Prepared by: Maria Dowers
E-mail: mdowers@indiana.bank
Report created on January 29, 2023
 
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 (MPH) to receive access to confidential records. Provides that the auditor of state is officially 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. Provides that the change in title does not invalidate any documents or transactions conducted in the name of the auditor of state. Requires the legislative services agency, under the direction of the code revision commission, to prepare legislation for introduction in the 2024 regular session of the general assembly to make appropriate amendments to the Indiana Code to change references from the "auditor of state" to the "state comptroller" and to make any other necessary implementation changes. Establishes the opioid settlement fund into which funds received from opioid litigation settlements must be deposited. 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). Provides that each taxing unit and soil and water conservation district shall be charged an amount equal to 50% of the actual direct and indirect cost of performing an examination for certain individuals engaged in making examinations or investigations. Allows the Indiana economic development corporation (corporation) to certify an applicable tax credit that exceeds the maximum allowable amount after review by the budget committee. Provides that a taxpayer is entitled to a refund of a research expense tax credit if the taxpayer meets certain conditions. Provides the corporation with discretion to refund unused amounts of certain credits. Defines "core public health services" for purposes of public health laws. Provides a process by which a county or a health and hospital corporation may elect to establish a maximum permissible ad valorem health services property tax levy. Provides that a new city health department cannot be established after December 31, 2022, but allows current city health departments to continue to operate. Requires each local board of health to establish a local public health services fund to receive state funding from the local public health fund. Provides a method of allocation of state funding to local boards of health. 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. Deletes minimum allocation amounts for purposes of the county misdemeanant fund. 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. 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 for whom the school may receive state funding. Establishes early literacy achievement grants and requires that the grants be used to pay cash stipends to certain teachers, instructional coaches, and other staff employed in the classroom. Requires each public school to provide curricular materials at no cost to each student enrolled in the public school. 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 to provide state advancements for costs incurred by public schools in providing curricular materials to students at no cost and reimbursements to parents of certain students and emancipated minors who attend an accredited nonpublic school. Appropriates from the state general fund to the office of the secretary of family and social services an amount sufficient to meet maintenance of effort requirements in the state budget for the biennium beginning July 1, 2023, and ending June 30, 2025. 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 the outcomes based formula fund from which the commission for higher education may annually request distributions from the outcomes based formula fund for each state educational institution. Provides that state user fees remaining after required distributions shall be distributed to the state general fund (instead of the court technology fund). Requires the auditor of state to deposit distributions of pro bono legal services fees received from the: (1) clerk of a circuit court; (2) clerk of a city or town court; or (3) Marion County small claims court; in the pro bono legal services fund. Removes the prohibition on the use of money in the public defense fund for reimbursement of misdemeanor cases. Provides for the calculation of salary increases for the governor and state elected officials. Provides for the calculation of salary increases for court officers. Provides that $10,000,000 of unexpended and unencumbered amounts appropriated to the department of education in the state fiscal year ending before July 1, 2023, do not revert to the state general fund but remain available to fund matching grants from the Lilly Endowment for early literacy improvements. Requires the auditor of state to transfer $80,000,000 from the tobacco master settlement agreement fund to the state construction fund on July 1, 2023. Provides that unexpended and unencumbered amounts appropriated from the federal economic stimulus fund in the state fiscal year ending before July 1, 2023, do not revert to the state general fund. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Porter and Cherry
1/12/2023 - Authored By Jeffrey Thompson
 
HB1002EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE MATTERS. (GOODRICH C) Establishes the: (1) career scholarship account program (CSA program); (2) career scholarship account program fund (CSA program fund); (3) career scholarship account administration fund; and (4) credential completion grant. Provides that the department of education (department), in consultation with the governor's workforce cabinet, shall: (1) designate and approve course sequences, career courses, modern youth apprenticeships, and course sequences leading to certification; and (2) determine the grant amount that a career scholarship student may receive under the CSA program fund for each sequence, course, or apprenticeship. Establishes eligibility requirements to participate in the CSA program. Provides that the governor's workforce cabinet may approve participating entities that meet certain requirements to participate in the CSA program. Provides that grant amounts that career scholarship students receive are not included in adjusted gross income for tax purposes. Prohibits a school corporation or charter school from receiving a career and technical education grant for a student enrolled in a career and technical education program if the student is enrolled in the CSA program. Requires the state board of education, in consultation with the department, to establish new high school diploma requirements. Removes a provision that provides that a student who satisfies an Indiana diploma with a Core 40 with academic honors designation through a certain alternative course shall not count toward a school's honor designation award. Requires the governor's workforce cabinet to create a list of approved intermediaries, employers, and labor organizations. Requires certain high school and college students to meet with an intermediary, an employer, or a labor organization. Requires certain committed offenders and recipients of unemployment benefits to meet with an intermediary. Specifies exceptions. Allows the recipient of a: (1) higher education award; (2) freedom of choice grant; and (3) scholarship under the twenty-first century scholars program; to apply the award, grant, or scholarship to the cost of training by an approved intermediary, employer, or labor organization instead of the educational costs of a postsecondary educational institution. Allows certain recipients of a scholarship under the twenty-first century scholars program to apply the scholarship to the cost of a course sequence or an apprenticeship provided by a CSA participating entity. Provides that during each school year, a public high school must hold at least one career fair during regular school hours. Repeals and replaces a definition of "participating entity" with "ESA participating entity".
 Current Status:   1/18/2023 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to House Education
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Behning, Davis, McNamara
1/12/2023 - Authored By Chuck Goodrich
 
HB1005HOUSING. (MILLER D) Establishes the residential housing infrastructure assistance program (program) and residential housing infrastructure assistance revolving fund (fund). Provides that the Indiana finance authority (authority) shall administer the fund and program. Provides that political subdivisions may apply to the fund for loans for certain infrastructure projects related to the development of residential housing. Provides that money in the fund may not be used for: (1) debt repayment; (2) maintenance and repair projects; (3) upgrading utility poles; or (4) consulting or engineering fees for studies, reports, designs, or analyses. Provides that loans from the fund must be allocated as follows: (1) 70% of the money in the fund must be used for housing infrastructure in municipalities with a population of less than 50,000. (2) 30% of the money in the fund must be used for housing infrastructure in all other political subdivisions. Requires the authority to establish a project prioritization system for the purpose of awarding loans from the fund, and specifies the criteria that must be included in the project prioritization system. Allows the authority to establish a leveraged loan program to or for the benefit of program participants. Requires the public finance director to prepare an annual report of the fund's activities for the legislative council and the budget committee. Makes a continuing appropriation.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Representative DeLaney
1/24/2023 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
1/24/2023 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives O'Brien and Hall
1/12/2023 - Authored By Doug Miller
 
HB1007ELECTRIC UTILITY SERVICE. (SOLIDAY E) Provides that it is the continuing policy of the state that decisions concerning Indiana's electric generation resource mix, energy infrastructure, and electric service ratemaking constructs must take into account the following attributes of electric utility service: (1) Reliability. (2) Affordability. (3) Resiliency. (4) Stability. (5) Environmental sustainability. Requires the Indiana utility regulatory commission (IURC) to take each of these attributes into account when: (1) reviewing, and preparing a final director's report for, an integrated resource plan submitted by an electric utility; (2) acting upon a petition for the construction, purchase, or lease of an electric generation facility; and (3) reviewing whether the public convenience and necessity continues to require the completion of an electric generation facility under construction. Requires the IURC to commence before September 1, 2023, a comprehensive study to consider the appropriate: (1) design and framework for; and (2) requirements with respect to; performance based ratemaking for investor-owned electricity suppliers. Sets forth certain topics that the IURC shall consider and evaluate in conducting the required study. Requires the IURC to include in its annual report that is due before October 1, 2025, a report containing the IURC's findings and recommendations on the specified topics. Provides that the report must contain recommendations, supported by sufficient data and findings from the IURC's study, with respect to the appropriate: (1) design and framework for; and (2) requirements with respect to; performance based ratemaking for electricity suppliers, so as to enable the general assembly to fully evaluate the impact of performance based ratemaking on all classes of ratepayers, while considering the five attributes of electric utility service set forth as state policy in the bill. Amends the statute governing reliability adequacy metrics for certain electric utilities ("public utilities" under the statute) as follows: (1) Defines the terms: (A) "fall unforced capacity", or "fall UCAP"; and (B) "spring unforced capacity", or "spring UCAP"; for purposes of the prescribed reliability adequacy metrics. (2) Reduces to 15% the 30% limit (under current law) for a public utility's summer or winter unforced capacity (UCAP) that the public utility is authorized to acquire from capacity markets, for purposes of the reliability adequacy metrics included in a resource planning report (report) submitted to the IURC after June 30, 2023. (3) Provides that the reliability metrics included in a report submitted to the IURC after June 30, 2026, must include specified information concerning a public utility's ability to meet its spring UCAP and fall UCAP. (4) Provides that if, after reviewing a public utility's report, the IURC is not satisfied that the public utility can: (A) provide reliable electric service to its Indiana customers; or (B) either: (i) satisfy both its planning reserve margin requirement or other federal reliability requirements and the reliability adequacy metrics set forth in the bill; or (ii) provide sufficient reason as to why it is unable to satisfy both its planning reserve margin requirement or other federal reliability requirements and the reliability adequacy metrics set forth in the bill; the IURC may conduct an investigation into the matter. (Current law does not require the IURC to consider whether the public utility can provide sufficient reason as to its inability to satisfy both its planning reserve margin requirement or other federal reliability requirements and the reliability adequacy metrics set forth in the bill.) (5) Requires the IURC to include in its 2025 annual report its analysis regarding the appropriate percentage or portion of: (A) total spring UCAP; and (B) total fall UCAP; that public utilities should be authorized to acquire from capacity markets.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - House Bills on Third Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Amendment #2 (Pierce) failed; Roll Call 34: yeas 30, nays 61
1/26/2023 - Amendment #1 (Errington) failed; Roll Call 33: yeas 27, nays 64
1/26/2023 - Amendment #3 (Pryor) failed; Roll Call 32: yeas 28, nays 63
1/26/2023 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/26/2023 - Amendment #2 (Pierce) failed;
1/26/2023 - Amendment #1 (Errington) failed;
1/26/2023 - Amendment #3 (Pryor) failed;
1/26/2023 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/24/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/24/2023 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 13; Nays: 0
1/24/2023 - House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2023 - Referred to House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Jeter and Negele
1/12/2023 - Authored By Edmond Soliday
 
HB1008PENSION INVESTMENTS. (MANNING E) Provides that a fiduciary, in making and supervising investments of a reserve fund of the public pension system, shall discharge the fiduciary's duties solely in the financial interest of the participants and beneficiaries of the public pension system. Establishes certain requirements for fiduciaries, proxy advisors, service providers, and proxy voting. Requires a governmental entity to, at least annually, tabulate and report all proxy votes made in relation to the administration of a fund of the public pension system. Provides that the treasurer of state shall enforce these provisions.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - House Financial Institutions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to House Financial Institutions
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Speedy and Lindauer
1/12/2023 - Authored By Ethan Manning
 
HB1021ESCROW TRANSACTIONS. (TORR J) Amends the definition of "good funds" for the purposes of an escrow transaction.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Insurance
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Jerry Torr
 
HB1024PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS. (TORR J) Provides that a governmental body may not enter into a debt instrument unless it first receives a written financial analysis. Requires a person who engages in certain activities on behalf of either a governmental body or a potential operator with whom a governmental body is negotiating a BOT agreement to be registered as a broker with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Provides that a contractor that employs 10 or more employees on a design-build public works project must provide its employees access to a training program applicable to the tasks to be performed in the normal course of the employee's employment with the contractor on the public project. Provides that a tier 1 or tier 2 contractor that employs 50 or more journeymen must participate in an apprenticeship or training program that meets certain standards. Requires design-builders and any member of a team working on a design-build public works project to comply with certain statutes. Provides that a public agency awarding a contract for a construction manager as constructor project may not take certain actions based on a bidder's, offeror's, or contractor's entering into, refusing to enter into, adhering to, or refusing to adhere to an agreement with a labor organization.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Jerry Torr
 
HB1026SMALL LOAN FINANCE CHARGES. (HAMILTON C) Changes the current incremental finance charge limits that apply to a small loan to a maximum annual rate. Prohibits certain acts with respect to financing of a small loan and makes a violation a deceptive act and subject to penalties.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Financial Institutions
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Carey Hamilton
 
HB1029LEGAL ACTION INVOLVING CRIMES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. (TORR J) Prohibits causes of action against a property owner, a business owner, or a third party business operator for a criminal act committed by another person on the property, at the business, or on premises owned by another person.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Jerry Torr
 
HB1030REGISTRATION OF RENTAL UNITS. (OLTHOFF J) Allows a political subdivision to impose an annual registration fee of up to $10 per rental unit that is not part of a rental unit community. (Current law allows for an annual registration fee of up to $5 per rental unit that is not a part of a rental unit community.) Provides that a political subdivision may impose an additional fee or penalty on an owner or landlord for failure to pay a registration fee for a rental unit or to register a rental unit in an amount not greater than: (1) $50 per rental unit, if at least 30 days but not more than 90 days have passed since the owner or landlord was given notice of the violation; and (2) $100 per rental unit, if more than 90 days have passed since the owner or landlord was given notice of the violation. Caps the total amount of additional fees or penalties imposed on an owner or landlord at $7,500. Requires a political subdivision with a rental registration program to provide notice to each owner or landlord that registered a rental unit for the previous year not later than 60 days before the current year's registration deadline.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Local Government
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Julie Olthoff
 
HB1033LOCAL UNIT WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FUND. (FRYE R) Establishes the local unit water infrastructure fund (fund) to provide grants, loans, and other financial assistance to counties, cities, and towns for projects to: (1) repair, replace, or increase the capacity of water infrastructure; or (2) replace lead water service lines; in community water systems. Requires the Indiana finance authority (authority) to administer the fund. Provides that the fund consists of appropriations from the state general fund and money from other sources. Requires the authority to adopt guidelines to establish criteria for the making of grants and the providing of loans and other financial assistance from the fund. Provides that an application for a grant, a loan, or other financial assistance must be accompanied by all supporting materials required by the authority. Requires a local unit that applies for a grant, a loan, or other financial assistance to develop an asset management program for its community water system. Authorizes the authority to establish a maximum amount that one county, city, or town may receive as a grant. Requires the authority, if possible, to allocate at least 50% of the total amount of grants to counties having a population of less than 50,000 and cities and towns located in counties having a population of less than 50,000. Authorizes the authority to make the award of a grant conditional upon the local unit contributing a local match of funds to be combined with the grant, but imposes an upper limit on the amount of a matching grant that can be required of a county, city, or town falling within certain population parameters. Requires the authority to establish the interest rate or interest rate parameters for each loan from the fund, and allows the authority to take into account certain factors in setting interest rates or interest rate parameters. Provides that the authority may require a local unit that receives a loan to enter into a binding financial assistance agreement. Requires a biennial report on grants awarded and loans and other financial assistance provided from the fund.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Andrade M
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Randall Frye
 
HB1038DATA SECURITY. (JETER C) Removes the remedies from chapter 3 of the data security breach statute and adds a reference to relief available under chapter 4 of that statute. (Under current law, the maximum civil penalty in chapter 3 is $5,000 per deceptive act.) Changes the civil penalty under chapter 4 of the data security breach statute to $500,000 per deceptive act. (Under current law, the maximum civil penalty in chapter 4 is $150,000 per deceptive act.) Adds the following to the permissible remedies available for the attorney general to seek for a deceptive act: (1) Restitution for actual harm, but not less than $100 per Indiana resident who suffered actual harm. (2) The cost of administering restitution.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Andrade M
 All Bill Status:   1/24/2023 - Senate sponsor: Senator Koch
1/24/2023 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 27: yeas 96, nays 0
1/24/2023 - House Bills on Third Reading
1/23/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Lauer
1/23/2023 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/23/2023 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/19/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/18/2023 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/18/2023 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Chris Jeter
 
HB1039MEDICAL AND ADULT USE CANNABIS. (TESHKA J) After marijuana is removed as a federal schedule I controlled substance, permits the use of cannabis by: (1) a person at least 21 years of age; and (2) a person with a serious medical condition as determined by the person's physician. Establishes the adult use cannabis excise tax, and requires a retailer to transfer the tax to the department of state revenue for deposit in the state general fund. Exempts veterans from payment of the sales tax on medical or adult use cannabis. Establishes a cannabis program to permit the cultivation, processing, testing, transportation, and sale of cannabis by holders of a valid permit. Establishes the Indiana cannabis commission (ICC) as a state agency to oversee, implement, and enforce the program, and establishes the ICC advisory committee to review the effectiveness of the program. Requires that permit holders take steps to prevent diversion of cannabis to unauthorized persons. Requires that cannabis and cannabis products be properly labeled, placed in child resistant packaging, and tested by an independent testing laboratory before being made available for purchase. Prohibits packaging cannabis in a manner that is appealing to children. Authorizes research on cannabis in accordance with rules set forth by the ICC. Establishes a procedure for the expungement of a cannabis related conviction if the act constituting the conviction becomes legal. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Bartels, Miller D, Moed
1/9/2023 - Authored By Jake Teshka
 
HB1041STATE BOARD OF ACCOUNTS. (LEHMAN M) Provides that the state board of accounts (SBOA) is designated as the independent external auditor of audited entities and is subject to applicable professional accounting standards. Requires annual reports to be prepared, verified, and filed with the state examiner as set forth in the uniform compliance guidelines. Requires all appointments of field examiners be made solely upon the ground of fitness in accordance with professional accounting and auditing standards. Provides that if an examination of an audited entity is unable to be performed because the audited entity's accounts, records, files, or reports are not properly maintained or reconciled, the audited entity may be declared to be unauditable. Provides that an audited entity that is declared unauditable shall bring its accounts, records, files, or reports into an auditable condition within 90 days. Requires the SBOA to publish a list of audited entities declared unauditable on its website. Revises conditions under which the state examiner may undertake an examination based on a violation of the law. Requires the SBOA to approve a request by an audited entity to opt out of examinations and engage a certified public accountant to conduct examinations if, within the last six years, the SBOA has not issued an examination or special investigation report critical of the audited entity's internal controls and there have been no adverse reports. Provides that the SBOA may terminate its approval of the use of a certified public accountant if certain requirements are not met. Revises the provision regarding field examiner traveling expenses. Makes changes to certain reporting, resolution, and disclosure requirements. Simplifies the provision regarding parties and a plaintiff's right of recovery. Removes provisions regarding additional powers of the state examiner and attorney general. Provides that if the attorney general brings an action against an official bond, official bonds, or a crime insurance policy, the cause may be brought in the name of the state of Indiana upon the relation of the attorney general as plaintiff. Repeals a provision regarding the withdrawal or removal of counties from solid waste management districts. Repeals a provision regarding bonds and crime policies for faithful performance. Repeals a provision regarding examination reports, requisites, performance of public works, and SBOA powers. Repeals a provision regarding copies of reports filed with libraries, public inspections, and request renewals. Makes technical and conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - Referred to Senate
 All Bill Status:   1/23/2023 - Senate sponsor: Senator Bassler
1/23/2023 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 17: yeas 98, nays 0
1/23/2023 - House Bills on Third Reading
1/19/2023 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/19/2023 - Amendment #1 (Lehman) prevailed; voice vote
1/19/2023 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/17/2023 - added as coauthors Representatives Miller D and Negele
1/17/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/17/2023 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
1/17/2023 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Porter
1/9/2023 - Authored By Matt Lehman
 
HB1045CRAFT HEMP FLOWER AND HEMP PRODUCTION. (BARTELS S) Excludes craft hemp flower from the definition of "hemp product". Removes references to smokable hemp. Removes an exemption to a person who knowingly or intentionally grows or handles smokable hemp without a license from the penalty of growing or handling hemp without a license. Repeals a law that requires that a hemp bud or a hemp flower be sold only to a processor licensed in Indiana. Provides that a food is not considered adulterated for containing low THC hemp extract or craft hemp flower. Creates contaminant testing and packaging requirements for the distribution and sale of craft hemp flower. Establishes penalties for selling or distributing craft hemp flower in violation of the requirements. Makes it a Class C infraction if a person knowingly: (1) sells or distributes craft hemp flower to a person less than 21 years of age; and (2) purchases craft hemp flower for delivery to another person who is less than 21 years of age. Provides that a retail establishment that sells or distributes craft hemp flower to a person less than 21 years of age commits a Class C infraction. Makes it a Class C infraction if a person less than 21 years of age: (1) purchases craft hemp flower; (2) accepts craft hemp flower for personal use; or (3) possesses craft hemp flower on his or her person. Provides that a person who, while a motor vehicle is in operation or located on the right-of-way of a public highway, possesses a container that contains craft hemp flower, and: (1) the container does not have tamper evident packaging; or (2) the tamper evident packaging has a broken seal; commits a Class C infraction. Provides that a violation is not considered a moving violation. Defines "craft hemp flower". Provides that craft hemp flower is not included in the definition of "controlled substance analog", "hashish", "low THC hemp extract", or "marijuana". Repeals the definition of "smokable hemp" and criminal penalties concerning smokable hemp. Makes conforming changes. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Development
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Teshka, Lucas, Gore
1/9/2023 - Authored By Steve Bartels
 
HB1047SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. (SHACKLEFORD R) Makes an appropriation of available federal funds to the office of small business and entrepreneurship for purposes related to minority owned small businesses.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Robin Shackleford
 
HB1050VARIOUS MOTOR VEHICLE MATTERS. (PRESSEL J) Defines "lawful status". Repeals the term "credential". Defines "physical credential". Provides for when a credential issued by the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) must be in the form of a physical credential or a mobile credential. Provides for the form of the mobile credential. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2023, and each year thereafter, the bureau is required to provide the executive director of the legislative services agency the name of a special group for whom: (1) 10 years have elapsed since the special group was admitted into the special group recognition license plate program; or (2) 10 years have elapsed since the previous review of the special group by the interim study committee on roads and transportation. Provides that if a special group was subject to a decennial review before July 1, 2023, then the next review occurs in the year which is a multiple of 10 years after the year of the special group's admittance to the special group recognition license plate program. Replaces the terms "legal status", "legal presence", and "legal permanent resident" with "lawful status" throughout the relevant statutes. Provides that the term "driver training school" does not include a business enterprise that educates or trains a person or prepares a person to operate a commercial motor vehicle. Provides that certain entities are immune from civil liability for an act or omission occurring during a motorcycle operator safety course that results in an injury or property damage. Provides that administrative procedures of the bureau do not apply to a hearing requested by a nonresident regarding the suspension of the driving privileges of the nonresident for failure to meet the terms of a citation. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Jim Pressel
 
HB1065CANNABIS REGULATION. (ERRINGTON S) Establishes the cannabis compliance advisory committee to review and evaluate certain rules, laws, and programs. Establishes the cannabis compliance commission to regulate all forms of legal cannabis in Indiana, including hemp and low THC hemp extract.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Summers
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Development
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Sue Errington
 
HB1068METHAMPHETAMINE MANUFACTURING IN RESIDENCES. (ERRINGTON S) Requires county recorders to record: (1) notice of a property used in the manufacture of methamphetamine; and (2) documentation of demolition or remediation of a property used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Sue Errington
 
HB1075NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. (JETER C) Provides that the contents of an investigative demand issued by the attorney general are confidential. Expands the definition of "public benefit corporation" to include a domestic corporation that is supported by public funds or authorized to spend public funds in furtherance of its mission or that is a not-for-profit corporation that aims to serve a public benefit. Provides that a court may dissolve a nonprofit corporation under certain circumstances and provides exceptions to the types of corporations that may be dissolved under this procedure. Specifies procedural requirements that the attorney general must take before petitioning the court for dissolution for certain reasons. Permits a court to appoint a receiver to manage a nonprofit corporation even if an action to dissolve the corporation has not been filed. Provides additional remedies that the attorney general may seek for violations. Requires a nonprofit corporation to maintain certain records for three years. Provides that attorney general may not access records of specified entities. Prevents a state agency from imposing certain filing or reporting requirements that are more burdensome than what is required by state law and provides certain exceptions. Makes conforming and clarifying changes.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - House Bills on Third Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/26/2023 - Amendment #6 (Jeter) prevailed; voice vote
1/26/2023 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/24/2023 - Placed back on second reading
1/24/2023 - House Bills on Third Reading
1/23/2023 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/23/2023 - Amendment #2 (Hatfield) prevailed; voice vote
1/23/2023 - Amendment #1 (Moed) prevailed; voice vote
1/23/2023 - Amendment #4 (Jeter) prevailed; voice vote
1/23/2023 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/19/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/18/2023 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
1/18/2023 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Chris Jeter
 
HB1078GOVERNANCE OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE AGREEMENTS. (HEINE D) Requires a governmental body to entertain more than one bidder before entering into a public-private agreement for a qualifying project. Provides that for both performance and payment bonds, the amount must be an amount not less than 100% of the cost to design and construct the qualifying project. Requires the operator to perform at least 30% of the work on the qualifying project. Requires the governmental body and the operator to provide full disclosure in the public-private agreement and to the public of any imputed interest rate regarding the qualifying project. Requires the governmental body to report to the department of local government finance the amount and duration of any availability payment related to the qualifying project. Requires the governmental body to hold a public comment hearing regarding the necessity of the qualifying project.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Dave Heine
 
HB1081RESIDENTIAL TAX INCREMENT FINANCING. (HEINE D) Amends the threshold conditions that apply to a municipality for establishing a residential housing development program and a tax increment allocation area for the program.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Representative GiaQuinta
 All Bill Status:   1/24/2023 - House Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2023 - Referred to House Local Government
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Dave Heine
 
HB1082ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES. (TESHKA J) 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 in an appeal of the assessment, the township or county assessor has the burden of proving the validity of any change to the parcel characteristics. Allows a taxpayer to submit a preferred appraisal approach for assessment of certain rental property. Provides that, on appeal, if a township or county assessor has failed to use the preferred appraisal approach, the taxpayer shall be awarded reasonable attorney's fees, court costs, and other reasonable expenses.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Manning
1/9/2023 - Authored By Jake Teshka
 
HB1085TAX INCENTIVE FINANCING. (CHERRY R) Provides that 20% of the incremental property taxes of a tax increment financing area established after June 30, 2023, shall be allocated to and, when collected, paid to school corporations that maintain an attendance area that includes all or part of the allocation area. Requires a school corporation to use the distribution for career and technical education programs. Provides that, for an allocation area established before July 1, 2023, a redevelopment commission is strongly encouraged to make allocations to a school corporation for use in the school corporation's career and technical education programs. Provides that, after June 30, 2023, at least one of the members appointed to a redevelopment commission by a municipal executive or county executive must also be a member of the school board of a school corporation that includes all or part of the territory served by the redevelopment commission or an individual recommended by the school board.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Robert Cherry
 
HB1088RECEIVERSHIPS. (MOED J) Specifies that a court may appoint a receiver to manage property even if the property is owned, controlled, or managed by a nonprofit organization.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Justin Moed
 
HB1089RECOVERY IN NUISANCE ACTIONS. (MOED J) Provides that a prevailing city, county, or town in a nuisance action may recover certain damages, fees, and costs.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Justin Moed
 
HB1093CONSUMER INFORMATION PROTECTION. (LAUER R) Provides that certain consumers may submit proper identification to a credit reporting agency, request certain information, and submit a dispute with the credit reporting agency. Specifies that if a consumer provides proper identification, the credit reporting agency shall: (1) verify the consumer's identity with the federal Social Security Administration; (2) conduct a search of all files maintained by the consumer reporting agency; (3) provide the consumer with certain information from the Social Security number search; (4) investigate a dispute submitted by the consumer; and (5) take all lawful actions to remove the consumer's verified Social Security number from files not associated with the consumer. Allows the attorney general to collaborate with consumer reporting agencies to create an online portal for consumers to use for submitting a Social Security number search request. Provides that a consumer reporting agency may not charge a consumer for making a request or submitting a dispute.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Financial Institutions
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Ryan Lauer
 
HB1096FUNDING FOR SENIOR HOME REPAIR PROGRAM. (SHACKLEFORD R) Establishes the residential emergency services to offer (home) repairs to the elderly (RESTORE) program and fund. Provides that a qualified applicant may be awarded a grant from the Indiana housing and community development authority (authority) to make emergency repairs to a qualified residence. Provides that the authority shall administer the program and fund. Makes an appropriation.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Robin Shackleford
 
HB1097HEALTHY FOOD INCUBATOR PROGRAM. (SHACKLEFORD R) Establishes the healthy food incubator program (program) and healthy food incubator fund (fund) under the administration of the Indiana housing and community development authority (IHCDA). Provides that the purpose of the fund is to provide financing in the form of loans or grants for projects that increase the availability of fresh and nutritious food in underserved communities. Defines an "underserved community" as a census tract determined to be an area with low supermarket access: (1) by the United States Department of Agriculture; or (2) as identified through a methodology used by another healthy food initiative. Provides that the IHCDA may contract with one or more nonprofit organizations or community development financial institutions to administer the program through a public-private partnership. Provides that an applicant for a grant or a loan under the program must: (1) demonstrate the capacity to successfully implement the project and the ability to repay the loan; and (2) agree to satisfy certain conditions. Requires the IHCDA to monitor projects receiving financing under the program and submit a report annually to the legislative council that includes the number and types of jobs created, and the health initiatives associated with the program. Continuously appropriates money in the fund. Makes an appropriation to the fund.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Development
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Robin Shackleford
 
HB1106MINE RECLAMATION TAX CREDIT. (LINDAUER S) Provides a tax credit for a taxpayer that enters into an agreement with the Indiana economic development corporation (corporation) for a qualified investment for development of property located on reclaimed coal mining land. Provides for the assignment of the credit by a taxpayer to certain lessees. Provides that a taxpayer is not entitled to the credit if the corporation determines that the taxpayer has substantially reduced or ceased its operations in Indiana in order to relocate them within the mine reclamation site.
 Current Status:   1/23/2023 - added as coauthors Representatives Heaton, Morrison, Borders
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Shane Lindauer
 
HB1107RESTRICTED ADDRESSES. (LINDAUER S) Requires a public agency that operates a public website data base containing the names and addresses of property owners to establish a procedure to permit certain individuals to restrict disclosure to the general public of the individual's home address. (Under current law, this requirement applies only to certain political subdivisions.) Provides that such a data base includes geographic information systems (GIS). Repeals superseded statutes.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Shane Lindauer
 
HB1124CIVIL PROCEEDING ADVANCE PAYMENT CONTRACTS. (LEHMAN M) Amends the law concerning civil proceeding advance payment (CPAP) transactions to provide that in a civil action in which one party has entered into a CPAP contract, that party or the party's attorney is required to provide to: (1) each of the other parties in the civil action; and (2) each insurer that has a duty to defend another party in the civil action; a copy of the CPAP contract that the party has entered into.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Matt Lehman
 
HB1125DIGITAL NETWORK COMPANIES. (LEHMAN M) Establishes certain motor vehicle insurance coverage requirements for a delivery network company (DNC) and a DNC driver.
 Current Status:   2/1/2023 - House Insurance, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/25/2023 - House Insurance, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2023 - Referred to House Insurance
1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Matt Lehman
 
HB1127EXEMPTION FROM COVID-19 IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS. (CASH B) Provides that an employer may not require an employee to submit to testing for the presence of COVID-19 unless the employee had a known high risk exposure to COVID-19 or has active symptoms of COVID-19. Removes a provision that allows an employer to require an employee who receives an exemption from COVID-19 immunization requirements to submit to testing under certain conditions. Provides that an employer may not subject an employee who claims an exemption based on religious reasons to religious testing or questioning unless the employer has documented evidence of an insincere belief. Removes a provision that allows an employer to request a new laboratory test result from an employee who claims an exemption based on immunity from COVID-19 not more than once every three months. Allows an employee or prospective employee to bring a civil action against an employer to enforce the exemption requirements.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Patterson L
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Payne Z
1/10/2023 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Becky Cash
 
HB1132LAND USE TASK FORCE. (CULP K) Creates the land use task force to study and make recommendations concerning: (1) areas where food insecurity exists; (2) development growth trends in communities across Indiana; and (3) other community growth issues.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Kendell Culp
 
HB1137EQUAL PAY; WAGE DISCLOSURE PROTECTION. (JACKSON C) Provides that it is an unlawful employment practice to: (1) pay wages that discriminate based on sex for substantially similar work; (2) discharge, discipline, discriminate against, coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any employee or other person because the employee inquired about, disclosed, compared, or otherwise discussed the employee's wages; (3) require as a condition of employment nondisclosure by an employee of the employee's wages; or (4) require an employee to sign a waiver or other document that purports to deny the employee the right to disclose the employee's wage information. Provides that the civil rights commission has jurisdiction for the investigation and resolution of complaints of these employment actions.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Carolyn Jackson
 
HB1141CAP ON ASSESSED VALUATION INCREASE FOR HOMESTEADS. (PRESCOTT J) Limits the annual increase in assessed value of a homestead to 5% unless: (1) ownership of the homestead changes; or (2) the increase results from physical changes to the homestead. Limits the increase in assessed value of a homestead over a 10 year period to 40%.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By J.D. Prescott
 
HB1147LAND BANKS. (ERRINGTON S) Allows a county to adopt an ordinance requiring every person who wishes to participate in a tax sale as a bidder to pay a neighborhood investment fee of not more than $150 and specifies the manner in which neighborhood investment fees collected are to be distributed to land banks. Allows a county to adopt an ordinance to impose, in addition to the 5% penalty for delinquent real property taxes, an additional penalty of not more than 3% for a total penalty that may not exceed 8% of the amount of delinquent real property taxes (additional penalty ordinance). Exempts delinquent tax payments attributable to real property receiving the homestead standard deduction for the most recent assessment date from an additional penalty ordinance. Specifies the manner in which the amounts collected attributable to an additional penalty ordinance are to be distributed to land banks. Allows a county to adopt an ordinance imposing a $15 fee for each document recorded on a tract located in the territory of a land bank and specifies the manner in which the fee is be distributed to land banks. Makes various changes to the statutes governing land banks that concern certain land bank powers, objectives, and duties. Provides that a majority of the directors of a land bank's board must have demonstrated competency in an occupation or discipline that is relevant to the primary purpose of a land bank. Allows a land bank to establish advisory committees composed of specified community members to consult with and advise the land bank on: (1) properties within the territory of the land bank that are imposing the greatest harm on residents and neighborhoods; (2) resident and neighborhood priorities for new uses of land bank properties; and (3) options for potential transferees of land bank properties. Provides, subject to certain limitations, that a land bank may use an interlocal agreement to establish processes to improve the quality of title and marketability of property the land bank owns by extinguishing any liens that exist on the property. Provides that, if a land bank enters into an interlocal agreement, any employees of an eligible unit who may be contracted to provide staffing services to the land bank pursuant to the interlocal agreement retain their status as public employees of the eligible unit. Requires a county executive to provide a land bank in the county with a list of tracts located in the territory of the land bank that: (1) are delinquent on property taxes; and (2) have been offered for public sale at least two times and remain unsold; on an annual basis. Specifies that list must be provided to the land bank within 60 days after the end of the last tax sale for which the tracts went unsold. Allows the county executive to transfer its interest in a tract on the list to a land bank if requested by the land bank not later than 90 days after it receives the list.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Moed
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Local Government
1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Bauer M
1/10/2023 - Authored By Sue Errington
 
HB1148ENFORCEMENT OF HABITABILITY STANDARDS. (ERRINGTON S) Allows a city, county, or town to bring a nuisance action against a tenant or other person responsible for a nuisance. Requires a landlord to repair or replace an essential item not later than 24 hours after being notified by a tenant that the tenant's rental unit is without certain essential services. Provides that a tenant may bring an enforcement action against a landlord by providing notice of the landlord's noncompliance and allows for certain remedies to a prevailing tenant. Allows a court to order that a tenant's regular rental payments are paid into an attorney trust account or to the clerk of the court during the pendency of an enforcement action brought by the tenant.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Sue Errington
 
HB1151DISCRIMINATORY APPRAISAL PRACTICES. (PRYOR C) Adds the following to the duties of the homeowner protection unit (unit) of the office of the attorney general: (1) Cooperating with law enforcement agencies in investigating violations of the federal Fair Housing Act. (2) Investigating and enforcing: (A) existing law prohibiting improperly influencing the preparation of a real estate appraisal; and (B) the bill's provisions prohibiting discriminatory practices in the appraisal of residential real property. Prohibits a person whose business includes appraising residential real property from making an excessively low appraisal of the value of real estate that is the subject of a mortgage loan on the basis of the race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin of: (A) the loan applicant; or (B) residents of the neighborhood in which the real estate is located. Establishes the fair housing practices fund (fund), to be administered by the Indiana housing and community development authority (authority), for the purpose of: (1) providing down payment assistance, financial assistance for closing costs, and restitution for individuals injured by a violation the bill's provisions prohibiting discriminatory appraisal practices; and (2) providing grants for: (A) community education and outreach efforts; and (B) community reinvestment initiatives; for neighborhoods or communities adversely impacted by the prohibited discriminatory appraisal practices. Requires the authority to adopt rules to develop certain criteria and procedures necessary to: (1) administer the fund; and (2) provide assistance from the fund. Requires the unit to: (1) amend the form that creditors are required to provide to mortgage loan applicants to include information about how prospective borrowers can report suspected violations of the bill's provisions prohibiting discriminatory appraisal practices; and (2) accept complaints concerning these suspected violations. Provides that a person that knowingly or intentionally violates the bill's provisions prohibiting discriminatory appraisal practices: (1) commits an act that is actionable by an aggrieved individual and the attorney general under the deceptive consumer sales act; and (2) is liable for a civil penalty. Provides that any civil penalty collected shall be deposited in the fund. Requires the real estate appraiser licensure and certification board (board) to, not later than January 1, 2024, submit recommendations to the Indiana real estate commission (commission) concerning the following: (1) Rules requiring as a condition of initial licensure or certification at least one hour of instruction in cultural competency training, and at least one hour of instruction in implicit bias training. (2) Rules requiring as a condition of renewal for licensure and certification at least one hour of continuing education instruction in cultural competency training, and at least one hour of continuing education instruction in implicit bias training. (3) Policies to foster diversity in the real estate appraisal profession. Requires the commission to adopt the recommended rules not later than July 1, 2024. Provides that the office of the attorney general and the professional licensing agency (agency) may use an existing investigative fund to investigate and enforce: (1) existing law prohibiting improperly influencing the preparation of a real estate appraisal; and (2) the bill's provisions prohibiting discriminatory appraisal practices. Requires the board to submit, on at least a quarterly basis, a request to the attorney general for certain information concerning complaints filed against real estate appraisers. Requires the agency to publish and update on the board's web page, on at least a quarterly basis, certain data received by the board in the most recent quarterly report from the attorney general. Beginning in 2025, requires the agency to submit an annual report to the legislative council concerning: (1) the cultural competency and implicit bias training educational requirements adopted by the commission; and (2) the policies to foster diversity in the real estate appraisal profession implemented by the commission.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Financial Institutions
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Cherrish Pryor
 
HB1155DISCLOSURES AND FAIR PRACTICES IN SALE OF HOMES. (CLERE E) Requires a prospective buyer, before completing a residential real estate transaction, to provide the owner with a notice of resale agreement form that discloses to the owner whether the buyer has entered into an agreement to resell or transfer the residential property. Provides that it is a deceptive act enforceable by the attorney general for a buyer to make a materially misleading statement on a notice of resale agreement form.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Edward Clere
 
HB1157RESIDENTIAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. (MOED J) Makes the following changes regarding Marion County redevelopment: (1) Revises allocation area requirements for the redevelopment commission (commission) to establish a housing program. (2) Allows the commission to establish a residential housing development program (residential housing program) and a tax increment funding allocation area for the residential housing program, if the construction of new houses fails to reach a benchmark. Requires the department of local government finance, in cooperation with the city of Indianapolis, to determine eligibility for the residential housing program. Specifies the rights, powers, privileges, and immunities of the commission in implementing a residential housing program.
 Current Status:   1/31/2023 - House Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Representative May
1/23/2023 - added as coauthors Representatives Miller D and Pack R
1/10/2023 - Referred to House Local Government
1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Justin Moed
 
HB1179PROFESSIONAL LICENSING. (CLERE E) Allows specified professional licensing boards to conduct meetings using electronic communications if the requirements for an electronic public meeting are met. Allows the reinstatement of a professional license that was retired, inactive, or surrendered (inactive) if the applicant meets the requirements for a delinquent or lapsed license. Provides that the reinstatement law applies to all licenses that were inactive for more than three years. Requires, for purposes of the license reinstatement law, that each board make available a list of standards that require a personal appearance before the board. Adds nonhealth professions to the professions that an out-of-state applicant may use to apply for license under the general reciprocity law. Provides that if a board does not act on an application within one year for an applicant who holds a provisional license or provisional certificate under the reciprocity law, the professional licensing agency shall issue the applicant a license or certificate.
 Current Status:   1/31/2023 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/24/2023 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Miller D, Zent, Fleming
1/10/2023 - Authored By Edward Clere
 
HB1185REAL ESTATE LAND CONTRACTS. (MOED J) Defines "principal dwelling land contract" (contract) as a land contract for the sale of real property: (1) designed for the occupancy of one to two families; and (2) that is or will be occupied by the buyer as the buyer's principal dwelling. Provides that a buyer who has completed the buyer's obligations under the contract is entitled to the homestead deduction regardless of whether the seller has conveyed title. Provides that the seller under a contract must provide the buyer with certain information concerning any liens that encumber the property 10 days before the contract is executed. Sets forth disclosures that must be included in a contract. Requires all preexisting liens on the property to be satisfied by the seller by the end of the contract term. Provides that a contract must permit a buyer to pay the balance owed and receive the deed at any time. Prohibits prepayment penalties or additional charges for an early payoff. Provides a three day cancellation period for both the buyer and seller. Allows the seller and the buyer to transfer their respective interests in the contract to other parties, subject to certain conditions. Requires the seller to provide the buyer with an annual statement of account. Sets forth certain rights and responsibilities of the parties upon default by either the buyer or the seller. Sets forth acts and omissions constituting violations and establishes remedies for these violations. Provides that a violation of these provisions constitutes an incurable deceptive act that is actionable by the attorney general under the deceptive consumer sales act. Authorizes the attorney general, in consultation with the department of financial institutions, to adopt rules to implement these provisions. Requires that the executed contract or a memorandum of land contract be notarized.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Clere
1/10/2023 - Authored By Justin Moed
 
HB1192MINIMUM WAGE. (BOY P) Amends the definition of "employee" for the purposes of the minimum wage statute. Increases the minimum wage paid to certain employees in Indiana as follows: (1) After June 30, 2024, from $7.25 an hour to $9.02 an hour. (2) After December 31, 2024, from $9.02 an hour to $10.07 an hour. (3) After December 31, 2025, from $10.07 an hour to $11.11 an hour. (4) After December 31, 2026, from $11.11 an hour to $12.10 an hour. Provides that after December 31, 2027, and each subsequent December 31, the hourly minimum wage increases at the same percentage as any increase in the Consumer Price Index for the preceding calendar year. Increases the cash wage paid to tipped employees as follows: (1) After June 30, 2024, from $2.13 an hour to $3.30 an hour. (2) After December 31, 2024, from $3.30 an hour to $4.71 an hour. (3) After December 31, 2025, from $4.71 an hour to $6.12 an hour. (4) After December 31, 2026, from $6.12 an hour to $7.54 an hour. Provides that after December 31, 2027, and continuing for each subsequent December 31, the cash wage required to be paid to employees is equal to 70% of the hourly minimum wage. Provides that, if the federal minimum wage or cash wage is higher than the state minimum wage or cash wage, employers are required to pay the higher federal rate.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Pat Boy
 
HB1200GOVERNMENT REFORM TASK FORCE. (BARTELS S) Establishes the government reform task force (task force). Provides for members of the task force. Requires the task force to submit a report. Prohibits the consideration of the number or amount of fines or civil penalties imposed on regulated entities by an employee in an agency's evaluation of the employee.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - Referred to Senate
 All Bill Status:   1/23/2023 - Senate sponsor: Senator Garten
1/23/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Pierce K
1/23/2023 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 21: yeas 97, nays 1
1/23/2023 - House Bills on Third Reading
1/19/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Jordan
1/19/2023 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/19/2023 - Amendment #1 (Campbell) failed; Roll Call 10: yeas 28, nays 64
1/19/2023 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/17/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/17/2023 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
1/17/2023 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Miller D
1/10/2023 - Authored By Steve Bartels
 
HB1209DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOUNDATION. (KARICKHOFF M) Allows the destination development corporation to establish a nonprofit subsidiary corporation to solicit and accept private sector funding, gifts, donations, bequests, devises, and contributions. Specifies that the nonprofit subsidiary corporation is subject to compliance audits by the state board of accounts.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - Senate sponsor: Senator Perfect
 All Bill Status:   1/24/2023 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 29: yeas 95, nays 1
1/24/2023 - House Bills on Third Reading
1/23/2023 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/23/2023 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/19/2023 - added as coauthors Representatives Bartels, Baird, DeLaney
1/19/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/18/2023 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 21; Nays: 0
1/18/2023 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Michael Karickhoff
 
HB1212PRIVACY OF NONPROFIT DONOR INFORMATION. (KARICKHOFF M) Prohibits, with certain exceptions, a state or local agency (agency) from collecting or disclosing information that identifies an individual or business entity as a member, supporter, volunteer, or donor of financial or nonfinancial support to a nonprofit organization. Permits the filing of an action for declaratory or injunctive relief against an agency regarding the collection or disclosure of personal information. Provides that an agency officer, employee, or board member is liable for actual or liquidated damages for unlawful disclosure of personal information.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - House Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/25/2023 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 8; Nays: 3
1/25/2023 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/19/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Rowray E
1/10/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Michael Karickhoff
 
HB1218ENVIRONMENTAL SCRUTINY BEFORE PROPERTY TRANSFER. (AYLESWORTH M) Provides that, after June 30, 2024, the following apply: (1) If a dwelling for sale is connected to a residential onsite sewage system, the system must be inspected by a qualified inspector; if the inspection indicates that the system is failing, the sales disclosure form that an owner is required under current law to submit to a prospective buyer must disclose that the system has been inspected and the qualified inspector determined that the system exhibited one or more of the conditions constituting system failure; and a failure of the dwelling owner to satisfy this requirement makes transfer of ownership of the dwelling voidable at the election of the buyer, even after the closing. (2) Before a fee simple interest in a nondwelling structure connected to a commercial onsite sewage system may be transferred, the system must be inspected by a qualified inspector; a document disclosing the results of the inspection must be provided to the local health department, the county recorder, and the transferee; if the inspection discloses any condition constituting system failure, the transferee must present to the county recorder an affidavit stating that the cause of the system failure has been eliminated or will be eliminated before the transferee uses the nondwelling structure for the transferee's intended purpose; the county recorder may not record a deed transferring the fee simple interest in the nondwelling structure unless these requirements are satisfied; and a failure of the nondwelling structure owner to provide the required document is a complete defense to an action for breach of a contract to purchase the nondwelling structure and is a breach of a legal duty for which the transferee may bring a civil action for compensatory damages. (3) Before a fee simple interest in a lot containing both a water well and a dwelling connected to a residential onsite sewage system or a nondwelling structure connected to a commercial onsite sewage system may be transferred, water from the water well must be tested by a qualified tester for the presence of arsenic, nitrate, lead, and coliform bacteria; a document certifying that the testing has been conducted and setting forth the results of the testing must be provided to the local health department, the county recorder, and the transferee; the county recorder may not record a deed transferring the fee simple interest in the lot unless the recorder is presented this document; and a failure of the lot owner to provide the required document is a complete defense to an action for breach of a contract to purchase the lot and is a breach of a legal duty for which the transferee may bring a civil action for compensatory damages. Makes certain exceptions. Requires the state department of health to adopt rules to: (1) establish requirements and standards for the inspection of residential onsite sewage systems and commercial onsite sewage systems and the testing of well water; and (2) establish qualifications for inspectors of residential onsite sewage systems and commercial onsite sewage systems and testers of well water.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Environmental Affairs
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Mike Aylesworth
 
HB1221OLD HOME REPAIR TAX CREDIT. (PIERCE K) Allows a credit against a qualified taxpayer's state tax liability in an amount equal to: (1) 20% of the qualified expenditures that a taxpayer makes for the preservation or rehabilitation of the taxpayer's residence; or (2) 55% of the qualified expenditures that a taxpayer makes for the replacement of electrical wiring and fixtures that were added to the property prior to 1940. Provides that the property must be: (1) located in Indiana; (2) at least 85 years old; and (3) owned by the taxpayer. Provides that the preservation or rehabilitation work must be completed in not more than two years. Provides that the property must be principally used and occupied by the taxpayer as the taxpayer's residence. Provides that qualified expenditures for preservation or rehabilitation of the property must exceed $5,500. Provides that the credit may be carried forward 15 years, but may not be carried back. Provides that the amount of credits allowed may not exceed $100,000 in a state fiscal year. Provides that a taxpayer that claims the credit may not also claim the residential historic rehabilitation credit for the taxable year.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Kyle Pierce
 
HB1233COLLEGE SAVINGS TAX CREDIT. (KLINKER S) Beginning in taxable year 2024, increases the credit provided for a contribution to a college choice 529 education savings plan against a taxpayer's adjusted gross income from $1,500 to $2,000 (and from $750 to $1,000 in the case of a married individual filing a separate return), subject to other requirements.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Sheila Klinker
 
HB1236PROTECTIONS FOR MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS. (PRESSEL J) Provides that it is an unfair practice for a manufacturer or distributor to condition access to motor vehicles, parts, or motor vehicle sales or service incentives, or financing upon the sale of certain products approved, endorsed, sponsored, or offered by the manufacturer or distributor. Provides that it is not an unfair practice to offer an incentive program for the sale of the products if the incentive program does not provide motor vehicle sales or service incentives. Provides that an agency, other than the secretary of state, may hear a claim for an unfair practice if the agency has subject matter jurisdiction over the claim. Sets forth the requirements for dealer data privacy. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Coauthored by Representative McNamara
1/10/2023 - Authored By Jim Pressel
 
HB1242PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTING FOR RENTAL HOUSING. (CAMPBELL C) Allows tenants to report unsafe rental housing conditions to the local health department (department). Requires the department to investigate allegations of unsafe rental housing conditions. Provides that the hearing authority shall hold a hearing if probable cause exists, make findings of fact, and make recommendations for department action. Provides certain procedural requirements for the hearing. Requires the department to do one or more of the following if the allegations are true: (1) Issue a warning to the landlord. (2) Impose a civil penalty on the landlord not to exceed $1,000. (3) Bring a cause of action against the landlord to compel necessary repairs to alleviate the unsafe rental housing condition. Allows a person to file a complaint requesting judicial review of the hearing authority's finding or the department action within 10 days of the finding or action. Requires a request for judicial review to be filed in a verified complaint including the findings and action taken. Provides that a reviewing court may affirm, modify, or reverse an action taken by the department.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Chris Campbell
 
HB1243PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE PROGRAM. (CAMPBELL C) Requires the department of workforce development (department) to establish a paid family and medical leave program to provide payments for employees who take family and medical leave. Establishes the family and medical leave fund to be funded with appropriations from the general assembly and payroll contributions. Specifies requirements for administration of the paid family and medical leave program. Provides for the department to approve an employer's use of a private plan to meet the paid family and medical leave program obligations.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Chris Campbell
 
HB1253OVERTIME COMPENSATION. (HATFIELD R) Provides that, after December 31, 2023, certain employees must be paid compensation for employment in certain circumstances at a rate not less than 1.5 times the regular rate at which the employee is employed and, under certain circumstances, not less than two times the regular rate at which the employee is employed.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Ryan Hatfield
 
HB1254WORK SHARING UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM. (HATFIELD R) Establishes a work sharing unemployment insurance program (program). Requires an employer that desires to participate in the program to submit a work sharing plan for approval by the commissioner of the department of workforce development. Establishes the work sharing benefit as equal to an affected employee's unemployment benefit reduced by a percentage equal to the percentage of the employee's normal weekly work hours that the employee works under the approved work sharing plan.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Ryan Hatfield
 
HB1256ARCHIVES AND RECORD ADMINISTRATION. (PIERCE M) Amends related definitions. Amends various duties for the Indiana archives and records administration (administration). Removes the requirement that the administration follow procedures and forms prescribed by the federal government in implementing a forms management program. Requires the administration to establish standards for the design, redesign, numbering, standardization, consolidation, or elimination of forms used by state government. Provides that the administration must apply the definition of "record" to certain governmental materials. Requires a state agency or local government to do the following: (1) Submit recommended retention schedules for each form to the administration. (2) Follow the standards developed by the administration when creating and revising state forms. (3) Designate an agency forms coordinator to manage the creation and revision of state forms belonging to the agency and serve as a liaison between the agency and the administration. (4) Designate an agency records coordinator to coordinate the creation and revision of agency records retention schedules, educate agency staff on records management processes, and serve as a liaison between the agency and the administration. Removes certain duties of the oversight committee on public records. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/31/2023 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Lehman
1/11/2023 - Authored By Matt Pierce
 
HB1262EMERGENCY POWERS. (LUCAS J) Provides that the orders, rules, and regulations made, amended, or rescinded by the governor must be narrowly tailored to serve a compelling public health or safety interest. Provides that if the governor declares a state of disaster emergency, the state of disaster emergency expires not later than 30 days after the declaration and may not be renewed. Provides that the governor may suspend certain regulatory statutes only to the extent necessary to carry out certain emergency responses. Provides that the governor may not suspend any provision of any regulatory statute if that suspension infringes upon any right or protection guaranteed or provided in the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the State of Indiana. Provides that nothing may be construed to authorize the executive board of the Indiana department of health to suspend any law, ordinance, or regulation enacted by the general assembly or other legislative body as part of a rule adopted by the executive board. Provides that the Indiana department of health may establish quarantine and may do what is reasonable and necessary for the prevention and suppression of disease if the Indiana department of health is authorized to do so in a declared disaster emergency. Provides that the Indiana department of health may order schools closed and forbid public gatherings when considered necessary to prevent and stop epidemics if the Indiana department of health is specifically authorized to do so in an emergency declaration. Provides that certain actions authorized by the commissioner of the Indiana department of health, local health boards, or local health officers may not be construed to authorize the commissioner, board, or official to suspend any law or regulation enacted by the general assembly or other legislative body unless otherwise specifically authorized by a declared disaster emergency. Repeals provisions relating to the governor's authority to establish an energy emergency.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Morrison
1/11/2023 - Authored By Jim Lucas
 
HB1263MEDICAL MARIJUANA. (LUCAS J) Permits the use of medical marijuana by persons with serious medical conditions as determined by their physician. Establishes a medical marijuana program to permit the cultivation, processing, testing, transportation, and dispensing of medical marijuana by holders of a valid permit. Requires the Indiana department of health (state department) to implement and enforce the medical marijuana program. Requires that permit holders undertake steps to prevent diversion of medical marijuana to unauthorized persons. Requires that medical marijuana and medical marijuana products be properly labeled, placed in child resistant packaging, and tested by an independent testing laboratory before being made available for purchase. Prohibits packaging medical marijuana in a manner that is appealing to children. Authorizes research on medical marijuana in accordance with rules set forth by the state department. Prohibits discrimination against medical marijuana users. Prohibits harassment of medical marijuana users by law enforcement officers, and prohibits cooperation with federal law enforcement officials seeking to enforce federal laws that criminalize the use of marijuana authorized in Indiana. Establishes the medical marijuana oversight board to review appeals and grievances concerning the medical marijuana program. Provides a defense to prosecution for a person who operates a vehicle or motorboat with marijuana or its metabolite in the person's blood under certain conditions that involve medical marijuana. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Hall D
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Lindauer
1/11/2023 - Referred to House Public Health
1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Jim Lucas
 
HB1265HOUSING ISSUES. (MOED J) Makes appropriations to the Indiana housing and community development authority and the office of the secretary of family and social services to fund programs for housing and other supportive services for individuals experiencing homelessness.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Hamilton
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Ledbetter C
1/11/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Justin Moed
 
HB1266VOLUNTEER CYBER CIVILIAN CORPS. (JUDY C) Establishes the Indiana cyber civilian corps program (program). Provides that the adjutant general of the military department shall administer the program. Provides that the program includes civilian volunteers who have expertise in addressing cybersecurity incidents and who volunteer at the invitation of the adjutant general to provide rapid response assistance to a cybersecurity client in need of expert assistance after recognition of a cybersecurity incident or potential cybersecurity incident. Provides that the work product of a cyber civilian corps volunteer or advisor, including any information voluntarily submitted to the volunteer or advisor, is exempt from disclosure. Provides that a cyber civilian corps volunteer or advisor is immune from tort liability for an injury to a person or damage to property that occurs while the volunteer or advisor is deployed and acting on behalf of the adjutant general if certain conditions are met.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/24/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/23/2023 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/23/2023 - House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/11/2023 - Referred to House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety
1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Frye R, Bartels, Morris
1/11/2023 - Authored By Chris Judy
 
HB1278NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. (GREENE R) Prohibits the Indiana economic development corporation, the state (or any instrumentality of the state), or any other public authority, or any party negotiating on behalf of any of those entities, from entering into an economic development agreement or contract that contains any provision, clause, or language that provides that the agreement or contract, or any of its terms, is confidential, or that the parties to the agreement or contract are prohibited from disclosing, discussing, describing, or commenting upon the terms of the agreement or contract.
 Current Status:   1/23/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Payne Z
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Robb Greene
 
HB1280PROHIBITED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES. (GREENE R) Prohibits a state agency, political subdivision, or body corporate and politic created by state statute from disbursing: (1) funds; (2) financial incentives; or (3) subsidies; for any project where a facility or property is to be used primarily by an electronic commerce business with a market capitalization of more than $100,000,000 for electronic commerce storage and transfers or the facilitation of electronic commerce storage and transfers.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Robb Greene
 
HB1281FINANCIAL LITERACY. (HALL D) Provides that, beginning with the cohort of students who are expected to graduate from a public school, a charter school, or a state accredited nonpublic school in 2027, an individual must successfully complete a personal financial responsibility course before the individual may graduate. Creates requirements for content that must be covered in a personal financial responsibility course.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Criswell C
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Pierce K
1/11/2023 - Referred to House Education
1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Coauthored by Representative O'Brien
1/11/2023 - Authored By David Hall
 
HB1289FAIR AND OPEN COMPETITION FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS. (GOODRICH C) Provides that a public agency may not do any of the following: (1) Require a potential bidder on a public works project to provide any information that the potential bidder considers confidential or proprietary as a requirement for the public agency finding the bidder to be a responsive or responsible bidder. (2) By rule, ordinance, or any other action relating to contracts for public works projects for which competitive bids are required impose any requirement that directly or indirectly restricts potential bidders to any predetermined class of bidders defined by experience on similar projects, size of company, union membership, or any other criteria. (3) Take certain actions based on a bidder's, offeror's, or contractor's entering into, refusing to enter into, adhering to, or refusing to adhere to an agreement with a labor organization.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives VanNatter and Torr
1/11/2023 - Authored By Chuck Goodrich
 
HB1297DECRIMINALIZATION OF MARIJUANA. (VANNATTER H) Decriminalizes possession of two ounces or less of marijuana.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Cash B
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Lucas and Hatfield
1/11/2023 - Authored By Heath VanNatter
 
HB1298WORKER'S COMPENSATION. (LEHMAN M) Provides that a contract, bid specification, or agreement that is entered into, issued, amended, or renewed after June 30, 2023, may not contain a provision requiring an employer to have or maintain a specified experience rating. Requires the worker's compensation rating bureau of Indiana to nominate a president and submit the nominee for approval or denial to the commissioner of the department of insurance. Requires certain insurance companies that make a successful subrogation claim to revise an insured party's prior experience ratings in a specified manner. Provides exceptions. Defines terms and makes a conforming amendment.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - Reassigned to Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/11/2023 - Referred to House Elections and Apportionment
1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Matt Lehman
 
HB1299SOCIAL WORKER LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM. (MCGUIRE J) Establishes a social worker student loan forgiveness program (program) to be used to provide student loan forgiveness payments to qualified social workers who are residents of Indiana and employed by the department of correction or department of child services to practice social work. Provides that the commission for higher education shall, in coordination with the Indiana professional licensing agency and the behavioral health and human services licensing board, administer the program. Establishes the social worker student loan forgiveness program fund.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to House Education
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Julie McGuire
 
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:   1/11/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Julie McGuire
 
HB1307HIGH VALUE WORKFORCE READY CREDIT-BEARING GRANT. (LEDBETTER C) Provides that an applicant who has previously received a baccalaureate degree or an associate degree may be eligible for a high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant if the applicant: (1) received a diploma of graduation, high school equivalency certificate, or state of Indiana general educational development diploma five or more years before the applicant applies for a grant; and (2) is not working in the subject matter field in which the applicant received the baccalaureate degree or associate degree. (Current law provides that an applicant for a high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant may not have previously received a baccalaureate degree, an associate degree, or an eligible certificate.)
 Current Status:   1/23/2023 - added as coauthors Representatives Davis M, Aylesworth, Andrade M
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - Representatives Engleman, Smaltz, Shackleford removed as coauthors
1/11/2023 - Referred to House Education
1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Engleman, Smaltz, Shackleford
1/11/2023 - Authored By Cindy Ledbetter
 
HB1311ADOPTION OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE TAXES. (SLAGER H) Provides that a local unit fiscal body may impose a uniform food and beverage tax if the local unit is not required or authorized to impose a food and beverage tax under any other law (other than the stadium and convention funding food and beverage tax). Provides that a local unit must receive legislative approval to impose a food and beverage tax. Provides that the local business community or a group of local businesses that would be required to collect the tax must show support for the tax. Provides that a local unit fiscal body must pass a resolution of support and intent to approve a food and beverage tax under this chapter. Provides that after a local unit passes a resolution of support to approve a food and beverage tax, the local unit may adopt an ordinance to impose an excise tax. Specifies that the tax rate may not exceed 1% and must be imposed in increments of 0.25%. Provides that a group of three or more local units working toward a common project may impose a tax rate of up to 3%. Provides that revenue from the tax may be used by the local unit, after appropriation by the local unit fiscal body, only for: (1) capital improvements that promote economic development and complement and enhance the level of visitation in the local unit, including fairgrounds, convention centers, or conference centers; (2) certain costs that are necessary or useful for such a capital improvement; and (3) paying the principal and interest of any bonds issued or lease rental payments for a lease entered into for these purposes. Specifies that the tax revenue may not be used to: (1) pay for any operating expenses of an operating capital project; or (2) pay any local unit operating expenses. Authorizes the local unit fiscal body to pledge the tax revenue to pay bonds issued, loans obtained, and lease payments or other obligations incurred by or on behalf of the local unit for purposes authorized under the uniform food and beverage tax law. Specifies that a uniform food and beverage tax imposed in a local unit remains in effect until the expiration of the capital improvement bond or lease being used to carry out the capital improvements.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Harold Slager
 
HB1315ZONING AND HOME WARRANTIES. (MILLER D) Allows a builder to disclaim implied warranties for a new home that is first occupied by a person renting the home as a residence from the initial home buyer. Allows a builder to disclaim implied warranties on a model home in the same manner as a home that is first occupied as a residence. Prohibits a county, city, or town from exercising its planning and zoning authority in a way that differentiates between fraternity and sorority houses based upon whether the fraternity or sorority is officially approved or recognized by the college or university.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - House Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/24/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/24/2023 - House Committee recommends passage 11; Nays: 0
1/24/2023 - House Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/23/2023 - added as coauthor Representative May
1/12/2023 - Referred to House Local Government
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Teshka
1/12/2023 - Authored By Doug Miller
 
HB1316IFA APPROVAL OF PORT AUTHORITY AND ISMEL BONDING. (MILLER D) Provides that the issuance, by the ports of Indiana, of both taxable and tax exempt revenue bonds of the state, payable solely from revenues for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost of a port or project, is subject to the prior approval of the Indiana finance authority. Provides that the Indiana Secondary Market for Education Loans, Inc., may only borrow money subject to the prior approval of the Indiana finance authority.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Doug Miller
 
HB1317INTERSTATE COMPACTS. (MILLER D) Provides that the statutes creating the following compacts expire July 1, 2025: (1) The Interstate Jobs Protection Compact. (2) The Interstate High Speed Intercity Rail Passenger Network Compact. (3) The Interstate Compact on Community Corrections Transfers. (4) The Interstate Compact on Mental Health. (5) The Interstate Compact on Juveniles. Requires the governor to give notice to each state that is a party to each compact, if any, as provided in the respective compacts, that the state of Indiana is withdrawing from the compact. Requires the governor to certify before January 1, 2024, either that notice: (1) has been given of Indiana's withdrawal from the compact; or (2) was not required to be given because there are not any other party states to which to give notice.
 Current Status:   1/31/2023 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Zent and Pressel
1/12/2023 - Authored By Doug Miller
 
HB1319LOAN REPAYMENT FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS. (GARCIA WILBURN V) Provides that occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists are eligible for certain loan repayments made available to health care professionals.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Manning and Shackleford
1/12/2023 - Authored By Victoria Garcia Wilburn
 
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:   1/12/2023 - Referred to House Public Policy
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Criswell
1/12/2023 - Authored By Craig Haggard
 
HB1327ACCOUNTANCY. (CARBAUGH M) Defines "principal place of business". Requires a certified public accountant applying for an initial issuance of a certificate to have one year of experience. (Under current law, an applicant must have two years of experience.) Requires a licensee to hold a license in good standing to convert it to inactive or retired status. Provides that nothing in the statute precludes an inactive or retired status certified public accountant from: (1) providing uncompensated services; (2) participating in a government sponsored business mentoring program; (3) serving on the board of directors for a nonprofit or governmental organization; or (4) serving on a government appointed advisory board.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - House Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/26/2023 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/26/2023 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/19/2023 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2023 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Martin Carbaugh
 
HB1329INSURANCE MATTERS. (LEHMAN M) Provides that if an insurance producer actively participates in a state or national professional insurance organization, the insurance commissioner may apply the insurance producer's participation in the professional insurance organization toward satisfaction of not more than four hours of the insurance producer's requirement of 24 hours of continuing education in every two year licensing period. Establishes conditions and limitations. Requires a public adjuster, before entering into a contract with an insured, to provide a written disclosure concerning any direct or indirect financial interest that the public adjuster has with any other party that is or will be involved in any aspect of the insured's claim. Requires a public adjuster to provide to an insured a disclosure document containing certain information before the insured enters into a contract with the public adjuster. Provides that a contract between a public adjuster and an insured must be in writing, must contain certain information, and must be prepared on a form filed with and approved by the insurance commissioner. Prohibits the inclusion of certain terms in the contract. Provides that if the insurer, not more than five business days after the date on which the insured's loss is reported to the insurer, either pays or commits in writing to pay to the insured the policy limit of the insurance policy, the public adjuster may not be compensated by receiving a percentage of the total amount paid by the insurer and is entitled only to reasonable compensation for services provided on behalf of the insured. Authorizes the insurance commissioner to suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew a public adjuster's certificate of authority or to place a public adjuster on probation for violating any of these requirements or prohibitions. Allows an insured to void or rescind a contract with a public adjuster. Defines "adverse action" as: (1) a denial, nonrenewal, or cancellation of; (2) an increase of more than 9.99% over the expiring premium for; (3) a reduction in coverage of; or (4) another adverse or unfavorable change in the terms of coverage or amount of; insurance in connection with a personal automobile or homeowner's policy. Requires an insurer that takes an adverse action against an applicant or an insured to provide a written notice explaining the principal factors for the adverse action or stating that the applicant or insured, upon request, has a right to obtain a written notice explaining the principal factors for the adverse action. Provides that a written notice from an insurer must be sufficiently clear and must provide a point of contact through which the applicant or insured may discuss the reasons for the adverse action. Makes an insurer's violation of a requirement concerning an adverse action an unfair or deceptive act or practice in the business of insurance.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to House Insurance
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Carbaugh
1/12/2023 - Authored By Matt Lehman
 
HB1332ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FEES. (MAY C) Eliminates the $100,000 fee cap for purposes of the formula specifying the amount of the fee paid to the county treasurer by a property owner receiving a property tax abatement.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Chris May
 
HB1344RIGHT TO START ACT. (TESHKA J) Establishes a "right to start act". Requires the department of administration, the department of workforce development, and the Indiana economic development corporation to annually file reports with the general assembly. Requires the state to encourage 5% of the total number of state contracts to be awarded to businesses that have been in operation for fewer than five years and whose principal place of business is in Indiana. Requires the state to encourage 5% of workforce development funding, including funding allocated by workforce development boards across Indiana, to be used to support organizations or programs for individuals starting new businesses or to those organizations or programs that provide services to businesses established within the previous five years and whose principal place is located within Indiana. Requires the state to encourage 5% of funding budgeted for economic development programs to be allocated to supporting organizations or programs for individuals starting new businesses or to those organizations or programs that provide services to businesses established within the previous five years and whose principal place of business is located within Indiana. Requires the state to encourage the elimination of all first year business fees relating to any license or registration for any new business or person establishing a new business, including home based businesses, whose principal place of business is located within Indiana.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Olthoff and Pierce K
1/17/2023 - Authored By Jake Teshka
 
HB1345WAIVER OF REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW BUSINESSES. (TESHKA J) Establishes a "regulatory sandbox" program (program). Creates the regulatory relief office within the Indiana economic development corporation. Creates, and establishes duties for, an advisory committee within the program. Directs that the secretary of commerce, who serves as executive director of the regulatory relief office, prepare an annual report on the activities of the office. Provides for program application requirements and describes the scope of the program. Makes consumer protection provisions. Describes requirements for exiting the program and for extensions to remain in the program. Makes record keeping and reporting requirements. Provides requirements for the creation and maintenance of a regulatory relief office web page.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Miller D and Bartels
1/12/2023 - Authored By Jake Teshka
 
HB1350FINANCIAL LITERACY. (KING J) Provides that, beginning with the cohort of students who are expected to graduate from a public school, a charter school, or a state accredited nonpublic school in 2027, a student must successfully complete a personal financial responsibility course before the student may graduate.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Teshka
1/17/2023 - Authored By Joanna King
 
HB1356CANNABIS. (LUCAS J) Decriminalizes the possession of: (1) two ounces or less of cannabis; or (2) five grams or less of hash oil or hashish. Establishes a per se intoxication level of 10 nanograms of THC per milliliter of whole blood for purposes of operating while intoxicated laws, and requires that the analysis of controlled substances in a person's blood measure only the controlled substance and not the metabolites of the controlled substance. Repeals the term "marijuana" and replaces with the term "cannabis". Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Ledbetter, Teshka, Payne
1/17/2023 - Authored By Jim Lucas
 
HB1363CRIMINAL MISCHIEF AND CRIMINAL TRESPASS. (NEGELE S) Provides that a person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally damages the property of a scientific research facility without the consent of, or with consent which was fraudulently obtained from, the owner, possessor, or occupant of the property that is damaged commits criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that a person who, not having a contractual interest in the property, knowingly or intentionally enters the real property of a scientific research facility without the permission of, or with permission which was fraudulently obtained from, the owner of the scientific research facility or an authorized person, and knowingly or intentionally engages in conduct that causes property damage to: (1) the owner of or a person having a contractual interest in the scientific research facility; (2) the operator of the scientific research facility; or (3) a person having personal property located on the property of the scientific research facility; commits criminal trespass, a Level 6 felony.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Sharon Negele
 
HB1399HISTORIC REHABILITATION TAX CREDIT. (NEGELE S) Beginning in taxable year 2024, allows a qualified taxpayer to claim 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.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Clere
1/17/2023 - Authored By Sharon Negele
 
HB1410MULTIPLE EMPLOYER WELFARE ARRANGEMENTS. (CARBAUGH M) Requires a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) to provide each participating employer access to claims data that is specific to that employer. Provides that, not more than 15 business days after receiving a written request from a participating employer that is a public entity, a MEWA must provide to the public entity certain loss history information concerning the benefits provided by the MEWA for the public entity. Also imposes the duty to provide the loss history information upon the insurer providing the group insurance policy if the MEWA provides benefits for the public entity through a group insurance policy and upon the health maintenance organization if the MEWA provides benefits for the public entity through a group health maintenance contract. Provides that a policy of insurance issued by a reinsurer to a MEWA for stop loss coverage must contain both specific and aggregate coverage with: (1) an aggregate retention of not more than 125% of the amount of expected claims for the next plan year; and (2) a specific retention amount annually determined by the actuarial report required by the department of insurance. Makes the violation of any requirement of the MEWA law an unfair method of competition and an unfair and deceptive act and practice for which the insurance commissioner may issue a cease and desist order, impose a civil penalty, and suspend or revoke a MEWA's certificate of registration.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Insurance
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Martin Carbaugh
 
HB1412PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT APPEALS. (SMALTZ B) Provides that if a taxpayer presents an appraisal to the county property tax assessment board of appeals (county board) that is prepared by a certified appraiser in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, the appraisal is presumed to be correct. Provides that if the county board disagrees with the taxpayer's appraisal, the county board may seek review of the appraisal by a third party independent certified appraiser. Provides that if the county board's appraisal differs from the taxpayer's appraisal, the assessor shall assign an assessed value for the year or years at issue at an amount between the county board's appraisal and the taxpayer's appraisal. Provides that after the assignment of value, the parties shall retain their rights to appeal the assessment or assessments to the Indiana board of tax review.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Ben Smaltz
 
HB1414FINANCIAL LITERACY. (CARBAUGH M) Provides that, beginning with the cohort of students who are expected to graduate from a public school, a charter school, or a state accredited nonpublic school in 2027, an individual must successfully complete a personal financial responsibility course before the individual may graduate. Creates requirements for content that must be covered in a personal financial responsibility course.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Martin Carbaugh
 
HB1430BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION. (MAYFIELD P) Increases the acquisition cost threshold for the business personal property tax exemption from $80,000 to $250,000.
 Current Status:   1/25/2023 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Cherry and Judy
1/17/2023 - Authored By Peggy Mayfield
 
HB1436ONSITE SEWAGE SYSTEMS AND HOLDING TANKS. (ENGLEMAN K) Defines "alternative residential onsite sewage system" as a system that: (1) is designed for the collection, storage, treatment, and disposal of sewage from the dwelling of one or two families; (2) is installed in a place that is not suitable for a standard septic system; (3) is a replacement for a standard septic system that did not function properly; (4) is based on a design or plan approved by the National Sanitation Foundation; (5) employs advanced treatment components not used in standard septic systems; (6) discharges treated effluent above ground; and (7) requires more frequent testing and maintenance than a standard septic system. Requires the environmental rules board to adopt rules, including emergency rules, to establish standards and specifications, effluent limitations, and inspection, maintenance, testing, service, and repair requirements for alternative residential onsite sewage systems. Requires the department of environmental management (IDEM) to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit that will authorize the installation and use of alternative residential onsite sewage systems. Requires a local health department to grant a permit for an alternative residential onsite sewage system if certain requirements are met, including: (1) the permit applicant has obtained coverage under the general permit; (2) the applicant affirms in writing that the alternative residential onsite sewage system will be installed and maintained in accordance with the rules of the environmental rules board; and (3) the permit applicant has filed an affidavit for recording in the county recorder's office that will provide notice to any prospective transferee of the applicant's property that the transferee will be subject to the ongoing inspection, maintenance, testing, service, and repair requirements applying to alternative residential onsite sewage systems. Provides that if the owner of property served by an alternative residential onsite sewage system fails to satisfy any inspection, maintenance, testing, service, or repair requirement, the local health department shall have the needed work done and shall bill the property owner for the cost. Provides that these costs, plus fees, if unpaid, become a lien against the property. Provides that septage that originates from a residential or commercial source may be held in one or more holding tanks of not more than 10,000 gallons until removed and transported from the site. Establishes requirements for septage holding tanks. Requires a permit from the local health department for the operation of a septage holding tank. Requires a septage tank owner to enter into a written contract with a septage management vehicle operator for regular removal of septage from the tank, to provide a copy of the contract to the local health department, and to provide proof to the local health department that the tank owner is regularly paying for the removal of septage from the holding tank. Requires a local health department to report to IDEM concerning the septage tanks in its jurisdiction.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Environmental Affairs
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Karen Engleman
 
HB1438PUBLICATION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT NOTICES. (MILLER D) Provides that after June 30, 2024, a political subdivision may publish notices electronically instead of in a newspaper if the political subdivision: (1) publishes notices on its official website; and (2) transmits the notices for publication on a state notice website. Provides for the establishment of a state notice website. Requires notices to be transferred to the Indiana archives and records administration for archiving. Provides that a towing service acting as an agent of a government agency that provides the notice required to dispose of abandoned vehicles or parts is subject to the same public notice advertising rates as a governmental agency.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Doug Miller
 
HB1452EXCLUSION OF DISCHARGED STUDENT LOANS AS INCOME. (PFAFF T) Provides that the Indiana adjusted gross income add back of forgiven federal student loan debt that is excluded under the Internal Revenue Code applies only to the 2021 taxable year and does not apply to federal student loan debt forgiven in subsequent taxable years.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Fleming, Campbell, DeLaney
1/17/2023 - Authored By Tonya Pfaff
 
HB1454DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE. (SNOW C) Prohibits the department of local government finance (department) from approving a county reassessment plan before the assessor provides verification that the land values determination has been completed. Requires an assessor determining land values to submit the values and any supporting document to, in addition to the county property tax assessment board of appeals (PTABOA), the department. 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 or state identification card 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 as of the date the county auditor certified the statement. Provides that the supplemental county property tax levy in: (1) Dearborn County that is distributed to school corporations in Dearborn County; and (2) Ripley County that is distributed to a school corporation located in both Ripley County and Dearborn County; expires January 1, 2024. Provides that after 2023, a school corporation in Dearborn County may impose a property tax levy for the school corporation's operations fund on real property located within the school corporation's boundaries. Allows each school corporation in Dearborn County to request an increase to its maximum permissible ad valorem property tax levy. Provides that the department shall: (1) decrease the Dearborn County government's maximum permissible ad valorem property tax levy in 2024 by the amount of the property tax levy distributed to school corporations in Dearborn County in 2023; and (2) decrease the Ripley County government's maximum permissible ad valorem property tax levy in 2024 by the amount of the property tax levy distributed to school corporations in Ripley County in 2023. 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. Removes the requirement that a majority of a PTABOA, in order to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, must include at least one certified level two or level three assessor-appraiser. Requires the department, in addition to its existing duties, to ensure that: (1) property taxes levied by political subdivisions are timely billed and mailed; (2) assessments of properties are uniform and equal; and (3) restrictions on budgets and levies are enforced. Allows the department to enforce the manner of submission for forms prescribed by the department. Provides that, in the assessment of tangible property, confidential information may be disclosed to an official or employee of a county assessor or a county auditor. Provides that the required annual visit between a representative of the department and each county may take place virtually. Provides that the department may conduct required training sessions for newly elected or appointed assessing officials virtually or in person. Makes minor technical changes to referendum levy extension questions. Provides filing and reporting requirements for provider units of fire protection territories.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Pryor
1/17/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Heine
1/17/2023 - Authored By Craig Snow
 
HB1455NEW MARKETS TAX CREDIT. (SNOW C) Establishes the Indiana new markets tax credit (credit) for certain qualified equity investments. Provides that the total amount of the credit over the seven year credit allowance period is equal to: (1) 42%, multiplied by; (2) the purchase price paid to the qualified community development entity for the qualified equity investment. Establishes a procedure for a qualified community development entity to apply to the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC) for qualified equity investment authority in a qualified active low income community business with principal business operations in Indiana under the rural allocation or the statewide allocation. Requires a qualified community development entity to pay a nonrefundable application fee of $5,000 to the IEDC. Provides that the credit is subject to recapture. Allows the IEDC to issue letter rulings requested by taxpayers, similar to private letter rulings issued by the Internal Revenue Service at the federal level, and adopt rules regarding the credit. Requires each qualified community development entity to submit an annual report to the IEDC regarding qualified low income community investments made by the qualified community development entity.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Craig Snow
 
HB1456CERTIFIED TECHNOLOGY PARKS. (SNOW C) Specifies additional information that a certified technology park (park) is required to provide to the Indiana economic development corporation (corporation) in the course of a review. Provides that if a park has reached the limit on deposits and maintains its certification, the park shall become a Level 2 park. Increases, from $100,000 to $500,000, the annual additional incremental income tax deposit amount that a park captures once it has reached its limit on deposits. Clarifies the calculation of the additional incremental income tax deposit amount in the year in which a park reaches its limit on deposits. Provides that when the corporation certifies a Level 2 park, the corporation shall make a determination of whether the park shall continue to be designated as a Level 2 park.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Craig Snow
 
HB1461LONG TERM SERVICES. (BARRETT B) Requires the housing and community development authority to: (1) assess the feasibility of the development of new assisted living communities for low and middle income individuals; and (2) determine possible funding for the assisted living communities; and submit a report to the legislative services agency. Authorizes certain providers to perform functional eligibility assessments for individuals applying for the aged and disabled Medicaid waiver. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services (office) to contract with more than one entity to provide functional eligibility determinations for individuals applying for the aged and disabled Medicaid waiver. Requires the office to submit an amendment to the Medicaid aged and disabled waiver to: (1) require that a functional eligibility determination be made not later than 72 hours after a functional eligibility assessment is performed; and (2) authorize certain providers to perform the functional eligibility assessments. Specifies reimbursement requirements when level of services is changed for a recipient of assisted living services. Specifies that integrated health care coordination and transportation are assisted living services. Prohibits the office from reducing the scope of services that may be provided by an assisted living services provider under the Medicaid aged and disabled waiver, as in effect on July 1, 2021. Specifies provisions that must be included in a risk based managed care program or capitated managed care program for specified Medicaid recipients. Removes the requirement that the transfer of comprehensive care beds in a health facility equalize the number of certified Medicaid beds in the county. Sets forth requirements for residential care facility administrators and notification requirements to the Indiana department of health upon a vacancy or new hire of a residential care administrator. Requires the Indiana department of health to establish and administer the registration of a temporary health care service agency. Repeals current laws concerning the regulation of employment services. Provides that an individual who receives home and community based services under a Medicaid waiver and resides in a residential care facility has the same protections and rights afforded under landlord-tenant law concerning eviction. Specifies that the lease between the individual and residential care facility applies concerning transfer, discharge, and the eviction process. Prohibits the Indiana state board of health facility administrators from: (1) requiring a health facility administrator program for residential care facility administrators to require more than 40 hours of training; and (2) imposing any requirement that specifies the length of time that an individual has to complete a training program for a residential care facility administrator license. Removes references to a residential care facility administrator as a separate classification of license. Changes the requirements for the temporary permit for a health facility administrator from another state.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Manning
1/17/2023 - Authored By Brad Barrett
 
HB1467CHILDREN AND LEAD HAZARDS. (BOY P) Provides that, beginning with children who enroll in school for the school year beginning in 2024, the governing body of a school corporation shall require every child not more than seven years of age who enrolls in a school operated by the school corporation to undergo a test for the presence of lead in the child's blood. Defines "dwelling unit lead hazard" as: (1) the presence of lead-based paint on a wall of a dwelling unit; (2) the presence of lead-contaminated soil outside a dwelling unit; or (3) the presence of lead in the drinking water system of a dwelling unit. Prohibits the renting or sale of a dwelling unit to a family that includes a child not more than seven years of age if the dwelling unit is subject to a dwelling unit lead hazard. Requires a landlord, before renting a dwelling unit to a tenant family that includes a child not more than seven years of age, to have the dwelling unit inspected to determine whether the dwelling unit is subject to any dwelling unit lead hazard. Requires a seller, before selling a dwelling unit to a prospective purchaser family that includes a child not more than seven years of age, to have the dwelling unit inspected to determine whether the dwelling unit is subject to any dwelling unit lead hazard. Provides that a landlord or seller who knowingly or intentionally: (1) violates the renting or sale prohibition; (2) represents to a family that the family may waive the renting or sale prohibition; (3) misrepresents the age of a member of a family to conceal a violation of the renting or sale prohibition; or (4) induces a member of a family to misrepresent the age of another member of the family to conceal a violation of the renting or sale prohibition; commits a Class C misdemeanor. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Jackson
1/17/2023 - Authored By Pat Boy
 
HB1473INDIANA FARMLAND TRUST. (BAUER M) Establishes the farmland trust advisory board. Authorizes the Indiana state department of agriculture (department) to accept or acquire certain real or personal property to be held in trust. Allows the department to lease agricultural land that is held in trust. Creates the Indiana farmland trust fund to: (1) purchase permanent agricultural conservation easements; (2) purchase agricultural land; and (3) maintain any agricultural land that is held in trust by the department. Provides that an agricultural conservation easement that meets the agricultural conservation easement requirements shall be assessed and taxed on a basis that reflects the agricultural conservation easement. Provides that the state or a unit of local government may not acquire an interest in any real property through eminent domain if the real property is subject to an agricultural conservation easement, unless permission has been granted by the director of the department. Specifies that an agricultural conservation easement does not affect the ability of a public utility or a municipally owned utility to acquire property or property rights to be used in connection with the provision of utility services to the public. Requires the department to adopt rules concerning requirements to lease agricultural land held in trust by the department.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Development
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Maureen Bauer
 
HB1476SALES TAX EXEMPTION. (PIERCE K) Provides that transactions involving tangible personal property are exempt from the state gross retail and use tax if the person acquiring the property acquires it for providing services as part of a blight clearance program funded by a community development block grant administered by the office of community and rural affairs.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Kyle Pierce
 
HB1489SEWER AND STORM WATER FEES INCURRED BY TENANTS. (SMITH V) Establishes billing procedures for municipal sewage or storm water user fees assessed for real property that is occupied by someone other than the owner. Provides that a lien does not attach for user fees assessed against real property occupied by someone other than the owner under certain circumstances. Requires the assessing entity to release certain liens and delinquent user fees upon receipt of a verified demand in writing from the owner.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Vernon Smith
 
HB1494PROHIBITION ON CHARGING RESIDUAL INTEREST. (CARBAUGH M) Defines "residual interest", with respect to a credit card, as interest that: (1) accrues on the outstanding balance on a credit card account from the close of a particular billing cycle until the cardholder's payment on the account posts; and (2) may result in a cardholder owing interest even if the cardholder pays off the full amount shown as outstanding on the statement issued as of the close of the billing cycle. Prohibits a card issuer from doing the following: (1) Issuing, or offering to issue, a credit card to an Indiana consumer if, under the terms and conditions of use for the credit card, the card issuer is permitted to charge residual interest on outstanding balances. (2) Charging residual interest on the outstanding balance on a credit card account. Provides that a card issuer that violates these provisions commits a deceptive act that is: (1) actionable by the attorney general or by a consumer under the deceptive consumer sales act (act); and (2) subject to the remedies and penalties set forth in the act.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Financial Institutions
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Martin Carbaugh
 
HB1500KRATOM. (MORRISON A) Defines "kratom product" as a food product or dietary ingredient that: (1) is derived from the leaf or extract of mitragyna speciosa and has a level of residual solvent that is not more than permitted by USP 467; (2) does not contain a level of 7-hydroxymitragynine in the alkaloid fraction that is greater than 2% of the overall alkaloid composition of the product; and (3) does not contain any synthetic alkaloids including synthetic mitragynin, synthetic 7-hydroxymitragynine, or any other synthetic compound of a kratom plant. Establishes requirements for the manufacture, labeling, and sale of kratom products. Specifies that a kratom product is not a controlled substance.
 Current Status:   1/23/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Morris
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development
1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Lucas
1/17/2023 - Authored By Alan Morrison
 
HB1504ENFORCEMENT OF DECEPTIVE CONSUMER SALES ACT. (SPEEDY M) Provides that the agency settlement fund administered by the budget agency does not include costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees and expert fees, received by the attorney general in connection with an action brought by the attorney general under the deceptive consumer sales act (act). Amends various provisions of the act to specify that the act applies to unfair, abusive, or deceptive acts, omissions, or practices in connection with a consumer transaction. (The act's terminology currently refers to "deceptive acts".) Amends the definition of "consumer transaction" for purposes of the act to include conduct that arises from, occurs in connection with, or otherwise involves a transaction between commercial entities if the conduct results in harm to consumers. Provides that in an action for an injunction brought by the attorney general under the act, the court may order the supplier to pay the costs and expenses of the action, including reasonable attorney's fees and expert fees. Provides that any award, judgment, or settlement for the costs and expenses of the attorney general's action, including reasonable attorney's fees and expert fees, shall be deposited in the consumer protection judgment fund and used to support the efforts of the division of consumer protection. Provides that an action that arises from, or otherwise involves, a consumer transaction that: (1) involves a transaction between commercial entities; and (2) results in harm to consumers; may only be brought and enforced by the attorney general.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Mike Speedy
 
HB1517SOCIAL MEDIA. (PRESCOTT J) Requires the office of technology to restrict access to TikTok or WeChat applications or any other applications developed by ByteDance Limited or Tencent Holdings Limited, and prohibits persons from accessing those applications or visiting those websites on a state owned, operated, or maintained device. Imposes a surcharge tax on social media providers. Defines "social media provider" as a social media company that: (1) maintains a public social media platform; (2) has more than 1,000,000 active Indiana account holders; (3) has annual gross revenue derived from social media advertising services in Indiana of at least $1,000,000; and (4) derives economic benefit from the data individuals in Indiana share with the company. Provides that the surcharge tax is equal to: (1) the annual gross revenue derived from social media advertising services in Indiana in a calendar year multiplied by 7%; plus (2) the total number of the social media provider's active Indiana account holders in a calendar year multiplied by $1. Establishes the online bullying, social isolation, and suicide prevention fund (fund) for the purposes of providing: (1) online bullying prevention; or (2) social isolation and suicide prevention; training and research for counselors and educational institutions. Provides that the division of mental health and addiction shall administer the fund. Transfers the revenue from the surcharge tax to the fund. Makes an appropriation.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By J.D. Prescott
 
HB1521INCOME TAX REPLACEMENT. (BORDERS B) Eliminates the state adjusted gross income tax by reducing the rate to zero. Provides that the reduction in revenue resulting from the elimination of the state adjusted gross income tax must be offset by adjustments to the state gross retail tax. Provides that in calculating the local income tax (LIT), which is imposed based on a local taxpayer's state adjusted gross income, the calculation of a taxpayer's state adjusted gross income for LIT purposes shall be calculated under the adjusted gross income tax provisions as if those provisions, and the most recent adjusted gross income tax rate before its elimination, were still in effect.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Bruce Borders
 
HB1527REMOVAL OF ACCESS FEES TO VEHICLE OWNER DATA BASE. (MORRIS R) Provides that a storage yard or towing service that conducts a search of the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System or an equivalent and commonly available data base may not be charged a fee by the bureau of motor vehicles to access the data base.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Robert Morris
 
HB1533INDIVIDUAL TAX DEDUCTIONS AND CREDITS. (CHERRY R) Increases the amount from $1,000 to $1,500 per dependent child for purposes of the unreimbursed education expenditure tax deduction. Repeals the provision providing a tax credit for contributions to an ABLE account and replaces it with a provision with retroactive language that increases the credit to: (1) $750 for an individual filing a single return; and (2) $1,500 for a married couple filing a joint return. Provides a tax credit for contributions made to a public school foundation in an amount that may not exceed: (1) $750 for an individual filing a single return; and (2) $1,500 for a married couple filing a joint return. Provides that any combination of credits claimed under the ABLE account credit and the public school foundation credit may not exceed: (1) $750 for an individual filing a single return; and (2) $1,500 for a married couple filing a joint return.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Olthoff
1/19/2023 - Authored By Robert Cherry
 
HB1534RESPONSIBILITY FOR REMEDIATION COSTS. (MANNING E) Requires the department of environmental management to first demonstrate with reasonable evidence that a municipality falls under one of four categories of potentially responsible parties as identified in Section 107(a) of CERCLA (42 U.S.C. 9607(a)), before a municipality can be found liable for violating Section 107(a) of CERCLA.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Environmental Affairs
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Ethan Manning
 
HB1535IDAS AND NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE CREDITS. (MANNING E) Replaces the term "community development corporation" in statutes concerning individual development accounts (IDA) with the term "community based organization" and makes conforming changes throughout the Indiana Code to reflect that change. Provides that: (1) $1,500 (rather than $800) is eligible for a state deposit in an individual's individual development account (account); (2) the allocation, for each account that has been established for not more than five years, is $3 for each $1 of the first $1,500 (rather than the first $400) an individual deposited into the individual's account during the preceding 12 months; and (3) the amount of the allocation may not exceed $4,500 (rather than $2,400) for each account. Makes various changes to the neighborhood assistance tax credit.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Ethan Manning
 
HB1536INTERACTIVE GAMING. (MANNING E) Authorizes the lottery commission to operate the sale of draw games and digital representations of scratch-off games over the Internet. Authorizes the following persons to conduct interactive gaming: (1) A licensed owner of a riverboat. (2) An operating agent operating a riverboat in a historic hotel district. (3) A permit holder conducting gambling games at the permit holder's racetrack. Provides for the licensure of persons providing services and equipment for managing and conducting interactive gaming. Specifies requirements for the conduct of interactive gaming. Imposes an adjusted gross receipts tax of 20% on interactive gaming. Provides for revenue sharing to cities and counties in which casinos are operated. Makes an appropriation. Makes conforming and technical changes.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Meltzer J
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Public Policy
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Ethan Manning
 
HB1541UTILITY SERVICE TO RENTAL PREMISES. (SOLIDAY E) Amends the statute concerning a landlord's obligations under a residential rental agreement to include within those obligations the duty to remain current on all bills for utility service to the rental premises (other than for utility service for which a tenant is responsible for paying under the rental agreement or state law). Provides that a landlord that: (1) offers for rent at least 100 rental units that are part of one or more structures that: (A) are located on the same parcel of property or on contiguous parcels of property; and (B) are master metered for one or more utility services; and (2) fails to meet this new obligation; may not file or prosecute an eviction action for nonpayment of rent against a tenant of the rental premises until the delinquency for utility service provided to the rental premises has been cured. Requires the Indiana housing and community development authority (authority) to do the following not later than August 31, 2023: (1) Designate itself to serve as, or contract to provide, an escrow agent to whom a tenant of a rental premises for which the landlord has failed to meet this new obligation, resulting in a utility bill that is at least 60 days past due, may pay rent until the delinquency has been cured. (2) In collaboration with the Indiana utility regulatory commission (IURC), create a form that: (A) is accessible on the authority's website and the IURC's website; and (B) allows a utility to: (i) report the delinquency; and (ii) request that the designated escrow agent perform certain duties with respect to the delinquency. Provides that a utility that submits a form to report a delinquency and request the services of the escrow agent must provide to the tenants, through conspicuous signage placed within the utility's property rights on the affected parcels, notice of the landlord's delinquency and of a tenant's right to pay rent to the escrow agent, instead of the landlord, until the delinquency for utility service is cured. Specifies the duties of the escrow agent with respect to: (1) collecting rent from tenants; (2) paying collected rent to the utility; (3) paying remaining amounts of collected rent to the landlord upon the delinquency being cured; (4) reporting to the landlord, the utility, the authority, and the IURC certain collection and payment data on a monthly basis; and (5) providing a final accounting and notice once the delinquency has been cured and the escrow has been closed.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Edmond Soliday
 
HB1547FINANCE CHARGES FOR SUPERVISED LOANS. (JUDY C) Provides that for a supervised loan that is made under the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC) and that: (1) is entered into after June 30, 2023; and (2) is not secured by: (A) an interest in land; or (B) personal property used or expected to be used as the principal dwelling of the debtor; a supervised lender may contract for and receive a loan finance charge not exceeding 36% per year on the unpaid balances of the principal. Retains the current blended loan finance charge (in which different rates apply to different ranges of the unpaid balances of the principal) for the following: (1) A supervised loan entered into before July 1, 2023. (2) A supervised loan that is secured by: (A) an interest in land; or (B) personal property used or expected to be used as the principal dwelling of the debtor; regardless of when the supervised loan is entered into. Provides that, based on information contained in annual composite reports filed with the department of financial institutions (department) by creditors required to be licensed under the UCCC, the department shall publish on the department's website, on an annual basis, a report that contains specified information concerning supervised loans made after June 30, 2023, by nondepository licensees during the reporting period covered by the composite reports. Makes conforming amendments to: (1) the UCCC; and (2) the statutes governing: (A) pawnbrokers; and (B) loansharking.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Financial Institutions
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Chris Judy
 
HB1554CONSUMER DATA PROTECTION. (JETER C) Establishes in the Indiana Code a new article concerning consumer data protection, to take effect January 1, 2024. Sets forth the following within the new article: (1) Definitions of terms that apply throughout the article. (2) Exemptions for certain: (A) persons; and (B) types of information and data; from the bill's requirements concerning the personal data of Indiana consumers (consumers). (3) The rights of a consumer with respect to personal data relating to the consumer. (4) The responsibilities of controllers of consumers' personal data (controllers). (5) The roles of: (A) controllers; and (B) processors of consumers' personal data (processors); with respect to a consumer's personal data. (6) Requirements for data protection assessments by controllers. (7) Requirements for processing de-identified data or pseudonymous data. (8) Limitations as to the scope of the new article. (9) The establishment, maintenance, and publication by the attorney general's consumer protection division of a quarterly listing of electronic mail addresses of consumers who request that their personal data not be sold. (10) Requirements for brokers of consumers' personal information (data brokers) to: (A) provide notification of security breaches; and (B) register annually with the attorney general. (11) The authority of the attorney general to investigate and enforce suspected or actual violations of the new article. (12) The establishment of the consumer privacy account within the state general fund to support the work of the attorney general in enforcing the new article. (13) The authority of the attorney general to: (A) to adopt rules to administer the new article; and (B) issue opinion letters and interpretive guidance to develop an operational framework for persons subject to the new article. (14) The preemption of local rules, regulation, and laws regarding the processing of personal data.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Chris Jeter
 
HB1573REPAYMENT OF MEDICAL SCHOOL LOANS. (HARRIS JR. E) Requires the Indiana department of health (department) to establish and administer a medical school loan forgiveness pilot program (program) for the purpose of attracting physicians to practice medicine in Indiana. Establishes the medical school loan forgiveness fund (fund). Sets forth criteria for the program. Requires the department to, not later than November 1, 2024, and each November 1 thereafter, prepare and submit a report to the general assembly regarding the program. Makes an appropriation to the fund.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Porter
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Shackleford and Schaibley
1/19/2023 - Authored By Earl Harris Jr
 
HB1574FOOD HUB PILOT PROJECT. (HARRIS JR. E) Establishes the food hub pilot program (pilot program) for the purpose of developing, financing, and constructing a food hub in the city of Gary. Provides that the northwest Indiana regional development authority: (1) shall administer the pilot program; (2) may contract with one or more qualified nonprofit organizations or community development financial institutions to administer the pilot program through a public-private partnership; (3) shall develop, finance, and construct the food hub in cooperation with public and private sector partners; and (4) may issue bonds to fund the pilot program.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Local Government
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Earl Harris Jr
 
HB1575RESIDENTIAL BUILDING COMMISSION. (O'BRIEN T) Establishes the residential building commission (building commission) within the department of homeland security. Provides that the building commission has exclusive jurisdiction for the review and adoption of building codes and standards that regulate the construction of dwellings.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Frye R, Bartels, Miller D
1/19/2023 - Authored By Timothy O'Brien
 
HB1581BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS. (HEATON R) Removes licensure for principal managers. Provides that the definitions for the uniform business organizations code apply to agricultural cooperatives. Removes the requirement that articles of incorporation for agricultural cooperatives must be acknowledged by at least one incorporator before a notary public. Provides that the uniform business transactions act applies to agricultural cooperatives for certain purposes. Adds business trusts and agricultural cooperatives to lists of entities that the secretary of state may revoke registrations for or dissolve. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Financial Institutions
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Robert Heaton
 
HB1587ADOPTION LOAN INTEREST TAX CREDIT. (MCGUIRE J) Provides a state tax credit for interest payments made on adoption related expense loans for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2023.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Pressel
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Julie McGuire
 
HB1592COMPENSATORY DAMAGES. (MAYFIELD P) Limits the reasons for diminishing the amount of an insurer's subrogation claim or lien in a personal injury or death action to instances in which the claimant's recovery is diminished by comparative fault or liability policy limitations.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Peggy Mayfield
 
HB1593PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN ABORTION FUNDING. (MAYFIELD P) Provides that neither the state nor any political subdivision may: (1) make a payment from any fund for costs associated with procuring an abortion; (2) allow the use of facilities or funds controlled by a hospital or ambulatory surgical center for the performance of or costs associated with procuring an abortion; or (3) make a payment or grant from any fund under its control to an organization that performs abortions, makes referrals for individuals to obtain abortions, or funds the performance of or costs associated with procuring an abortion. Defines "political subdivision".
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Peggy Mayfield
 
HB1599TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS. (BAIRD B) Provides that a person may circulate a petition to create a tourism improvement district (district) within the territory of a county, city, or town. Specifies the contents of the tourism improvement district plan that must be filed with a petition to establish a district. Excludes property that receives a homestead standard deduction from inclusion within a district. Provides that owners of real property or businesses located within a district may be charged a special assessment to fund improvements and other district activities. Provides that, after a hearing on a petition to establish a district, a county, city, or town legislative body may adopt the ordinance establishing the district only if it determines that the petition has been signed by at least 50% of the owners of real property or businesses within the district who will pay the special assessment. Specifies the contents of the ordinance establishing a district and the length of time for which a district may exist. Allows a district to issue bonds. Requires the county, city, or town legislative body to contract with a nonprofit district management association to administer and implement the district's activities and improvements.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Local Government
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Karickhoff, May, Porter
1/19/2023 - Authored By Beau Baird
 
HB1600OVERSIGHT OF PANDEMIC RELIEF FUNDING. (BAIRD B) Requires the auditor of state (auditor) to engage internal or third party assistance to perform a risk assessment of executive branch agency internal controls for administering and disbursing federal: (1) pandemic relief funds; (2) economic stimulus funds; or (3) loan funds. Provides that upon engaging internal or third party assistance, the auditor shall consult with the state board of accounts (SBOA) and executive branch agencies that are conducting similar risk assessments or audits of federal funds regarding the scope of work being performed by the SBOA and executive branch agencies. Requires the auditor, before December 31 of each year, to compile its findings and provide a report to the governor and to the legislative council. Appropriates $800,000 to the auditor of state from money received by the state from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program (program) pursuant to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, to be used for those purposes. Provides that the office of management and budget shall certify that each executive branch agency and local governmental unit directly receiving: (1) pandemic relief funds; (2) economic stimulus funds; or (3) loan funds; use a portion of the funds to engage an independent third party firm to perform a risk assessment over the executive branch agency's or local governmental unit's controls in administering the program and audit the disbursement of funds. Requires the office of management and budget, before December 31 of each year, to compile and submit a report with findings to the governor and to the legislative council.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Beau Baird
 
HB1603KOSCIUSKO COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AREA. (SNOW C) Establishes the community development area board (board) in Kosciusko County. Establishes procedures for appointing members to the board. Allows the board to adopt a resolution establishing a community development area (tax area). Requires that the tax area include a facility or complex of facilities used by certain businesses in the medical industry. Requires the board to submit a resolution establishing a tax area to the budget committee and budget agency for review and approval. Allows a tax area to receive incremental state income tax revenue attributable to the tax area. Provides that a tax area terminates not later than 20 years after incremental tax revenues are first allocated to the tax area.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Craig Snow
 
HB1607CHARTER SCHOOL MATTERS. (BEHNING R) Provides all charter schools access to loans through the Indiana bond bank. Requires a county auditor to distribute a portion of revenue received from a school corporation's operations fund property tax levy to each: (1) charter school in which students who receive not more than 50% virtual instruction and who have legal settlement in the school corporation attend; and (2) transferee school corporation that a transferred student who has legal settlement in the school corporation attends. Phases in the distributions over three years. Provides that, for a resolution to adopt a school operating referendum tax levy adopted after June 30, 2023, a county auditor must distribute a portion of revenue received from the levy or school safety referendum tax levy to each transferee school corporation and charter school in which students who receive not more than 50% virtual instruction and who have legal settlement in the school corporation attend. Provides that if a charter school receives a distribution from a school corporation from a school operating referendum tax levy or a school safety referendum tax levy, the charter school must post certain information on the charter school's website. Provides that a charter school or transferee school corporation that may receive money from a school operating referendum tax levy or a school safety referendum tax levy may not promote a position on a referendum, in the same manner as a school corporation is prohibited from promoting a position on a referendum. Provides that the maximum length of a charter is 15 years. (Current law provides that the maximum length of a charter is seven years.) Amends the definition of "school building construction program" to: (1) include the purchase, lease, or financing of land, the construction and equipping of school buildings, and the remodeling, repairing, or improving of school buildings by a charter school; and (2) replace "adjusted assessed valuation" with "assessed valuation" with regard to school corporation eligibility for an advance from the common school fund. Establishes the public school options program and fund. Provides that a charter school (excluding a virtual charter school or adult high school) may receive an advance from the common school fund if the charter school's authorizer approves the application. Provides that the state board of education shall repay a charter school's advance from proceeds in the public school options fund. Provides that the department of state revenue shall make a distribution from the state retail and use tax that it collects to the public school options fund. Makes conforming amendments. Makes a technical correction.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Teshka
1/19/2023 - Authored By Robert Behning
 
HB1613INDIANA EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNT PROGRAM. (PAYNE Z) Amends the: (1) definition of "eligible student" for purposes of eligibility under the Indiana education scholarship account program; and (2) grant amount that an eligible student may receive under the program.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Sweet, Cash, Jeter
1/19/2023 - Authored By Zach Payne
 
HB1615LEGALIZATION OF CANNABIS. (PAYNE Z) Legalizes the sale and use of cannabis by a person at least 18 years of age. Requires the Indiana department of health to establish a program to issue a medical cannabis identification card to a patient whose physician has recommended cannabis to treat a medical condition. Permits the sale of cannabis to a person less than 18 years of age if the person has been issued a medical cannabis identification card, and exempts purchases by a medical cannabis cardholder from sales tax. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives VanNatter, Pierce K, Miller K
1/19/2023 - Authored By Zach Payne
 
HB1618EXEMPTION FOR NEW BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY. (PAYNE Z) Provides that for business personal property purchased after December 31, 2023, the total acquisition cost of a taxpayer's total business personal property in a county for an assessment date is exempt from taxation.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Morrison, Sweet and Hostettler
1/19/2023 - Authored By Zach Payne
 
HB1621SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES. (PAYNE Z) Specifies that the term "personal property" includes trailers. Changes the time at which a self-service storage facility owner (owner) may: (1) begin enforcement of the owner's lien on a renter's stored personal property; and (2) sell or otherwise dispose of the renter's stored personal property. Provides that as an alternative to conducting a sale of a renter's stored personal property after the renter's default, an owner may cause the renter's personal property to be towed or removed from the self-service storage facility if the renter's stored personal property is a trailer. (Current law provides this alternative if the renter's stored personal property is a motor vehicle or watercraft.)
 Current Status:   1/25/2023 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Clere, Pierce K, Morris
1/19/2023 - Authored By Zach Payne
 
HB1623ADMINISTRATIVE RULEMAKING. (BARTELS S) Requires: (1) authorization from the budget agency and the office of management and budget; and (2) two public comment periods of 30 days for all proposed rules (except emergency rules and agency corrections); before the rules may be adopted. Standardizes the economic and fiscal impact information that must be prepared by an agency in order to adopt a rule. Requires rules to either expire or be readopted every five years rather than every seven years. Eliminates provisions that exempt certain rules from expiring. Provides for additional information concerning a readoption action to be published with a notice of readoption. Requires an agency to conduct a hearing on a proposed readoption. Adds definitions and publication standards. Eliminates differences between readoption procedures applicable to environmental rules and other rules. Validates readoption actions that become effective before July 1, 2023. Relocates readoption requirements to a new chapter. Repeals IC 4-22-2.5 and IC 13-14-9.5. Establishes criteria for use of emergency rulemaking procedures. Provides that rules formally adopted as emergency rules to implement a change in law or certain other circumstances may be adopted through emergency rule, interim rule, or expedited rule procedures. Requires preapproval by the governor to adopt rules through these procedures in the case of emergency rules and interim rules. Requires preapproval by the office of management and budget to adopt rules through expedited rule procedures. Authorizes the attorney general or the governor to suspend the operation of these rules. Eliminates indefinite expiration dates for emergency rules and reorganizes provisions related to expiration dates and extension periods in a new chapter. Provides transitional provisions. Requires the code revision commission to prepare conforming legislation for introduction in the 2024 legislative session. Provides that a party prevailing against the agency is entitled to attorney's fees if the agency has acted without legal authority having the force of or enforceable as law. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Steve Bartels
 
HB1624INDIANA CRAFT BEVERAGE COUNCIL. (BARTELS S) Modifies a provision that specifies the general purposes of laws concerning alcohol and tobacco. Repeals provisions concerning the wine grape market development council (wine council) and the wine grape market development fund (wine fund). Establishes the Indiana craft beverage council (craft council), Indiana craft beverage council fund (craft council fund), and Indiana craft beverage foundation fund. Specifies the duties of the craft council. Requires the department of state revenue to transfer to the craft council fund a portion of the excise tax collected on beer, flavored malt beverages, liquor, wine, and hard cider. Transfers certain property and liabilities from the wine council and wine fund to the craft council and craft council fund. Allows the craft council to establish a nonprofit subsidiary corporation exempt from federal income taxation to solicit and accept certain private sector funding. Defines terms and makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/31/2023 - House Public Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Public Policy
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Manning
1/19/2023 - Authored By Steve Bartels
 
HB1627SALE OF TAX SALE PROPERTIES TO NONPROFITS. (BAUER M) Removes language limiting a tax sale statute concerning the sale of real property to eligible nonprofit entities for low or moderate income housing to a county containing a consolidated city. Provides that the tax sale statute applies to real property that has been offered for sale by the county at one or more public tax sales. Modifies the definition of "eligible nonprofit entity."
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Local Government
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Moed
1/19/2023 - Authored By Maureen Bauer
 
HB1633STUDENT 529 ACCOUNT FUNDING. (BEHNING R) Provides that when a person who receives Medicaid has a child born after December 31, 2023, the treasurer of state (treasurer) shall open a college choice 529 education savings plan (529 plan) in the child's name and make a deposit of $250 into the account. Provides that if the student completes one or more age appropriate career exploration activities as determined by the state board of education, and if the child's parent makes certain contributions to the 529 plan, the treasurer shall continue to make intermittent deposits into the 529 plan throughout the child's kindergarten through grade 12 education. Provides that contributions made by a parent to a 529 plan are eligible for a credit against a taxpayer's adjusted gross income. Provides that a parent making a contribution to a 529 plan shall report the contribution to the treasurer. Provides that if a parent contributes volunteer hours to the child's school in lieu of making a contribution to a 529 plan, the child's school shall report the contribution of volunteer hours to the treasurer. Provides that a person in attendance at a live birth shall report to the local health officer whether or not the mother is receiving Medicaid and advise the mother that a 529 plan is being established. Provides that the treasurer shall provide all relevant information to a parent receiving Medicaid regarding the 529 plan contribution program available to a parent receiving Medicaid.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Goodrich and Teshka
1/19/2023 - Authored By Robert Behning
 
HB1636INDIANAPOLIS INFRASTRUCTURE. (BEHNING R) Provides that the amount of the gasoline excise tax and special fuel tax revenue that is derived from the annual 1% inflationary increase during the state budget biennium shall be distributed to recipients under the motor fuel tax fund of the motor vehicle highway account based on the vehicle miles traveled in the unit compared to vehicle miles traveled in the state, but not including interstate vehicle miles traveled. Appropriates money from the state general fund to the Indiana department of transportation in an amount necessary to repay all outstanding debt obligations as of June 30, 2023, that are financed with money in the crossroads 2000 fund. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2023, money in the crossroads 2000 fund must be used for projects only in urban areas, as defined by the United States Census Bureau. Authorizes Marion County to establish a local road funding district (district) to capture 20% of the incremental local income tax (LIT) revenue of the county (not including LIT revenue obligated for debt service). Requires the Marion County treasurer to establish a Marion County roads and bridges fund (fund) if a district is established. Provides that the incremental LIT revenue captured in the district shall be deposited in the fund and used for the preservation and reconstruction of roads and bridges of thoroughfares in Marion County that cross into an adjacent county. Prohibits any additional funding for a professional soccer stadium project until and unless certain conditions are met. Amends the maximum grant amount from the local road and bridge matching grant fund based on annual vehicle miles traveled in the local unit. Provides that, if the city-county council in Marion County adopts a maximum county vehicle excise tax or a maximum county wheel tax, then the transportation infrastructure improvement fees that are attributable to motor vehicles registered in Marion County shall be transferred to the Marion County treasurer for deposit in a separate account to be used for the preservation and reconstruction of roadways in Marion County. Requires the Indiana department of transportation to reacquire certain portions of roadways in Marion County that were previously designated as a state highway for administration in the state highway system, to occur before January 1, 2030. Provides that, for purposes of determining the right of the consolidated city of Indianapolis to receive a distribution of money from the motor vehicle highway account based on population, the population of all the territory of the consolidated city is considered its population. Specifies that the board of directors of an urban mass transportation system may incorporate services of a "transportation network company" or "TNC" that connects riders to individuals for prearranged rides through a digital network exchange as a part of its urban mass transportation system within the taxing district of the corporation. Makes an appropriation.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Pressel and McGuire
1/19/2023 - Authored By Robert Behning
 
HB1644DRIVING PRIVILEGE CARDS. (KING J) Provides that an individual who is an Indiana resident and cannot provide proof of identity and lawful status in the United States may apply for a driving privilege card to obtain driving privileges. Sets forth the requirements to obtain a driving privilege card. Provides that a driving privilege card may not be used as identification for any state or federal purpose other than to confer driving privileges, for the purpose of voting, or to verify employment. Requires an individual who holds a driving privilege card and operates a motor vehicle to verify and continuously maintain financial responsibility on any motor vehicle operated by the individual who holds the driving privilege card in the amount required by law. Provides that the bureau of motor vehicles may not disclose certain information unless presented with a lawful court order or judicial warrant. Requires an applicant for a driving privilege card or driving privilege card renewal to sign up for selective service. Makes conforming amendments. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Karickhoff
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Joanna King
 
HB1646CHILD SEXUALLY ABUSIVE MATERIALS. (MORRIS R) Authorizes the attorney general to assess a civil penalty of $1 million on a corporation with a market capitalization of at least $100 billion for each instance in which the corporation knowingly makes available child sexually abusive material, and establishes a procedure for the investigation of a complaint relating to child sexually abusive material. Establishes the child sexually abusive material facilitation prevention fund. Specifies that money in the fund shall be used to: (1) fund the Internet crimes against children fund; and (2) offset forgone tax remittances. Makes an appropriation.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Bartlett
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Judy
1/19/2023 - Authored By Robert Morris
 
HB1647RESIDENTIAL ONSITE SEWAGE SYSTEMS. (MORRIS R) Provides that, not more than 90 days before the sale of a fee simple interest in a residential property that is served by a residential onsite sewage system, the residential onsite sewage system must be inspected by a licensed septic system installer or inspector, a licensed onsite sewage system technician, or a registered professional engineer to determine whether the residential onsite sewage system is functioning properly. Requires that a written report of the inspection be provided to the local health department and retained for at least one year. Prohibits the installation of a residential onsite sewage system less than 25 feet from the edge of a sinkhole. Provides that a residential onsite sewage system installed after June 30, 2023, must include a riser attached to the distribution box. Provides that if a professional soil scientist has determined that a site is suitable for the installation of the residential onsite sewage system and a registered professional engineer, a registered soil scientist, a septic system installer or inspector licensed by the county, or the designer of the system has approved the design and specifications for the residential onsite sewage system, the local health department shall issue a permit for the residential onsite sewage system not more than 30 business days after receiving a complete application for the permit. Provides that: (1) if a lot has an area of at least one acre, a residential onsite sewage system may be installed on the lot if at least one site on the lot is determined to be suitable for the installation of the residential onsite sewage system; but (2) if a lot has an area of less than one acre, a residential onsite sewage system may not be installed on the lot unless at least two sites on the lot are determined to be suitable for the installation of the residential onsite sewage system. Provides that a local health department that determines that a residential onsite sewage system is in system failure may issue an order requiring that the failure be corrected, but provides that the order is stayed if the owner or occupant of the residence served by the residential onsite sewage system, within 14 days, enters into a contract with a licensed septic system installer or inspector, a licensed onsite sewage system technician, or a registered professional engineer for the inspection of the residential onsite sewage system. Provides that if the installer or inspector, technician, or engineer determines that the residential onsite sewage system is not in system failure, the local health department shall: (1) withdraw its order; or (2) conduct an investigation to make a new determination whether the residential onsite sewage system is in system failure. Establishes an onsite sewage system technician licensing board (board) and provides that after July 1, 2025, an individual may not install, inspect, or provide maintenance or repair services for onsite sewage systems unless the individual has obtained a license from the board. Establishes exceptions to the licensing requirement. Authorizes the board to adopt rules concerning fees, continuing education requirements, and other matters, and authorizes the board to take disciplinary action.
 Current Status:   1/23/2023 - added as coauthors Representatives Soliday, Pressel, Judy
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Environmental Affairs
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Robert Morris
 
HB1649VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1650VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1651VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1652VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1653VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1654VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1655VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1656VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1657VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1658VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1659VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1660VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1661VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1662VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1663VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1664VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1665VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1666VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1667VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1668VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1669VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1670VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1671VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1672VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
HB1673VEHICLE BILL. (HUSTON T) None
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Huston, Todd
 
SB2TAXATION OF PASS THROUGH ENTITIES. (BALDWIN S) Authorizes certain pass through entities to make an election to pay tax at the entity level based on each owner's aggregate share of adjusted gross income. Provides a refundable tax credit equal to the amount of tax paid by the electing entity with regard to the owner's share. Allows a credit for pass through entity taxes that are imposed by and paid to another state.
 Current Status:   1/31/2023 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/23/2023 - added as coauthors Senators Ford Jon, Rogers, Walker K
1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Scott Baldwin
 
SB3STATE AND LOCAL TAX REVIEW COMMISSION. (HOLDMAN T) Establishes the state and local tax review commission (commission). Specifies the membership of the commission and the topics the commission is required to review.
 Current Status:   1/23/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Garten
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - added as second author Senator Baldwin
1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Travis Holdman
 
SB5CONSUMER DATA PROTECTION. (BROWN L) Establishes a new article in the Indiana Code concerning consumer data protection, to take effect January 1, 2026. Sets forth the following within the new article: (1) Definitions of various terms that apply throughout the article. (2) Exemptions from the bill's requirements concerning the responsibilities of controllers of consumers' personal data. (3) The rights of an Indiana consumer to do the following: (A) Confirm whether or not a controller is processing the consumer's personal data. (B) Correct inaccuracies in the consumer's personal data that the consumer previously provided to a controller. (C) Delete the consumer's personal data held by a controller. (D) Obtain a copy or representative summary of the consumer's personal data that the consumer previously provided to the controller. (E) Opt out of the processing of the consumer's personal data for certain purposes. (4) The responsibilities of controllers of consumers' personal data. (5) The roles of controllers and processors with respect to a consumer's personal data. (6) Requirements for data protection assessments by controllers of consumers' personal data. (7) Requirements for processing de-identified data or pseudonymous data. (8) Limitations as to the scope of the new article. (9) The authority of the attorney general to investigate and enforce suspected or actual violations of the new article. (10) The preemption of local rules, regulations, and laws regarding the processing of personal data.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Senate Commerce & Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/19/2023 - added as coauthors Senators Walker K and Perfect
1/19/2023 - added as third author Senator Ford Jon
1/19/2023 - added as second author Senator Buchanan
1/9/2023 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Technology
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Liz Brown
 
SB9ELECTRIC SERVICE RELIABILITY. (LEISING J) Requires a public utility to provide the Indiana utility regulatory commission (IURC) with at least six months advance notice of the public utility's intention to retire, sell, or transfer an electric generation facility with a capacity of at least 80 megawatts if such intention is not set forth in the public utility's preferred portfolio in the public utility's most recent integrated resource plan (IRP). Prohibits a public utility from retiring, selling, or transferring an electric generation facility with a capacity of at least 80 megawatts unless the public utility first obtains from the IURC a determination that the public convenience and necessity will be served by the planned retirement, sale, or transfer. Requires the IURC to issue its determination not later than 120 days after receipt of the public utility's petition to retire, sell, or transfer the facility. Provides that if the IURC determines that the public convenience and necessity will not be served by the proposed action, the public utility may not submit a new request with respect to the same electric generation facility earlier than 180 days after the commission's determination. Provides that if the IURC determines that the public convenience and necessity will be served by the proposed action, the IURC shall issue an order approving the retirement, sale, or transfer, subject to the following: (1) Any conditions specified by the IURC in its order. (2) If the proposed retirement, sale, or transfer: (A) was not set forth in; or (B) is to take place on a date earlier than the date specified in; the public utility's preferred portfolio in the public utility's most recent IRP, the IURC shall not permit the public utility's depreciation rates to be amended to reflect the accelerated date for the retirement, sale, or transfer of the electric generation asset. Provides that the IURC may not determine that the public convenience and necessity will be served by the proposed retirement, sale, or transfer of a public utility's electric generation facility unless the IURC finds that the public utility will secure replacement capacity in an amount at least equal to the capacity of the facility to be retired, sold, or transferred. Sets forth certain conditions with respect to a public utility's obligation to secure replacement capacity under this provision. Provides that the bill's provisions do not apply to the retirement, sale, or transfer of a public utility's electric generation facility if the retirement, sale, or transfer is necessary in order for the public utility to comply with a federal consent decree. Provides that the bill's provisions expire July 1, 2026.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Tomes
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - added as second author Senator Koch
1/17/2023 - Referred to Senate Utilities
1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Jean Leising
 
SB16USE OF CONSUMER REPORTS FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES. (RANDOLPH L) Prohibits an employer from using a consumer report for employment purposes unless certain conditions apply. Allows a consumer to bring a civil action against an employer for a violation of this provision. Provides that if the attorney general has reason to believe that an employer has violated the provision, the attorney general may bring one or both of the following: (1) An action to enjoin the violation. (2) An action to recover damages sustained by Indiana residents as a result of the violation. Makes it: (1) a Class B infraction for a knowing or intentional violation of the provision; or (2) a Class A infraction if an employer has a prior unrelated judgment for a violation of the provision.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Lonnie Randolph
 
SB18TAX SALE PROCEDURES. (RANDOLPH L) Provides that a person who acquires a certificate of sale (certificate) may not assign the certificate to a person who was not eligible under the tax sale laws to bid on or purchase real property at a tax sale. Requires a person to acknowledge that the person will not assign a certificate for any real property purchased to a person who is prohibited from bidding on or purchasing real property at a tax sale.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Local Government
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Lonnie Randolph
 
SB31CALL CENTER WORKER AND CONSUMER PROTECTION. (NIEZGODSKI D) Requires the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC) to compile a list of all employers that relocate a call center to a foreign country and to disqualify employers on that list from state grants, loans, and tax credits. Requires an employer receiving a state grant, loan, or tax credit to notify the IEDC if the employer intends to relocate a call center. Imposes a civil penalty on an employer that does not notify the IEDC.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By David Niezgodski
 
SB35FINANCIAL LITERACY. (GASKILL M) Provides that, beginning with the cohort of students who are expected to graduate from a public school, a charter school, or a state accredited nonpublic school in 2028, an individual must successfully complete a personal financial responsibility course before the individual may graduate. Creates requirements for content that must be covered in a personal financial responsibility course.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Ford Jon
1/26/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/25/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 13; Nays: 0
1/25/2023 - Senate Education & Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/24/2023 - added as coauthors Senators Johnson, Crane, Ford J.D
1/18/2023 - Senate Education & Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2023 - added as coauthors Senators Deery, Alexander, Byrne, Freeman, Koch, Donato, Sandlin, Holdman
1/17/2023 - added as third author Senator Rogers
1/10/2023 - added as second author Senator Raatz
1/10/2023 - added as second author Senator Raatz
1/9/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Mike Gaskill
 
SB39EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY. (FORD J) Extends certain antidiscrimination educational rights statutes to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By J.D. Ford
 
SB68CORE 40 CURRICULUM MODEL. (BOHACEK M) Provides that, if a Core 40 curriculum model adopted by the state board of education includes Algebra II as a math course requirement for graduation with an Indiana diploma with a Core 40 designation, the state board must amend the Core 40 curriculum model to provide that a student satisfies the math course requirement by successfully completing either: (1) an Algebra II course; or (2) a personal finance course.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Mike Bohacek
 
SB69TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES. (BOHACEK M) Requires uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist coverage for a motor vehicle used to transport passengers for compensation through a transportation network company.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Mike Bohacek
 
SB70MARIJUANA. (BOHACEK M) Decriminalizes possession of one ounce or less of marijuana.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Ford J.D
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Mike Bohacek
 
SB82INTOXICATION AND MARIJUANA. (BOHACEK M) Establishes a defense to operating a vehicle or motorboat with a controlled substance in the person's blood if: (1) the controlled substance is marijuana or a metabolite of marijuana; and (2) the person was not intoxicated.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Mike Bohacek
 
SB92VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB93VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB94VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB95VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB96VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB97VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB98VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB99VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB100VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB101VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB102VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB103VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB104VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB105VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB106VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB107VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB108VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB109VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB110VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB111VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB112VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB113VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB114RECEIVERSHIP FOR PAST DUE UTILITY BILLS. (BRAY R) Amends the Indiana Code provision that sets forth the cases in which a receiver may be appointed by a court to include the appointment of a receiver upon the request of a utility if the owner of a multifamily residential property with more than four units has incurred utility bills that are at least: (1) 90 days past due; or (2) 60 days past due if a payment plan has been entered into. Specifies that these provisions do not apply in a case in which a tenant fails to pay a utility for services billed directly to the tenant by the utility.
 Current Status:   2/2/2023 - Senate Utilities, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/24/2023 - added as author Senator Koch
1/24/2023 - removed as author Senator Bray
1/24/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Utilities
1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB115VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB116VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB117VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB118VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB119VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB120VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB121VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB122VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB123VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB124VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB125VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB126VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB127VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB128VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB129VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB130VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB131VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rodric Bray
 
SB132RIGHT-OF-WAY AND THOROUGHFARES. (DORIOT B) Requires a county to use eminent domain to increase the apparent right-of-way for a county highway, instead of by requiring dedication of additional right-of-way as part of a subdivision plat. Requires a county, city, or town (unit) to use eminent domain to establish or expand a thoroughfare, instead of by requiring dedication of private property as part of a subdivision plat. Prohibits a unit that must proceed with eminent domain regarding a right-of-way or thoroughfare from imposing an additional fee on an applicant for filing a subdivision plat.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Local Government
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Blake Doriot
 
SB133RIGHT TO FOOD. (DORIOT B) Provides that an individual has the right to: (1) save and exchange seeds to grow food; and (2) grow, raise, produce, harvest, and consume the food that the individual chooses for the individual's own nourishment, sustenance, bodily health, and well-being. Specifies certain acts that are prohibited. Provides that a zoning ordinance may restrict but may not prohibit the growing or raising of food. Specifies that the board of animal health and the United States Department of Agriculture may enforce a state or federal law, rule, or regulation concerning animals. Specifies that the right to grow and raise food may not impair the terms of a lease or contract.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Blake Doriot
 
SB143PROTECTIVE ORDERS AND EMPLOYMENT. (RANDOLPH L) Provides that an employer may not discriminate against an employee with respect to compensation and benefits from the employer or terms and conditions of employment based on: (1) the employee's filing of a petition for a protective order, whether or not the protective order has been issued; or (2) the actions of an individual against whom the employee has filed a protective order.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Lonnie Randolph
 
SB154CERTAIN COUNTIES PURCHASING AND DATA PROCESSING. (NIEMEYER R) Provides that the county executive of Lake County has jurisdiction over the county purchasing agency and the county data processing agency. Provides that the county executive of St. Joseph County has jurisdiction over the county purchasing agency. (Under current law, the legislative body of Lake County has jurisdiction over both the county purchasing agency and the county data processing agency, and the legislative body of St. Joseph County has jurisdiction over the county purchasing agency.)
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Bohacek
1/26/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/26/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 9; Nays: 1
1/26/2023 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/23/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Mishler
1/23/2023 - added as second author Senator Rogers
1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Local Government
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rick Niemeyer
 
SB156TAX SALES. (NIEMEYER R) Provides that a person who acquires a certificate of sale (certificate) may not assign the certificate to a person who was not eligible under the tax sale laws to bid on or purchase real property at a tax sale until the person satisfies the eligibility requirements as determined by the county auditor. Requires a person to acknowledge that the person will not assign a certificate for any real property purchased to a person who is prohibited from bidding on or purchasing real property at a tax sale. Requires the county auditor to determine that an assignee of a certificate is eligible to receive the assignment for an assignment to be valid. Provides for the manner by which the recording fee to record an assignment of a tax sale purchaser's certificate is to be paid, including costs for recording a release of the certificate. Provides that assignments of a certificate must be included on the county auditor's tax sale record.
 Current Status:   2/2/2023 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2023 - added as second author Senator Dernulc
1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Local Government
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rick Niemeyer
 
SB157PARCELS OFFERED AT SUCCESSIVE TAX SALES. (NIEMEYER R) Requires that the county auditor's notice of tax sale include a statement providing that if a tract or item of real property has been offered for sale at a county treasurer's tax sale (treasurer's sale) and a county executive's tax sale (executive's sale) on two or more occasions without a bid, the tract or item of real property may be subject to an ordinance authorized by the bill. Adds a person who claims a substantial property interest of public record to a statute concerning the county auditor's provision of notice of tax sale to certain persons who annually request a copy of the notice. Provides that a person who owns any tract or item of real property that has been offered for sale at a treasurer's sale and executive's sale on two or more occasions without a bid is prohibited from bidding on or purchasing tracts offered for sale. Adds language that allows a county legislative body to adopt an ordinance with respect to parcels of real property that have been offered for sale at a treasurer's sale and an executive's sale on two or more occasions without a bid. Specifies that such a parcel (subject to certain criteria) is considered a public hazard. Establishes a procedure for a county to transfer a tax sale certificate to a municipality or retain a tax sale certificate and for a county or municipality to file a petition with the circuit court (court) requesting the issuance of a deed for the property to the requesting county or municipality. Provides that, at the request of a municipality, the county auditor and county treasurer (subject to available funding) shall enter into a mutual agreement for the county auditor to perform certain duties concerning notification of a party's right to redeem such a parcel and the filing of a petition to the court for issuance of a tax deed for the parcel. Provides that the court shall hold a hearing on the petition for issuance of a tax deed. Provides requirements that apply to a quiet title action with respect to a parcel placed into the name of a county or municipality. Provides that an owner of a parcel of real property that has been offered for sale at a treasurer's sale and an executive's sale on two or more occasions without a bid may transfer the real property, subject to any liens and encumbrances, by warranty deed to a county or municipality.
 Current Status:   2/2/2023 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - added as second author Senator Dernulc
1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Local Government
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rick Niemeyer
 
SB159COMPUTER TRESPASS. (CRIDER M) Defines "financial information". Enhances the sentence of an offense against intellectual property to a Level 5 felony if the data, computer program, or supporting documentation that is modified, destroyed, or disclosed contains protected health information or financial information. Provides that an offense against computer users is a Level 5 felony if the computer, computer system, or computer network that is the subject of the unauthorized use contained an individual's protected health information or financial information. Provides that an offense of computer trespass is a Level 6 felony if the computer system, computer network, or any part of the computer system or computer network that was subject to the unauthorized use contained protected health information or financial information.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/24/2023 - added as second author Senator Bohacek
1/24/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/24/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 7; Nays: 1
1/24/2023 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Michael Crider
 
SB166ADVERSE POSSESSION STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. (DORIOT B) Amends the statute concerning the statute of limitations for actions for the recovery of the possession of real estate to provide that such an action that: (1) involves a line located and established by a professional surveyor; and (2) accrues before the lines are located and established by the surveyor; must be commenced before the expiration of the appeal period set forth in the statute governing county surveyors. Amends the provision concerning the establishment of property lines by means of a legal survey to specify that the lines established are binding on all affected landowners, including a landowner who claims title under a claim of adverse possession. Provides that certain information must be contained in a notice of survey sent to adjoining landowners, and that a legible copy of the plat of the legal survey must be enclosed with the notice.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Blake Doriot
 
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:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Jean Leising
 
SB174INDIANA HISTORIC TAX CREDITS. (DERNULC D) Allows a credit against a qualified taxpayer's state tax liability in an amount equal to either 25% or 30% of the qualified taxpayer's qualified expenses related to the rehabilitation of a qualified historic structure. Provides that, for a qualified taxpayer that is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the credit is equal to 30% of the qualified taxpayer's expenses. Provides that the credit is transferrable and may be carried forward for 10 years, but may not be carried back.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Holdman
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Niezgodski
1/26/2023 - added as third author Senator Busch
1/26/2023 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Dan Dernulc
 
SB180ALLOCATION OF WASTEWATER UTILITY COSTS. (KOCH E) Allows a utility company that: (1) provides both water and wastewater service; and (2) has acquired wastewater utility property; to request authorization from the Indiana utility regulatory commission (IURC) to allocate a portion of the eligible costs of the utility company's wastewater utility property to the utility company's water customers. Provides that the IURC may approve the request if the IURC finds that: (1) because of reasonable and necessary improvements that are proposed for the wastewater utility property, the resulting rates charged to wastewater customers would reach levels necessitating the provision of financial assistance to those customers; and (2) the total rates charged by the utility company for water service will not increase unreasonably as a result of the allocation. Specifies the factors that the IURC must consider in making such a determination.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Utilities
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Eric Koch
 
SB181CAUSE OF ACTION CONCERNING RESTRAINT OF TRADE. (KOCH E) Amends the statute concerning combinations restraining trade as follows: (1) Provides that the attorney general may bring an action for the following on behalf of the state or a political subdivision in connection with a violation of the statute: (A) Appropriate injunctive or other equitable relief, including disgorgement of any gains derived from the violation. (B) A civil penalty. (Current law provides only that the attorney general may bring an action for injuries or damages sustained directly or indirectly by the state or political subdivision as a result of the violation.) (2) Provides that the attorney general may bring an action in the name of the state as parens patriae on behalf of one or more natural persons residing in Indiana for one or more of these same remedies, in connection with a violation of the statute. (3) Specifies that in an action brought under these provisions, the attorney general may recover costs and expenses of the suit, including reasonable attorney's fees and expert fees. (Current law does not specify that the attorney general may recover expenses and expert fees.) (4) Provides that in an action brought under these provisions after June 30, 2023, the attorney general may recover a civil penalty of not more than: (A) $100,000 per violation from any natural person who violates the statute; or (B) $1,000,000 from any other person, other than a natural person, that violates the statute.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - Cosponsors: Representatives Steuerwald and Meltzer J
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - House sponsor: Representative Jeter
1/26/2023 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 29: yeas 48, nays 0
1/26/2023 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/24/2023 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/24/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/23/2023 - added as second author Senator Brown L
1/23/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/19/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/18/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 9; Nays: 1
1/18/2023 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Eric Koch
 
SB183UNCLAIMED PROPERTY MATTERS. (KOCH E) Makes various changes to statutes in the state's revised unclaimed property act concerning: (1) presumptions of abandonment; (2) reporting of unclaimed property; (3) delivery of property to the attorney general; (4) payment of gain realized or accrued on property; and (5) filing claims for property.
 Current Status:   2/1/2023 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/25/2023 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/18/2023 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Eric Koch
 
SB196HEALTHY INDIANA PLAN HEALTH CARE ACCOUNTS. (FORD J) Repeals the health care account and cost sharing requirements of an individual for the healthy Indiana plan.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By J.D. Ford
 
SB202VARIOUS HOUSING MATTERS. (QADDOURA F) Allows a city, county, or town to bring a nuisance action against a tenant or other person responsible for a nuisance. Defines "essential services" as certain utility services needed for the safe and habitable occupation by a tenant of the tenant's rental unit. Defines "essential systems" as certain systems used to deliver essential services to a rental unit. Requires a landlord to repair or replace an essential system not later than 24 hours after being notified by a tenant that the tenant's rental unit is without essential services under certain circumstances. Allows for certain remedies to the tenant for the landlord's noncompliance. Provides that, during the pendency of a court action brought by a tenant, the court may order the tenant to make the regular rental payments otherwise due under the rental agreement to the clerk of the court or an attorney trust account, to be held in trust for disbursal to the prevailing party, as ordered by the court. Provides that a landlord may apply for release of rent deposits. Provides that, after June 30, 2023, a landlord may not manage a rental property in Indiana unless: (1) the landlord resides, is domiciled, or is authorized to do business in Indiana; (2) the landlord maintains an office at one or more physical locations in Indiana; or (3) the landlord has appointed a licensed real estate broker or broker company to manage the rental property. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/23/2023 - added as second author Senator Walker G
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Fady Qaddoura
 
SB220COMPENSATION FOR THE TAKING OF A BUSINESS. (BUCK J) Provides that if a city or town (municipality) condemns property located outside of the municipality, a person operating a business on the property may be compensated for business losses resulting from the condemnation. Provides that a municipality may not acquire property using an alternative condemnation procedure conducted by the public works board if the municipality is notified of the person's intent to claim compensation for business losses.
 Current Status:   2/2/2023 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Senate Local Government
1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By James Buck
 
SB221ENERGY AUDIT OF STATE GOVERNMENT CAMPUS. (ZAY A) Requires the Indiana department of administration to issue a request for proposals and award a contract for the conduct of an energy audit on the: (1) Indiana state capitol building; and (2) Indiana government center north and south buildings; not later than December 31, 2023.
 Current Status:   1/23/2023 - added as third author Senator Yoder
 All Bill Status:   1/23/2023 - added as second author Senator Koch
1/19/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
1/19/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/19/2023 - Senate Utilities, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2023 - Referred to Senate Utilities
1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Andy Zay
 
SB235FINANCE CHARGE FOR SUPERVISED LOANS. (ZAY A) Provides that for a supervised loan that is made under the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC) and that: (1) is entered into after June 30, 2023; and (2) is not secured by: (A) an interest in land; or (B) personal property used or expected to be used as the principal dwelling of the debtor; a supervised lender may contract for and receive a loan finance charge not exceeding 36% per year on the unpaid balances of the principal. Retains the current blended loan finance charge (in which different rates apply to different ranges of the unpaid balances of the principal) for the following: (1) A supervised loan entered into before July 1, 2023. (2) A supervised loan that is secured by: (A) an interest in land; or (B) personal property used or expected to be used as the principal dwelling of the debtor; regardless of when the supervised loan is entered into. Provides that, based on information contained in annual composite reports filed with the department of financial institutions (department) by creditors required to be licensed under the UCCC, the department shall publish on the department's website, on an annual basis, a report that contains specified information concerning supervised loans made after June 30, 2023, by nondepository licensees during the reporting period covered by the composite reports. Makes conforming amendments to: (1) the UCCC; and (2) the statutes governing: (A) pawnbrokers; and (B) loansharking.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Andy Zay
 
SB237MEDICAL CANNABIS. (TAYLOR G) Establishes a medical marijuana program (program), and permits caregivers and patients who have received a physician recommendation to possess a certain quantity of marijuana for treatment of certain medical conditions. Establishes a regulatory agency to oversee the program, and creates the regulatory agency advisory committee to review the effectiveness of the program and to consider recommendations from the regulatory agency. Authorizes the regulatory agency to grant research licenses to research facilities with a physical presence in Indiana. Repeals the controlled substance excise tax and the marijuana eradication program. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Greg Taylor
 
SB242DNR BEST FLOODPLAIN MAPPING DATA. (LEISING J) Repeals a provision that requires a local floodplain administrator to use the "best floodplain mapping data available" when reviewing an application for a permit to authorize construction in or near a floodplain. Requires an owner to disclose in a real estate disclosure form whether any portion of the real estate is located in a floodplain, as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps or a FEMA approved local floodplain map.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Amendment #2 (Qaddoura) failed; Roll Call 26: yeas 8, nays 40
1/26/2023 - Amendment #1 (Qaddoura) failed; Roll Call 25: yeas 8, nays 40
1/26/2023 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/26/2023 - Amendment #2 (Qaddoura) failed;
1/26/2023 - Amendment #1 (Qaddoura) failed;
1/26/2023 - Amendment #3 (Breaux) failed; voice vote
1/26/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/23/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/19/2023 - Senate Natural Resources, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2023 - Referred to Senate Natural Resources
1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Jean Leising
 
SB244SURETY BOND FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT SUPPLIERS. (SANDLIN J) Amends the statute governing residential real property improvement contracts (statute) to provide that before entering into a real property improvement contract (contract) after June 30, 2023, and throughout the duration of the contract, a real property improvement supplier (supplier) must be covered by a surety bond in the amount of $50,000. Provides that the bond must be payable to the state and must secure the payment of restitution to a person aggrieved by a violation of the statute by the supplier. Provides that the terms of a contract entered into after June 30, 2023, between a supplier and a consumer must include the name of the issuer of the supplier's bond, along with the bond number or similar identifier. Amends provisions concerning a consumer's right to cancel a contract to provide that a consumer may cancel a contract before midnight on the third business day after the latest of the following occurs: (1) The date the contract is signed by the consumer and the supplier. (2) If applicable, the date the consumer receives written notice from the consumer's insurance company as to whether all or any part of the consumer's claim or the contract is a covered loss. (3) For a contract entered into after June 30, 2023, the date the supplier provides the consumer with the name of the issuer of the supplier's required bond, along with the bond number or similar identifier. (Current law provides that a consumer may cancel a contract before midnight on the third business day after the later of the following: (1) The date the contract is signed by the consumer and the supplier. (2) If applicable, the date the consumer receives written notice from the consumer's insurance company as to whether all or any part of the consumer's claim or the contract is a covered loss.)
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Byrne
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Technology
1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Jack Sandlin
 
SB248DRIVING PRIVILEGE CARDS. (DORIOT B) Provides that an individual who is an Indiana resident and cannot provide proof of identity and lawful status in the United States may apply for a driving privilege card to obtain driving privileges. Sets forth the requirements to obtain a driving privilege card. Provides that a driving privilege card may not be used as identification for any state or federal purpose other than to confer driving privileges, for the purpose of voting, or to verify employment. Requires an individual who holds a driving privilege card and operates a motor vehicle to verify and continuously maintain financial responsibility on any motor vehicle operated by the individual who holds the driving privilege card in the amount required by law. Provides that the bureau of motor vehicles may not disclose certain information unless presented with a lawful court order or judicial warrant. Requires an applicant for a driving privilege card or driving privilege card renewal to sign up for selective service. Makes conforming amendments. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Messmer
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - added as third author Senator Rogers
1/17/2023 - added as second author Senator Niezgodski
1/11/2023 - Referred to Committee on Homeland Security and Transportation
1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Blake Doriot
 
SB251CAUSE OF ACTION FOR BUSINESS DAMAGES. (DORIOT B) Provides that if a unit enacts an ordinance that causes a business's profit to decline by at least 15%, the business may bring an action for damages against the unit. Exempts certain ordinances and specifies which businesses may bring an action. Provides that a unit is not liable for damages if the unit repeals the ordinance, amends the ordinance in a manner that will not cause the business's profit to decline by at least 15%, or grants a waiver to the affected business.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Senate Local Government
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Blake Doriot
 
SB261ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS. (BUCHANAN B) Creates a procedure to establish a community infrastructure improvement district (district). Specifies that the procedure added by the bill allowing for the establishment of a district does not authorize the unit to establish a district that overlaps with an economic improvement district. Requires a petition for the establishment of a district to include a rate and methodology report. Specifies the contents of the report. Specifies the basis upon which benefits accruing to parcels of real property within a district may be apportioned among those parcels. Requires a determination that the aggregate assessments within a district: (1) do not exceed 30% of the projected assessed value of property within the district; or (2) in the case of a district that is established for single family residences, do not exceed 10% of the projected assessed value per single family residence within the district; before a legislative body may adopt an ordinance to establish a district. Requires a community infrastructure improvement board (board) to assist the county treasurer in order to make certain specified determinations and designations regarding annual assessments within a district. Adds specific provisions that apply to the board's issuance of revenue bonds. Sunsets these provisions after five years.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Brian Buchanan
 
SB268PROHIBITED PENSION SYSTEM INVESTMENTS. (GARTEN C) Prohibits the Indiana public retirement system from investing in certain restricted entities or restricted investment products, including particular investments publically confirmed to be controlled by the People's Republic of China or the Chinese Communist Party. Specifies exceptions, a divestment schedule, and reporting requirements.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Rogers
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 68(b); reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
1/26/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/25/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/25/2023 - Senate Pensions and Labor, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/24/2023 - added as coauthors Senators Baldwin and Buchanan
1/24/2023 - added as third author Senator Freeman
1/24/2023 - added as second author Senator Holdman
1/23/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Zay
1/11/2023 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Chris Garten
 
SB271CERTIFIED TECHNOLOGY PARKS. (BUCHANAN B) Specifies additional information that a certified technology park (park) is required to provide to the Indiana economic development corporation (corporation) in the course of a review. Provides that if a park has reached the limit on deposits and maintains its certification, the park shall become a Level 2 park. Increases, from $100,000 to $500,000, the annual additional incremental income tax deposit amount that a park captures once it has reached its limit on deposits. Clarifies the calculation of the additional incremental income tax deposit amount in the year in which a park reaches its limit on deposits. Provides that when the corporation certifies a Level 2 park, the corporation shall make a determination of whether the park shall continue to be designated as a Level 2 park.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/23/2023 - added as second author Senator Holdman
1/23/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/19/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
1/19/2023 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/11/2023 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Brian Buchanan
 
SB278NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS. (FREEMAN A) Expands the definition of "public benefit corporation" to include a domestic corporation that is supported by public funds or authorized to spend public funds in furtherance of its mission or that is a not-for-profit corporation that aims to serve a public benefit. Provides that a court may dissolve a corporation under certain circumstances. Specifies procedural requirements that the attorney general must take before petitioning the court for dissolution for certain reasons. Provides additional remedies that the attorney general may seek for certain violations. Requires the corporation to maintain certain records for three years. Allows the attorney general to inspect records that the corporation is required to maintain under certain circumstances. Prohibits a state agency from imposing a filing or recording fee that is more burdensome than Indiana law allows. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   2/1/2023 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/25/2023 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/11/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Aaron Freeman
 
SB281BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION. (FREEMAN A) Increases the acquisition cost threshold for the business personal property tax exemption from $80,000 to $250,000.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Aaron Freeman
 
SB282INDIANA MOTOR VEHICLE BOARD. (FREEMAN A) Changes the name of the motor vehicle sales advisory board to the Indiana motor vehicle board (board). Fixes board membership at 11 persons appointed to the board. Provides that four appointed members must represent the general public and must not have any direct interest in the manufacture or sale of motor vehicles, but must have experience with, or knowledge of, the motor vehicle industry. Provides that if there is a vacancy on the board, the governor may appoint upon the recommendation of the secretary a member who represents the general public. Provides that an unfilled vacancy on the board does not impair the right of the board from exercising the powers of the board. Provides that a member of the board may not participate in a vote on a proceeding of the board in which the member has a financial or other vested interest. Provides that a member of the board may participate in and vote only on a proceeding in which the member has general interest in the outcome. Sets forth the powers of the board to enforce certain causes of action. Provides for a private right of action for a consumer or motor vehicle dealer against a manufacturer, a distributor, or a motor vehicle dealer subject to a proceeding of the board.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to Committee on Homeland Security and Transportation
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Aaron Freeman
 
SB287VARIOUS PROBATE AND TRUST MATTERS. (FREEMAN A) Provides that a person may sign a form of living will declaration or a form of life prolonging procedures will declaration in the presence of a notary public. Removes nonconforming language in a petition for administration statute. Clarifies the service requirements for certain probate notices. Provides that a testator or a testator's agent may send written notice of the existence of a will to certain persons. Provides that if a testator's will includes a provision exercising a power of appointment, the testator or the testator's agent may notify certain persons of the existence of the will. Provides that a written notice of the existence of a will contains certain information. Provides for a procedure to contest certain wills. Provides that if a notice to contest the validity of a trust pertains to a trust created by a settlor who is still living, a complete copy of the trust instrument must be sent with the notice to each recipient. Sets forth certain complaint and notice requirements if a trust is being contested. Allows a court to increase, decrease, or waive the bond amount that: (1) a nonresident personal representative; or (2) a personal representative who becomes a nonresident; is to file in order to administer an unsupervised estate. Sets forth the requirements for: (1) a verified petition for a confidential health disclosure order; and (2) the court procedures after the verified petition is filed. Provides that if a settlor revokes a revocable trust and the trustee does not deliver the trust property, the remaining trust property becomes part of the revoking settlor's probate estate. Provides that certain grantors are entitled to reimbursement from a trust for certain taxes. Provides that an individual may execute certain authority for an application for public benefits on behalf of the individual. Sets forth requirements for the enforcement of a portability agreement contained within a premarital agreement or postmarital agreement. Makes conforming and clarifying changes. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the probate code study commission.)
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report without recommendation, adopted
1/26/2023 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 68(b); reassigned to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure
1/23/2023 - added as second author Senator Koch
1/19/2023 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 68(b); reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
1/19/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/18/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/18/2023 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/11/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Aaron Freeman
 
SB289REVIEW OF DISTRIBUTION OF FEDERAL PANDEMIC FUNDS. (BUCHANAN B) Provides that each state agency directly receiving federal: (1) pandemic relief funds; (2) economic stimulus funds; or (3) loan funds; shall use a portion of the funds allocated to engage an independent third party firm to perform a risk assessment of the agency's controls in administering the use of the funds and to audit the disbursement of the funds. Provides that the auditor of state (auditor) shall engage internal or third party assistance to perform a risk assessment of executive branch agency internal controls for administering and disbursing federal: (1) pandemic relief funds; (2) economic stimulus funds; or (3) loan funds. Provides that upon engaging internal or third party assistance, the auditor shall consult with the state board of accounts and executive branch agencies that are conducting similar risk assessments or audits of federal funds regarding the scope of work being performed by the state board of accounts and executive branch agencies. Provides that before December 31 of each year, the auditor shall compile the auditor's findings and provide a report to the governor and to the legislative council. Appropriates to the auditor $500,000 from the coronavirus local fiscal relief funds made available to the state under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Brian Buchanan
 
SB291LIFE INSURANCE MATTERS. (HOLDMAN T) Provides that, after a life insurance policy is issued, the insurer that issued the policy shall not materially change: (1) the method of calculating the cash surrender value of the policy; or (2) any other regulated benefit of the policy; in a manner that was not specified in the policy when the policy was issued. Requires the insurance commissioner: (1) to disapprove an endorsement filed by the insurer that issued a life insurance policy if the endorsement would modify the method of calculating the cash surrender value of the policy; and (2) to rescind any approval of an endorsement allowing the modification of the method of calculating a life insurance policy's cash surrender that was granted before July 1, 2023, as having been inconsistent with law at the time the endorsement was granted. Allows an insurer to require an individual applying for a life insurance policy to provide any information known to the individual that is pertinent to the longevity risk posed by the individual, including information resulting from genetic testing or screening regarding the individual's susceptibility to future health conditions. However, provides that: (1) a life insurance policy shall not be underwritten on the basis of a requirement that the applicant or insured individual undergo genetic testing or screening; and (2) the issuance of a life insurance policy shall not be conditioned on the requirement that the applicant or insured individual undergo genetic testing or screening.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Travis Holdman
 
SB292INPRS INVESTMENTS. (HOLDMAN T) Requires the board of trustees of the Indiana public retirement system (board) to make investment decisions with the primary purpose of maximizing the target rate of return on the board's investments. Prohibits the board from making an investment decision with the purpose of influencing any social or environmental policy or attempting to influence the governance of any corporation for nonpecuniary purposes. Specifies an exception.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/25/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 8; Nays: 2
1/25/2023 - Senate Pensions and Labor, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2023 - added as second author Senator Rogers
1/11/2023 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Travis Holdman
 
SB293CRAFT HEMP FLOWER DISTRIBUTION AND TAXATION. (HOLDMAN T) Imposes an excise tax on the retail sale of craft hemp flower products at a rate of 8%. Defines "craft hemp flower". Requires a retail dealer to obtain a craft hemp flower products retail dealer's certificate from the department of state revenue (in addition to a retail merchant's certificate). Deposits the revenue from the excise tax in the state general fund. Establishes certain regulatory testing and packaging requirements for the distribution and sale of craft hemp flower. Excludes craft hemp flower from the definition of "hemp product". Removes references to smokable hemp. Repeals a law that requires that a hemp bud or a hemp flower be sold only to a processor licensed in Indiana. Provides that a food is not considered adulterated for containing low THC hemp extract or craft hemp flower. Provides that craft hemp flower is not included in the definition of "controlled substance analog", "hashish", "low THC hemp extract", or "marijuana". Prohibits the sale of low THC hemp extract to a person less than 21 years of age, if it contains certain elements. Repeals the definition of "smokable hemp" and criminal penalties concerning smokable hemp. Adds infractions that apply with regard to persons less than 21 years of age involving the sale, distribution, purchase, and possession of craft hemp flower. Makes conforming changes. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Pol
1/17/2023 - added as second author Senator Walker K
1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Travis Holdman
 
SB296SALE OF TAX DELINQUENT REAL PROPERTY. (KOCH E) Amends the definition of "substantial property interest of public record" to include ownership of any interest that has been severed from a tract of land. Requires a county auditor, in addition to sending a notice of the impending sale of a parcel of real property to the owner of the property, to also send a copy of the notice to any person with a substantial property interest of public record in the real property. Provides that the estate in real property vested in the grantee under a tax deed is subject to leases shown by public record if the tax deed conveys only an interest in machinery, a building, a structure, or other severed improvements located on, in, or above the land. Provides that if a tax deed conveys only an interest in machinery, a building, a structure, or other severed improvements located on, in, or above the land, the rights of the landowner in the land, in a lease of the severed improvements, or in a memorandum of a lease of the severed improvements are not limited or abrogated by the tax deed.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Eric Koch
 
SB298UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT CHARGES. (KOCH E) Amends the statute governing infrastructure improvement charges for water or wastewater utilities as follows: (1) Provides that in the case of a municipally owned utility or a not-for-profit utility, the adjustment amount to an eligible utility's basic rates and charges for the recovery of infrastructure improvement costs shall be recovered over a 12 month period, regardless of the amount of time over which the infrastructure improvement costs were incurred. (2) Provides that when an eligible utility files a petition for an adjustment amount with the Indiana utility regulatory commission (IURC), the office of utility consumer counselor (OUCC) may examine information of the eligible utility, limited to confirming: (A) that the infrastructure improvements for which recovery is sought are eligible for cost recovery under the statute; and (B) the proper calculation of the proposed adjustment amount. (Existing law provides that the OUCC may examine the information of an eligible utility to confirm these matters, but does not specify that the OUCC's examination is limited to the confirmation of these matters.) (3) Provides that if the IURC finds that an eligible utility's proposed adjustment amount has not been calculated correctly, the IURC shall: (A) provide the correct calculation of the adjustment amount; and (B) allow the eligible utility to implement the corrected adjustment amount. (4) Amends the factors that the IURC may consider in determining the amount of allowable recovery of infrastructure improvement costs for a municipally owned utility or a not-for-profit utility to provide that the IURC may consider other expenses that the IURC considers appropriate, including money for the payment of any taxes that may be assessed against: (A) a municipally owned utility; or (B) a not-for-profit utility or its property; as applicable. (5) Specifies that the statute's cap limiting total adjustment revenues to 10% of an eligible utility's approved base revenue level applies over the course of each 12 month recovery period. (6) Amends the statute's provisions requiring an eligible utility to reconcile the difference between adjustment revenues and infrastructure improvement costs as follows: (A) Specifies that the reconciliation must occur at the end of each 12 month recovery period. (B) Provides that in the case of a municipally owned utility or a not-for-profit utility, the adjustment amount shall be reset to zero after all previously approved infrastructure improvement costs have been collected.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Utilities
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Eric Koch
 
SB300RESIDENTIAL TAX INCREMENT FINANCING. (ROGERS L) Removes the threshold conditions for establishing a residential housing development program and a tax increment allocation area for the program, including the condition that the governing body of each school corporation affected by the program pass a resolution approving the program before the program may go into effect. Provides that the fiscal body of a county may adopt an ordinance to designate an economic development target area.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Raatz
1/26/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Gaskill
1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Baldwin
1/24/2023 - added as third author Senator Buchanan
1/24/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 10; Nays: 2
1/24/2023 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/19/2023 - added as second author Senator Holdman
1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Linda Rogers
 
SB302REGULATION OF CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS. (BROWN L) Prohibits a state agency or a state official from imposing on a charitable organization any filing or reporting requirements that are more stringent or burdensome than those imposed by, or authorized under, state or federal law. Provides that this limitation does not apply: (1) to requirements imposed in connection with: (A) state grants or contracts; or (B) fraud investigations; or (2) in connection with an enforcement action against a specific charitable organization.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Buck
 All Bill Status:   1/24/2023 - House sponsor: Representative Karickhoff
1/24/2023 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 22: yeas 50, nays 0
1/24/2023 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/23/2023 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/23/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/19/2023 - added as second author Senator Koch
1/19/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/18/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
1/18/2023 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Liz Brown
 
SB303PRIVACY PROTECTIONS FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. (BROWN L) Defines "personal information", with respect to a nonprofit organization, as a compilation of data that directly or indirectly identifies a person as a member of, supporter of, volunteer for, or donor to, the nonprofit organization. Prohibits a public agency (defined in the bill as a state agency or a political subdivision) from doing the following: (1) Requiring a person or nonprofit organization to provide personal information to the public agency, or otherwise compelling the release of personal information. (2) Releasing, publicizing, or publicly disclosing personal information in its possession. (3) Requesting or requiring a current or prospective contractor or grantee to provide a list of nonprofit organizations to which the current or prospective contractor or grantee has provided financial or nonfinancial support. Provides exceptions to these prohibitions with respect to disclosures made: (1) in compliance with specified laws; or (2) under certain circumstances in the context of litigation. Provides that personal information is considered confidential and is not subject to disclosure under Indiana's access to public records act (act). Provides that a person alleging a violation of the bill's provisions may bring a civil action for injunctive relief, specified damages, or both. Provides that: (1) a public employee; (2) a public official; or (3) an employee or officer of a contractor or subcontractor for a public agency; who violates the bill's provisions is subject to the penalties and discipline that apply with respect to violations of the act.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - House sponsor: Representative Karickhoff
 All Bill Status:   1/24/2023 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 23: yeas 50, nays 0
1/24/2023 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/23/2023 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/23/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/19/2023 - added as second author Senator Koch
1/19/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/18/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
1/18/2023 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Liz Brown
 
SB308CANNABIS LEGALIZATION. (WALKER K) Establishes a procedure for the lawful production and sale of cannabis in Indiana. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Technology
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Kyle Walker
 
SB313ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION. (ROGERS L) Couples Indiana depreciation provisions with federal depreciation provisions under Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - added as third author Senator Baldwin
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Linda Rogers
 
SB314ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY. (GASKILL M) Replaces a "victim of domestic violence" with an individual who is an address confidentiality "program participant" in the definition of "covered person" for purposes of the statutes concerning restricted addresses. Urges the legislative council to assign to the appropriate interim study committee the topic of studying certain topics regarding address confidentiality protections. Makes a conforming change.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/25/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
1/25/2023 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Mike Gaskill
 
SB317ADVANCE PAYMENTS BY POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS. (ZAY A) Provides that a political subdivision may make advance payments to contractors to enable the contractors to purchase materials needed for a public works project of the political subdivision. Provides that a political subdivision may make advance payments for goods or services before the goods are delivered or services are completed if the fiscal body of the political subdivision authorizes advance payments.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/26/2023 - Amendment #1 (Zay) prevailed; voice vote
1/26/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Ford J.D
1/24/2023 - added as third author Senator Pol
1/24/2023 - added as second author Senator Bohacek
1/23/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/19/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/19/2023 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Local Government
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Andy Zay
 
SB320ENVIRONMENTAL WASTE INVENTORY AND GRANT PROGRAM. (ZAY A) Directs the Public Policy Institute at Indiana University to conduct an assessment of each county's brownfield liabilities. Reserves 20% of all future READI grants for eligible counties that have performed an environmental assessment with the Public Policy Institute.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Environmental Affairs
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Andy Zay
 
SB328ENFORCEMENT OF DECEPTIVE CONSUMER SALES ACT. (MESSMER M) Provides that the agency settlement fund administered by the budget agency does not include costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees and expert fees, received by the attorney general in connection with an action brought by the attorney general under the deceptive consumer sales act (act). Amends various provisions of the act to specify that the act applies to unfair, abusive, or deceptive acts, omissions, or practices in connection with a consumer transaction. (The act's terminology currently refers to "deceptive acts".) Amends the definition of "consumer transaction" for purposes of the act to include conduct that arises from, occurs in connection with, or otherwise involves a transaction between commercial entities if the conduct results in harm to consumers. Provides that in an action for an injunction brought by the attorney general under the act, the court may order the supplier to pay the costs and expenses of the action, including reasonable attorney's fees and expert fees. Provides that any award, judgment, or settlement for the costs and expenses of the attorney general's action, including reasonable attorney's fees and expert fees, shall be deposited in the consumer protection judgment fund and used to support the efforts of the division of consumer protection. Provides that an action that arises from, or otherwise involves, a consumer transaction that: (1) involves a transaction between commercial entities; and (2) results in harm to consumers; may only be brought and enforced by the attorney general.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Mark Messmer
 
SB332PLANNING AND ZONING AFFECTING MILITARY BASES. (MESSMER M) Allows a unit to establish a military impact zoning district for an area adversely impacted by the effects of military operations. Establishes a state area of interest that is comprised of land within one or both of the following: (1) Within three miles of certain military installations. (2) Within a military impact zoning district. Makes planning, zoning, and development activity (activity) in a state area of interest subject to the military installation commander's determination regarding the activity's impact on military operations. Allows a representative of the military installation to serve as a nonvoting adviser to the unit's plan commission. Requires a lease or real estate sales disclosure form to disclose that the property is within a state area of interest.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/26/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/26/2023 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Local Government
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Mark Messmer
 
SB333RULES GOVERNING CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS. (MESSMER M) Makes changes to the qualification requirements for an applicant of a design release issued by the state building commissioner.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as second author Senator Doriot
 All Bill Status:   1/24/2023 - Senate Homeland Security & Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2023 - Referred to Committee on Homeland Security and Transportation
1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Mark Messmer
 
SB335CLIMATE SOLUTIONS TASK FORCE. (YODER S) Establishes the climate solutions task force (task force) to review issues related to sustainable and clean energy solutions. Sets forth membership, and requires the task force to issue a report to the general assembly and the governor not later than November 1, 2024.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Bassler
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Environmental Affairs
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Shelli Yoder
 
SB336CANNABIS. (NIEZGODSKI D) Establishes a procedure for the lawful production and sale of cannabis in Indiana. Makes conforming amendments. Makes an appropriation.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - added as second author Senator Ford Jon
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Technology
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By David Niezgodski
 
SB339ATTAINABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP TAX CREDIT. (ROGERS L) Establishes a tax credit (credit) for a contribution to an affordable housing organization (organization). Requires the Indiana economic development corporation to approve each organization applicant as an organization for which a taxpayer is eligible to claim a credit for a contribution. Provides that the amount of the credit is equal to 50% of the amount of the contribution that is not more than $20,000 made to the organization. Provides that the credit may be carried forward for five years following the unused credit year. Provides (subject to certain conditions) that the total amount of tax credits awarded may not exceed $7,500,000 in a state fiscal year. Requires the department of state revenue (department) to post certain information about the credit on a website used by the department to provide information to the public. Allows the department to adopt rules to implement the credit. Provides for a tax deduction for a taxpayer that has made a contribution that is more than $20,000 to an organization in an amount equal to the lesser of: (1) 50% of the amount contributed in excess of $20,000; or (2) $5,000.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - added as second author Senator Buchanan
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Linda Rogers
 
SB343VARIOUS CRIMINAL LAW MATTERS. (FREEMAN A) Requires online marketplaces to collect and verify certain information about high volume, third party sellers in the marketplaces and provide that information to consumers in the marketplaces. Makes it organized retail theft, a Level 6 felony, for a person to knowingly: (1) take, procure, receive, conceal, or otherwise exercise control over merchandise of a retail merchant; or (2) use an artifice, an instrument, a container, a device, or another article to facilitate taking, procuring, receiving, concealing, or exercising control over merchandise of a retail merchant; without the consent of the retail merchant or without paying the appropriate consideration for the merchandise, and with the intent to sell, deliver, or distribute the merchandise to another person, and increases the penalty under certain circumstances. Provides that the violation of a community corrections home detention placement term constitutes the crime of escape under certain circumstances. Permits a person to petition for expungement of an arrest if no charges have been filed within one year of the arrest. (Under current law, the arrest is expunged without a petition after 180 days.) Allows disclosure of expunged records to a school in connection with the employment of a person likely to have contact with a student. Repeals the requirement that certain acts taken by a prosecuting attorney are invalid without a seal. Revises, for purposes of an enhancement and certain criminal offenses, a definition of "machine gun" to include a particular part or combination of parts designed and intended for use in converting a weapon into a weapon that fires automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger. Modifies a separate definition of "machine gun".
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Aaron Freeman
 
SB344NORTHEAST INDIANA STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION. (HOLDMAN T) Establishes the northeast Indiana strategic development fund (fund) administered by the northeast Indiana strategic development commission (commission). Prohibits money in the fund from being used for the purposes of expanding or increasing access to broadband. Adds additional purposes to be carried out by the commission in the development area. Expands the membership of the commission to include two additional voting members to be appointed by the northeast Indiana local economic development organization council.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/24/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
1/24/2023 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Travis Holdman
 
SB345TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS. (HOLDMAN T) Defines "safe haven infant". Allows the emergency medical services provider to notify either the department of child services (department) or a licensed child placing agency to take custody of a safe haven infant. Provides distinct procedures for termination of parent-child relationship involving a safe haven infant. Requires the department's attorney or a licensed child placing agency to file a petition to terminate the parent-child relationship not later than 15 days after taking custody of the safe haven infant. Requires a licensed child placing agency to place the safe haven infant with a preapproved foster care provider. Provides that both parents' consent to termination of the parent-child relationship is irrevocably implied without further court action if, after at least 28 days, neither parent petitioned the court for custody. Provides that notice is not required for safe haven infants. Prohibits the court from inquiring about the reason for the parents' absence. Adds safe haven infants to the list of exceptions to required preservation and reunification efforts.
 Current Status:   2/1/2023 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - added as second author Senator Brown L
1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Travis Holdman
 
SB347WORK SHARING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS PROGRAM. (BASSLER E) Establishes a work sharing unemployment insurance program (program). Requires an employer that desires to participate in the program to submit a work sharing plan for approval by the commissioner of the department of workforce development. Establishes the work sharing benefit as equal to an affected employee's unemployment benefit reduced by a percentage equal to the percentage of the employee's normal weekly work hours that the employee works under the approved work sharing plan. Makes a technical correction.
 Current Status:   2/1/2023 - Senate Pensions and Labor, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Perfect
1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Walker K
1/19/2023 - added as third author Senator Buchanan
1/17/2023 - added as second author Senator Niezgodski
1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Eric Bassler
 
SB353RISK MANAGEMENT AND CATASTROPHIC LIABILITY FUNDS. (CHARBONNEAU E) Authorizes the insurance commissioner to cease operation of the political subdivision risk management fund upon a determination by the insurance commissioner that: (1) all political subdivisions that were members of the fund have withdrawn from the fund; and (2) all payment of the liabilities of former members of the fund have been determined and finalized. Authorizes the insurance commissioner to cease operation of the political subdivision catastrophic liability fund upon a determination by the insurance commissioner that: (1) all political subdivisions that were members of the fund have withdrawn from the fund; and (2) all payment of the liabilities of former members of the fund have been determined and finalized. Requires the insurance commissioner, when ceasing operation of one of the funds, to distribute the balance in the fund to former members of the fund, distributing to each former member an amount proportional to the total of assessments and (in the case of the political subdivision risk management fund) surcharges paid by the former member. Provides that the laws establishing the political subdivision risk management fund and the political subdivision catastrophic liability fund expire when the insurance commissioner certifies to the executive director of the legislative services agency that: (1) the funds have no remaining members; (2) all payments of liabilities of former members of the funds have been determined and finalized; and (3) the balances in the funds have been distributed to former members of the funds. Amends a provision of the law concerning tort claims against governmental entities to provide that giving notice of a tort claim against a political subdivision to the political subdivision risk management commission is not required if the law establishing the political subdivision risk management commission has expired.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Ed Charbonneau
 
SB356WORKFORCE RETENTION INCENTIVES. (QADDOURA F) Provides that an individual who is enrolled in certain associate degree programs may be eligible for the high value workforce ready credit-bearing grant. Requires the commission of higher education (commission), in conjunction with the department of workforce development, to determine which associate degree programs are eligible, including associate degree programs in advanced manufacturing, information technology, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Establishes the workforce retention and brain gain loan forgiveness program (program). Provides that the commission shall administer the program. Establishes the workforce retention and brain gain loan forgiveness fund to provide annual student loan forgiveness payments to individuals who meet certain requirements.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Fady Qaddoura
 
SB363LOAN REPAYMENT FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. (YODER S) Amends the requirements a health care professional must meet to be eligible for student loan repayment from the Indiana health care professional recruitment and retention fund. Specifies the total amount that may be awarded to a health care professional.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Shelli Yoder
 
SB364PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE PROGRAM. (POL R) Requires the department of workforce development (department) to establish a paid family and medical leave program (program) to provide payments for employees who take family and medical leave. Establishes the family and medical leave fund to be funded with appropriations from the general assembly and payroll contributions. Specifies requirements for the administration of the program. Provides for the department to approve an employer's use of a private plan to meet the program obligations.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Rodney Pol
 
SB366MINIMUM WAGE. (POL R) Increases, for any work week beginning on or after July 1, 2023, the minimum wage paid to certain employees from $7.25 per hour to $13 per hour. Repeals the prohibition of a local unit establishing, mandating, or requiring a minimum wage that exceeds the state or federal minimum wage. Makes conforming amendments and a technical correction.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Rodney Pol
 
SB372FIDUCIARY DUTIES OF PENSION SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS. (KOCH E) Provides that a fiduciary, in making and supervising investments of a reserve fund of the public pension system, shall discharge the fiduciary's duties solely in the financial interest of the participants and beneficiaries of the public pension system. Establishes certain requirements for fiduciaries, proxy advisors, service providers, and proxy voting. Requires a governmental entity to, at least annually, tabulate and report all proxy votes made in relation to the administration of a fund of the public pension system. Provides that the attorney general shall enforce these provisions. Imposes a civil penalty if a company serving as a fiduciary in regards to a fund of the public pension system violates these provisions.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Eric Koch
 
SB377CANNABIS REGULATION. (POL R) Permits the use of cannabis by: (1) a person at least 21 years of age; and (2) a person with a serious medical condition as determined by the person's physician. Establishes the adult use cannabis excise tax, and requires a retailer to transfer the tax to the department of state revenue for deposit in the state general fund. Exempts veterans from payment of the sales tax on medical or adult use cannabis. Establishes a cannabis program to permit the cultivation, processing, testing, transportation, and sale of cannabis by holders of a valid permit. Establishes the Indiana cannabis commission (ICC) as a state agency to oversee, implement, and enforce the program, and establishes the ICC advisory committee to review the effectiveness of the program. Requires that permit holders take steps to prevent diversion of cannabis to unauthorized persons. Requires that cannabis and cannabis products be properly labeled, placed in child resistant packaging, and tested by an independent testing laboratory before being made available for purchase. Prohibits packaging cannabis in a manner that is appealing to children. Authorizes research on cannabis in accordance with rules set forth by the ICC. Establishes a procedure for the expungement of a cannabis related conviction if the act constituting the conviction becomes legal. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Technology
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Rodney Pol
 
SB385FLOODPLAIN DISCLOSURES. (RAATZ J) Requires an owner of residential real estate to disclose on the sales disclosure form if any portion of the real estate is located in a floodplain. Repeals a statute concerning floodplain mapping.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Jeff Raatz
 
SB389UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS. (MESSMER M) Provides that the commissioner of the department of environmental management (commissioner) may not issue an order or proceed in court to require the owner or operator of an underground storage tank to undertake corrective action with respect to a release of a regulated substance from the underground storage tank until the commissioner has received and reviewed the initial site characterization of the site of the release prepared by or for the owner or operator of the underground storage tank (initial site characterization). However, allows the commissioner to require the owner or operator to undertake corrective action without having received and reviewed the initial site characterization if the commissioner reasonably believes that the release from the underground storage tank creates a threat to public health or the environment great enough to necessitate an order or proceeding before the initial site characterization is submitted to the department of environmental management. Also provides that, if a quantity of the released regulated substance remains or may remain underground at the site, the commissioner is prohibited from: (1) requesting that the owner or operator of the underground storage tank execute a restrictive covenant applying to the site of the underground storage tank; (2) making a determination of no further action being required at the site of the underground storage tank; or (3) approving closure of the site of the underground storage tank; unless the commissioner has received and reviewed the initial site characterization.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Environmental Affairs
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Mark Messmer
 
SB390COMMERCIAL SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY READY COMMUNITIES. (MESSMER M) Establishes the commercial solar and wind energy ready communities development center (center) within the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC). Requires the center to: (1) provide comprehensive, easily accessible information concerning permits required for commercial solar projects, wind power projects, and related business activities in Indiana; and (2) work with permit authorities concerning those projects. Requires the center to create and administer a program to certify counties and municipalities as commercial solar energy ready communities and wind energy ready communities. Requires the IEDC to certify a county or municipality as a commercial solar energy ready community or a wind energy ready community if the county or municipality meets certain requirements, including the adoption of a commercial solar regulation or wind power regulation that includes standards that are not more restrictive than the default standards established by Indiana law. Establishes the commercial solar and wind energy ready communities incentive fund (fund). Provides that if: (1) a county or municipality receives certification as a commercial solar energy ready community; and (2) a project owner develops a commercial solar project in the county or municipality; the IEDC shall authorize the county or municipality to receive from the fund, for a period of 10 years, $1 per megawatt hour of electricity generated by the commercial solar project. Provides that if: (1) a county or municipality receives certification as a wind energy ready community; and (2) a project owner develops a wind power project in the in the county or municipality; the IEDC shall authorize the county or municipality to receive from the fund, for a period of 10 years, $1 per megawatt hour of electricity generated by the wind power project. However, provides that if the IEDC determines that a county or municipality has failed during the 10 year period to continue meeting the requirements for certification, the corporation shall discontinue the incentive and require the county or municipality to return to the fund the amounts collected after the county's or municipality's breach of the requirements for certification. Appropriates from the state general fund for deposit in the fund: (1) $10,000,000 for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023; and (2) $10,000,000 for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Mark Messmer
 
SB397INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS. (BUCHANAN B) Provides that before the state purchases more than 100 acres of land for economic development purposes, the state must give notice to the executive of each local unit in which the land is located. Provides that a school corporation that receives a portion of the aggregate percentage of incremental property tax revenue transferred may use those funds with no restrictions or specified uses.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Brian Buchanan
 
SB404ACCESS TO TRANSCRIPTS. (DEERY S) Provides that a public or private postsecondary educational institution (institution) in Indiana may not: (1) refuse to provide a transcript for a current or former student of the institution on the grounds that the student owes a debt to the institution; (2) charge a higher fee for obtaining a transcript or provide less favorable treatment of a request for a transcript of a current or former student who owes a debt to the institution; or (3) withhold from a current or former student's transcript any degrees earned on the grounds that the student owes a debt to the institution; if the student has paid to the institution in the past year at least $100 or the total debt owed by the student to the institution, whichever is less, or entered into a payment plan with the institution to pay the debt. Provides that a current or former student may bring a civil action against an institution for a violation of these provisions.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Qaddoura
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Ford J.D
1/25/2023 - Senate Education & Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/23/2023 - added as second author Senator Walker K
1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Spencer Deery
 
SB411COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM. (WALKER G) Authorizes counties, cities, and towns (local units) to adopt a commercial property assessed clean energy program (PACE program) as a financing mechanism to allow commercial property owners to obtain financing for energy efficient improvements, with the repayment of the financing obligation for those improvements made from a voluntary tax assessment (special assessment) on the property. Defines an "energy efficient improvement". Requires a property owner to petition a local unit that has adopted a PACE program to impose a special assessment on the property, the proceeds of which would be transferred to the financing provider for the purchase and installation of the energy efficient improvement. Requires all owners of record of a property to sign the petition. Requires the petition to contain the written consent of each mortgage lien holder on the property stating that the lien holder does not object to the imposition of the assessment. Requires certain provisions to be included in an assessment contract. Specifies the procedures for imposing the special assessment and the priority of any tax lien. Prohibits the local unit from issuing bonds secured by tax revenue from any special assessment and further specifies that a local unit shall have no financial obligation or liability for the payment of tax revenue from a special assessment, other than to transfer the proceeds to the financing provider for the improvements.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - added as second author Senator Garten
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Greg Walker
 
SB412NATURAL RESOURCES MATTERS. (GLICK S) Authorizes the division of water of the department of natural resources to file, in the deed records of a county recorder's office, an affidavit stating that a violation or deficiency that is the subject of an enforcement action exists on a particular property in the county. Provides that: (1) the affidavit must be designed to provide notice of the violation or deficiency to any prospective transferee of the property or any contractor that intends to perform work on the property; and (2) the affidavit shall be removed from the deed records of the county when the violation or deficiency is resolved. Amends the law requiring the natural resources commission to adopt certain rules concerning lakes and reservoirs. Amends the flood control law, which requires a permit to create or maintain a structure, obstruction, deposit, or excavation in a floodway, to: (1) require a person who files a permit application to provide documentation of the person's ownership of the site where the proposed work will be performed or an affidavit from the owner of the site authorizing the performance of the proposed work; (2) allow an applicant to file an amendment to the person's permit application; and (3) provide that two or more persons may jointly apply for a permit. Amends the floodplain management law to: (1) require a permit for the creation, use, or maintenance of a structure, obstruction, deposit, or excavation on any state owned property or state managed property in a floodplain; and (2) provide that the lowest floor of any structure erected on state owned property or state managed property in a floodplain must be least two feet above the 100 year frequency flood elevation. Amends the timber buyers law to provide that information in a timber buyer's records about the timber buyer's transactions with a particular timber grower may be disclosed to that timber grower.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Natural Resources
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Susan Glick
 
SB417VARIOUS TAX MATTERS. (BALDWIN S) Repeals the threshold sales amount after which certain nonprofit organizations are required to collect state sales tax on sales (currently, $20,000 in annual sales). Provides that all sales by the nonprofit organizations made in furtherance of a nonprofit purpose are exempt from the state sales tax regardless of the amount of annual sales. Authorizes a county to impose a local income tax (LIT) rate for county staff expenses of the state judicial system in the county. Provides that the expenses paid from the LIT revenue may not comprise more than 50% of the county's total budgeted operational staffing expenses related to the state judicial system in any given year. Requires certain reporting requirements related to the use of the LIT revenue. Makes certain changes to provisions that apply to taxpayers who file a combined return for the financial institutions tax. Specifies a three business day grace period following the postmark date of a document during which the department of state revenue will consider the document received to be timely filed for purposes of a due date. Removes the threshold conditions for establishing a residential housing development program (program) and a tax increment allocation area for the program, including the condition that each school corporation affected by the program passes a resolution approving the program before it may take effect. Extends the maximum duration of a program from 25 to 30 years.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Scott Baldwin
 
SB419STATE TAX MATTERS. (HOLDMAN T) Makes certain changes regarding net operating losses for purposes of determinating state adjusted gross income. Provides for successor tax liability for unpaid sales 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 and penalties associated with 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 Level 5 felony. Makes clarifying and technical corrections to provisions under the electronic cigarette tax.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Travis Holdman
 
SB425PREGNANCY ACCOMMODATION. (POL R) Requires an employer to grant an employee's request for a reasonable accommodation for a known limitation related to the employee's pregnancy absent undue hardship on the employer's business. Provides that an employer may not require an employee to take leave under a leave law or policy adopted by the employer if another reasonable accommodation can be provided for known limitations arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Establishes a civil action for a violation of these provisions.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Rodney Pol
 
SB430FUNDING THE DEMOLITION OF BLIGHTED PROPERTIES. (MELTON E) Establishes the blighted property demolition fund (fund). Provides that the Indiana housing and community development authority (authority) shall administer the fund. Allows the city of Gary (city) to apply to receive a grant from the fund to assist the city in paying the costs associated with demolishing a qualified property. Requires the department of state revenue to deposit, beginning after June 30, 2025, a portion of wagering tax revenue collected from a riverboat operating within the city in the fund.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Eddie Melton
 
SB431ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IN GARY. (MELTON E) Appropriates money to the Indiana bond bank for the purposes of: (1) providing matching funds to the city of Gary to develop food sustainability programs; (2) acquiring equipment and to provide for training connected with running a retail grocery store in low income areas where access to resources for food is limited in the city of Gary; and (3) providing matching funds for the establishment of a community development financial institution in the city of Gary. Appropriates money to the Indiana housing and community development authority to administer and provide funding for a tiny home senior village pilot program in the city of Gary.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Eddie Melton
 
SB447CHARITY GAMING MATTERS. (BUSCH J) Defines the term "professional sports team foundation" for purposes of the charity gaming law. Specifies that a professional sports team foundation is a qualified organization. Specifies that qualified organizations may conduct unlicensed allowable events at facilities leased or owned by the capital improvement board of managers of Marion County (CIB). (Current law allows qualified organizations to conduct charity gaming events without a license if the value of all prizes awarded is less than $2,500 for a single event and $7,500 for all unlicensed events conducted during a calendar year.) Authorizes payment by credit card for a chance to enter an allowable event conducted at a facility leased or owned by the CIB. (Current law limits the sale of entries by credit card to a specified annual event conducted by a charitable government services organization (CGSO)). Specifies that the provision of ongoing programming and support for children is a permissible use of the proceeds of entries purchased by credit card from a CGSO.
 Current Status:   2/1/2023 - Senate Public Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Public Policy
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Justin Busch
 
SB452CONSUMER CREDIT AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS. (BASSLER E) Provides that a reference to federal law in: (1) the first lien mortgage lending act (act); (2) the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC); or (3) the Indiana Code title governing financial institutions; is a reference to the law as in effect December 31, 2022 (rather than December 31, 2021, under current law). Amends as follows a provision in the act that authorizes a federal savings bank to voluntarily register with the department of financial institutions (department) for the purpose of sponsoring licensed mortgage loan originators under certain circumstances: (1) Authorizes any person (rather than just a federal savings bank) that meets the requirements set forth in the provision to sponsor one or more licensed mortgage loan originators. (2) Eliminates a requirement that a sponsored individual must sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance under an exclusive written agreement for a licensed insurance company that is a subsidiary of a company that also owns or controls the federal savings bank. (3) Provides that a sponsored individual must be engaged solely as a third party loan processor or underwriter. Specifies certain requirements that a person must comply with in order to sponsor an individual under these provisions. Makes conforming amendments to: (1) the act; and (2) related provisions in the UCCC concerning subordinate lien mortgage transactions. Requires a state chartered credit union (credit union) to maintain capital consistent with the safety and soundness necessary to support the risk in the credit union's activities. Provides that the National Credit Union Administration's: (1) prompt corrective action; and (2) risk based net worth; regulations apply to all credit unions. Requires a credit union that is classified as adequately capitalized or lower to increase the dollar amount of its net worth on a quarterly basis by an amount equal to at least 0.1% of the credit union's total assets until the credit union is classified as well capitalized. Sets forth different: (1) mandatory supervisory requirements or restrictions; and (2) discretionary supervisory requirements or restrictions (to be imposed by the director of the department); with respect to a credit union, depending on the credit union's classification as undercapitalized, significantly undercapitalized, or critically undercapitalized. Directs the department to use specified statutory authority to adopt emergency rules not later than June 30, 2024, to amend the department's rule concerning mortgage lenders and originators in order to: (1) conform the rule to the bill's provisions concerning the sponsorship of licensed mortgage loan originators to engage solely as a third party loan processor or underwriter; and (2) establish a rule to allow certain persons to sponsor one or more mortgage loan originators, who are not employees of the sponsoring person, to perform mortgage loan originator activities exclusively for the sponsoring person under certain prescribed conditions.
 Current Status:   2/1/2023 - Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Eric Bassler
 
SB458MONEY TRANSMITTERS. (BASSLER E) Effective January 1, 2024, repeals the Indiana Code chapter governing the licensing and regulation of money transmitters by the department of financial institutions (department). Adds to the Indiana Code a new chapter codifying the Money Transmission Modernization Act (Act), to take effect January 1, 2024, and to be administered by the division of consumer credit within the department. Sets forth provisions contained in the Act that address the following: (1) Purposes of the Act. (2) Definitions of terms. (3) Exemptions from the Act's requirements. (4) The supervisory authority of the department under the Act. (5) The licensing of money transmitters. (6) The acquisition of control of a licensee. (7) Reporting and records requirements. (8) Authorized delegates of licensees. (9) Refunds of, and receipts for, money received for transmission. (10) Prudential standards for licensees. (11) The enforcement authority of the department. (12) The application of the Act to licensees that have been issued a license under the current statute. Makes conforming references to provisions in the Indiana Code that cite the current money transmission statute.
 Current Status:   2/1/2023 - Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Eric Bassler
 
SB461SHORT TERM RENTALS. (YOUNG M) Permits a unit to authorize code enforcement to inspect a short term rental property, prohibits establishment of a new short term rental property within 400 feet of a school, authorizes a $25 annual short term rental inspection fee, and specifies that a short term rental property not occupied by the owner for at least 145 days is not entitled to the homestead credit.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Local Government
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Michael Young
 
SB462MARION COUNTY TAXES FOR EXCLUDED CITIES. (YOUNG M) Provides that if there are no current or future obligations owed by the capital improvement board of managers to the Indiana stadium and convention building authority, tax revenue from the auto rental excise tax, the Marion County innkeeper's tax, and the Marion County food and beverage tax may be distributed to the excluded cities of: (1) Beech Grove; (2) Lawrence; and (3) Southport; and to the excluded town of Speedway. Provides that the distributions shall be made upon the basis that the population that each excluded city or town bears to the total population of Marion County. Lists permissible capital improvement projects that the excluded city or town may undertake with the revenue. Makes a conforming change.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Michael Young
 
SB468UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE AMENDMENTS. (GARTEN C) Incorporates into Indiana's Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) the Amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code (2022) approved and recommended for enactment in all states by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) to address emerging technologies. Makes conforming amendments to general provisions and definitions that apply throughout the UCC. Makes conforming amendments to chapters of the UCC governing the following: (1) Sales. (2) Leases. (3) Negotiable instruments. (4) Fund transfers. (5) Letters of credit. (6) Documents of title. (7) Investment securities. (8) Secured transactions. Repeals the chapter in the UCC governing controllable electronic records. Establishes a new chapter in the UCC that: (1) governs controllable electronic records; and (2) incorporates the provisions of the ULC's amendments governing controllable electronic records. Establishes a new chapter in the UCC that: (1) addresses the validity, enforceability, and perfection of certain commercial transactions, including secured transactions, entered into before the effective date of the amendments on July 1, 2023; and (2) establishes July 1, 2025, as an "adjustment date" on or after which certain transactions must conform to the requirements of the amendments to remain valid, enforceable, or perfected.
 Current Status:   2/1/2023 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/23/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Freeman
1/23/2023 - added as coauthors Senators Charbonneau, Brown L, Pol
1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Chris Garten
 
SB476TRANSFER OF REPLACEMENT PAYMENT CARD INFORMATION. (BUCHANAN B) Provides that after June 30, 2023, a payment card network may not provide to a vendor with whom the holder of a payment card (cardholder) has an automatic payment arrangement the new: (1) payment card number; (2) expiration date; or (3) card verification value code; for a replacement card that is issued to the cardholder after the cardholder's payment card has been lost, stolen, or compromised, unless the payment card network obtains the cardholder's authorization to do so. Provides that a payment card network may obtain the required authorization: (1) before each transfer of new payment card information that is necessitated by a lost, stolen, or compromised payment card; or (2) at the option of the cardholder, as a preauthorization given in advance of any required transfer of new payment card information necessitated by a lost, stolen, or compromised payment card. Prohibits a vendor from storing, after a payment authorization has processed, the card verification value code associated with a cardholder's payment card, as specified in certain regulations adopted by the payment card industry. Provides that this prohibition applies regardless of whether the vendor has entered into an automatic payment arrangement with a cardholder. Provides that a: (1) payment card network; or (2) vendor; that violates these provisions commits a deceptive act that is actionable by the attorney general or by a consumer under the deceptive consumer sales act (act) and is subject to the remedies and penalties set forth in the act.
 Current Status:   1/25/2023 - Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Brian Buchanan
 
SB477THREATS TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE. (BUSCH J) Amends the statute prohibiting the use of public funds to purchase equipment or services produced or provided by certain prohibited persons determined to be a national security threat to communications networks or supply chains to also prohibit the use of public funds to purchase communications equipment or service that is: (1) determined under specified federal regulations to pose an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States or the security and safety of United States persons; and (2) included on the covered list published, maintained, and updated by the federal Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau on the website of the Federal Communications Commission. Provides that the governor may, at any time, and in consultation with the executive director of the department of homeland security, designate a country as a threat to certain critical infrastructure located in Indiana. Provides that after June 30, 2023, a person (including a state agency or a political subdivision) may not enter into an agreement relating to critical infrastructure with a company if: (1) under the agreement, the company would be able to directly or remotely access or control critical infrastructure; and (2) the company is: (A) owned or controlled by citizens of (or a company or entity owned or controlled by citizens or the government of) China, Iran, North Korea, Russia, or a country designated as a threat to critical infrastructure by the governor; or (B) headquartered in China, Iran, North Korea, Russia, or a country designated as a threat to critical infrastructure by the governor. Provides that after June 30, 2023, a person may not sell, lease, or transfer a parcel of real property that is: (1) located in Indiana; and (2) directly adjacent to a military installation; to a citizen of, or company owned or controlled by, any of these countries.
 Current Status:   1/31/2023 - Senate Homeland Security & Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2023 - added as third author Senator Garten
1/23/2023 - added as second author Senator Ford Jon
1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Homeland Security and Transportation
1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Justin Busch
 
SB478HISTORIC REHABILITATION TAX CREDIT. (BUSCH J) Allows a taxpayer to claim 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.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Justin Busch
 
SB483NEW MARKETS TAX CREDIT. (BUCHANAN B) Establishes the Indiana new markets tax credit (credit) for certain qualified equity investments. Provides that the total amount of the credit over the seven year credit allowance period is equal to: (1) 42%, multiplied by; (2) the purchase price paid to the qualified community development entity for the qualified equity investment. Establishes a procedure for a qualified community development entity to apply to the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC) for qualified equity investment authority in a qualified active low income community business with principal business operations in Indiana under the rural allocation or the statewide allocation. Requires a qualified community development entity to pay a nonrefundable application fee of $5,000 to the IEDC. Provides that the credit is subject to recapture. Allows the IEDC to issue letter rulings requested by taxpayers, similar to private letter rulings issued by the Internal Revenue Service at the federal level, and adopt rules regarding the credit. Requires each qualified community development entity to submit an annual report to the IEDC regarding qualified low income community investments made by the qualified community development entity.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 All Bill Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Brian Buchanan
 
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