2023 ISBA Bill Tracking List
Prepared by: Terry Spradlin
E-mail: tspradlin@isba-ind.org
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
 Recent Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Porter and Cherry
 
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); Time & Location: 10:30 AM, House Chamber
 Recent Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to House Education
1/12/2023 - First Reading
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Representative DeLaney
 
HB1013INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. (SNOW C) Changes references from the state department of health to the Indiana department of health. Provides directions for publication of affected provisions. Makes technical corrections. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the code revision commission.)
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - Referred to Senate
 Recent Status:   1/23/2023 - Senate sponsor: Senator Freeman
1/23/2023 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 14: yeas 98, nays 0
 
HB1019EDUCATION FOUNDATION TAX CREDIT. (HAMILTON C) Provides for an adjusted gross income tax credit for donations to a public school foundation. Provides that the maximum individual taxpayer credit is $1,000 in the case of a single return or $2,000 in the case of a joint return. Provides that the maximum corporate taxpayer credit is the greater of 10% of the corporation's total adjusted gross income tax liability or $5,000.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Cherry
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Jerry Torr
 
HB1028THIRTEENTH CHECK. (CHERRY R) Provides for a thirteenth check in 2023 and 2024 for certain members, participants, or beneficiaries of the: (1) Indiana state teachers' retirement fund; (2) Indiana public employees' retirement fund; (3) state excise police, gaming agent, gaming control officer, and conservation enforcement officers' retirement plan; (4) state police pre-1987 benefit system; and (5) state police 1987 benefit system. Provides for a $50 payment in 2023 and 2024 to members of the Indiana state teachers' retirement fund and Indiana public employees' retirement fund, and to participants of the state excise police, gaming agent, gaming control officer, and conservation enforcement officers' retirement plan.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - added as coauthors Representatives Judy and Meltzer J
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/9/2023 - First Reading
 
HB1036SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS. (CASH B) Requires candidates for school board offices to be nominated in the same manner as candidates for all other elected offices are nominated. Repeals the current statute relating to nomination of candidates for school board offices. Repeals other superseded statutes. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Lucas
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Elections and Apportionment
1/9/2023 - First Reading
 
HB1037ENFORCEMENT OF EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY. (JETER C) Defines "antisemitism", specifies that the public policy of the state is to provide educational opportunities free of religious discrimination, and provides that antisemitism is discrimination on the basis of religion.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Chris Jeter
 
HB1040REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS. (LEHMAN M) 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 entity may be declared unauditable. Requires an unauditable entity to bring its accounts, records, files, or reports into an auditable condition within 90 days. Requires the state board of accounts (SBOA) to publish a list of entities declared to be unauditable on the SBOA's website. Provides that if an entity is declared unauditable and the fiscal officer is unable to perform the fiscal requirements of their position, the fiscal officer is required to hire outside assistance for guidance or to perform the fiscal requirements. Clarifies an exception regarding the liability of an elected official for acts that constitute gross negligence or intentional disregard of the official's duties. Requires the SBOA to annually call a conference for: (1) city and town controllers and clerk-treasurers, newly appointed city and town controllers, and city and town clerk-treasurers elect; and (2) township trustees and township trustees elect. Provides that elected officials must attend training every two years and that the SBOA shall keep attendance of elected officials and publish it on the SBOA's website. Makes an exception for school corporation treasurer personal liability. Provides that if there is an office of town clerk-treasurer that is vacant, and the town legislative body is unable to fill the office, the town legislative body may either: (1) enter into a local agreement with the town clerk-treasurer and town legislative body of another town in the state to assist a selected town legislative body member in performing the duties of the clerk-treasurer's office; or (2) enter into a contract with a certified public accountant to assist the town legislative body member in performing the duties of the clerk-treasurer's office. (Current law provides that the town legislative body may only enter into a contract with a certified public accountant after the town legislative body is unable to reach an agreement with another town.) Provides that newly elected officials shall complete five hours of training before taking office. Provides that elected officials shall certify completion of training requirements to the SBOA annually. Excludes self-supporting school lunch and the rental or sale of curricular materials as programs that may be established as separate funds. Repeals obsolete provisions. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - Referred to Senate
 Recent Status:   1/23/2023 - Senate sponsor: Senator Bassler
1/23/2023 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 16: yeas 97, nays 0
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/23/2023 - Senate sponsor: Senator Bassler
1/23/2023 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 17: yeas 98, nays 0
 
HB1043RESIDENT TUITION FOR ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS. (HARRIS JR. E) Provides that an individual who meets certain conditions is eligible for the resident tuition rate as determined by the state educational institution. Requires such an individual to verify that the individual meets the criteria to receive the resident tuition rate. Makes a technical correction.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Karickhoff
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Education
1/9/2023 - First Reading
 
HB1061LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS ROSTER. (ENGLEMAN K) Requires the election division to create an electronic roster of local elected officials that contains certain information about all individuals who hold a local or school board office. Requires circuit court clerks and town clerk-treasurers to enter information into the roster not later than January 1 after an election and whenever an individual is selected to fill a vacancy in a local office.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthors Representatives Boy and Pressel
 Recent Status:   1/18/2023 - House Elections and Apportionment, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
1/17/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Wesco
 
HB1064CRIMINAL GROOMING OF A MINOR FOR SEXUAL ACTIVITY. (ERRINGTON S) Specifies that "solicit" for the crime of child solicitation includes luring and enticing the victim. Increases the penalty for inappropriate communication with a child from a Class B misdemeanor to a Level 6 felony if the person sends the child an explicit image.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Gore M
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
1/9/2023 - First Reading
 
HB1066SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION. (ERRINGTON S) Provides that if a state accredited school provides instruction on human sexuality or sexually transmitted diseases, the school shall provide comprehensive sexual health education, using appropriate instructors, to students in certain grade levels. Lists criteria for comprehensive sexual health education. Provides that the department of education may not distribute human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) educational materials to students without the consent of the governing body of the school corporation that the students attend. Repeals certain state board of education requirements regarding HIV information. Makes a conforming change.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Pfaff
 
HB1074SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS. (MORRISON A) Provides that for school board offices, each candidate's affiliation with a political party or status as an independent candidate must be stated on a petition of nomination and on the ballot. Specifies: (1) requirements that apply to a candidate who claims affiliation with a major political party; and (2) a process to challenge a candidate's statement that the candidate is affiliated with a major political party. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/23/2023 - added as coauthors Representatives Morris and Teshka J
 Recent Status:   1/12/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Lucas
1/9/2023 - Referred to House Elections and Apportionment
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/26/2023 - Amendment #6 (Jeter) prevailed; voice vote
 
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
 Recent 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
 Recent Status:   1/24/2023 - House Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
1/9/2023 - Referred to House Local Government
 
HB1083STUDENT IMMUNIZATIONS. (TESHKA J) Removes a requirement that a school corporation record or include certain immunization information in the official high school transcript for a high school student. Specifies that only the general assembly (rather than the Indiana department of health) may expand or modify the list of communicable diseases that require documentation of immunity for a student.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Payne Z
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Education
1/9/2023 - First Reading
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Robert Cherry
 
HB1090PREKINDERGARTEN PILOT PROGRAM EXPANSION. (MOED J) Requires the office of family and social services to, for the state fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2023, award twice the number of prekindergarten pilot program grants in Marion County as are awarded in Marion County in the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2023.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Hamilton
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to House Education
1/9/2023 - First Reading
 
HB1094COMPREHENSIVE STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM. (SHACKLEFORD R) Establishes the comprehensive student support program (program) for the purposes of: (1) funding the formation and staffing of school based and district level comprehensive student support teams; (2) improving staffing ratios for student support personnel; (3) supporting the creation, expansion, and work of multidisciplinary school teams to address the school environment, school safety, school improvement, and crisis intervention and emergency preparedness; and (4) professional development for student support personnel. Establishes the comprehensive student support program state board (board). Provides that the board administers the program. Establishes the comprehensive student support program fund for the purpose of funding the program, and annually appropriates to the fund $1,000,000 from cigarette tax revenue, registration fees, fines, and penalties deposited in the state general fund.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Robin Shackleford
 
HB1102REPEAL OF RIGHT TO WORK LAW. (GORE M) Repeals the chapter prohibiting an employer from requiring: (1) labor organization membership; (2) payment of dues or fees to a labor organization; or (3) payment to a charity or other third party an amount equivalent to fees required by a labor organization; as a condition of employment.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Mitch Gore
 
HB1123ELIMINATION OF TEXTBOOK FEES. (MILLER K) Requires each public school to provide curricular materials at no cost to each student enrolled in the public school. Establishes the curricular materials fund (fund) to provide state advancements for costs incurred by public schools in providing curricular materials to students at no cost. Provides that the department of education shall administer the fund. Provides that money in the fund is continually appropriated. Provides that a governing body or organizer of a charter school: (1) may purchase from a publisher any curricular materials selected by proper officials; (2) may rent curricular materials to certain nonpublic schools; and (3) may not rent the curricular materials to any student enrolled in any public school. Repeals a requirement that a school corporation must offer curricular materials at a reasonable rate to a family that moves during the school term. Repeals a requirement that a township trustee must use specified accounting methods for a curricular materials rental fund. Makes conforming changes. 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. Appropriates from the state general fund an amount sufficient to fully fund advancements and reimbursements from the curricular materials fund in the state budget for the biennium beginning July 1, 2023, and ending June 30, 2025.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Kyle Miller
 
HB1126MENTAL HEALTH GRANTS. (CASH B) Provides that the division of mental health and addiction (division) may not exclude an organization that is not a nonprofit organization from consideration and any award of a grant that is administered by the division that is for mental health care and services solely because the organization is a for-profit organization.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Greene R
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
1/10/2023 - First Reading
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Payne Z
1/10/2023 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 
HB1128REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT. (CASH B) Provides that coaches and athletic facility staff members have a duty to report child abuse to: (1) the department of child services (department) or the local law enforcement agency; and (2) the individual in charge of the school or athletic facility. Provides that the individual in charge of the school or athletic facility has a duty to report or cause the child abuse to be reported. Provides that a criminal investigation under this law does not affect a victim's right to seek civil remedies. Requires that if a report alleges that a youth coach is the abuser, the department shall investigate the school or athletic facility to determine whether the school or athletic facility reasonably should have known that the alleged abuse was happening. Provides that in determining whether the school or athletic facility reasonably should have known, the department may consider: (1) whether there have been previous allegations against the coach; (2) whether there are disciplinary records for the coach involving inappropriate behavior with a minor; and (3) whether the school or athletic facility properly reported any previous allegations against the coach or disciplinary records involving the coach's inappropriate behavior with a minor. Raises the penalty for failure to report to a Level 5 felony. (Under current law, it is a Class B misdemeanor.)
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Bartlett
 Recent Status:   1/23/2023 - added as coauthors Representatives Schaibley and Garcia Wilburn V
1/19/2023 - Reassigned to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code
 
HB1130MATERIAL HARMFUL TO MINORS. (CASH B) Removes schools and certain public libraries from the list of entities eligible for a specified defense to criminal prosecutions alleging: (1) the dissemination of material harmful to minors; or (2) a performance harmful to minors. Adds colleges and universities to the list of entities eligible for a specified defense to criminal prosecutions alleging: (1) the dissemination of material harmful to minors; or (2) a performance harmful to minors.
 Current Status:   1/23/2023 - added as coauthor Representative McGuire J
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Education
1/10/2023 - First Reading
 
HB1134DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SERVICES INTERVIEW WITH CHILD. (JACKSON C) Requires the department of child services to obtain a court order to interview a child at the child's school without notice to the child's parent or guardian. Specifies the findings that a court must make to issue such an order.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Lauer
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
1/10/2023 - First Reading
 
HB1138PRESCHOOL AND CHILD CARE FACILITY DRINKING WATER. (JACKSON C) Requires the individual or entity having authority over a child care facility or preschool to test the drinking water in the child care facility or preschool before January 1, 2025, to determine whether lead is present in the drinking water. Identifies exceptions to testing before January 1, 2025. Requires action to reduce lead concentration that equals or exceeds the action level for lead.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Errington
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Environmental Affairs
1/10/2023 - First Reading
 
HB1149IDOH AUTHORITY OVER HEALTH AND SAFETY IN SCHOOLS. (ERRINGTON S) Allows the Indiana department of health (department) to do what is reasonable and necessary to address health and safety issues in public schools. Allows the executive board of the department to adopt reasonable rules to regulate health and safety issues in public schools.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Public Health
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Sue Errington
 
HB1152CULTURAL COMPETENCY IN EDUCATION. (PORTER G) Requires the department of education (department) to: (1) assess and monitor school corporations and public schools regarding culturally competent practice and training in instruction and classroom management; and (2) provide technical assistance to school corporations and public schools regarding certain practices. Requires the department to: (1) prepare a report regarding the data assessed and monitored; and (2) submit, not later than July 1 of each year, the report to the governor, the state board of education, and the education standing committees of the senate and the house of representatives.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Smith V
 
HB1153EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS. (PORTER G) Requires the department of education (department) to establish the division of educational opportunity and academic success (division) within the department. Requires the division to: (1) assess and monitor school corporations and public schools regarding culturally competent practice and training in instruction and classroom management; (2) provide technical assistance to school corporations and public schools regarding certain practices; and (3) work with the governor's office, the commission for higher education, the department of workforce development, divisions of the department, and the governor's equity and inclusion cabinet officer regarding equity and cultural competency matters. Requires the division to: (1) prepare a report regarding the data assessed and monitored and a report regarding ongoing progress or needs for future support related focus areas of monitoring, accountability, reporting, and technical assistance; and (2) submit, not later than July 1 of each year, the reports to the governor, state board of education, and the education standing committees of the senate and the house of representatives. Requires the department to post the reports and an executive summary on the department's website.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Smith V
 
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); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
 Recent Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Representative May
1/23/2023 - added as coauthors Representatives Miller D and Pack R
 
HB1160WORKFORCE TRAINING AND TANF MATTERS. (CLERE E) Sets the income eligibility requirements for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program at a specified percentage of the federal income poverty level. Increases certain payment amounts under the TANF program. Repeals language regarding: (1) payments for a child born more than 10 months after a family qualifies for assistance; (2) the adoption of rules authorizing certain vouchers; (3) eligibility for child support enforcement services; (4) encouraging a family that receives assistance to receive family planning counseling; and (5) requiring the division to apply a percentage reduction to the total needs of TANF applicants and recipients in computing TANF benefits. Requires the commission for higher education (commission) to establish an education and career support services pilot program (pilot program). Establishes the education and career support services pilot program fund. Establishes certain requirements for the pilot program. Establishes a workforce training program (training program) to provide training and other services to: (1) incumbent workers of participating employers to allow those workers to qualify for higher paying positions; and (2) unemployed or underemployed individuals, with priority being given to individuals who are eligible to receive assistance under TANF and individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, to allow those individuals to qualify for job openings created by the incumbent workers taking new positions. Provides that the department of workforce development (department) shall administer the training program. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services, in coordination with the department, to provide services under TANF to certain participants of the training program. Provides that the department shall use funds allocated to the next level jobs employer training grant program to reimburse employers for the costs of training and onboarding certain workers. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/26/2023 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
 
HB1164REMOVAL OF IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS. (JUDY C) Provides that the department of child services may not require an individual to undergo an immunization as a condition of issuing the individual a foster family home license, or renewing the individual's foster family home license, if the individual provides: (1) written notice that the individual objects to the immunization on religious grounds; or (2) written certification from a physician that the immunization is or may be detrimental to the individual's health.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives King, Teshka, Patterson
 
HB1167LIVE STREAMING AND ARCHIVING MEETINGS. (SMALTZ B) Requires governing bodies of state and local agencies (excluding a state supported college or university) to provide, on a publicly accessible platform: (1) live transmissions of public meetings; and (2) an archive of copies of the live transmissions with links to any meeting agendas, minutes, or memoranda. Provides that if a governing body does not have Internet capability for live transmission of public meetings, the governing body shall record the meeting. Provides that live transmissions and recordings of public meetings are permanent records that must be: (1) retained by the public agency and made available to the public for at least 90 days; and (2) subsequently transferred to the Indiana state archives and records administration for safekeeping.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthors Representatives Pressel, Miller D, Abbott D
 Recent Status:   1/24/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/24/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
 
HB1171SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING. (CLERE E) Makes changes to the categories used to determine special education grants.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Goodrich, Snow, Pfaff
 
HB1175CHILD PLACEMENT AND PERMANENCY. (LAUER R) Provides that a juvenile court in a child in need of services (CHINS) proceeding: (1) may extend the time to complete the required factfinding hearing: (A) for good cause shown; and (B) if the court determines that the extension is in the child's best interests; (2) may (rather than shall, under current law) dismiss a CHINS case without prejudice if the factfinding hearing is not held before the statutorily required deadline; (3) may not enter a dispositional decree approving or ordering placement of a child in another home if an: (A) individual who resides in the home; or (B) individual with whom a person residing in the home is engaged in a dating relationship or other ongoing, nonfamilial relationship (household member); has committed one or more specified offenses; and (4) may not approve a permanency plan under which the child would be placed: (A) with the child's parent, guardian, or custodian; or (B) with an adoptive parent; if a person who is currently residing in the home in which the child would reside has committed an act resulting in a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect or has committed one or more specified offenses. Provides that before reunifying a child with the child's parent, guardian, or custodian, the department of child services (department) shall (rather than may, under current law): (1) conduct a criminal history check of: (A) the parent, guardian, or custodian; and (B) a household member of the parent, guardian, or custodian; and (2) consider the results of the criminal history check in deciding whether it is safe for the child to return home. Provides that if the circumstances that prompted the removal of a child from the home of the child's parent, guardian, or custodian included danger to the child's physical or mental health or safety related to the use of alcohol or a controlled substance by the parent, guardian, or custodian, or by a household member of the parent, guardian, or custodian, the department may require as a condition of reunification of the child with the parent, guardian, or custodian that the parent, guardian, custodian, or household member: (1) successfully complete a substance abuse treatment program; and (2) submit to periodic, random testing for alcohol or controlled substances. Amends and adds to the conditions under which reasonable efforts to reunify a child with the child's parent, guardian, or custodian, or preserve a child's family, are not required. Provides that if a hearing regarding a petition to terminate the parent-child relationship is not held before the statutorily required deadline: (1) upon filing of a motion with the court by a party to the proceeding; and (2) absent good cause shown for the failure to hold the hearing before the statutorily required deadline; the court shall dismiss the petition without prejudice.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Ryan Lauer
 
HB1176CHINS DISPOSITIONAL HEARING DATA. (LAUER R) Requires the department of child services to prepare a report containing certain information for all cases in which a parent, guardian, or custodian has been ordered to participate in the plan of care for a child.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Ryan Lauer
 
HB1177HANDGUN TRAINING FOR TEACHERS. (LUCAS J) Creates a specialized firearms safety, education, and training curriculum (curriculum) for teachers, school staff, and school employees. Specifies curriculum requirements. Authorizes funds from the: (1) Indiana safe schools fund; (2) Indiana secured schools fund; and (3) school corporation and charter school safety advance program; to be used for the purpose of providing specialized firearms instruction to certain teachers, school staff, and school employees, and for providing counseling services to students, teachers, school staff, and school employees in the event of a school shooting. Requires a charter school, nonpublic school, or school corporation to ensure that a teacher, school staff member, or school employee who receives a grant from the Indiana safe schools fund for the purpose of receiving specialized firearms instruction complies with certain requirements. Provides that the identity of any person who: (1) enrolls in; (2) participates in; or (3) completes; the curriculum is confidential. Provides that a public school or an accredited nonpublic school may not conduct a training or drill for an employee of the school that includes, as any part of the training or drill, the expelling of any type of projectile at the employee unless: (1) the school informs the employee of the use of projectiles in the training or drill; and (2) the employee consents, in writing, to the use of projectiles during the training or drill. Provides that a public school or an accredited nonpublic school may not conduct or approve a training or drill for a student of the school that includes, as any part of the training or drill, the expelling of any type of projectile. Authorizes a qualified retired law enforcement officer to carry or possess a firearm on school property. Makes conforming and technical amendments.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Judy
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Lehman
1/10/2023 - Referred to House Education
 
HB1180EDUCATION MATTERS. (CLERE E) Requires reporting concerning students injuring teachers and training for teachers in de-escalation, prevention, and intervention strategies. Requires information concerning the following to be presented to a school corporation's governing body: (1) Responsibilities and nature of employment of the superintendent. (2) Commencement of an internal investigation. (3) Legal expenditure of more than $1,000 in an adjudicative action. Provides that the superintendent must certify under penalties of perjury that the legal expenditure information has been given. Increases from seven to 14 days the time that must elapse after a public hearing before a school corporation may enter into a contract with the superintendent, specifies additional information that must be disclosed concerning the contract, and limits allowable compensation increases. Requires special education grade 8 through 12 case conference committees to discuss decision making skills and alternatives to appointing a guardian.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Edward Clere
 
HB1184CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS OF LOCAL CANDIDATES. (FLEMING R) Requires the circuit court clerk of each county to place a copy of each campaign finance report, notice, or other instrument filed with the county election board on the circuit court clerk's or county election board's website in portable document format.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Elections and Apportionment
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Clere
 
HB1188COMPLIANCE WITH CHINS DISPOSITIONAL DECREES. (LAUER R) Provides that if the department of child services (department) takes a child into custody, the department may not release the child to the child's parent, guardian, or custodian if: (1) the parent, guardian, or custodian, or a household member of the parent, guardian, or custodian, is the subject of a substantiated allegation of abuse of a child; and (2) the child expresses a desire to not be released to the parent, guardian, or custodian; and may not allow the parent, guardian, or custodian to have contact with the child until: (A) the child consents to contact with the parent, guardian, or custodian; or (B) the child's child in need of services case is closed; whichever occurs first. Provides that if a dispositional decree requires a child's parent, guardian, or custodian to participate in a program of care, treatment, or rehabilitation and the court finds that the parent, guardian, or custodian has failed to make consistent and timely progress toward the goals set forth in the dispositional decree, the department: (1) may not return the child to the home of the parent, guardian, or custodian; and (2) may not allow the parent, guardian, or custodian in person contact with the child unless the contact is approved as being in the child's best interest by: (A) a court appointed special advocate or guardian ad litem; and (B) a licensed marriage and family therapist, if one has been appointed for the child; until the court finds that the parent, guardian, or custodian is making consistent and timely progress toward the goals set forth in the dispositional decree. Provides that if, in a 12 month periodic case review for a child in need of services, the court finds that the child's parent, guardian, or custodian has failed to make consistent and timely progress in any service that was ordered by the court and that was made available to the parent, guardian, or custodian by the department, the court shall order: (1) that the permanency plan for the child be changed to a concurrent plan in which at least one intended permanency arrangement is not reunification; or (2) that the intended permanency arrangement for the child be changed to placement of the child for adoption. Provides: (1) that in a 15 month periodic case review for a child in need of services, the court shall order: (A) that the permanency plan for the child be changed to a concurrent plan in which at least one intended permanency arrangement is not reunification; or (B) that the intended permanency arrangement for the child be changed to placement of the child for adoption; and (2) that thereafter, the intended permanency arrangement for the child may not be changed to solely reunification. Amends and adds to the conditions under which reasonable efforts to reunify a child with the child's parent, guardian, or custodian, or preserve a child's family, are not required. Provides that: (1) if a parent, guardian, or custodian of a child in need of services is involuntarily discharged three or more times from a program or service in which the parent, guardian, or custodian is required to participate under the child's dispositional decree, the court may order the parent, guardian, or custodian to pay the cost of subsequent participation in the program or service; and (2) if the dispositional decree requires the parent, guardian, or custodian to submit to drug testing and the parent, guardian, or custodian: (A) tests positive for a controlled substance; or (B) fails to submit to a required drug test; three or more times, the court may order the parent, guardian, or custodian to pay the cost of any subsequent drug testing required under the dispositional decree. Establishes conditions under which a parent's consent to termination of the parent's parent-child relationship with respect to a child is implied without further action of the court, and provides that the parent's implied consent is a factor weighing in favor of terminating the parent's relationship with the child. Provides that a court finding that a parent has failed to make consistent and timely progress in any service that was ordered by the court in a dispositional decree and that was made available to the parent by the department is a factor weighing in favor of terminating the parent's relationship with the child. Requires termination of the parent-child relationship with regard to a child who is: (1) taken into custody; and (2) adjudicated a child in need of services; on two separate occasions in a two year period. Provides, for purposes of a petition to terminate the parent-child relationship, that: (1) the court finding that there is a satisfactory plan for the care and treatment of the child, and that the plan is in the child's best interests, is a factor weighing in favor of terminating the parent-child relationship; and (2) if the intended permanency arrangement for the child is placement of the child for adoption, a specific adoptive home need not have been identified in order for the plan to be satisfactory or in the child's best interests.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Jackson
 Recent Status:   1/12/2023 - added as coauthors Representatives Schaibley and Olthoff
1/10/2023 - Referred to House Judiciary
 
HB1191PARENTAL NOTICE OF JUVENILE ARREST AT SCHOOL. (BOY P) Requires that a law enforcement officer who arrests or takes a child into custody on school property or at a school-sponsored activity must make a reasonable attempt to notify: (1) the child's parent, guardian, or custodian; or (2) the emergency contact listed on the child's school record; before the child can be moved to a different location.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Pat Boy
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Pat Boy
 
HB1196CDL TRAINING REGARDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING. (MCNAMARA W) Provides that the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) is required to provide, as part of the curriculum for a commercial driver's license, a commercial learner's permit, and any related endorsements and restrictions, industry specific training on how to recognize, prevent, and report human trafficking. Requires the bureau to work in coordination with organizations that specialize in recognizing, preventing, and reporting human trafficking, and to review and update the required training at least one time each year.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - Referred to Senate
 Recent Status:   1/23/2023 - Senate sponsor: Senator Crider
1/23/2023 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 20: yeas 98, nays 0
 
HB1202STATE PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF PROPERTY TAXES. (BARTELS S) Requires the state to make payments in lieu of property taxes (PILOTs) for qualified parcels in counties in which at least 19% of all land in the county is: (1) in the aggregate, owned or leased by the state or the federal government; and (2) subject to an exemption from property taxes. Defines "qualified parcel" as a parcel that is: (1) owned or leased by the state; (2) subject to an exemption from property taxes; and (3) located in a county to which this act applies. Provides that a county containing qualified parcels is entitled to receive PILOTs from the state. Provides that for purposes of calculating a PILOT, each acre of the qualified parcel is considered to have an assessed value of 1/2 of the statewide agricultural land base rate value. Provides that money received from the PILOTs must be used by the taxing units for capital expenditures related to public safety. Annually appropriates from the state general fund the amount necessary to pay the required PILOTs.
 Current Status:   1/18/2023 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 404
 Recent Status:   1/12/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Hall D
1/10/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 
HB1203ELIMINATION OF TEXTBOOK FEES. (O'BRIEN T) Requires each public school to provide curricular materials at no cost to each student enrolled in the public school. Establishes the student resource fund (fund) to provide state advancements for costs incurred by public schools in providing curricular materials to students at no cost. Provides that the department of education (department) shall administer the fund. Provides that for state fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2023, money in the fund is continually appropriated. Provides that a governing body or organizer of a charter school: (1) may purchase from a publisher any curricular materials selected by proper officials; (2) may rent curricular materials to certain nonpublic schools; and (3) may not rent the curricular materials to any student enrolled in any public school. Repeals a requirement that a school corporation must offer curricular materials at a reasonable rate to a family that moves during the school term. Repeals a requirement that a township trustee must use specified accounting methods for a curricular materials rental fund. Makes conforming changes. Requests an appropriation in the state budget to the fund for the biennium beginning July 1, 2023, and ending June 30, 2025. 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.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Hatfield, Bartels, Miller D
 
HB1205MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR SCHOOL SERVICES. (KARICKHOFF M) Adds a school psychologist as a qualified provider for purposes of the Medicaid program. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply for a Medicaid state plan amendment before September 1, 2023, to allow school corporations to obtain Medicaid reimbursement for specified services. Provides that a school psychologist does not need supervision or authorization from another qualified provider in order to obtain Medicaid reimbursement for certain services provided to a Medicaid recipient.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Public Health
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Michael Karickhoff
 
HB1223MILITARY VETERAN TEACHERS. (FRYE R) Provides that a member of the Indiana state teachers' retirement fund who retires after June 30, 2023, and served time in voluntary or involuntary active military service is entitled to military service credit for the member's active military service in an amount equal to the duration of the member's active military service, if the member: (1) received an honorable discharge; and (2) has at least 10 years of in-state service credit. Provides that not more than four years of military service credit may be granted. Provides that military veterans who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree may be granted a temporary initial practitioner's license (temporary license) under certain conditions. Requires that an individual with a temporary license be assigned a teacher mentor for at least two years. Provides that a temporary license is valid for four years and is nonrenewable.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Randall Frye
 
HB1226TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SCHOLARS PROGRAM. (MCNAMARA W) Defines, for purposes of the twenty-first century scholars program, "qualified early college student". Provides that a qualified early college student may apply to the commission for higher education for a twenty-first century scholarship to pay for postsecondary tuition costs associated with up to 30 postsecondary credit hours for dual credit or concurrent enrollment courses. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Wendy McNamara
 
HB1227SCHOOL DISTRIBUTION OF FIREARM SAFETY INFORMATION. (BAUER M) Requires the department of education, in collaboration with the state police department, to identify a set of best practices and develop a set of educational materials concerning the safe possession and storage of a firearm in a home with a child. Provides that the department of education shall provide the best practices and educational materials to certain schools for annual distribution to parents of students.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Teshka J
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Gore M
1/17/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Lucas
 
HB1228ACTS OF CHILD SEDUCTION COMMITTED BY COACHES. (BAUER M) Provides that if a person who: (1) is at least 18 years of age; and (2) is the coach of a child less than 18 years of age; engages with the child in sexual intercourse, other sexual conduct (as defined in IC 35-31.5-2-221.5), or any fondling or touching with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the adult, the person commits child seduction. Defines "coach". Defines "youth sports organization". Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Maureen Bauer
 
HB1231GENDER TRANSITION PROCEDURES FOR MINORS. (LAUER R) Prohibits specified health care professionals from providing gender transition procedures to a minor that are intended to alter the gender of the minor or delay puberty. Provides for certain medical exceptions. Prohibits public funds, Medicaid, or a health carrier from providing reimbursement or coverage for gender transition procedures to a minor. Creates a civil cause of action. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - added as coauthors Representatives Prescott and Abbott D
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Public Health
1/10/2023 - First Reading
 
HB1232CHILD REMOVAL AND GENDER IDENTITY. (LAUER R) Provides that the department of child services may not classify a report of child abuse or neglect as substantiated, and a child may not be removed from the child's parent, guardian, or custodian, solely on the basis of the parent, guardian, or custodian: (1) referring to and raising the child consistent with the child's biological sex; or (2) declining to consent to the child receiving: (A) specified medication; (B) a medical procedure the purpose of which is to alter the apparent gender or sex of the child or affirm the child's perception of the child's gender or sex in a manner inconsistent with the child's biological sex; or (C) counseling or other mental health services the purpose of which is to affirm the child's perception of the child's gender or sex if the child's perception is inconsistent with the child's biological sex.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Davis M
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
1/10/2023 - First Reading
 
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
 Recent 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
 Recent Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Ryan Hatfield
 
HB1255ELIMINATION OF TEXTBOOK FEES. (HATFIELD R) Requires each public school to provide curricular materials at no cost to each student enrolled in the public school. Establishes the curricular materials fund (fund) to provide state advancements for costs incurred by public schools in providing curricular materials to students at no cost. Provides that the department of education (department) shall administer the fund. Provides that for state fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2023, money in the fund is continually appropriated. Provides that a governing body or organizer of a charter school: (1) may purchase from a publisher any curricular materials selected by proper officials; (2) may rent curricular materials to certain nonpublic schools; and (3) may not rent the curricular materials to any student enrolled in any public school. Repeals a requirement that a school corporation must offer curricular materials at a reasonable rate to a family that moves during the school term. Repeals a requirement that a township trustee must use specified accounting methods for a curricular materials rental fund. Makes conforming changes. Requests an appropriation in the state budget to the fund for the biennium beginning July 1, 2023, and ending June 30, 2025. 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.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Ryan Hatfield
 
HB1268SEAT BELTS ON SCHOOL BUSES. (BARTLETT J) Requires a governing body, charter school, or accredited nonpublic school seeking to purchase a school bus or special purpose bus to: (1) request information concerning the cost of purchasing a school bus or special purpose bus equipped with 3-point lap and shoulder safety belts; and (2) hold a public meeting on the costs and benefits of purchasing a school bus or special purpose bus with 3-point lap and shoulder safety belts before voting on whether to purchase the bus. Allows a school corporation, charter school, or an accredited nonpublic school to use a portion of a grant from the safe schools fund or the secured school fund toward purchasing or equipping school buses and special purpose buses with safety equipment. Requires each occupant of a school bus or special purpose bus that has a 3-point lap and shoulder safety belt to have the 3-point lap and shoulder safety belt properly fastened about the occupant's body at all times when the bus is in motion. Provides for an exception to the laws concerning other types of passenger restraint systems.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By John Bartlett
 
HB1270PILOT PROGRAM TO FUND EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT. (BARTLETT J) Establishes the parent education assistance pilot program (pilot program). Provides that the office of the secretary of family and social services (office of the secretary) shall administer the pilot program. Specifies the requirements an individual must satisfy to be eligible to participate in the pilot program. Provides requirements for maintaining participation in the pilot program. Specifies the amount of an eligible individual's grant under the pilot program. Establishes the parent education assistance pilot program fund (fund) for the purpose of funding the pilot program. Provides that the office of the secretary administers the fund.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
 Recent Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By John Bartlett
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/12/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Pierce K
1/11/2023 - Referred to House Education
 
HB1284PROHIBITION OF RACE BASED HAIR DISCRIMINATION. (SUMMERS V) Prohibits race discrimination based on traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Vanessa Summers
 
HB1288PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS. (GOODRICH C) Provides that certain public works statutes do not apply in the context of design-build public construction. 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. 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:   1/11/2023 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 Recent Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Torr and VanNatter
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives VanNatter and Torr
 
HB1322SCHOOL BASED OCCUPATIONAL AND PHYSICAL THERAPISTS. (GARCIA WILBURN V) Provides that if a school corporation employs or contracts with: (1) an occupational therapist to provide occupational therapy services; or (2) a physical therapist to provide physical therapy services; to students with a disability, the school corporation shall ensure that the maximum student to therapist caseload does not exceed fifty (50) students per each full-time therapist. Requires consent before occupational or physical therapy services may be provided.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Cash B
 Recent Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to House Education
1/12/2023 - First Reading
 
HB1338EDUCATION MATTERS. (LINDAUER S) Provides that a teacher, administrator, or other employee of a school corporation or charter school shall not promote in any course certain concepts related to race or sex. Provides that a state educational institution may not require a student enrolled at the state educational institution to engage in any form of mandatory gender or sexual diversity training or counseling. Provides that a state educational institution may not require a student of the state educational institution to attend any student orientation or other training or presentation that presents information regarding race or sex stereotyping or bias on the basis of race or sex. Provides that a student shall not be required to participate in a personal analysis, an evaluation, or a survey that is established or administered by: (1) a school corporation; (2) a public school; (3) a state accredited nonpublic school; (4) the department of education (department); or (5) a third party vendor of a school corporation, a school, or the department; without the prior consent of the student if the student is an adult or an emancipated minor or the prior written consent of the student's parent if the student is an unemancipated minor. (Current law provides that a student shall not be required to participate in a personal analysis, an evaluation, or a survey that is not directly related to academic instruction and that reveals or attempts to affect the student's attitudes, habits, traits, opinions, beliefs, or feelings concerning certain matters without the prior consent of the student if the student is an adult or an emancipated minor or the prior written consent of the student's parent if the student is an unemancipated minor.) Establishes certain requirements regarding contracts or agreements with third party vendors to: (1) collect or share information from a student personal analysis, evaluation, or survey; or (2) provide software or software tools that can be used for data collection, analysis, evaluation, or survey of a student.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Shane Lindauer
 
HB1340DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SERVICES. (DEVON D) Defines "Indian child" for purposes of family and juvenile law provisions. Provides that certain records relating to foster care children may be maintained in electronic format. Provides that certain individuals may request a child's Social Security number for income tax purposes. Requires the department of child services (department) to: (1) develop forms for use by individuals to request a child's Social Security number; and (2) approve or deny a request not later than 10 business days after receiving the request. Requires the department to approve a request if: (1) the child lived with the individual making the request in the 18 months preceding the request; and (2) the child lived with the individual making the request for: (A) at least six months in any one calendar year; or (B) more than 1/2 of the days the child lived in the calendar year if the child was born or died in the calendar year. Requires the department to deny a request if: (1) the child does not have a Social Security number; (2) the department does not have a record of the child's Social Security number; or (3) certain conditions related to the foster care time frame are not met. Provides that certain information, documents, reports, pictures, videos, images, or recordings related to department matters are confidential. Requires that otherwise confidential information must be made available to: (1) a tribal representative, agency, or organization authorized by the Indian child's tribe to care for, diagnose, treat, review, evaluate, or monitor active efforts regarding an Indian child, and the Indian child's parent, guardian, or custodian; and (2) the United States Department of State and foreign governments to comply with federal law and treaties. Allows the department to notify a child care worker's employer of a substantiated report against the child care worker. Requires the department to notify a child care worker's employer in certain circumstances. Makes a technical correction.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - House Bills on Second Reading
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/26/2023 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Teshka
 
HB1358DIGITAL LITERACY PILOT PROGRAM. (DAVIS M) Establishes the digital literacy pilot program (pilot program) and fund. Provides that the department of education (department) shall administer the pilot program. Provides that the department may approve: (1) one or more program providers to participate in the pilot program; and (2) a school corporation or charter school to participate in the program; if the school corporation, charter school, and program provider meet certain requirements. Appropriates $500,000 to the digital literacy pilot program fund for each of the following: (1) 2024 state fiscal year. (2) 2025 state fiscal year. (3) 2026 state fiscal year.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/25/2023 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 13; Nays: 0
 
HB1362CHILD PROTECTION. (NEGELE S) Adds a school's human resources professional to the list of people to whom records that are sealed by the central repository for criminal history information maintained by the state police department may be disclosed. Provides that a person at least 18 years of age who knowingly or intentionally communicates with an individual whom the person believes to be a child less than 18 years of age concerning sexual activity with the intent to gratify the sexual desires of the person or the individual commits inappropriate communication with a child, a Class B misdemeanor. (The current law is less than 14 years of age for the child victim.)
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Sharon Negele
 
HB1368SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS. (LUCAS J) Amends the definition of "eligible choice scholarship student" for purposes of eligibility under the choice scholarship program. Amends the definition of "eligible student" for purposes of eligibility under the Indiana education scholarship account program.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Prescott, Teshka, Judy
 
HB1382ROBOTICS PROGRAMS. (GOODRICH C) Establishes the robotics competition program to provide grants to eligible schools and eligible robotics teams in order to expand opportunities to increase interest in STEM and improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills through robotics competitions. Provides a procedure for eligible schools and eligible teams to apply to the department of education to receive a grant. Requires that a grant awarded to an eligible robotics team be used for certain allowable expenses. Establishes the robotics competition program fund.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Behning and Karickhoff
 
HB1386MINIMUM TEACHER SALARIES. (KLINKER S) Provides that, for each school year beginning after June 30, 2024, a school corporation shall, if the school corporation determines that the school corporation cannot establish a minimum salary of $50,000 for each full-time teacher, submit a report to the department of education explaining the school corporation's inability to meet the minimum threshold requirement. (Current law establishes this requirement if a school corporation determines that the school corporation cannot establish a minimum salary of $40,000 for each full-time teacher.)
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Sheila Klinker
 
HB1391COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS IN SCHOOL. (ANDRADE M) Provides that the vision test for students in kindergarten and grade 1 shall be a comprehensive eye exam. Provides criteria for a comprehensive eye exam. Requires a comprehensive eye exam to be performed at the office of a licensed ophthalmologist or licensed optometrist. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Mike Andrade
 
HB1392TAX CREDIT FOR TEACHERS' CLASSROOM SUPPLIES. (ANDRADE M) Increases the maximum amount of the income tax credit for an individual employed as a teacher for amounts expended for classroom supplies from $100 to $500 per taxable year.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Pfaff
 
HB1394MINIMUM WAGE. (ANDRADE M) 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 $15 per hour. Makes conforming amendments and a technical correction.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Pfaff
 
HB1395RADON TESTING IN SCHOOL BUILDINGS. (ANDRADE M) Requires the individual or entity having authority over a public school building to test for radon in the lowest level of the school building before January 1, 2026, and report the test results to the Indiana department of health (state department). Requires the state department to record the test results in a data base and use the data base in its efforts to reduce the health risks of radon.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Environmental Affairs
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Boy
 
HB1396STOP THE BLEED PROGRAM AND FUND. (ANDRADE M) Establishes the stop the bleed fund. Provides that a public safety agency may request bleeding control kits or grants to purchase bleeding control kits from the department of homeland security for qualified first responders. Defines "qualified first responders". Makes an appropriation.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthors Representatives Frye, Slager, Bartels
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety
1/17/2023 - First Reading
 
HB1398GRADUATION RATE CALCULATION. (GOODRICH C) Provides that at-risk students who are receiving certain educational services are not counted against a school's four year graduation rate.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives DeVon and Behning
 
HB1405EDUCATION FUND TRANSFERS. (CARBAUGH M) Provides that each school corporation shall make every reasonable effort to transfer not more than 20% (instead of 15%) of the total revenue deposited in the school corporation's education fund from the school corporation's education fund to the school corporation's operations fund during calendar year 2023 and calendar year 2024. Makes conforming changes regarding the excessive education fund transfer list.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Martin Carbaugh
 
HB1406HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PILOT PROGRAM. (DAVIS M) Adds Elwood Community School Corporation, Anderson Community Schools, Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation, Center Grove Community School Corporation, Greenwood Community School Corporation, and Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation to the school corporations that are part of the high school equivalency pilot program. Changes the expiration date of the program from June 30, 2024, to June 30, 2026. Makes conforming changes and a technical correction.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Lauer and Pierce K
 
HB1407PARENTAL RIGHTS. (DEVON D) Provides that the state of Indiana, a political subdivision or other governmental entity of the state of Indiana, a government official, or any other person acting under the color of law shall not infringe on the fundamental right of a parent to direct the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health of the parent's child without demonstrating that the infringement: (1) is required by a compelling governmental interest of the highest order as long recognized in the history and traditions of the state of Indiana; and (2) as applied to the child, is narrowly tailored and not otherwise served by a less restrictive means. Creates a right of action for violation of a parent's rights with respect to the upbringing, education, and health care of the parent's child. Provides that a child is not a child in need of services due to the child's parent, guardian, or custodian: (1) referring to and raising the child consistent with the child's biological sex; or (2) declining to consent to the child receiving: (A) specified medication; (B) a medical procedure the purpose of which is to alter the apparent gender or sex of the child or affirm the child's perception of the child's gender or sex in a manner inconsistent with the child's biological sex; or (C) counseling or other mental health services the purpose of which is to affirm the child's perception of the child's gender or sex if the child's perception is inconsistent with the child's biological sex. Provides that a juvenile court may not enter a dispositional decree ordering removal of a child from the home of the child's parent, guardian, or custodian if: (1) the juvenile court has found the child to be a child in need of services under a specified statutory definition of a child in need of services; and (2) the parent, guardian, or custodian of the child: (A) is a fit parent, guardian, or custodian of the child; and (B) does not consent to the child being removed from the child's home.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Dale DeVon
 
HB1413PROPERTY TAX INCREASE LIMITS. (SMALTZ B) Provides that for each calendar year beginning after December 31, 2023, an annual adjustment of the assessed value of certain real property may not exceed an amount equal to 3% over the assessed value of the real property for the prior tax year. Provides that the limitation does not apply if the assessment is based on substantial renovations or new improvements, a change of ownership, or uses that were not considered in the assessment for the prior tax year. Lists circumstances that do not constitute a change in ownership. Provides that substantial renovations or new improvements that replace all or a portion of a homestead property damaged or destroyed by a disaster may not increase the assessed value of the property when the square footage of the property as renovated or improved does not exceed 110% of the square footage of the property before the damage or destruction. Provides that the property's assessed value may not increase if the total square footage of the property as renovated or improved does not exceed 1,500 square feet. Provides that, subject to the 3% limitation, if the total square footage of the property as renovated or improved exceeds 1,500 square feet, the property's assessed value may be increased proportionately with regard to the renovated or improved portion of the property that is in excess of 110% of the square footage of the property before the damage or destruction.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   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
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Martin Carbaugh
 
HB1428SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS. (PRESCOTT J) Requires candidates for school board offices to be nominated in the same manner as candidates for all other elected offices are nominated. Repeals the current statute relating to nomination of candidates for school board offices. Repeals other superseded statutes. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/23/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Lucas
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Elections and Apportionment
1/17/2023 - First Reading
 
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); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 404
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/17/2023 - First Reading
 
HB1431EARLY GRADUATION AND ADM COUNTS. (CHERRY R) Requires that the February count of a school corporation's average daily membership (ADM) must be increased by the number of students who, during the students' expected graduation year: (1) were enrolled in the school corporation on the September ADM count day; (2) completed graduation requirements before the February ADM count day; and (3) were not enrolled in the school corporation on the February ADM count day.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Robert Cherry
 
HB1434COUNTING EARLY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES. (SLAGER H) Requires that the February count of a school corporation's average daily membership (ADM) must be increased by the number of students who, during the students' expected graduation year: (1) were enrolled in the school corporation on the September ADM count day; (2) completed graduation requirements before the February ADM count day; and (3) were not enrolled in the school corporation on the February ADM count day.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Harold Slager
 
HB1444INTERSTATE TEACHER MOBILITY COMPACT. (ERRINGTON S) Adopts the interstate teacher mobility compact. Sets forth the requirements of a compact state. Sets forth the duties of the interstate teacher mobility compact commission. Provides that a receiving state determines equivalency standards. Amends the definition of "unencumbered license" in the compact. Removes certain provisions concerning compensation from the compact. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Sue Errington
 
HB1447EDUCATION MATTERS. (SCHAIBLEY D) Provides that, if a school corporation or qualified school uses a third party vendor in providing certain personal analyses, evaluations, or surveys, the third party vendor and the school corporation or qualified school may not record, collect, or maintain the responses to or results of the analysis, evaluation, or survey in a manner that would identify the responses or results of an individual student. Provides that, if a school corporation or qualified school uses a third party vendor in providing the personal analysis, evaluation, or survey, the school corporation or qualified school must provide parents or students, as applicable, two requests for written consent before administering the analysis, evaluation, or survey. Provides that the school corporation or qualified school may administer the personal analysis, evaluation, or survey if a parent or student, as applicable, does not decline the analysis, evaluation, or survey. Requires each school corporation or qualified school to: (1) post a copy of a personal analysis, evaluation, or survey on the school corporation's or qualified school's website; and (2) send with each notice an explanation of the reasons that the school corporation or qualified school is administering the personal analysis, evaluation, or survey. Requires each qualified school to establish and maintain a grievance procedure for complaints regarding a violation of this provision. Provides that, if a state agency, school corporation, or qualified school or an employee of a state agency, school corporation, or qualified school requires, makes part of a course, awards a grade or course credit, including extra credit, or otherwise incentivizes a student to engage in certain activities or practices, the state agency, school corporation, or qualified school or the employee of the state agency, school corporation, or qualified school shall not require the student to adopt, affirm, affiliate, or take any action that would result in favoring any particular position on the issue or issues involved.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Donna Schaibley
 
HB1449TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SCHOLARS PROGRAM ENROLLMENT. (HARRIS JR. E) Provides that the commission for higher education and the department of education shall identify income eligible students for automatic enrollment in the twenty-first century scholars program.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Smith, V
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
1/17/2023 - First Reading
 
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); Time & Location: 11:00 AM, Rm. 404
 Recent Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Pryor
1/17/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 
HB1468FUNDING FOR SCHOOL CORPORATIONS. (BOY P) Requires the department of education (department) to determine the amount of money that was: (1) intended to be distributed to school corporations; (2) reverted in the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2010, and ending June 30, 2011; and (3) not replaced through appropriations made in subsequent years. Requires the department to distribute the money to school corporations for the purpose of replacing the reverted money. Makes an appropriation.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Jackson
 
HB1469TEACHER COLLECTIVE BARGAINING. (BOY P) Requires a school employer to bargain collectively class size, health and safety matters, and teacher preparation time with an exclusive representative.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Hamilton
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
1/17/2023 - First Reading
 
HB1479STUDENT DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS. (TESHKA J) Requires a state educational institution to: (1) maintain administrative files on disciplinary proceedings that include certain information; (2) record a disciplinary hearing by video recording, audio recording, or written transcript; (3) include certain disciplinary rights and procedures in the state educational institution's code of conduct; and (4) make a good faith effort in disciplinary proceedings to include relevant evidence and exclude evidence that is not relevant or probative. Provides that a student or student organization injured by a violation of these provisions may bring a civil action against the state educational institution.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Jeter
 
HB1480EDUCATION REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. (TESHKA J) Repeals provisions that require the following: (1) Annual school performance reports by school corporations and charter schools. (2) Annual financial reports by school corporations. (3) An annual report regarding foster care youth educational outcomes by the state board of education (state board). (4) An annual report on homeless youth educational outcomes by the state board. (5) The department of education (department) to publish certain information on the department's website regarding teachers and administrators. (6) The department to report on the department's website the median earned income of graduates of a particular school year. (7) An annual report of information concerning the high school equivalency pilot program by participating school corporations. Removes a corresponding provision that provides a school corporation may not issue certain bonds unless the school corporation has filed an annual financial report. Establishes a data base for education information sharing among state agencies. Establishes requirements regarding use of the data base and requesting information from school corporations and public schools. Establishes the education information committee (committee). Requires the committee to: (1) study and make recommendations for reducing and streamlining information requests and production from school corporations and public schools; and (2) submit a report to the governor and legislative council concerning the committee's recommendation.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives King and Goodrich
 
HB1481JUVENILE DELINQUENCY. (SHACKLEFORD R) Provides that juvenile law concerning delinquency does not apply to a child who: (1) is less than 10 years of age; or (2) is 10 or 11 years of age, unless the child is alleged to have committed a delinquent act that would be murder if committed by an adult. Provides that a child less than 12 years of age may be prosecuted for commission of certain delinquent acts only under specified circumstances. Requires the court in a delinquency proceeding regarding a child who: (1) is 10 or 11 years of age; and (2) is alleged to have committed an act that would be murder if committed by an adult; to order a competency evaluation of the child.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Robin Shackleford
 
HB1491GARY COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION. (SMITH V) Terminates the Gary Community School Corporation's (school corporation) status as a distressed political subdivision on June 30, 2024. Provides that the members of the governing body of the school corporation shall be elected at the municipal general election held on November 7, 2023, and take office upon taking the oath required by the Constitution of the State of Indiana not later than November 14, 2023. Requires the governing body to select a superintendent not later than February 1, 2024. Requires the emergency manager and chief financial officer to consistently inform the superintendent of the school corporation regarding the day to day operations of the school corporation. Requires the emergency manager to provide monthly financial and academic reports to the governing body. Provides that the current emergency manager's appointment terminates on June 30, 2024. Provides that the elected governing body assumes all powers, rights, duties, and obligations of the school corporation on July 1, 2024. Provides that, before the governing body sells real property, a building, or another structure owned by the school corporation, the governing body shall: (1) provide written notice to the mayor of the city of Gary at least 30 days before selling the real property, building, or other structure; and (2) provide public notice and hold at least one public hearing within the geographic boundaries of the school corporation to hear public testimony on the proposed sale. Transfers, not later than July 1, 2023, to the common school fund from the state general fund an amount sufficient to pay off all debts from advances and loans that were made to the school corporation from the common school fund. Removes or repeals provisions regarding the establishment and use of a school improvement fund.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Vernon Smith
 
HB1492SCHOOL SAFETY. (MCNAMARA W) Makes changes to the permissible uses of the Indiana secured school fund. Makes changes to the Indiana secured school fund application procedures. Makes changes to the Indiana secured school fund reporting requirements. Moves provisions in the Indiana Code pertaining to the appointment of a school safety specialist, school safety specialist programs, and school safety plans. Makes various changes to provisions regulating the appointment of a school safety specialist, school safety specialist program, and school safety plans. Requires before December 31, 2023, that each county shall establish a county school safety commission. (Current law provides that a county may establish a county school safety commission.) Makes conforming amendments. Requires each school corporation and charter school to establish a safe school committee. Requires the division of school building physical security and safety of the department of education to establish and maintain guidelines, in consultation with the department of homeland security and institute for criminal justice, for developing and maintaining school safety plans and assist the secured school safety board in conducting the review and submitting certain reports. Provides that the governing body of a school corporation or charter school organizer shall: (1) approve or disapprove all school safety specialists chosen by the superintendent of the school corporation or leadership of the charter school; and (2) review and adopt for a specified period of time a school safety plan. Makes changes to the duties of a school resource officer. Makes changes to information reported by a school corporation or charter school pertaining to a school resource officer that is reported to the department of homeland security. Requires the secured schools safety board to include certain aggregate information relating to the number of school resource officers employed by schools. Provides that an organizer of a charter school shall require each charter school under the authority of the organizer to conduct annual emergency preparedness drills. Makes changes to distribution amounts from the state user fee fund. Repeals provisions establishing the Indiana safe schools fund, school safe haven programs, and existing provisions relating to the establishment of school safety specialists, county school safety commissions, school safety specialist training and safe school programs.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Davis and Goodrich
 
HB1498MAXIMUM OPERATING REFERENDUM TAX. (THOMPSON J) Provides that, notwithstanding any increase in assessed value of property from the previous assessment date, the total amount of operating referendum tax that may be levied by a school corporation for taxes first due and payable in 2024 may not increase by more than 5% over the maximum operating referendum tax that could be levied by the school corporation in the previous year.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 11:00 AM, Rm. 404
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
1/17/2023 - First Reading
 
HB1501NONACCREDITED NONPUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS. (WESCO T) Provides that a high school diploma (diploma) or credential issued by a nonaccredited nonpublic secondary school is legally sufficient to demonstrate that the recipient of the diploma or credential has met the requirements to complete high school. Provides that a state or local agency or institution of higher education in Indiana may not reject or otherwise treat a person differently based solely on the source of a diploma or credential. Provides that a person who administers a nonaccredited nonpublic secondary school has the authority to execute any document required by law, rule, regulation, or policy to provide certain evidence regarding a child's education.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Timothy Wesco
 
HB1502WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS. (OLTHOFF J) Establishes the workforce development board grant program and the workforce development board grant program fund. Requires the department of workforce development to annually award grants to each of the 12 workforce development boards in Indiana. Specifies that grants must be used to: (1) serve individuals that are not eligible for services; and (2) leverage existing funding; under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. Makes an appropriation.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Julie Olthoff
 
HB1505ELECTIONS MATTERS. (SPEEDY M) Prohibits the Indiana election commission from doing any of the following: (1) Instituting, increasing, or expanding vote by mail or absentee vote by mail. (2) Changing the time, place, or manner of holding an election. Prohibits a person from providing an absentee ballot application to an individual with the individual's driver's license number, identification card number, unique identifying number assigned to the voter's registration record, or last four digits of the individual's Social Security number already printed on the form. Requires an applicant for an absentee ballot application to include: (1) the applicant's driver's license number or identification card number; and (2) a photocopy of the document from which the applicant provides the license number or identification card number. Requires the secretary of state to conduct an audit of all computer equipment used at each general election, beginning with the 2022 general election. Prohibits the governor from changing, during a declared disaster emergency, the time, place, or manner of holding an election. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/17/2023 - Referred to House Elections and Apportionment
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - First Reading
1/17/2023 - Authored By Mike Speedy
 
HB1513FSSA MATTERS. (BARRETT B) Changes the name of the bureau of developmental disabilities services to the bureau of disabilities services. Repeals Medicaid copayment provisions that: (1) require the office of the secretary of family and social services (office) to apply a copayment for certain Medicaid services; (2) require a recipient to make a copayment upon the receipt of services and for a provider not to voluntarily waive a copayment; (3) set forth exemptions from copayment requirements; and (4) require the provider to charge the maximum allowable copayment. Allows for an enrollment fee, a premium, or a similar charge to be imposed as a condition of an individual's eligibility for the healthy Indiana plan. Removes a prohibition on the office from: (1) requiring certain providers to submit non-Medicaid revenue information in the provider's annual historical financial report; and (2) only requesting balance sheets from certain providers that apply directly to the provider's facility. Allows the office to implement an end of therapy reclassification methodology in a successor of the RUG-IV, 48-Group model for payment of nursing facility services.
 Current Status:   1/31/2023 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, House Chamber
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Public Health
1/19/2023 - First Reading
 
HB1516COMPARATIVE COLLEGE AND CAREER INFORMATION. (PRESCOTT J) Tasks the commission for higher education (commission), the department of education, and the department of workforce development to collect and compile certain information concerning: (1) postsecondary education; (2) career and technical education; (3) workforce qualifications; (4) workforce earnings; and (5) workforce debt. Requires the commission to create an interactive website known as the student horizon dashboard to provide public access to certain collected and compiled information. Requires the commission, the department of education, and the department of workforce development to create a report known as the student graduate horizon scorecard (scorecard) for annual distribution. Specifies that the scorecard contain certain information concerning high paying civilian and military careers and in demand jobs. Requires the commission to prepare an annual report for the legislative council. Requires state educational institutions and career and technical education programs to collect and provide information as requested by the commission.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Criswell
 
HB1518POSSESSION OF FIREARMS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY. (MILLER K) Provides that certain persons otherwise allowed to possess a firearm on school property may not possess a firearm on school property if they are less than 21 years of age. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Kyle Miller
 
HB1522MATERIAL HARMFUL TO A MINOR. (BORDERS B) Removes the defense to prosecution for dissemination of matter or conducting a performance harmful to minors that the matter was disseminated or displayed to or that the performance was performed before the recipient by a bona fide school, museum, or public library that qualifies for certain property tax exemptions, or by an employee of such a school, museum, or public library acting within the scope of the employee's employment.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Bruce Borders
 
HB1523DIGNITY AND NONDISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION. (BORDERS B) Provides that a school corporation or qualified school shall not promote certain concepts as part of a course of instruction or in a curriculum or instructional program, or allow teachers or other employees to use supplemental learning materials to promote certain concepts regarding sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin. Requires requesting to meet with a teacher for certain complaints. Requires each school corporation or qualified school to establish grievance procedures for certain complaints. Provides that, if a parent of a student or a student, if the student is an adult or emancipated minor, is not satisfied with a final decision, the parent or student may submit a request to the department of education to review the complaint and decision.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Bruce Borders
 
HB1525PROHIBITED HEALTH CARE FOR MINORS. (BORDERS B) Prohibits specified health care professionals from: (1) performing certain medical procedures on a minor; or (2) prescribing, administering, or furnishing certain drugs to a minor; that purposely attempt to change, reinforce, or affirm a minor's perception of the minor's own sexual attraction or sexual behavior, or attempt to change, reinforce, or affirm a minor's gender identity when the identity is inconsistent with the minor's biological sex.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Public Health
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Bruce Borders
 
HB1528TRANSITION TO TEACHING. (HEINE D) Provides that an individual enrolled in an alternative teacher certification program may apply for a one time scholarship under the next generation Hoosier educators scholarship program. Requires an applicant to possess a baccalaureate degree, agree to obtain an initial practitioner license, and teach at a qualifying school for five years. Provides that the maximum amount of a scholarship is $10,000. Requires that an awarded scholarship must be repaid under certain conditions.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Dave Heine
 
HB1531TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION. (PORTER G) Establishes a teacher recruitment and retention fund, administered by the department of education, to: (1) attract qualified teachers to geographic areas of Indiana where a critical shortage of teachers exists; and (2) retain qualified teachers in teacher shortage areas; by providing student loan repayment assistance. Provides that as a condition of participating in the program and receiving student loan repayments, a teacher must agree to employment as a licensed teacher in a school district located in a teacher shortage area for at least five years. Establishes the goal that by 2032 there will be at least one teacher who is certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (national board) in every public school. Establishes the teachers' national board certification incentive fund for purposes of: (1) funding stipends of $200 per day for two days for teachers preparing for national board certification; (2) reimbursing 75% of the national board certification fee; (3) funding stipends for national board certified teachers who serve as mentors to other teachers; (4) reimbursing school corporations for the cost of paying teachers who have attained national board certification as of July 1, 2023, or thereafter an annual salary supplement of $2,000 for the life of the certificate; and (5) reimbursing school corporations for the cost of persons who serve as substitute teachers for national board certification candidates. Requires a school corporation to allow a teacher pursuing national board certification at least five days of paid release time during the school year.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Gregory Porter
 
HB1537ACQUISITION OF STEM LEARNING TECHNOLOGY. (SNOW C) Requires the department of education (department) to purchase the licensing to a three-dimensional game-based learning platform that meets certain criteria. Makes an appropriation to the department to purchase the licensing.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Goodrich
 
HB1538USE OF CERTAIN FEES TO INSTALL SCHOOL BUS CAMERAS. (GENDA M) Requires a court to assess a safe schools fee (fee) of at least $200 and not more than $1,000 when a person operates a vehicle and recklessly passes a school bus stopped on a roadway or a private road when the arm signal device is in the device's extended position (violation). (Current law permits, rather than requires, a court to assess the fee.) Provides that: (1) the clerk of a circuit court; or (2) the clerk of a city or town court; shall distribute semiannually 100% of the fee collected to the school corporation of the school bus that is the subject of a violation to reimburse the school corporation an amount sufficient to defray the cost of school bus cameras.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Mark Genda
 
HB1542SECURED SCHOOL SAFETY GRANTS. (GOODRICH C) Specifies that an educational service center may receive a grant from the Indiana safe schools fund. Increases the secured school safety matched grant amount that may be awarded to a school corporation, charter school, or accredited nonpublic school. Provides that a school corporation, charter school, or accredited nonpublic school that is awarded a secured school safety matching grant may apportion that grant to an educational service center or career and technical education school for certain purposes.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Behning and McNamara
 
HB1543STUDENT BEHAVIOR. (GOODRICH C) Establishes the behavioral health fund (fund) for the purpose of improving funding for individualized educational programs that have a behavioral intervention plan component for certain schools. Provides that the department of education, in coordination with the Indiana behavioral health commission, shall administer the fund. Creates an application and review process for the disbursement of a grant from the fund. Defines certain terms. Provides a procedure for a principal to place an aggressive student, who has been removed from a class, into the aggressive student's original class, another appropriate class or placement, or inschool suspension.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Behning and Davis
 
HB1558SCIENCE OF READING. (TESHKA J) Defines "science of reading". Requires the state board of education (board) in collaboration with the department of education (department) to prepare a report on the current use of science of reading concepts in IREAD. Establishes the science of reading grant fund (fund) for the purpose of assisting school corporations in placing literacy instructional coaches in elementary schools, obtaining science of reading training for teachers, and complying with science of reading curriculum requirements. Provides an application process for the fund, and creates certain application approval objectives. Appropriates $20,000,000 to the fund. Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, requires the board and the department to adopt academic standards for reading that are based on the science of reading and publish an advisory list of science of reading curricula on the department's website. Requires the department to develop guidelines for science of reading integration into teacher preparation programs. Requires an individual to show proficiency in science of reading instruction and to obtain a science of reading certification in order to be licensed as an elementary school teacher.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/25/2023 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
 
HB1562INTIMIDATING PUBLIC SERVANTS. (ROWRAY E) Provides that a person commits intimidation, a Level 5 felony, if the subject of the threat or the person to whom the threat is communicated is a public servant.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Elizabeth Rowray
 
HB1566INSTRUCTION ON HUMAN SEXUALITY. (ROWRAY E) Requires instruction in state accredited schools on human sexuality or sexually transmitted diseases to be based on information that is medically and scientifically accurate and age appropriate. Lists the criteria that instruction on human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases must meet.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Elizabeth Rowray
 
HB1571READING SPECIALIST GRANTS. (SHACKLEFORD R) Creates the reading specialist certification grant fund (fund). Allows eligible teachers to apply for a grant from the fund for the purpose of obtaining a science of reading based reading specialist certification. Provides that an eligible teacher who receives a grant and obtains a reading specialist certification is entitled to certain salary incentives. Provides that the department of education (department) shall administer the fund. Provides that the department shall adopt rules to implement the fund. Beginning in 2024, requires the department to prepare an annual report and recommendations concerning the fund for the legislative council.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Robin Shackleford
 
HB1572TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SCHOLARS PROGRAM. (MORRIS R) Amends the twenty-first century scholars program eligibility requirements for certain students.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Goodrich
 
HB1586SCHOOL SAFETY. (MANNING E) Makes changes to the authorized uses of the: (1) Indiana safe schools fund; (2) Indiana secured school fund; and (3) school safety referendum tax levy fund.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Ethan Manning
 
HB1590VARIOUS EDUCATION MATTERS. (BEHNING R) Makes various changes to the education law concerning the following: (1) The science of reading and teacher preparation and licensing requirements. (2) The grant for benchmark, formative, interim, or similar assessments with regards to a universal screener that screens for dyslexia. (3) Eligibility requirements for the next level computer science program. (4) Reading deficiency remediation plan requirements. (5) Payments and funding for excess costs of educating certain students with disabilities. (6) The use of funds from the Senator David C. Ford educational technology fund. (7) The fall count day of average daily membership (ADM). (8) Requirements and consequences for violations of the requirements regarding the Indiana diploma with honors designation award. (9) Requirements for public schools regarding adopting or replacing data technology systems. (10) The evaluation of curricular materials by the department of education (department). Requires the department to evaluate, approve, and publish a list of high quality curricular materials in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math. Provides that, before curricular material is included on the list, the publisher of the curricular material must entered into a data share agreement with the department. Requires, not later than July 1, 2024, the department to conduct a statewide survey to determine which curricular materials have been adopted for use in certain subjects. Removes a provision that requires choice scholarship schools to conduct random drawings in a public meeting if applicants for enrollment exceed the number of choice scholarships available to the school.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Representative Klinker
 
HB1591EDUCATION MATTERS. (BEHNING R) Provides that an agreement for an innovation network school or participating innovation network charter school that is entered into or renewed after June 30, 2023: (1) must include the process the school board is required to follow to determine whether to renew the agreement; and (2) must specify that if an administrative fee is included in the agreement, the fee may not exceed a specified amount. Allows an innovation network team or an organizer to appeal to the state board of education if a school board fails to follow the renewal process described in an agreement. Allows an innovation network team or organizer to enter into an agreement with a school corporation to transfer the ownership of a school corporation facility to the team or organizer and provides that a transfer is not subject to provisions in the law concerning the transfer of vacant school buildings to charter schools. Specifies that a school corporation may not require an innovation network team or an organizer to contract for specific goods or services provided by the school corporation or any other entity. Requires the department of education to provide schools the same per pupil exam fee amounts for Cambridge International exams as is provided for advanced placement exams. Provides that: (1) any course of a career and technical education program of study approved by the governor's workforce cabinet in the cybersecurity, information technology operations, networking, or software development career pathways may be taught virtually; and (2) the virtual course is eligible for a career and technical education grant. Amends the date by which an eligible choice scholarship student must be at least five years of age and less than 22 years of age to receive a choice scholarship. Provides that the amount that an eligible choice scholarship student may receive includes any other fees associated with the enrollment or participation in any course selected by the eligible choice scholarship student (or the parent of the eligible choice scholarship student) at the eligible school that the eligible choice scholarship student (or the parent of the eligible choice scholarship student) would be obligated to pay to the eligible school. Changes the definition of "school scholarship", with regard to scholarship granting organizations. Provides that money in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teacher recruitment fund (fund) may be used to provide grants to Indiana organizations that recruit STEM teachers for employment by school corporations and nonpublic schools in Indiana. (Current law provides that money in the fund may be used to provide grants to Indiana organizations that recruit STEM teachers for employment by Indiana school corporations.) Expands eligibility for the principal institute to include practicing nonpublic school principals.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Robert Behning
 
HB1606EMPLOYER TAX CREDIT FOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS. (BEHNING R) Provides for a nonrefundable apprenticeship tax credit (credit) for an eligible employer. Provides that the amount of the credit is equal to not more than $1,250 for each apprentice employed. Provides that an eligible employer may claim: (1) a credit for not more than 10 apprentices employed for a taxable year; and (2) the credit for an individual apprentice for not more than three taxable years. Provides that the total amount of credits that may be awarded for a state fiscal year may not exceed $10,000,000. Allows the department of state revenue to adopt rules to implement the credit.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Teshka
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Teshka
 
HB1608SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY INSTRUCTION. (DAVIS M) Provides that a school, an employee or staff member of a school, or a third party vendor used by a school to provide instruction may not provide any instruction to a student in kindergarten through grade 3 in which the goal or purpose of the instruction is to study, explore, or inform students about sexual orientation, gender identity, or certain other concepts. Defines "school" for purposes of this provision.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Teshka, Jeter, Heaton
 
HB1609WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MATTERS. (DAVIS M) Repeals provisions concerning: (1) the work Indiana program; and (2) the use of money appropriated for adult education. Defines "adult education and literacy activities" and provides that certain money appropriated by the general assembly may be used to reimburse an eligible provider for adult education and literacy activities. Allows the department of workforce development to grant a specified diploma to an individual who demonstrates high school level skills through certain competency based assessments. Specifies the meaning of "authorization" for the purpose of certain provisions related to postsecondary proprietary educational institutions. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representative Goodrich
 
HB1611SKILLED TRADES PILOT PROGRAM AND FUND. (FLEMING R) Establishes the skilled trades pilot program (pilot program) and fund. Provides that the department of education (department) shall administer the pilot program. Provides that the department may approve one or more school corporations to participate in the pilot program.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Goodrich, Moseley, Davis
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Sweet, Cash, Jeter
 
HB1620SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS. (PAYNE Z) Requires candidates for school board offices to be nominated in the same manner as candidates for all other elected offices are nominated. Repeals the current statute relating to nomination of candidates for school board offices. Repeals other superseded statutes. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Elections and Apportionment
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Hostettler, Meltzer, Haggard
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Goodrich and Teshka
 
HB1634ADULT STUDENTS OF CHARTER HIGH SCHOOLS. (BEHNING R) Provides that a charter school may apply to the state board for approval to be eligible to receive funding for students who are 22 years of age or older. Amends the amount of state funding that approved charter schools are entitled to receive for students who are 22 years of age or older. Removes provisions that: (1) list adult charter high schools; and (2) establish enrollment caps related to state funding for adult charter high schools. Removes and repeals provisions regarding appropriation requirements for adult charter schools.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Johnson, McGuire, O'Brien
 
HB1635VARIOUS EDUCATION MATTERS. (BEHNING R) Amends the definition of "graduation" for the high school graduation rate determination. Allows the equivalent authority for a nonpublic school to issue an adjunct teacher permit to certain individuals. Specifies that the content area in which an individual who holds an adjunct teaching permit may teach includes a career and technical education content area in which the school corporation or nonpublic school allows the individual to teach based on the individual's experience. Requires the state board of education (state board) to: (1) develop algebra I, algebra II, and geometry courses that include real world application and project based and inquiry based learning; and (2) implement the courses not later than the 2025-2026 school year. Provides that if the state board establishes an Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery as a graduation pathway, the state board shall require a student who elects the pathway to enlist in the military as a condition of meeting the pathway requirements. Provides that the state board shall assign to a school or school corporation (including adult high schools) a "null" or "no letter grade" for the 2022-2023 school year.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Goodrich and Teshka
 
HB1637TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS. (BEHNING R) Increases the annual scholarship amount, from $7,500 to $10,000, that an applicant can receive as a next generation Hoosier educators scholarship recipient. Increases the annual scholarship amount, from $4,000 to $10,000, that an applicant can receive as a William A. Crawford minority teacher scholarship recipient. Adds requirements that a recipient must maintain for eligibility for the William A. Crawford minority teacher scholarship. Increases the annual scholarship amount, from $4,000 to $5,000, that an applicant can receive as an Earline S. Rogers student teaching scholarship for minority students recipient. Provides that an individual who: (1) received a William A. Crawford minority teacher scholarship; (2) is no longer enrolled in an eligible institution; and (3) did not receive a baccalaureate degree from an eligible institution; shall repay the amount of the scholarship awarded to the individual. Removes the limit on new applicants that may obtain the next generation Hoosier educators scholarship. Makes appropriations.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Jordan, McNamara, Shackleford
 
HB1638EDUCATION MATTERS. (BEHNING R) Requires the office of management and budget to report to the legislative council findings and recommendations for reducing the amount of redundant data that schools are required to submit to state agencies. Provides that before July 1, 2024, the department of education must establish or license for use an online platform to provide certain required training programs. Repeals: (1) the school corporation annual performance report law; (2) the charter school obligation to publish an annual performance report; and (3) the performance based awards law. Provides that individuals appointed to an academic standards committee must be racially and geographically diverse and have subject matter expertise. Eliminates the authority to appoint parents to an academic standards committee. Moves up deadlines for recommending and approving streamlined academic standards in order to implement the new standards in the 2023-2024 school year. Requires employers to report the employment of students enrolled in work based learning courses to the department of workforce development. Requires a secondary or postsecondary educational institution to ensure that a student's completion of a work based learning course is indicated on the student's transcript. Urges the legislative council to assign the topic of financial literacy to the interim study committee on education. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to House Education
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Coauthored by Representatives Davis and Smith V
 
SB1BEHAVIORAL HEALTH MATTERS. (CRIDER M) Provides that, not later than December 31, 2024, the office of the secretary of family and social services shall apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services: (1) for a Medicaid state plan amendment, a waiver, or an amendment to an existing waiver to require reimbursement for eligible certified community behavioral health clinic services; or (2) to participate in the expansion of a community mental health services demonstration program. Requires the division of mental health and addiction to establish and maintain a help line: (1) to provide confidential emotional support and referrals to certain resources to individuals who call the help line; and (2) that is accessible by calling a toll free telephone number. Reestablishes the Indiana behavioral health commission. Changes the name of the "9-8-8 crisis hotline center" to "9-8-8 crisis response center". Makes an appropriation. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Melton
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Bassler
1/26/2023 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:30 AM, Rm. 431
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - added as second author Senator Baldwin
1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 
SB4PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION. (CHARBONNEAU E) Defines "core public health services" for purposes of public health laws. Adds members to the executive board of the Indiana department of health (state department). Requires the state department to provide district or regional services to local health departments. Allows the state department to issue guidance to local health departments. Requires the state department to make annual local health department reports available to the public. Changes the qualification requirements for a local health officer and requires certain training. Requires local health departments to report to the state department activities and metrics on the delivery of core public health services. Sets political affiliation limitations on local boards of health and adds two members to local boards of health. Requires a multiple county health department to maintain at least one physical office in each represented county. Provides that a new city health department cannot be created after December 31, 2022, but allows current city health departments to continue to operate. Creates the Indiana trauma care commission and sets forth the commission's duties. Specifies that certain vision screenings in schools for students may be performed by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist. Requires vision screening in kindergarten and first grade (current law allows for the screening in either grade). Modifies the list of vision tests that may be used. Requires the school to send to the parent of a student any recommendation for further testing by the vision screener. Allows for standing orders to be used for emergency stock medication in schools. Allows the state health commissioner or designee to issue a statewide standing order, prescription, or protocol for emergency stock medication for schools. Removes the distance requirement for an access practice dentist to provide communication with a dental hygienist.
 Current Status:   2/1/2023 - Senate Health & Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - added as third author Senator Perfect
1/26/2023 - added as second author Senator Leising
 
SB12MATERIAL HARMFUL TO MINORS. (TOMES J) Removes schools and certain public libraries from the list of entities eligible for a specified defense to criminal prosecutions alleging: (1) the dissemination of material harmful to minors; or (2) a performance harmful to minors. Adds colleges and universities to the list of entities eligible for a specified defense to criminal prosecutions alleging: (1) the dissemination of material harmful to minors; or (2) a performance harmful to minors.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthors Senators Messmer, Zay, Byrne, Sandlin, Niemeyer
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - added as second author Senator Doriot
1/19/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Young M
 
SB14PROHIBITION OF FIREARMS AT POLLING PLACES. (RANDOLPH L) Prohibits a person from carrying a firearm in or near: (1) a chute; (2) polls; (3) certain areas where voters congregate or are likely to congregate; or (4) any room where ballots are being counted. Provides that the offense is a Class C misdemeanor. Enhances the offense to a: (1) Class A misdemeanor if the person has a prior unrelated conviction for the offense; or (2) Level 6 felony if the firearm is pointed at another person. Specifies: (1) a defense; and (2) certain notice requirements. Prohibits other defenses. Defines particular terms. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Elections
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Lonnie Randolph
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Lonnie Randolph
 
SB17STUDY COMMITTEE ON FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE. (RANDOLPH L) Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee, during the 2023 legislative interim, the task of studying paid personal leave from employment.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Lonnie Randolph
 
SB21SCHOOL BUS STOPS. (BOHACEK M) Provides that a person driving a vehicle who approaches a stationary school bus displaying alternately flashing amber lights must take certain actions to yield the right-of-way. Provides that under certain conditions, including the display of alternately flashing amber lights, a school bus driver may load or unload students without extending the school bus stop arm.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Withdrawn
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Committee on Homeland Security and Transportation
1/9/2023 - First Reading
 
SB30THIRTEENTH CHECK. (NIEZGODSKI D) Provides for a thirteenth check in 2023 for certain members of the: (1) Indiana state teachers' retirement fund; (2) public employees' retirement fund; (3) state excise police, gaming agent, gaming control officer, and conservation enforcement officers' retirement plan; (4) state police pre-1987 benefit system; and (5) state police 1987 benefit system.
 Current Status:   1/23/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Ford J.D
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - added as third author Senator Qaddoura
1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Ford Jon
1/26/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By J.D. Ford
 
SB47VACCINATION STATUS INFORMATION. (DONATO S) Requires the Indiana department of health (state department) to release to certain individuals, upon request, a scannable bar code, QR code, or similar code (code) linked to a document that contains the individual's information from the immunization data registry. Requires the state department to provide the code to the individual not later than 14 days from a request by the individual.
 Current Status:   2/1/2023 - Senate Health & Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthors Senators Leising and Breaux
1/18/2023 - Senate Health & Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
 
SB48CHILD SEX OFFENSES. (CRIDER M) Provides that a criminal prosecution of a sex offense committed against a child that is otherwise barred by the statute of limitations may nevertheless be commenced within five years from the date on which: (1) the state discovers DNA evidence; (2) the state learns of a recording that provides evidence sufficient to charge the offender; or (3) a person confesses to the offense. Specifies that a person commits human trafficking if the person pays money to a human trafficking victim. (Current law provides that the person commits the offense by paying money for a human trafficking victim.)
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Baldwin
 Recent Status:   1/24/2023 - House sponsor: Representative McNamara
1/24/2023 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 16: yeas 50, nays 0
 
SB67SEX WITH A MINOR. (BOHACEK M) Adds the criminal offense of sex with a minor, which is committed when a person who is at least 22 years of age engages in sexual intercourse or other sexual conduct, fondling, or touching with a child who is at least 16 years of age but less than 18 years of age. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Mike Bohacek
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Mike Bohacek
 
SB72SCHOOL CURRICULUM. (LEISING J) Requires each school corporation, charter school, and state accredited nonpublic elementary school to include cursive writing in its curriculum.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Tomes
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - added as third author Senator Glick
1/9/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 
SB77RECREATIONAL USE OF THROWING STARS. (BROWN L) Allows a person who is at least 12 years of age to possess a throwing star for recreational purposes on certain business premises if particular requirements are met. Makes the violation of certain throwing star provisions a Class C misdemeanor.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/24/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
 
SB79SCHOOL BUS STOP ARM VIOLATION ENFORCEMENT. (NIEMEYER R) Provides that the registered owner of a vehicle commits an infraction if the registered owner's vehicle does not stop on a roadway or a private road when the arm signal device is in the device's extended position. Provides a defense for a registered owner who was not driving the vehicle at the time of the violation. Requires a registered owner who uses a defense to provide any documentation, and to fully cooperate with law enforcement regarding the person who may be responsible for the violation. Specifies that: (1) the bureau of motor vehicles may not assess points for a violation; and (2) an adjudication for a violation does not create a presumption of liability in a civil action.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Rick Niemeyer
 
SB135ELIGIBILITY FOR RESIDENT TUITION. (DORIOT B) Provides that an individual who meets certain conditions is eligible for the resident tuition rate as determined by the state educational institution. Requires such an individual to verify that the individual meets the criteria to receive the resident tuition rate.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Messmer
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
1/9/2023 - First Reading
 
SB137POSSESSION OF FIREARMS BY RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS. (SANDLIN J) Provides that a retired law enforcement officer may possess a firearm on school property under certain conditions.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Byrne
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/9/2023 - First Reading
 
SB140COVID-19 IMMUNIZATIONS FOR MINORS. (TOMES J) Prohibits a city, town, county, or state agency from requiring an individual who is less than 18 years of age to receive an immunization for COVID-19. Removes an expired cross-reference.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By James Tomes
 
SB142INTERNET SAFETY CURRICULA FOR SCHOOLS. (TOMES J) Provides that a school corporation may include instruction regarding Internet safety in the school corporation's curriculum. Requires the department of education to develop, not later than July 1, 2024, age appropriate curricula in Internet safety for use at multiple grade levels, and specifies topics that must be included in the curricula.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By James Tomes
 
SB150TAX CREDIT FOR TEACHERS' CLASSROOM SUPPLIES. (RANDOLPH L) Increases the maximum amount of the income tax credit for an individual employed as a teacher for amounts expended for classroom supplies from $100 to $1,500 per taxable year.
 Current Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - First Reading
1/9/2023 - Authored By Lonnie Randolph
 
SB151FOSTER FAMILIES. (WALKER K) Extends the expiration date of the foster care support tax credit (tax credit) from July 1, 2025, to July 1, 2028, and provides that the amount of tax credits allowed may not exceed $2,000,000 in each calendar year through July 1, 2028. Requires the department of state revenue (department) to post certain information regarding the: (1) application for the tax credit; (2) timeline for receiving the tax credit; and (3) total amount of tax credits awarded during the current calendar year; on the department's website. Makes various changes to the process to apply for the tax credit. Provides that money in the insuring foster youth trust fund (fund) at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund. Provides that the fund's administrative expenses may not exceed 10% of the amounts deposited into the fund. Provides, in addition to inpatients of state or federally owned or operated hospitals or institutions and their supervisors, that the department of natural resources (DNR) may not charge an admission fee to foster families who reside together in the same licensed foster family home for the use of any property owned or managed by the DNR for purposes of the statutes concerning state parks and recreation areas. (Current law refers to state parks, playgrounds, recreational areas, or day facilities under the control of the DNR.) Provides that an agreement among insurers through which automobile insurance is provided to motorists unable to obtain the insurance through ordinary methods must also make insurance available to a foster youth who is: (1) certified or acknowledged by the department of child services or by a designee of the department of child services to be receiving foster care; and (2) at least 16 years of age and not more than 23 years of age. Provides that a state or local government agency, a foster parent, or an entity providing services shall not be liable for any damages resulting from a foster youth's operation of an automobile owned and insured by the foster youth.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthors Senators Rogers, Baldwin, Buchanan, Walker G, Niemeyer, Melton, Qaddoura
1/26/2023 - added as coauthors Senators Gaskill and Alting
 
SB167FAFSA. (LEISING J) Requires all students, except for students at certain nonpublic schools, in the student's senior year to complete and submit the FAFSA unless: (1) a parent of a student or a student, if the student is an emancipated minor, signs a waiver that the student understands what the FAFSA is and declines to complete it; or (2) the principal or school counselor of the student's high school waives the requirement due to extenuating circumstances. Requires that the: (1) model notice prepared by the commission for higher education; and (2) notice that each school corporation is required to send regarding the FAFSA; include information regarding the requirements and exceptions for completing the FAFSA. Makes a conforming change and technical corrections.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Ford J.D
 Recent Status:   1/9/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
1/9/2023 - First Reading
 
SB168STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT RESULTS. (LEISING J) Requires (rather than permits) the department of education to include in a contract with a statewide assessment vendor entered into or renewed after June 30, 2023, a requirement that the vendor provide a summary of a student's statewide assessment results. Makes a conforming change and a technical correction.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/25/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 13; Nays: 0
 
SB177SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FILING DEADLINE. (KOCH E) Requires a candidate for a school board office to file the candidate's petition of nomination during the same time period that candidates to be nominated for an office file their declarations of candidacy. Requires a candidate for a school board office who wishes to be a write-in candidate to file the candidate's declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate during the same time period that all other candidates who wish to be write-in candidates for other public offices file a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Elections, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 233
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - added as second author Senator Buck
1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Elections
 
SB188SCHOOL CORPORATION GOVERNING BODIES. (SANDLIN J) Provides that for school board offices, each candidate's affiliation with a political party or status as an independent candidate must be stated on the ballot. Standardizes language relating to what events cause a vacancy on the governing body of a school corporation and the method by which a vacancy is filled. Repeals superseded statutes.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Elections, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 233
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Byrne
1/9/2023 - Referred to Senate Elections
 
SB189ASSESSED VALUE GROWTH CAP. (ALEXANDER S) Limits the annual increase in the gross assessed value of real property for property tax purposes to the lesser of 5% or the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers. Provides that the limit does not apply if: (1) the ownership of the property changes; or (2) the increase is attributable to one or more physical changes to the property. Precludes agricultural land for the limit.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Scott Alexander
 
SB194COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR TEACHERS. (FORD J) Requires a school employer to bargain collectively class size, health and safety matters, and teacher preparation time with an exclusive representative.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Hunley
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Pol
1/10/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 
SB197STUDENT HEALTH. (FORD J) Requires the governing body of a school corporation or chief administrative officer of a nonpublic school system to authorize the absence and excuse of a student due to the student's mental or behavioral health concerns. Limits the number of excused absences for mental or behavioral health concerns, without documentation, to three instructional days in a school year. Allows a student to be excused for more than three instructional days if the student provides certain documentation. Requires that a school selected to participate in the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behaviors Survey or a successor survey participate in the survey. Provides that the commission for higher education shall, before January 1, 2024, work with the statewide suicide prevention coordinator to develop a suicide prevention training for students at each state educational institution (institution). Requires each student at an institution, after July 1, 2024, to participate in the training in the student's first year at the institution. Requires each institution to collect and report certain information concerning suicide prevention to the statewide suicide prevention coordinator. Establishes a mental health and suicide prevention in higher education task force (task force). Provides that the task force shall create a statewide suicide prevention resource guide for institutions. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By J.D. Ford
 
SB199COMPLEXITY INDEX WITHIN THE SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA. (FORD J) Requires, for state fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2023, the state board of education to determine each school corporation's complexity index two times each year. Provides that the complexity index count dates coincide with the average daily membership count days. Allows a school corporation to request an adjustment to the school corporation's complexity index. Provides a maximum amount of money attributable to complexity index calculations that may be distributed for all school corporations in a particular state fiscal year.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By J.D. Ford
 
SB201CHILD WELFARE STUDIES. (QADDOURA F) Requires the commission on improving the status of children in Indiana to study the needs of struggling families and their unborn and born children. Requires the Indiana department of health to develop and propose, not later than July 1, 2024, a strategic plan to: (1) evaluate the needs of unborn and born children; (2) assess the available resources in each county to provide for the needs of unborn and born children; and (3) determine the disparity in each county between the needs of unborn and born children and the available resources.
 Current Status:   1/24/2023 - added as third author Senator Donato
 Recent Status:   1/24/2023 - added as second author Senator Walker G
1/10/2023 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
 
SB207FSSA MATTERS. (BREAUX J) Limits work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to the minimum required by federal law. Changes the requirements for submitting eligibility information for an individual who is: (1) less than 19 years of age; and (2) a recipient of either the Medicaid program or the children's health insurance program (CHIP) (programs). (Current law concerning the submission of eligibility information in the programs applies to individuals less than three years of age.) Prohibits the office of the secretary of family and social services (office) from requiring a participant of the healthy Indiana plan (plan) to cost share or otherwise make copayments in order to participate in the plan. Prohibits the office from requiring an individual to work or be a student in order to participate in the plan.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Jean Breaux
 
SB209EMERGENCY TEACHING PERMITS. (BREAUX J) Provides that an emergency teaching permit may be renewed annually for not more than three consecutive years.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Jean Breaux
 
SB216CANDIDATE VACANCIES. (BUCK J) Changes the time frame for candidates filing for office. Requires a notice of candidacy to be filed by certain political parties and sets forth requirements. Limits the filling of a vacancy if a notice of candidacy was not filed.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Senate Elections
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By James Buck
 
SB217SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FILING DEADLINES. (BUCK J) Requires a candidate for a school board office to file the candidate's petition of nomination during the same time period that candidates to be nominated for an office file their declarations of candidacy. Requires a candidate for a school board office who wishes to be a write-in candidate to file the candidate's declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate during the same time period that all other candidates who wish to be write-in candidates for other public offices file a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Senate Elections
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By James Buck
 
SB224VARIOUS ELECTIONS MATTERS. (WALKER G) Defines "election worker" and makes it a Level 6 felony to take certain actions for the purpose of influencing an election worker. Allows a county election board to permit the use of an electronic device at a precinct or vote center to display or print a sample ballot. Provides that a local public question or referendum may be placed on the ballot only at the following elections: (1) A general election. (2) A municipal general election, but only if the election district for the public question is contained entirely within a municipality. Provides that: (1) a state public question; or (2) an election of delegates to a convention to consider ratifying an amendment to the United States Constitution; may be placed on the ballot only at a general election. Declares confidential particular information that directly or indirectly indicates the selections made by a voter while voting in an election. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Elections, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 233
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Senate Elections
1/10/2023 - First Reading
 
SB227PAC CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES. (HUNLEY A) Provides that a political action committee (PAC) may not make total annual contributions in excess of an aggregate of $2,000 apportioned in any manner among all candidates for school board offices. Specifies a civil and criminal penalty for a PAC that violates this limitation.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Senate Elections
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Andrea Hunley
 
SB229CHARTER SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS. (HUNLEY A) Provides that provisions regarding the following apply to charter schools: (1) Access to financial data for local schools. (2) Bullying prevention training for employees and volunteers. (3) Child suicide awareness and prevention policy requirements. (4) Training on human trafficking. (5) Staff performance evaluation plan requirements. (6) Curriculum. (7) Student discipline. (8) Criminal organization activity. (9) Student safety reporting. (10) Government funds and accounts. (11) Certain notice requirements regarding convictions of licensed employees.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Andrea Hunley
 
SB234SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTERS. (HUNLEY A) Requires the department of education, in consultation with the Indiana department of health, to establish a program to provide technical assistance to public schools, including charter schools, that are interested in establishing a school based health center.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Andrea Hunley
 
SB238CHILD AND DEPENDENT CARE TAX CREDIT. (TAYLOR G) Provides a refundable child and dependent care tax credit to taxpayers whose adjusted gross income for the taxable year is not more than 250% of the federal poverty level. Provides that the credit is equal to the lesser of: (1) an amount ranging from $200 to $1,000, depending on the extent to which the taxpayer's adjusted gross income exceeds the federal poverty level; or (2) 20% of the taxpayer's employment related expenses.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Greg Taylor
 
SB253MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS. (YODER S) Adds a school psychologist as a qualified provider for purposes of the Medicaid program. Provides that a school psychologist does not need supervision or authorization from another qualified provider in order to obtain Medicaid reimbursement for certain services provided to a Medicaid recipient.
 Current Status:   1/10/2023 - Referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
 Recent Status:   1/10/2023 - First Reading
1/10/2023 - Authored By Shelli Yoder
 
SB255CHILD AND DEPENDENT CARE TAX CREDIT. (YODER S) Provides a refundable child and dependent care tax credit to taxpayers whose adjusted gross income for the taxable year is not more than 250% of the federal poverty level. Provides that the credit is equal to the lesser of: (1) an amount ranging from $200 to $1,000, depending on the extent to which the taxpayer's adjusted gross income exceeds the federal poverty level; or (2) 20% of the taxpayer's employment related expenses.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 Recent Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Shelli Yoder
 
SB257INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR K-12 EDUCATION CONTRIBUTIONS. (YODER S) Provides a 50% state tax credit for contributions made to a public school foundation for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2023, and before January 1, 2026. Provides that the amount allowable as a credit in a taxable year may not exceed: (1) $1,000 in the case of: (A) an individual filing a single return; (B) a married individual filing a separate return; or (C) a corporation; or (2) $2,000 in the case of a married couple filing a joint return. Provides that the maximum amount of credits that may be awarded in a state fiscal year is $5,000,000.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 Recent Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Shelli Yoder
 
SB260STATE TAX CREDIT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL FOUNDATION. (BUCHANAN B) Provides a 25% state tax credit for contributions made to a public school foundation for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2023, and before January 1, 2026. Provides that the amount allowable as a credit in a taxable year may not exceed: (1) $1,000 in the case of an individual filing a single return or a corporation; or (2) $2,000 in the case of a married couple filing a joint return. Provides that the maximum amount of credits that may be awarded in a state fiscal year may not exceed $5,000,000.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 Recent Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Brian Buchanan
 
SB263SCHOOL CORPORATIONS AND DEFICIT FINANCING. (FORD J) Provides that a school corporation is not considered to be in deficit financing if the sum of the ending respective cash balance on June 30 of the immediately preceding state fiscal year of: (1) the school corporation's rainy day fund; plus (2) the school corporation's education fund; exceeds an amount equal to 25% of the school corporation's most recently adopted annual budget.
 Current Status:   1/11/2023 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 Recent Status:   1/11/2023 - First Reading
1/11/2023 - Authored By Jon Ford
 
SB265TANF ELIGIBILITY. (FORD J) Sets the income eligibility requirements for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program at a specified percentage of the federal income poverty level. Requires the division of family resources (division) to amend the state TANF plan or take any other action necessary to implement the income requirements. Increases certain payment amounts under the TANF program. Requires the payments to be annually adjusted using the Social Security cost of living adjustment rate, but provides that the total adjustment in a year must be reduced to the extent the adjustment would result in the transfer to the Child Care and Development Fund grant program being less than the maximum allowable transfer under federal law. Authorizes emergency rulemaking concerning the payments. Repeals provisions: (1) regarding TANF eligibility of a child born more than 10 months after the child's family qualifies for TANF assistance; (2) encouraging a family that receives TANF assistance to receive family planning counseling; and (3) requiring the division to apply a percentage reduction to the total needs of TANF applicants and recipients in computing TANF benefits. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthors Senators Ford J.D. and Breaux
1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Becker
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Raatz
1/26/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
 
SB305INDIANA EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNT PROGRAM. (BUCHANAN B) Amends the: (1) definition of "eligible student" for purposes of eligibility under the Indiana education scholarship account program (program); (2) definition of "qualified expenses" under the program to include additional items, including computer hardware or other technological devices, and remove certain in-person requirements; (3) grant amount that an eligible student may receive under the program; and (4) date by which a parent or emancipated student must open an education scholarship account to participate in the program. Provides that the treasurer of state shall accept applications July 1 through June 30 of each year for the immediately following school year. (Current law requires applications to be submitted for an eligible student not later than September 1 for the immediately following school year.) Establishes requirements regarding using grants under the program for computer hardware or other technological devices. Provides that at least 50% of the total number of grants awarded each school year must be awarded to students with a disability who require special education and for whom an individualized education program, service plan, or choice special education plan has been developed.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Baldwin
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
1/25/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 8; Nays: 5
 
SB307EARLY LEARNING. (WALKER K) Raises the annual income eligibility for an eligible child to 138% of the federal poverty level. (Currently, the eligibility is 127% of the federal poverty level.) Removes certain restrictions on how the office of the secretary of family and social services may award grants. Changes the prekindergarten pilot program to the prekindergarten program and removes the expiration date. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - added as third author Senator Deery
 Recent Status:   1/17/2023 - added as second author Senator Walker G
1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/26/2023 - Amendment #1 (Zay) prevailed; voice vote
 
SB321SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTERS. (ZAY A) Requires a school corporation to provide certain health services to students. Allows a school corporation to contract with a health care provider, health system, or community partner to establish a school based health center (center). Sets forth requirements to establish a center. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for a state plan amendment to allow school corporations and centers to seek Medicaid reimbursement for certain covered services. Requires the Indiana department of health to develop first aid guidelines for school emergencies that includes certain information. Removes a requirement that a school corporation record or include certain immunization information in the official high school transcript for a high school student. Provides that the governing body of a school corporation may not conduct a certain vision test or hearing test on a student without the prior written consent from the student's parent or guardian.
 Current Status:   1/18/2023 - Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 130
 Recent Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions
1/12/2023 - First Reading
 
SB327GARY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. (MISHLER R) Establishes procedures to appoint members to the governing body of the Gary Community School Corporation. Establishes procedures for transferring responsibility of financial and academic matters from the emergency manager to the governing body. Removes obsolete provisions and makes conforming amendments. Provides that, not later than October 31, 2025, and each October 31 thereafter, the governing body must submit a report to the distressed unit appeal board summarizing the financial position and operations of the school corporation for the previous state fiscal year. Repeals provisions relating to the election of advisory board members for the Gary Community School Corporation.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 Recent Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Ryan Mishler
 
SB340IMAGINATION LIBRARY. (BECKER V) Establishes the Indiana imagination library. Provides that the state library shall administer the Indiana imagination library. Provides that the state library, in consultation with the department of education and the family and social services administration, shall either establish a statewide nonprofit organization or enter into an agreement with a statewide nonprofit organization to carry out the responsibilities related to statewide partnerships and programs. Requires that the statewide nonprofit organization manage the daily operations of and promote the program. Establishes the Indiana imagination library fund, which is nonreverting. Requires the state library, in conjunction with the statewide nonprofit organization, to review the program and report to the governor and the interim study committee on education by November 1 of each year, beginning November 1, 2023. Sets forth the information that the report must include.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as coauthors Senators Rogers and Yoder
 Recent Status:   1/25/2023 - Senate Education & Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Senate Chamber
1/19/2023 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 68(b); reassigned to Committee on Education and Career Development
 
SB341TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SCHOLARS PROGRAM. (BECKER V) Amends certain qualifications for eligibility to participate in the twenty-first century scholars program.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Vaneta Becker
 
SB342TEACHER HIRING. (FREEMAN A) Prohibits a school corporation, charter school, or entity with certain school contracts from employing or contracting with specified individuals, and requires the termination of certain individuals. Prohibits a school from hiring or contracting with specified individuals without a majority vote of the school board (or equivalent for a charter or nonpublic school), and provides that, if a school hires a specified individual, the school must: (1) notify the department of education in writing of the hiring; (2) explain why the hiring was necessary; and (3) set forth the school's plan to protect the safety of students.
 Current Status:   1/30/2023 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/25/2023 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 9; Nays: 4
 
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); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 130
 Recent Status:   1/26/2023 - added as second author Senator Brown L
1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
 
SB354EDUCATION MATTERS. (RAATZ J) Provides that a: (1) school that seeks state accreditation; and (2) national or regional accreditation agency that seeks to be recognized by the state board of education (state board); must complete and submit the applicable application form established by the state board. Requires the state board to do the following: (1) Not later than six months after the date a completed application is submitted, approve or deny the accreditation or recognition. (2) If the state board denies an accreditation or recognition, send notice to the school or national or regional accreditation agency stating the reasons for the denial. Requires the department of education to post a copy of the application forms on the department's website. Requires a public school, including a charter school, to notify the parent of an unemancipated minor, if the student: (1) makes a certain disclosure concerning the student's gender identity or gender expression to an employee or staff member of the school; or (2) changes, expresses a desire to change, or makes a request to change the student's name, attire, or pronoun, title, or word to identify the student in a manner that is inconsistent with the student's biological sex at birth. Requires an employee or staff member of a school to report to the school a disclosure or information described in these provisions to the school.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Jeff Raatz
 
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
 Recent Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Fady Qaddoura
 
SB358FIREARM SAFETY. (QADDOURA F) Establishes the firearm safety and suicide prevention fund for the purpose of providing funds to a school or not-for-profit organization to provide training concerning: (1) firearm safety in the home, particularly in a home with minor children; and (2) firearm suicide prevention. Establishes grant eligibility criteria. Provides that neglect of a dependent includes storing an unsecured firearm in a location to which the dependent has access, unless: (1) the firearm is secured by a lock; (2) the firearm is not loaded and access to ammunition is secured by a lock; or (3) the manner in which the firearm is stored is objectively reasonable under the circumstances. Requires a person to report a missing firearm to law enforcement within 24 hours of discovering that the firearm is missing, and makes the failure to report a Class A misdemeanor. Requires a person to successfully complete a basic firearms safety training program before purchasing a firearm from a dealer, and requires a dealer to provide a safe storage device to a firearm purchaser. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a: (1) dealer; (2) person approved to provide firearms training; or (3) prospective firearms purchaser; to commit certain offenses concerning a certificate of completion. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a dealer to fail to provide a safe storage device at the time of transacting a sale, trade, or transfer of a firearm. Makes an appropriation.
 Current Status:   1/12/2023 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
 Recent Status:   1/12/2023 - First Reading
1/12/2023 - Authored By Fady Qaddoura
 
SB368EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION PILOT PROGRAM. (DONATO S) Establishes the early childhood care and education pilot program to provide a cost sharing approach to fund quality early childhood care and education. Establishes the early childhood care and education fund, which is nonreverting. Requires community foundations to report to the general assembly by September 15, 2026. Provides that the pilot program expires June 30, 2027. Makes an appropriation.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - added as second author Senator Ford Jon
 Recent Status:   1/23/2023 - Senate Family and Children Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:45 AM, Rm. 233
1/17/2023 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
 
SB391CLOSURE OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS. (ROGERS L) Establishes standards concerning when a school corporation must close an underutilized school building that had been used at any time for classroom instruction. Moves from the attorney general to the department of education review of whether a school building must be closed. Provides procedures for notifying charter school and state educational institutions through the department of education of the availability of a closed school building. Imposes a civil penalty on a school corporation that intentionally and without good cause fails to comply with the law concerning closing a school building and offering the school building to a charter school or state educational institution. Makes other related changes.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Linda Rogers
 
SB393GRADUATE RETENTION INCENTIVES. (ROGERS L) Provides for an exemption from the adjusted gross income tax for up to five years for an individual who graduates from a public or private four year college or university if the individual accepts a full-time position of employment in Indiana after graduation. Provides that if an individual leaves a full-time position in Indiana and subsequently accepts another full-time position in Indiana, the exemption carries over for the balance of the five year period. Provides that the department of state revenue shall prescribe a form requiring the Indiana employer to notify the department if the individual leaves employment with the Indiana employer before the end of the five year exemption.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Linda Rogers
 
SB394PREKINDERGARTEN LICENSING. (HUNLEY A) Provides that the department of education shall establish a program for individuals seeking to teach prekindergarten and that the individual needs an associate's degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Andrea Hunley
 
SB395ELIMINATION OF SCHOOL TEXTBOOK FEES. (HUNLEY A) Requires each public school to provide curricular materials at no cost to each student enrolled in the public school. Establishes the curricular materials fund (fund) to provide state advancements for costs incurred by public schools in providing curricular materials to students at no cost. Provides that the department of education shall administer the fund. Provides that money in the fund is continually appropriated. Provides that a governing body or organizer of a charter school: (1) may purchase from a publisher any curricular materials selected by proper officials; (2) may rent curricular materials to certain nonpublic schools; and (3) may not rent the curricular materials to any student enrolled in any public school. Repeals a requirement that a school corporation must offer curricular materials at a reasonable rate to a family that moves during the school term. Repeals a requirement that a township trustee must use specified accounting methods for a curricular materials rental fund. Makes conforming changes. 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 for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023. Makes an appropriation from the state general fund to the curricular materials fund for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - added as coauthor Senator Qaddoura
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
1/19/2023 - First Reading
 
SB398SCHOOL PROPERTY TAXES. (ROGERS L) 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 corporation that a transferred student who has legal settlement in the school corporation attends. Phases in the distributions over three years.
 Current Status:   1/23/2023 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 68(b); reassigned to Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
1/19/2023 - First Reading
 
SB402READING STANDARDS AND CURRICULUM. (FREEMAN A) Defines "science of reading". Requires the state board of education to adopt academic standards that use the science of reading. Beginning July 1, 2024, requires the department of education to review teacher preparation programs for science of reading integration. Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, requires local school corporations to adopt curriculum that is based on the science of reading. Beginning July 1, 2025, requires an individual to show proficiency in science of reading instruction and to obtain a science of reading certification in order to be licensed as an elementary school teacher. Requires public schools to post certain reading materials on the public school's website for inspection by parents of students enrolled at the public school.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Aaron Freeman
 
SB413PARENTAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION. (BYRNE G) Requires a governing body of a school corporation to adopt procedures to require schools to notify a parent of an unemancipated minor student regarding the: (1) student's services, support, or monitoring related to the student's social emotional, behavioral, mental, or physical health; or (2) school's ability to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for the student. Establishes requirements and restrictions regarding the procedures. Prohibits school corporation personnel or a third party vendor that contracts with a school corporation from providing instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity: (1) to any students of the school corporation enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12; or (2) in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state law. Establishes requirements regarding: (1) student support services training; (2) notifying parents of social emotional, behavioral, mental, and physical health services or support offered by a school corporation and the parent's option to withhold consent or decline any of those health services or support; and (3) administering a social emotional, behavioral, mental, or physical health personal analysis or evaluation, questionnaire, screening, survey, or assessment to an unemancipated minor student enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12. Requires a school corporation to notify the parent of each student enrolled in a school maintained by the school corporation if the school corporation permits a student of that school to use a multiple occupancy restroom or locker room that is designated for a sex that is not the student's biological sex. Requires a school corporation to: (1) establish a grievance procedure for a violation of the provisions; and (2) post the grievance procedure on the school corporation's website. Provides that a parent who is not satisfied with a decision by a school principal or principal's designee regarding a complaint by the parent may request the department of education (department) to review the complaint and decision. Provides that a parent of a student may bring a civil action against the school corporation for a violation of the provisions. Requires, not later than May 30, 2024, the department to adopt or update, as necessary and as approved by the state board of education, certain student services, personnel guidelines, standards, frameworks, practices, and principles.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - added as second author Senator Doriot
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
1/19/2023 - First Reading
 
SB416SCHOOL AND STUDENT SAFETY INFORMATION. (BALDWIN S) Provides that a law enforcement agency or private university police department shall, upon request of a school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school, make available to the school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school certain investigatory records regarding a person who is enrolled in the school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school for the purpose of enhancing the safety or security of a student or school facility. Provides that if: (1) a child is adjudicated delinquent for an act that would be one of a specified list of offenses if committed by an adult (adult offense); and (2) the department of correction is awarded guardianship of the child; the department of correction shall, not later than 10 days before the child is paroled or discharged, provide notice of the child's parole or discharge to the administrator of the school or school district in which the child was most recently enrolled. Provides that a psychiatric crisis center, psychiatric inpatient unit, or psychiatric residential treatment provider shall (rather than may, under current law) disclose a patient's mental health record, without the patient's consent, to a school in which the patient is enrolled. Provides that the school may use the patient's mental health record only for the purposes of: (1) meeting the educational needs of the patient; or (2) ensuring the safety of the school. Provides that: (1) information concerning suspicious activity or potential criminal activity that relates to a child and that is shared between a law enforcement officer and a school corporation or certain other officials may be stored or maintained in a data base only for purposes of ensuring the safety and security of a student or facility of the school corporation; and (2) a school corporation may enter into a memorandum of understanding with a law enforcement agency to share such information. Requires the department of child services to coordinate annual meetings in each Indiana senate district and report specified information to each member of the senate regarding the meeting held in the senator's district. Provides that certain department of child services reports and materials shall be made available to a school official if disclosure is important to the school's development of a plan to: (1) provide a free and appropriate education to the student to whom the report or other material pertains; or (2) ensure the safety, health, or security of school students or employees. Requires the case plan of a child in need of services to: (1) include provisions to enable the child's school to: (A) provide appropriate support to and protect the safety of the child; and (B) protect the safety of the school; and (2) provide for participation in the case planning process by a department of education liaison. Provides that before releasing from custody a child who has been taken into custody for allegedly committing an adult offense, the department of child services shall notify the administrator of the child's school or school district of the child's pending release from custody, and specifies information that must be included in the notice. Provides that a juvenile court shall grant a school access to a requested portion of the juvenile court records of a child who is a student at the school: (1) if the request is made by specified school officials; and (2) under specified circumstances. Provides that a provider of mental health services has a duty to warn of, or take reasonable precautions to provide protection from, a patient's violent behavior, and is not immune from civil liability for failing to provide warning or take reasonable precautions, if the patient: (1) has communicated to the provider an actual threat of physical violence or other means of harm against a reasonably identifiable victim or victims; or (2) evidences conduct or makes statements indicating an imminent danger that the patient will use physical violence or use other means to cause serious personal injury or death to others.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Scott Baldwin
 
SB426EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS. (POL R) Establishes: (1) the educational support professional grant program to provide grants to eligible school corporations to recruit and retain educational support professionals; and (2) the educational support professional grant fund (fund). Establishes a commission to identify information concerning educational support professionals in each school corporation. Requires the commission to report its findings to the general assembly. Makes an appropriation to the fund.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Rodney Pol
 
SB427ENHANCED STUDIES IN SOCIAL STUDIES AND CITIZENSHIP. (MELTON E) Provides that a school corporation's required curriculum concerning the study of social studies and citizenship must include in each high school United States history course an enhanced study of: (1) the Holocaust; (2) Black History; and (3) the progress that the United States has made toward racial equality and integration. (Current law requires an enhanced study of the Holocaust.) Makes a technical correction.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Eddie Melton
 
SB436GARY COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION. (MELTON E) Terminates the Gary Community School Corporation's (school corporation) status as a distressed political subdivision on June 30, 2024. Provides that the members of the governing body of the school corporation shall be elected at the municipal general election held on November 7, 2023, and take office upon taking the oath required by the Constitution of the State of Indiana not later than November 14, 2023. Requires the governing body to select a superintendent not later than February 1, 2024. Requires the emergency manager and chief financial officer to consistently inform the superintendent of the school corporation regarding the day to day operations of the school corporation. Requires the emergency manager to provide monthly financial and academic reports to the governing body. Provides that the current emergency manager's appointment terminates on June 30, 2024. Provides that the elected governing body assumes all powers, rights, duties, and obligations of the school corporation on July 1, 2024. Provides that, before the governing body sells real property, a building, or another structure owned by the school corporation, the governing body shall: (1) provide written notice to the mayor of the city of Gary at least 30 days before selling the real property, building, or other structure; and (2) provide public notice and hold at least one public hearing within the geographic boundaries of the school corporation to hear public testimony on the proposed sale. Transfers, not later than July 1, 2023, to the common school fund from the state general fund an amount sufficient to pay off all debts from advances and loans that were made to the school corporation from the common school fund. Removes or repeals provisions regarding the establishment and use of a school improvement fund.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Eddie Melton
 
SB437EDUCATION FUNDING. (QADDOURA F) Increases the federal poverty level threshold for the prekindergarten program from 127% of the federal poverty level for an eligible child, or 185% of the federal poverty level for a limited eligibility child, to 300% of the federal poverty level (removes the limited eligibility child category under the prekindergarten program). Increases the federal poverty level threshold for the twenty-first century scholars program from 185% of the federal poverty level to 300% of the federal poverty level. Requires the commission for higher education to: (1) coordinate with the department of education to identify each student who qualifies for a twenty-first century scholarship each year; (2) automatically enroll those students identified in the scholarship program without application; and (3) provide written notification of the approval to the student. Removes a provision that prohibits the commission for higher education from awarding a next generation Hoosier educators scholarship to more than 200 new applicants each academic year. Appropriates $10,000,000 from the state general fund to the next generation Hoosier educators scholarship fund each state fiscal year of the state budget biennium for purposes of the scholarship. Amends certain qualification requirements and the award amount for the primary care physician loan forgiveness program, and renames the program the physician loan forgiveness program. Appropriates $10,000,000 from the state general fund to the primary care physician loan forgiveness fund each state fiscal year of the state budget biennium for purposes of the loan forgiveness program, and renames the fund the physician loan forgiveness fund. Appropriates $10,000,000 from the state general fund to the medical residency education fund each state fiscal year of the state budget biennium for purposes of medical residency education grants.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Fady Qaddoura
 
SB439ALTERNATE DIPLOMAS. (BREAUX J) Removes a provision that provides that not more than 1% of students of a cohort may receive the alternate diploma.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Jean Breaux
 
SB442PUBLIC INFORMATION REGARDING DELINQUENT ACTS. (BREAUX J) Amends, with respect to provisions allowing public access to certain juvenile court records and records regarding allegations of certain delinquent acts: (1) the circumstances under which such records may be accessed by the public; and (2) the information in the records that may be accessed; without a court order.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Jean Breaux
 
SB443VARIOUS EDUCATION MATTERS. (ROGERS L) Provides that the department of administration shall (instead of may) contract with at least one personal liability insurer to allow any teacher to purchase coverage under a personal liability insurance policy issued by the insurer. Makes changes to the education law concerning the science of reading and teacher preparation and licensing requirements. Requires literary endorsements for certain teaching licenses. Requires a school corporation to differentiate the amount of salary increases or increments for teachers who possess a required literacy endorsement. Provides that, for each school year beginning after June 30, 2023, a school corporation shall, if the school corporation determines that the school corporation cannot establish a minimum compensation of $50,000 for each full-time teacher, submit a report to the department of education explaining the school corporation's inability to meet the minimum threshold requirement. Amends the definition of "teacher" for purposes of the provision that requires school corporations to expend a percentage of tuition support for teacher salaries. Provides that a school corporation shall expend an amount for teacher compensation that is not less than an amount equal to 60% of the state tuition support distributed to the school corporation during the state fiscal year. (Current law provides a school corporation shall expend an amount for full-time teacher salaries that is not less than an amount equal to 45% of the state tuition support distributed to the school corporation during the state fiscal year.) Provides that the academic standards committee appointed by the secretary of education must include employers (in addition to other members under current law). Provides that a school psychologist may provide services on a private basis to an individual if the school psychologist receives a referral from the individual's parent and the individual is an unemancipated minor. Requires that the February count of a school corporation's average daily membership (ADM) must be increased by the number of students who, during the students' expected graduation year: (1) were enrolled in the school corporation on the September ADM count day; (2) completed graduation requirements before the February ADM count day; and (3) were not enrolled in the school corporation on the February ADM count day. Removes enrollment caps for certain adult high schools. Removes age requirements for certain adult high schools. Provides state tuition support to adult high schools. (Current law provides funding each state fiscal year under a schedule set by the budget agency and approved by the governor.) Removes requirement that certain supplemental payments to teachers must be discussed.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Linda Rogers
 
SB446EDUCATIONAL COSTS EXEMPTION. (YODER S) Amends the eligibility requirements for educational costs exemptions for children and spouses of certain members of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Shelli Yoder
 
SB467AGE FOR COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. (TAYLOR G) Provides that a student is bound by compulsory school attendance requirements from the beginning of the fall school term for the school year in which the student is five years of age on August 1 of that school year. (Current law provides that a student is bound by compulsory school attendance requirements from the beginning of the fall school term for the school year in which the student becomes seven years of age.) Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Greg Taylor
 
SB471UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE AND PRE-K. (QADDOURA F) Establishes a nonrefundable tax credit for an employer with 25 or fewer employees that makes contributions of at least $10,000 during the calendar year toward a qualified employee's cost for a qualified preschool program. Defines "qualified employee" and "qualified preschool program". Provides that the amount of the credit is equal to the lesser of: (1) $5,000; or (2) the taxpayer's adjusted gross income tax liability. Provides that a child who is otherwise eligible for participation in the federal Child Care and Development Fund voucher program may continue to participate unless the child's family income exceeds 185% of the federal income poverty level. Increases the income cap of a family, from 125% to 185% of the federal poverty level, that may participate in the prekindergarten program (On My Way Pre-K program). Removes references in provisions pertaining to the On My Way Pre-K program as being a pilot program. Phases in a reduction in the age of compulsory school attendance, from seven years of age to four years of age. Establishes the prekindergarten capacity expansion grant program and fund. Provides that the program and fund are administered by the department of education (department). Provides that the department shall award grants to school corporations to increase the capacity of facilities to provide prekindergarten education. Repeals provisions defining a "limited eligibility child", "pilot fund" and "extended enrollment period" for purposes of the On My Way Pre-K program. Repeals the expiration date for the On My Way Pre-K program. Makes conforming amendments. Makes appropriations.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Fady Qaddoura
 
SB480GENDER TRANSITION PROCEDURES FOR MINORS. (JOHNSON T) Prohibits a physician or other practitioner from knowingly providing gender transition procedures to an individual who is less than 18 years of age (minor) that are intended to alter the gender of the minor or delay puberty. Provides for certain medical exceptions. Establishes civil enforcement actions.
 Current Status:   1/23/2023 - removed as coauthor Senator Ford Jon
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
1/19/2023 - First Reading
 
SB485OFFICE OF THE CHILD REPRESENTATIVE. (FORD J) Requires a child's attorney to request an independent guardian ad litem or court appointed special advocate under certain circumstances. Provides that the following are entitled to representation by counsel: (1) A child in a proceeding to terminate the parent-child relationship. (2) A child who is, or is going to be, in an out-of-home placement with a child services provider. (3) A child who is at least 12 years of age in a child in need of services case. Allows a child at least 12 years of age to waive the right to counsel only after an initial meeting with the appointed attorney, in open court, on the record and confirmed in writing, and in the presence of the appointed attorney. Establishes the office of the child representative, which consists of both a council directed by a board of directors and a commission. Provides procedures and duties for the council and the commission. Creates the child representative fund. Makes an appropriation.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Jon Ford
 
SB486EDUCATION MATTERS. (ROGERS L) Repeals teacher training requirements regarding: (1) criminal gang organizations awareness; (2) identifying and reporting human trafficking; (3) use of bleeding control kits; (4) the appropriate use of effective alternatives to physical restraint and seclusion; (5) certain information concerning homeless students; and (6) recognizing the signs and symptoms of seizures and the appropriate steps to be taken to respond to the symptoms; and requires that information concerning these subjects be included within the curriculum of teacher preparation programs. Requires the department of education (department) to establish or license for use an online platform to provide information and training concerning these and other subjects. Removes certain requirements regarding annual performance evaluation plans for certificated employees, including: (1) content requirements; (2) certain requirements that a plan be discussed; (3) information requirements regarding results of staff performance evaluations; (4) certain surveys by principals regarding the quality of instruction; and (5) requirements that teachers fill out a form prescribed by the department after the teacher's initial year of teaching. Removes certain requirements regarding the distribution of teacher appreciation grants (grants). Provides that the grants shall be used to pay cash stipends to one or more licensed teachers. Amends requirements to be considered a probationary teacher and professional teacher. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the task of studying current school assessments in an effort to reduce and streamline assessments for Indiana students. Removes a provision that requires a school employer to discuss certain items with the exclusive representative of certificated employees and provides that a school employer may discuss with a certificated employee or group of certificated employees any item that significantly impacts a certificated employee's work with the school employer. Makes corresponding changes to provisions concerning: (1) ratings under annual performance evaluations; and (2) discussable items with regards to collective bargaining. Repeals provisions concerning: (1) restrictions on instruction by teachers rated ineffective; (2) requirements regarding the adoption of model evaluation plans and an approval process for the plans; and (3) the obligation to discuss certain items not requiring either party to enter into a contract, agree to a proposal, or make a concession.
 Current Status:   1/26/2023 - removed as coauthor Senator Leising
 Recent Status:   1/25/2023 - Senate Education & Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Senate Chamber
1/19/2023 - Referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
 
SB488PAID PARENTAL LEAVE FOR SCHOOL EMPLOYEES. (BREAUX J) Establishes the families first paid parental leave program (program) for the purpose of awarding grants to eligible school corporations to provide paid parental leave to school employees. Requires the department of education (department) to establish and maintain the program. Provides that the department may award a grant to a school corporation in an amount sufficient to compensate a school employee of the school corporation for not more than six consecutive weeks of parental leave. Requires a school corporation that receives a grant to: (1) use the money from the grant to compensate a school employee at the school employee's regular rate of pay for the first six weeks of parental leave; and (2) compensate the school employee at the school employee's regular rate of pay for an additional six weeks of parental leave. Establishes the families first paid parental leave program fund. Requires the department to submit a report that includes certain information regarding the program to the general assembly not later than December 1, 2023, and December 1, 2024. Makes an appropriation.
 Current Status:   1/19/2023 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 Recent Status:   1/19/2023 - First Reading
1/19/2023 - Authored By Jean Breaux
 
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