. (PRESSEL J) Provides that, in counties that have one or more township assessors, the county election board shall place on the ballot at the November 2024 general election a public question asking whether the office of township assessor should be abolished or continued. Provides that a county election board shall tabulate the votes cast on the public question and certify the results to the department of local government finance. Provides that if a majority of the voters voting on the public question vote "yes", the office of each township assessor in the county is abolished, effective January 1, 2026. Provides that if a majority of voters voting on the public question vote "yes": (1) employment positions as of December 31, 2025, of each township assessor in the county are transferred to the county assessor; (2) real and personal property duties of each township assessor in the county are transferred to the county assessor; (3) obligations outstanding on December 31, 2025, of each township assessor in the county are transferred to the county assessor; and (4) the funds of each township assessor in the county on hand for the purpose of carrying out the property assessment duties in the amount determined by the county auditor are transferred to the county assessor. Provides that before October 1, 2025, the county assessor shall interview, or give the opportunity to interview to, each individual who: (1) is an employee of a township assessor in the county; and (2) applies before September 1, 2025, for an employment position. Provides that the township shall transfer to the county assessor all revenue received after the date of the transfer that is received by the township for the purpose of carrying out property assessment duties in the amount determined by the county auditor.
 Current Status:   4/18/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 
HB1044STATE PARK ADMISSION TO MILITARY MEMBERS AND VETERANS. (BARTELS S) Requires the department of natural resources (department) to provide free admission to: (1) members of the armed forces of the United States or Indiana National Guard; and (2) certain veterans of the armed forces of the United States or Indiana National Guard; as well as the individual's motor vehicle, including passengers within the individual's motor vehicle to Indiana state parks, recreation areas, reservoirs, forests, historic sites, museums, memorials, and other department properties. Eliminates provisions that provide that an individual who: (1) is eligible for a disabled Hoosier veteran license plate; or (2) is issued a prisoner of war license plate; may purchase a Golden Hoosier Passport.
 Current Status:   2/27/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1055PUBLIC SAFETY MATTERS. (FRYE R) Increases the number of deputies, from two to six, that a town marshal may have to participate in the town marshal training program (Tier II training program) established by the law enforcement training board (board). Requires the board to adopt rules establishing a conservancy district marshal basic training program. Adds a district marshal or deputy district marshal to certain definitions of "police officer", "officer", or "law enforcement officer". Makes changes to certain definitions of "law enforcement officer" to include officers employed by a hospital police department, conservancy district marshals, and deputy conservancy district marshals. Defines "district marshal". Provides that a conservancy district (district) in which each director of the board has been elected to the board may employ a district marshal or deputy district marshal. Provides that the district marshal is the chief police officer of the district and has the powers of other law enforcement officers in enforcing laws. Makes changes to the jurisdiction of a hospital police department. Provides that a member of a city police or fire department is not subject to residency requirements. Eliminates a provision that provides that a city with a population of less than 7,500 may adopt an ordinance that requires a member of a city police or fire department to reside within the county in which the city is located. Provides that members of the police and fire departments of a town or special service district are not subject to residency requirements but must: (1) have adequate means of transportation into the jurisdiction served by the member's department; and (2) maintain telephone service to communicate with the department. Provides that members of the fire department of a township, fire protection district, or fire protection territory are not subject to residency requirements but must: (1) have adequate means of transportation into the jurisdiction served by the member's department; and (2) maintain telephone service to communicate with the department. Repeals provisions: (1) relating to the establishment of residency requirements for a police or fire department of a town with a population of less than 7,500; (2) relating to the establishment of residency requirements for a township fire department of a township with a population of less than 7,500; and (3) that exempt a member of a town police or fire department or a township fire department from residency requirements under certain circumstances. Repeals a provision relating to the jurisdiction of hospital police departments.
 Current Status:   5/1/2023 - Public Law 122
 
HB1059EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROVIDERS. (ENGLEMAN K) Amends the definition of "emergency medical services provider" for the offense of battery to include a staff member in the emergency department of a hospital.
 Current Status:   2/27/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1060DISSOLUTION OF TOWNS. (ENGLEMAN K) Repeals a statute relating to the dissolution of a small town (a town with a population of less than 500) and included towns in Marion County. Restates this statute and additionally provides that if the county election board of the county in which the greatest percentage of the population of a small town is located finds that the town has not elected town officers during the preceding 10 years, that county election board shall certify that fact to the county executive of each county in which the town is located. Removes from the statute as a reason for dissolving a small town that the town has not had a "functioning town government" during the preceding 10 years. Provides the following if a small town is dissolved: (1) The property owned by the dissolved town after payment of debts and liabilities shall be disposed of by the county executive of the county in which the property is located. (2) Any money remaining after payment of the dissolved town's debts and liabilities shall be deposited in the general fund of each county in which the town was located, in proportion to the assessed value of the dissolved town located in each county. (3) Beginning with the date of the town's dissolution, the following apply: any town ordinance relating to the town's budget, tax rates, and tax levies for the calendar year is void; a budget, tax rate, and tax levy may not be certified for the dissolved town; any distribution of funds due to the town from the state shall be paid to the county; and the county shall deposit any distribution payments made by the state in the county's general fund. (4) Dissolution of the town does not affect the validity of a contract to which the town is a party. (5) After dissolution, the books and records of the dissolved town become the property of the county executive of the county in which the greatest assessed value of the dissolved town was located. (6) Provides that if a dissolved small town was located in more than one county, the county executives may enter into appropriate agreements concerning the disposition of the property of the dissolved town, access to the town records, and other matters considered relevant by the county executives of the respective counties.
 Current Status:   2/27/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1061LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS ROSTER. (ENGLEMAN K) Requires the election division to create an electronic roster of local elected officials that contains certain information about all individuals who hold a local or school board office. Requires circuit court clerks and town clerk-treasurers to enter information into the roster not later than January 1 after an election and whenever an individual is selected to fill a vacancy in a local office.
 Current Status:   2/27/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1062REORGANIZATION OF MUNICIPALITY AND TOWNSHIP. (ENGLEMAN K) Allows a municipality in a county (excluding Marion County) to reorganize with a township that has at least 70% of its population within the municipality, if: (1) the municipality adopts a reorganization plan; and (2) more than 50% of the sum of all voters in the municipality and the unincorporated area of the township approve the reorganization plan. Allows the reorganized political subdivision to provide township assistance within the former boundaries of the reorganizing township by contracting with nonprofit organizations.
 Current Status:   2/27/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1136MENTAL HEALTH CARE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS. (JACKSON C) Establishes the Indiana first responders mental health wellness fund and program. Provides that the division of mental health and addiction of the office of the secretary of family and social services shall administer the program and fund. Provides that a first responder who meets certain requirements may apply to the division for: (1) costs associated with the first responder's active participation in a mental health treatment plan as determined by a psychologist or physician treating the first responder; and (2) compensation if the first responder is unable to work. Establishes requirements for obtaining compensation. Makes a continuous appropriation.
 Current Status:   2/27/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1173UTILITY SCALE BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS. (PRESSEL J) Provides that a person may not: (1) construct a new utility scale battery energy storage system (BESS); or (2) expand the capacity of an existing BESS by more than 10% of the system's original capacity; without the prior approval of the department of homeland security (department). Sets forth information that must be included in an application to the department for approval of the construction or expansion of a BESS. Provides that: (1) a BESS for which installation is subject to department approval; and (2) an installation added to an existing BESS in an expansion for which department approval is required; must comply with the National Fire Protection Association's standard concerning stationary energy storage systems (NFPA 855). Provides that the total capacity of the batteries contained within a single enclosure in: (1) a BESS for which installation is subject to department approval; and (2) an installation added to an existing BESS in an expansion for which department approval is required; may not exceed 10 megawatt hours unless authorized under rules adopted by the fire prevention and building safety commission (commission). Provides that if a BESS installed after June 30, 2023, is located less than 1/2 mile from the nearest 100 year flood plain, all of the system's equipment must be located at least two feet above the 100 year frequency flood elevation. Requires the operator of a BESS to: (1) provide a copy of the operator's emergency response plan for the BESS; and (2) offer training to enable effective response to a fire or contaminant discharge at the BESS; to the fire department responsible for providing fire protection services in the area in which the BESS is located. Authorizes the commission to adopt rules to specify standards for the installation and operation of a BESS. Provides that the commission's rules: (1) must be consistent with NFPA 855; and (2) must include standards for: (A) chemical spill prevention and control; and (B) appropriate setbacks from surface water resources. Requires the department to issue to the interim study committee on energy, utilities, and telecommunication, not later than November 1, 2023, a report regarding the progress of the commission in adopting rules addressing the installation and operation of a BESS.
 Current Status:   5/4/2023 - Public Law 217
 
HB1207911 FEES. (KARICKHOFF M) Authorizes the statewide 911 board to increase the following fees one time in the period beginning after April 30, 2023, and ending before July 1, 2026: (1) The enhanced prepaid wireless charge. (2) The statewide 911 fee. (Current law allows the board to adopt one time increases to each fee in the period that began after April 1, 2020, and ends before July 1, 2023.)
 Current Status:   5/1/2023 - Public Law 131
 
HB1217VARIOUS ALCOHOL MATTERS. (MANNING E) Modifies the definition of "entertainment complex" for purposes of alcohol law. Provides that a primary source of supply, manufacturer, or wholesaler may supply equipment on a temporary and nondiscriminatory basis to the holder of a retailer permit or a temporary permit for the purpose of holding, storing, and dispensing product to consumers for a special event for the duration of the special event. Provides that certain brewers may sell or transfer beer to certain food manufacturers for the purpose of adding or integrating the beer into a product or recipe. Provides that a product that contains transferred beer may not contain more than 0.5% of alcohol by volume when the product leaves the food manufacturer's facility. Allows a small brewery to receive, bottle, and package beer from another small brewery if certain requirements are met. Makes technical corrections regarding a permit holder who manufactures not more than 90,000 barrels of beer in a calendar year for sale or distribution in the state. Increases, within a certain historic district, the number of alcoholic beverage restaurant permits from 10 to 15, and changes certain other requirements. Permits the issuance of three new three-way permits, three new two-way permits, and one new liquor dealer's permit to the town of Whitestown. Requires the alcohol and tobacco commission to issue a beer dealer's permit and a wine dealer's permit to an eligible grocery store. Increases the number of gallons of liquor that an artisan distiller may produce in a calendar year from 10,000 to 20,000. Amends the conditions in which a minor can lawfully be in a room on a licensed premises in which is located a bar over which alcoholic beverages are sold or dispensed by the drink.
 Current Status:   4/18/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 
HB1219PFAS BIOMONITORING PILOT PROGRAM. (BAUER M) Provides that the department of homeland security (department) may establish the PFAS biomonitoring pilot program (pilot program) to collect and analyze blood samples of individuals who were previously, or are currently, firefighters: (1) for serum PFAS levels; and (2) to determine whether there may be corresponding health implications associated with elevated serum PFAS levels. Provides that the department may consult with the department of environmental management and the Indiana department of health regarding the pilot program. Provides that the department may, to the extent possible, test 1,000 firefighters. Allows the department to work with a third party to administer the pilot program and to store data collected under the pilot program. Requires the department to submit, not later than July 1, 2027, a report summarizing: (1) the results of the pilot program; and (2) recommendations of the department, the department of environmental management, and the Indiana department of health for decreasing serum PFAS levels and exposure to PFAS chemicals; to the governor and the legislative council. Establishes the PFAS biomonitoring pilot fund.
 Current Status:   5/1/2023 - Public Law 132
 
HB1222REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING FUND. (FRYE R) Establishes the regional public safety training fund (fund). Provides that the fund is administered by the department of homeland security. Transfers proceeds from the Indiana homeland security fund and the fire training infrastructure fund to the fund. Repeals provisions relating to the establishment of the: (1) Indiana homeland security foundation; (2) Indiana homeland security fund; and (3) fire training infrastructure fund.
 Current Status:   2/27/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1241EMPLOYMENT LEAVE FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS. (CAMPBELL C) Provides that a state agency, political subdivision, or private employer may provide not more than five days of paid leave to an employee who is a volunteer firefighter and takes a leave of absence: (1) to respond to a fire or emergency call; or (2) for an injury that occurs while the employee is engaged in emergency firefighting or other emergency response activity.
 Current Status:   2/27/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1275VEHICLE CARBON MONOXIDE TESTING AT FIRE STATIONS. (PACK R) Requires (rather than allows) a fire department to provide vehicular carbon monoxide testing to the owner of a motor vehicle who requests the testing.
 Current Status:   2/27/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1300STATE GRANTS DATA BASE. (MCGUIRE J) Requires the Indiana department of administration (department) and the office of technology to create a state grants website to serve as a central location for information on grants administered by executive branch state agencies. Requires an executive branch state agency to provide grant information to the department before commencing a grant solicitation or award process.
 Current Status:   2/27/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1309PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR DISABLED VETERANS. (CHERRY R) Provides a property tax exemption for veterans who meet certain criteria.
 Current Status:   2/27/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1321PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING. (GARCIA WILBURN V) Requires the law enforcement training board to establish minimum standards for basic training and annual inservice training that address the mental health and wellness of law enforcement officers. Requires the executive training program to include training in mental health and wellness and suicide prevention of law enforcement officers. Provides that the mental health and wellness training may be provided online or by other means of virtual instruction. Provides that full-time firefighters' minimum training and annual training requirements must include mental health and wellness training. Requires certain persons who provide emergency medical services to obtain mental health and wellness training as a condition of licensure and certification.
 Current Status:   5/1/2023 - Public Law 139
 
HB1326CHARITABLE GAMING RAFFLES. (HAGGARD C) Provides that a bona fide charitable organization may accept payment by credit card for the purchase of a chance to enter a raffle, and the credit card payment may be made on the Internet. Provides that an administrative rule that prohibits a charitable organization from conducting an allowable activity on or through the Internet is void. Directs the publisher of the Indiana Administrative Code and Indiana Register to remove that provision from the Indiana Administrative Code.
 Current Status:   2/27/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1341PFAS-FREE FIREFIGHTER GEAR. (OLTHOFF J) Provides that, after June 30, 2024, an Indiana fire department may not purchase firefighting gear unless it contains a permanently affixed label indicating whether or not the firefighting gear contains PFAS.
 Current Status:   4/20/2023 - Public Law 78
 
HB1355TOWNSHIP MERGER PILOT PROGRAM. (MILLER D) Establishes a pilot program that provides for: (1) the merger of townships into a single township government in Blackford County and Switzerland County; and (2) the merger of townships into not more than two township governments in Crawford County.
 Current Status:   4/18/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 
HB1454DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE. (SNOW C) Provides that the term of any judgment funding bond with regard to either: (1) the city of Hobart; or (2) the Merrillville Community School Corporation; issued for the purpose of paying a property tax judgment rendered against Lake County for assessment year 2011, 2012, 2013, or 2014 shall be 25 years. Changes the sunset date for the procedure for selling certain bonds to July 1, 2025, and makes corresponding changes. Adds nonprofit building corporations created by a municipal corporation to a provision concerning the purchase of municipal securities by the treasurer of state and provides that such a security must have a stated final maturity of not more than 25 years after the date of purchase. Specifies expenses eligible for funding from the READI fund. Prohibits the department of local government finance from approving a county reassessment plan before the assessor provides verification that the land values determination has been completed. Removes language from a statute allowing a taxpayer to elect a special property tax valuation method for mini-mill equipment that prohibited the election if any outstanding bond obligations would be impaired as a result of the election. Requires an assessor determining land values to submit the values to the county property tax assessment board of appeals (PTABOA) and the department. Establishes procedures for rental property assessment appeals. Makes changes to a provision granting a property tax exemption to cemetery owners. Requires the land of controlled environment agriculture property to be classified and assessed as agricultural and the improvements to be classified and assessed as an agricultural greenhouse for property tax assessment. Prohibits a PTABOA determination of assessed value following a hearing that exceeds the original appealed assessed value at issue. Provides that a qualified taxing unit located in Lake County that has experienced a property tax revenue shortfall in one or more tax years: (1) resulting from erroneous assessed valuation figures; and (2) which was, or will be, at least $5,000,000, or 20% of its net tax levy, as a result of the erroneous assessed valuation amount; may apply to the treasurer for a loan from the counter-cyclical revenue and economic stabilization fund. Describes procedures, limitations, and uses for such loans. Limits the amount of loans to all qualified taxing units to $35,000,000. Prescribes a formula for determining a population growth of 150% for purposes of the exclusion from maximum ad valorem property tax levy limits for municipalities that meet specified criteria. Makes changes to statutes concerning maximum property tax levies for: (1) Sugar Creek Township Fire Protection District; and (2) Otter Creek Township. Amends an exclusion from the definition of "controlled project" for projects required by a court order. Extends through 2026 the authority for certain school corporations to allocate circuit breaker credits proportionately but imposes limitations with respect to school corporation eligibility to allocate such credits. Repeals the provision establishing the division of data analysis of the department. Prohibits a county auditor from denying an application for a standard deduction for a homestead because the applicant does not have a valid driver's license with the address of the homestead property. Provides that when a county auditor submits a certified statement of assessed value to the department, the county auditor shall exclude the amount of assessed value for any property located in the county for which an appeal has been filed and for which there is no final disposition. Provides that a county auditor may appeal to the department to include the amount of assessed value under appeal within a taxing district for that calendar year. Provides for the expiration of certain supplemental county property tax levy provisions on the later of: (1) January 1, 2045; or (2) the date on which all bonds or lease agreements outstanding on July 1, 2023, for which a pledge of tax revenue is completely paid. Imposes reporting and publication requirements for those bonds and leases. Removes the requirement that a PTABOA quorum must include at least one certified level two or level three assessor-appraiser. Prescribes additional duties for the department. Provides that the distressed unit appeal board (DUAB) may employ staff (instead of an executive director). Provides that the department may (instead of shall) support the DUAB's duties using money from the department's budget funding. Repeals provisions requiring the DUAB to pay the emergency manager's compensation and to reimburse the emergency manager for actual and necessary expenses. Repeals the fiscal and qualitative indicators committee (committee). Replaces references to the committee with references to the DUAB. Provides that, in the assessment of tangible property, confidential information may be disclosed to an official or employee of a county assessor or auditor. Provides that the required annual visit between a representative of the department and each county may take place virtually. Requires a township or county assessor to document any changes made to the parcel characteristics of real property from the previous year's assessment in an assessment of the real property. Provides that a township may elect to establish a township firefighting fund and a township emergency services fund in lieu of the township firefighting and emergency services fund. Provides that the excess of the proceeds of the property taxes attributable to an increase in the property tax rate for a participating unit of a fire protection territory that is established after the establishment of a tax increment financing area located outside of Marion County shall be allocated to and distributed in the form of an allocated property tax revenue pass back to the participating unit of the fire protection territory and not to the redevelopment district. Provides that the fiscal body of a county may adopt an ordinance to establish a property tax amnesty program and require a waiver of interest and penalties added before January 1, 2023, on delinquent taxes and special assessments on real property in the county if certain conditions are met. Amends provisions excluding the part of a participating unit's proceeds of property taxes imposed in certain tax increment finance areas for an assessment date with respect to which the allocation and distribution is made that are attributable to property taxes imposed to meet the participating unit's obligations to a fire protection territory. Reduces the fee, from 15% to 10%, that the department of state revenue may charge a debtor for any debts collected as a collection fee for the department's services, not including local collection assistance fees. Establishes a tax credit for an eligible taxpayer that employs certain individuals with a disability. Provides that contributions to a 529 college savings account or 529A ABLE account made after December 31, 2023, shall be considered as having been made during the taxable year preceding the contribution if certain conditions are met. Beginning in taxable year 2024, allows the Indiana economic development corporation to award a qualified taxpayer a historic rehabilitation tax credit equal to 25% or 30% of the qualified expenditures incurred in the restoration and preservation of a qualified historic structure, depending on the type of historic structure. Pro
 Current Status:   5/4/2023 - Public Law 236
 
HB1506FIRST RESPONDERS RECOGNITION MONUMENT. (SPEEDY M) Establishes the American first responders recognition monument committee (committee). Provides that the purpose of the American first responders recognition monument is to reflect on the sacrifice made by first responders catastrophically injured in the line of service. Provides that the purpose of the committee is to administer the disbursement of funds to responsible artisans and organizations to facilitate the design, prototyping, fabrication, and installation of the American first responders recognition monument. Establishes the membership of the committee. Appropriates $350,000 from the state general fund to the department of homeland security (department) to be used by the department to make disbursements to responsible artisans and organizations to facilitate the design, prototyping, fabrication, and installation of the American first responders recognition monument.
 Current Status:   2/27/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1578COVERED PERSONS FOR RESTRICTED ADDRESSES. (O'BRIEN T) Provides that a regular, paid firefighter and a volunteer firefighter are "covered persons" under the statute that requires local government units that operate a public data base website containing the names and addresses of property owners to restrict disclosure to the general public of the covered person's home address. Removes an obsolete date reference.
 Current Status:   4/20/2023 - Public Law 91
 
HCR21RECOGNIZING AND HONORING VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS. (FRYE R) A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing and honoring volunteer firefighters.
 Current Status:   3/14/2023 - adopted voice vote
 
SB78DISTRIBUTIONS OF PUBLIC SAFETY INCOME TAX REVENUE. (NIEMEYER R) Requires that part of a certified distribution allocated to a county (other than Marion County), subject to a qualified township's application, be allocated among the qualified townships in the county. Provides the calculation for the amount of the allocation. Provides that a qualified township and various fire entities may apply to the county adopting body for a distribution of tax revenue. Provides that the county adopting body shall review an application and shall, before September 1 of a year, adopt a resolution requiring tax revenue to be distributed to a qualified applicant or applicants. Provides that the county adopting body shall provide a copy of the resolution to the county auditor and the department of local government finance. Provides that an adopted resolution submitted in a timely manner to the county auditor and the department of local government finance applies to distributions of tax revenue to the qualified applicant in the following calendar year and each calendar year thereafter until the qualified applicant rescinds the application. Provides that a qualified applicant that wishes to rescind its application under this subsection must notify the county adopting body in writing. Provides that if the county adopting body receives a qualified applicant's written notice to rescind its application, the county adopting body shall adopt a resolution rescinding the qualified applicant's distribution before September 1 of a year and shall provide a copy of the resolution to the county auditor and the department of local government finance.
 Current Status:   4/17/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 
SB169GRANTS FOR AMBULANCE PURCHASE. (LEISING J) Establishes the rural community ambulance grant pilot program and fund. Provides that the program and fund are administered by the emergency medical services commission (commission). Provides that the commission shall award grants on a competitive basis. Makes an appropriation.
 Current Status:   2/28/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB222NONPROFIT SALES TAX EXEMPTION. (WALKER G) Provides that concession sales by a volunteer group at periodic community or athletic not-for-profit events are included under the sales tax exemption for certain nonprofit organizations, regardless of whether the volunteer group is organized as a nonprofit entity or has been issued an exemption certificate.
 Current Status:   2/28/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB269LEAVE FOLLOWING CRITICAL INCIDENT. (ALTING R) Provides that a first responder may take up to 48 hours of leave immediately following a qualified critical incident. Defines a "qualified critical incident". Provides that the employer of a first responder who requests to take the qualified critical incident leave may elect to pay the first responder for the qualified critical incident leave.
 Current Status:   2/28/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB277FIRE PROTECTION. (FREEMAN A) Provides that an individual who is certified as a fire inspector may conduct a fire inspection. Provides that an individual who is certified as a fire inspector and not an employee of the fire department may conduct a fire inspection after completing additional requirements. Requires a structure constructed or initially converted or remodeled after June 30, 2023, for use as an animal facility to have a fire alarm system or staff on duty any time a dog or cat is present on the premises. Authorizes periodic local or state fire inspections to determine compliance.
 Current Status:   5/1/2023 - Public Law 107
 
SB299PUBLIC SAFETY MATTERS. (ROGERS L) Provides that a person who refuses to follow the lawful commands of a law enforcement officer to move a specified reasonable distance away from the scene of an active investigation commits a Class B misdemeanor. Establishes a defense if the order: (1) is unreasonable under the circumstances; or (2) would endanger the person. Permits a person to be placed in a community corrections program even if the person's sentence is suspendible.
 Current Status:   2/28/2023 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB314ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY. (GASKILL M) Makes the following changes to the definition of "covered person" for purposes of the statutes concerning restricted addresses: (1) Replaces a "victim of domestic violence" with an individual who is an address confidentiality "program participant". (2) Includes any person who resides in the same household as a person considered a "covered person". Urges the legislative council to assign to the appropriate interim study committee the topic of studying certain topics regarding address confidentiality protections.
 Current Status:   5/4/2023 - Public Law 180
 
SB316COMPUTER AIDED EMERGENCY DISPATCH SYSTEMS. (WALKER K) Provides that the statewide 911 board (board) may conduct a feasibility study on potential ways in which the computer aided dispatch (CAD) systems used by public safety answering points (PSAPs) in Indiana could be made interoperable to facilitate the standard dispatch of EMS resources based on using the EMS resource that represents the closest and most appropriate EMS resource to respond to an emergency. Provides that the board may submit a report on the study to the following not later than July 1, 2024: (1) The executive director of the legislative services agency to distribute to members of the general assembly. (2) The department of homeland security. (3) The integrated public safety commission. (4) The Indiana department of health. Sets forth information that may be included in the report. Provides that these provisions expire January 1, 2025.
 Current Status:   4/20/2023 - Public Law 41
 
SB419STATE TAX MATTERS. (HOLDMAN T) Changes the definition of "Internal Revenue Code" in the adjusted gross income tax law to mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended and in effect on January 1, 2023. Makes certain changes regarding net operating losses for purposes of determinating state adjusted gross income. Provides that certain amounts for providing or expanding access to broadband service in Indiana may be subtracted from a taxpayer's state corporate adjusted gross income. Provides for successor liability for certain unpaid taxes following a business asset sale. Repeals an outdated provision requiring separate exemption certificates for manufacturers and wholesalers. Makes a clarifying change to the sales tax exemption that applies to power subsidiaries. Clarifies the acquisition date for purposes of adding back interest from tax exempt bonds issued by another state in determining Indiana adjusted gross income. Amends provisions regarding the exemption for certain income derived from patents. Provides that tax paid by an electing partnership is deposited in the state general fund. Makes clarifying changes and technical corrections to the affordable and workforce housing tax credit. Specifies the deposit and distribution of interest with respect to certain taxes. Authorizes the department of state revenue to publish or disclose the status of a governmental or nonprofit entity's sales tax exemption certificate. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally sells, purchases, installs, transfers, or possesses: (1) an automated sales suppression device or a zapper; or (2) phantom-ware; commits a class A misdemeanor, and increases the penalty if certain circumstances exist. Makes clarifying and technical corrections to provisions under the electronic cigarette tax. Makes certain changes to a provision contained in P.L.1-2023. Provides that an individual who is an Indiana resident and a member of a health care sharing ministry is entitled to an adjusted gross income tax deduction. Requires a taxpayer to: (1) deduct from the taxpayer's adjusted gross income for a taxable year the amount of specified research or experimental expenditures paid or incurred by the taxpayer during the taxable year; and (2) add to the taxpayer's adjusted gross income an amount equal to the deduction claimed under Section 174 of the Internal Revenue Code for the taxable year. Provides that certain transactions involving a person's acquisition of agricultural machinery, tools, or equipment are exempt from the application of the state gross retail tax. Provides that if an organization provides nonprofit agricultural organization insurance coverage, the organization is subject to a nonprofit agricultural organization health coverage tax unless the organization: (1) files a notice of election with the insurance commissioner and the commissioner of the department of state revenue on or before November 30 of a taxable year; and (2) states in the notice of election that the organization elects to be subject to state income tax for the taxable year. Provides that compensation received by an individual who: (1) is not a resident of Indiana; and (2) receives compensation for employment duties performed in Indiana for 30 days or less during the calendar year; is exempt from the adjusted gross income tax. Provides a sales tax exemption for certain components of a solar or wind energy system.
 Current Status:   5/4/2023 - Public Law 194
 
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