ISAE Legislative Report
Prepared by: Kim Williams
Report created on June 22, 2021
 
HB1001STATE BUDGET. (BROWN T) Appropriates money for capital expenditures, the operation of the state, K-12 and higher education, the delivery of Medicaid and other services, and various other distributions and purposes. Specifies that the deadline for adjourning sine die for the 2021 session of the general assembly is November 15, 2021, and that the current deadline of April 29 remains in place for future long sessions. Provides that the regular technical session statute does not apply in calendar year 2021. Specifies the deadlines for signing enrolled acts and presenting them to the governor for bills passed after April 19, 2021, and before May 1, 2021. Specifies the following: (1) That the 2021 interim is the period beginning May 1, 2021, and ending November 15, 2021. (2) That for 2021, the prohibited period concerning fundraising activities is through April 29, 2021, rather than the date on which the general assembly adjourns sine die. (3) That the budget committee is required to meet at least once between April 30, 2021, and July 1, 2021. (Current law requires the budget committee to meet at least once in the two months following the general assembly adjournment sine die.) Provides that a redistricting commission is established to determine congressional districts if the general assembly adjourns sine die before November 15, 2021, without having enacted a law establishing congressional districts. (Current law refers to the adjournment of the general assembly without specifying an adjournment sine die or a particular date.) Provides provisions for opioid litigation and settlements, including opt out provisions for political subdivisions. Specifies distributions and uses of funds received from opioid litigation settlements that resolve existing state and political subdivision litigation lawsuits as of January 1, 2021. Establishes the Pokagon Band Tribal-state compact fund and specifies the purposes for the fund. Transfers the operations of the Indiana department of gaming research into a newly established gaming research division of the Indiana gaming commission. Repeals the exoneration fund. Removes the annual appropriation provision for the examinations fund of the state board of accounts. Establishes the Indiana career accelerator fund (fund) to be administered by the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC). Provides that the IEDC may award financial assistance awards from the fund to assist individuals in obtaining credentials from qualified education programs. Defines "qualified education program" for purposes of an award. Repeals the Indiana regional cities development fund. Establishes the regional economic acceleration and development initiative (READI) fund to provide grants and loans to support economic development and regional economic acceleration and development. Provides that the IEDC shall administer the fund. Requires the IEDC to establish a policy for the regional economic acceleration and development initiative. Replaces the state superintendent of public instruction with the secretary of education or the secretary's designee as a member of the distressed unit appeal board. Specifies the provisions that apply when the distressed unit appeal board suspends payments on loans or advances from the common school fund. Provides certain add backs and subtraction used in determining Indiana adjusted gross income. Changes the definition of "Internal Revenue Code" in the adjusted gross income tax law to mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended and in effect on March 31, 2021. Makes changes to the state income tax deduction for unemployment compensation. Amends the venture capital investment tax credit to apply to taxpayers that provide qualified investment capital to certain qualified Indiana investment funds (qualified fund). Provides that the IEDC may only certify a fund as a qualified fund if the fund meets the definition of a venture capital fund under federal regulations and the fund makes investments according to specified policy requirements and priorities. Provides that a taxpayer may not claim a credit certified with regard to a qualified fund before July 1, 2023. Specifies the maximum available tax credits in a calendar year with regard to a qualified fund. Increases the maximum available tax credits in a calendar year with regard to qualified Indiana businesses under current law, including an additional increase in the maximum amount if the qualified Indiana business is a minority business enterprise or a women's business enterprise. Caps the total amount of credits that the IEDC may award in a calendar year at $20,000,000, provided that not more than $7,500,000 is awarded for proposed investments in a qualified fund. Increases the tax credit that a taxpayer can claim for contributions made to a scholarship granting organization for state fiscal years 2022 and 2023. Provides a tax credit against adjusted gross income tax and financial institutions tax liability for monetary contributions to a qualifying foster care organization equal to 50% of the amount of the contribution, but not to exceed $10,000 for a taxable year. Defines a "qualifying foster care organization". Caps the total amount of the tax credits allowed in any state fiscal year to $2,000,000. Sunsets the tax credit on July 1, 2025. Adds certain procedural, accounting, and reporting requirements regarding the local income tax. Increases the special purpose local income tax rate that may be imposed in a county that is a member of a regional development authority. Imposes an excise tax, known as the electronic cigarette tax, on the retail sale of vapor products and consumable material in Indiana (does not include closed system cartridges). Imposes a tax on the distribution of closed system cartridges. Extends the expiration date of the Nashville food and beverage tax. Repeals the deposit of a part of the wine excise tax rate collected on each gallon of wine in the wine grape market development fund and requires the department of state revenue to instead deposit that part of the wine excise tax in the state general fund. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2021, all aviation fuel excise tax revenue is transferred to the airport development grant fund. (Under current law, 50% of the aviation fuel excise tax revenue is transferred to the general fund and 50% is transferred to the airport development grant fund.) Removes annual budget committee review of the distribution formula established by Indiana department of transportation for the public mass transportation fund. Requires budget committee review before any money may be transferred from the local road and bridge matching grant fund. Establishes the Internet crimes against children fund to be administered by the state police department. Specifies the uses of the fund. Requires an authorized service provider to use at least 85% (instead of 75%) of the reimbursement rate increase to pay payroll tax liabilities and to increase wages and benefits paid to direct care staff. Makes a conforming change to a provision for annual transfers to the Marion County health and hospitals corporation. Provides that the office of the secretary of family and social services shall apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services regarding a waiver to implement the mobile integrated healthcare program and to receive funding through Section 9813 of the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 165
 All Bill Status:   4/29/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
4/28/2021 - Received by the Governor
4/23/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/22/2021 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (S) Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 500: yeas 46, nays 3; Rules Suspended
4/22/2021 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (H) Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 512: yeas 96, nays 2
4/22/2021 - House Conference Committees Eligible for Action CCR #1
4/22/2021 - House Conference Committees Eligible for Action CCR #1
4/22/2021 - Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 130
4/21/2021 - CCR # 1 filed in the Senate
4/21/2021 - CCR # 1 filed in the House
4/21/2021 - Conferee Added Representative Cherry
4/21/2021 - Conferee Dropped Representative Porter
4/21/2021 - Advisor Dropped Representative Cherry
4/15/2021 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:00 PM, House Chamber
4/14/2021 - Senate Advisors appointed Holdman, Tallian, Niezgodski and Garten
4/14/2021 - Senate Conferees appointed Mishler and Melton
4/14/2021 - House Advisors appointed Cherry, Thompson, Goodrich, Judy, Campbell, DeLaney, Hamilton, Harris, Klinker, Pfaff and Pryor
4/14/2021 - House Conferees appointed Brown T and Porter
4/14/2021 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
4/14/2021 - Motion to dissent filed
4/14/2021 - Returned to the House with amendments
4/13/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 409: yeas 39, nays 10
4/13/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/12/2021 - Amendment #36 (Ford J.D.) failed; Roll Call 393: yeas 12, nays 38
4/12/2021 - Amendment #9 (Taylor G) failed; Roll Call 394: yeas 11, nays 39
4/12/2021 - Amendment #18 (Ford J.D.) failed; Roll Call 392: yeas 11, nays 39
4/12/2021 - Amendment #17 (Ford J.D.) failed; Roll Call 391: yeas 12, nays 38
4/12/2021 - Amendment #16 (Ford J.D.) failed; Roll Call 390: yeas 11, nays 39
4/12/2021 - Amendment #15 (Ford J.D.) failed; Roll Call 389: yeas 12, nays 38
4/12/2021 - Amendment #14 (Ford J.D.) failed; Roll Call 388: yeas 11, nays 39
4/12/2021 - Amendment #20 (Qaddoura) failed; Roll Call 387: yeas 16, nays 34
4/12/2021 - Amendment #45 (Qaddoura) failed; Roll Call 386: yeas 12, nays 38
4/12/2021 - Amendment #28 (Melton) failed; Roll Call 385: yeas 18, nays 32
4/12/2021 - Amendment #25 (Melton) failed; Roll Call 384: yeas 11, nays 39
4/12/2021 - Amendment #21 (Melton) failed; Roll Call 383: yeas 13, nays 37
4/12/2021 - Amendment #24 (Melton) failed; Roll Call 382: yeas 14, nays 36
4/12/2021 - Amendment #2 (Tallian) failed; Roll Call 381: yeas 13, nays 37
4/12/2021 - Amendment #36 (Ford J.D.) failed;
4/12/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/12/2021 - Amendment #9 (Taylor G) failed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #18 (Ford J.D.) failed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #17 (Ford J.D.) failed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #16 (Ford J.D.) failed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #15 (Ford J.D.) failed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #14 (Ford J.D.) failed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #13 (Ford J.D.) failed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #12 (Ford J.D.) failed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #43 (Breaux) failed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #35 (Mrvan) prevailed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #31 (Yoder) failed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #33 (Yoder) failed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #39 (Randolph Lonnie M) failed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #38 (Randolph Lonnie M) failed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #46 (Qaddoura) failed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #20 (Qaddoura) failed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #19 (Qaddoura) failed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #45 (Qaddoura) failed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #28 (Melton) failed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #25 (Melton) failed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #23 (Melton) failed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #21 (Melton) failed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #24 (Melton) failed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #8 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #4 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #3 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #7 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #2 (Tallian) failed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #6 (Tallian) prevailed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #41 (Koch) prevailed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #1 (Charbonneau) prevailed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #40 (Bassler) prevailed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #42 (Mishler) prevailed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/8/2021 - added as second sponsor Senator Holdman
4/8/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
4/8/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 2;
4/8/2021 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Senate Chamber
4/1/2021 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Senate Chamber
3/25/2021 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Senate Chamber
2/24/2021 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
2/24/2021 - First Reading
2/23/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/22/2021 - Senate sponsor: Senator Mishler
2/22/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 235: yeas 65, nays 30
2/22/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/18/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/17/2021 - Amendment #43 (Jacob) motion withdrawn
2/17/2021 - Amendment #27 (Nisly) ruled out of order
2/17/2021 - Amendment #29 (Ellington) motion withdrawn
2/17/2021 - Amendment #19 (Austin) failed; Roll Call 174: yeas 28, nays 70
2/17/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/17/2021 - Amendment #19 (Austin) failed;
2/17/2021 - Amendment #43 (Jacob) motion withdrawn voice vote
2/17/2021 - Amendment #22 (Pryor) failed; Roll Call 173: yeas 28, nays 70
2/17/2021 - Amendment #8 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 172: yeas 27, nays 71
2/17/2021 - Amendment #24 (Shackleford) failed; Roll Call 171: yeas 29, nays 68
2/17/2021 - Amendment #8 (DeLaney) failed;
2/17/2021 - Amendment #24 (Shackleford) failed;
2/17/2021 - Amendment #25 (Hatfield) failed; Roll Call 170: yeas 29, nays 67
2/17/2021 - Amendment #18 (Pfaff) failed; Roll Call 169: yeas 30, nays 65
2/17/2021 - Amendment #7 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 168: yeas 29, nays 68
2/17/2021 - Amendment #21 (Pryor) failed; Roll Call 167: yeas 28, nays 66
2/17/2021 - Amendment #27 (Nisly) ruled out of order voice vote
2/17/2021 - Amendment #18 (Pfaff) failed;
2/17/2021 - Amendment #7 (DeLaney) failed;
2/17/2021 - Amendment #32 (Smaltz) prevailed; Roll Call 166: yeas 91, nays 7
2/17/2021 - Amendment #17 (Harris) failed; Roll Call 165: yeas 29, nays 67
2/17/2021 - Amendment #26 (Porter) failed; Roll Call 164: yeas 29, nays 68
2/17/2021 - Amendment #33 (Clere) prevailed; Roll Call 163: yeas 91, nays 0
2/17/2021 - Amendment #1 (Porter) failed; Roll Call 162: yeas 28, nays 63
2/17/2021 - Amendment #21 (Pryor) failed;
2/17/2021 - Amendment #32 (Smaltz) prevailed;
2/17/2021 - Amendment #17 (Harris) failed;
2/17/2021 - Amendment #29 (Ellington) motion withdrawn voice vote
2/17/2021 - Amendment #26 (Porter) failed;
2/17/2021 - Amendment #33 (Clere) prevailed;
2/17/2021 - Amendment #1 (Porter) failed;
2/17/2021 - Amendment #37 (Sullivan) prevailed; Roll Call 161: yeas 91, nays 0
2/17/2021 - Amendment #34 (Brown T) prevailed; voice vote
2/17/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/15/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/11/2021 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, House Chamber
2/10/2021 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 3:30 PM, IGCS Chamber
1/14/2021 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Coauthored by Representatives Porter, Cherry and Sullivan
1/14/2021 - Authored By Timothy Brown
 State Bill Page:   HB1001
 
HB1002CIVIL IMMUNITY RELATED TO COVID-19. (TORR J) Protects health care providers from professional discipline for certain acts or omissions arising from a disaster emergency unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or intentional misrepresentation. Provides that a health care provider is not protected from professional discipline for actions that are outside the skills, education, and training of the health care provider, unless certain circumstances apply. Specifies that orders and recommendations issued by local, state, and federal government agencies and officials during a state disaster emergency do not create new causes of action or new legal duties. Specifies that the orders and recommendations are presumed irrelevant to the issue of the existence of a duty or breach of a duty. Prohibits filing a class action lawsuit against a defendant in a civil action allowed by the statute. Specifies that a governmental entity or employee is not liable if a loss results from an act or omission arising from COVID-19 unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or intentional misrepresentation. Provides that a person is not liable to a claimant for loss, damage, injury, or death arising from COVID-19 unless the claimant proves that the person caused the loss, damage, injury, or death by an act or omission constituting gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or intentional misrepresentation. Provides immunity from civil liability to certain persons, entities, and facilities providing health care and other services for certain acts or omissions related to the provision of health care services and other services during a state disaster emergency. Extends COVID-19 health care immunity during periods of disaster emergency after February 29, 2020, and before April 1, 2022. Resolves conflicts between SEA 1 and HB 1002.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 166
 All Bill Status:   4/29/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
4/28/2021 - Received by the Governor
4/20/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/16/2021 - Signed by the Speaker
4/14/2021 - House Concurred in Senate Amendments ; Roll Call 443: yeas 58, nays 21
4/14/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/14/2021 - Motion to concur filed
4/6/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Koch
4/6/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 349: yeas 41, nays 9
4/6/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Kruse
4/5/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/5/2021 - Amendment #1 (Brown L) prevailed; voice vote
4/5/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/1/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/31/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 7; Nays: 1;
3/31/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 130
3/24/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 130
3/17/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 130
2/23/2021 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
2/23/2021 - First Reading
2/2/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/1/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Messmer, Brown L, Freeman
2/1/2021 - added as third sponsor Senator Freeman
2/1/2021 - added as second sponsor Senator Brown L
2/1/2021 - Senate sponsor: Senator Messmer
2/1/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 23: yeas 76, nays 21
2/1/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
1/28/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/28/2021 - Amendment #2 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 11: yeas 28, nays 65
1/28/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/26/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/25/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 9; Nays: 3;
1/25/2021 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 12:00 PM, IGCS Chamber
1/12/2021 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, IGCS Chamber
1/4/2021 - Referred to House Judiciary
1/4/2021 - First Reading
1/4/2021 - Coauthored by Representatives Young J, Jeter, Lehman
1/4/2021 - Authored By Jerry Torr
 State Bill Page:   HB1002
 
HB1004SMALL BUSINESS RESTART GRANT PROGRAM. (LINDAUER S) Establishes the Hoosier hospitality small business restart grant program (program) to provide grants to eligible entities to accelerate economic recovery from the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Establishes the small business restart grant fund (fund). Provides that the Indiana economic development corporation (corporation) administers the program and fund. Allows the corporation to award grants from the fund. Provides parameters for the program. However, authorizes the corporation to change the parameters of the program, which, if a change is made, must be reviewed by the budget committee at the meeting following the change. Makes an appropriation.
 Current Status:   4/19/2021 - Public Law 82
 All Bill Status:   4/19/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
4/19/2021 - Received by the Governor
4/19/2021 - Signed by the President of the Senate
4/8/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/5/2021 - House Concurred in Senate Amendments ; Roll Call 348: yeas 94, nays 3
4/5/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/1/2021 - Motion to concur filed
3/23/2021 - Returned to the House with amendments
3/22/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Buck
3/22/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 241: yeas 48, nays 0
3/22/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/18/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/18/2021 - Amendment #1 (Mishler) prevailed; voice vote
3/18/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/16/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Yoder
3/16/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Randolph
3/16/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/15/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Niezgodski
3/15/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Ford J.D
3/15/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/11/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/8/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/4/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Qaddoura
3/4/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Melton
3/4/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Garten
3/4/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Ford Jon
3/4/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Brown L
3/4/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
3/4/2021 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Senate Chamber
2/11/2021 - Referred to Committee on Appropriations
2/11/2021 - First Reading
2/2/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Pryor
2/2/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Mishler, Messmer, Holdman
2/2/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 31: yeas 93, nays 3
2/2/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/1/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/1/2021 - Amendment #3 (Moed) failed; Roll Call 16: yeas 30, nays 67
2/1/2021 - Amendment #2 (Porter) failed; Roll Call 15: yeas 29, nays 68
2/1/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/28/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/27/2021 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 23; Nays: 0
1/27/2021 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 12:00 PM, House Chamber
1/14/2021 - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Coauthored by Representatives Negele and Morrison
1/14/2021 - Authored By Shane Lindauer
 State Bill Page:   HB1004
 
HB1156PROHIBITION ON MICROCHIPPING EMPLOYEES. (MORRISON A) Provides that the definition of an "employer" subject to the prohibition against requiring the implantation of devices includes the state or any individual, partnership, association, limited liability company, corporation, business trust, or other governmental entity or political subdivision that has one or more employees.
 Current Status:   4/8/2021 - Public Law 35
 All Bill Status:   4/8/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
4/8/2021 - Received by the Governor
3/31/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
3/29/2021 - Signed by the Speaker
3/23/2021 - added as third sponsor Senator Kruse
3/23/2021 - added as second sponsor Senator Raatz
3/23/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 258: yeas 48, nays 1
3/23/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/22/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/22/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/18/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/17/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 10; Nays: 1;
3/17/2021 - Senate Pensions and Labor, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 130
2/18/2021 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
2/18/2021 - First Reading
2/2/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Judy
2/2/2021 - Senate sponsor: Senator Ford Jon
2/2/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 43: yeas 94, nays 0
2/2/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/1/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/1/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/28/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/27/2021 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
1/27/2021 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, House Chamber
1/7/2021 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/7/2021 - First Reading
1/7/2021 - Coauthored by Representatives Morris and Goodrich
1/7/2021 - Authored By Alan Morrison
 State Bill Page:   HB1156
 
HB1169CYBERSECURITY INCIDENTS. (KARICKHOFF M) Requires the office of technology to maintain a repository of cybersecurity incidents. Provides that a state agency and a political subdivision shall: (1) report any cybersecurity incident to the office without unreasonable delay and not later than two business days after discovery of the cybersecurity incident in a format prescribed by the chief information officer; and (2) provide the office with the name and contact information of any individual who will act as the primary reporter of a cybersecurity incident before September 1, 2021, and before September 1 of every year thereafter. Allows the office of technology to assist a state agency with certain issues concerning information technology. Provides that if requested by a political subdivision, the office may develop a list of third party technology providers that work with the office. Requires a state educational institution to submit a quarterly analysis with certain conditions. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   4/27/2021 - Public Law 134
 All Bill Status:   4/27/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
4/26/2021 - Received by the Governor
4/22/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/13/2021 - Signed by the Speaker
4/8/2021 - House Concurred in Senate Amendments ; Roll Call 384: yeas 88, nays 0
4/8/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/6/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/6/2021 - Motion to concur filed
3/30/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Randolph
3/30/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 287: yeas 50, nays 0
3/30/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/29/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Crane
3/29/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/29/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/25/2021 - added as third sponsor Senator Tomes
3/25/2021 - added as second sponsor Senator Doriot
3/25/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/23/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/23/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 9; Nays: 0;
3/23/2021 - Senate Homeland Security and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:30 AM, Rm. 233
3/11/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Ford J.D
2/18/2021 - Referred to Senate Homeland Security and Transportation
2/18/2021 - First Reading
2/2/2021 - Senate sponsor: Senator Crider
2/2/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 53: yeas 95, nays 0
2/2/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/1/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Harris
2/1/2021 - added as coauthors Representatives Miller and Bartlett
2/1/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/1/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/28/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/28/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 13; Nays: 0;
1/28/2021 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:30 AM, House Chamber
1/7/2021 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
1/7/2021 - First Reading
1/7/2021 - Authored By Michael Karickhoff
 State Bill Page:   HB1169
 
HB1309PREGNANCY ACCOMMODATION. (ENGLEMAN K) Allows an employee to request an accommodation for the employee's pregnancy. Requires an employer to respond to an employee's request for an accommodation within a reasonable time frame. Provides that a request for accommodation does not require an employer to provide an accommodation for an employee's pregnancy, or impose a duty or obligation upon the employer to provide an accommodation or an exception to the employer's policies unless existing federal or state laws require that an accommodation must be made. Prohibits an employer from disciplining, terminating, or retaliating against an employee because the employee has requested or used an accommodation for the employee's pregnancy.
 Current Status:   4/20/2021 - Public Law 87
 All Bill Status:   4/20/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
4/19/2021 - Received by the Governor
4/19/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/13/2021 - Signed by the Speaker
4/6/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Randolph
4/6/2021 - added as cosponsors Senators Doriot and Kruse
4/6/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Bohacek
4/6/2021 - Third reading Passed (31-19)
4/6/2021 - Third reading Passed (31-19)
4/6/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2021 - Amendment #2 (Qaddoura) failed; Roll Call 328: yeas 13, nays 34
4/5/2021 - Amendment #1 (Tallian) failed; Roll Call 327: yeas 10, nays 37
4/5/2021 - added as third sponsor Senator Zay
4/5/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
4/5/2021 - Amendment #2 (Qaddoura) failed;
4/5/2021 - Amendment #1 (Tallian) failed;
4/5/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/1/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/31/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 6; Nays: 4;
3/31/2021 - Senate Pensions and Labor, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 130
2/24/2021 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
2/24/2021 - First Reading
2/18/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/17/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Alting and Boots
2/17/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 183: yeas 95, nays 2
2/17/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/16/2021 - Amendment #4 (Bauer) failed; Roll Call 130: yeas 30, nays 68
2/16/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/16/2021 - Amendment #4 () failed; Roll Call 130: yeas 30, nays 68
2/16/2021 - Amendment #1 (Bartlett) prevailed; voice vote
2/16/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/15/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/11/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/9/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/9/2021 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 12; Nays: 1
2/9/2021 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, House Chamber
1/14/2021 - Referred to Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Coauthored by Representatives Negele, Barrett, Fleming
1/14/2021 - Authored By Karen Engleman
 State Bill Page:   HB1309
 
HB1464BUSINESS LAW. (CARBAUGH M) Provides that the secretary of state (secretary) may remove a name or assumed name from its entity filing records if a name or assumed name falsely indicates or implies that the domestic filing entity or the foreign filing entity is, or is connected with, a government agency of this state, another state, or the United States. Expands what qualifies as an emergency as it relates to shareholder meetings. Sets forth the actions a corporation may take to address an emergency, including postponing a meeting or conducting a meeting by means of remote communication. Provides that a nonprofit corporation may hold meetings by means of remote communication, if provided for in the nonprofit corporation's bylaws. Allows a public corporation governed by IC 23-1 to elect not to have a staggered board system if the board of directors adopts a bylaw expressly electing not to. Provides that trademark filings shall be submitted electronically to the secretary.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 206
 All Bill Status:   4/29/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
4/28/2021 - Received by the Governor
4/23/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/13/2021 - Signed by the Speaker
4/8/2021 - House Concurred in Senate Amendments ; Roll Call 393: yeas 86, nays 0
4/8/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/6/2021 - Motion to concur filed
3/16/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 234: yeas 48, nays 0
3/16/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/15/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/15/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/11/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/10/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 7; Nays: 0;
3/10/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 130
2/23/2021 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
2/23/2021 - First Reading
2/9/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/8/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Zay and Holdman
2/8/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 91: yeas 93, nays 0
2/8/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/4/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/2/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/2/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/2/2021 - House Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 12:00 PM, House Chamber
1/14/2021 - Referred to House Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Coauthored by Representative Heaton
1/14/2021 - Authored By Martin Carbaugh
 State Bill Page:   HB1464
 
SB1CIVIL IMMUNITY RELATED TO COVID-19. (MESSMER M) Provides civil tort immunity for damages arising from COVID-19 on the premises owned or operated by a person, on any premises on which the person or an employee or agent of the person provided property or services to the individual, or during an activity managed, organized, or sponsored by the person, except for an act or omission that constitutes gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct (including fraud and intentionally tortious acts). Defines "COVID-19 protective product" and provides civil tort immunity for harm that results from the design, manufacture, labeling, sale, distribution, or donation of a COVID-19 protective product, except for an act or omission that constitutes gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct (including fraud and intentionally tortious acts). Prohibits class action suits.
 Current Status:   2/18/2021 - Public Law 1
 All Bill Status:   2/18/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
2/15/2021 - Signed by the President of the Senate
2/15/2021 - Signed by the Speaker
2/15/2021 - Senate Concurred in House Amendments ; Roll Call 99: yeas 39, nays 7
2/15/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
2/12/2021 - Motion to concur filed
2/11/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 117: yeas 72, nays 21
2/11/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/9/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/9/2021 - Amendment #4 (Nisly) failed; Roll Call 97: yeas 3, nays 90
2/9/2021 - Amendment #1 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 96: yeas 29, nays 62
2/9/2021 - Amendment #7 (Torr) prevailed; voice vote
2/9/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/8/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/2/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/2/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/2/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 9; Nays: 4;
2/2/2021 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 11:30 AM, IGCS Chamber
2/1/2021 - Referred to House Judiciary
2/1/2021 - First Reading
1/28/2021 - Referred to House
1/28/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Raatz
1/28/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Tomes
1/28/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Niezgodski
1/28/2021 - added as coauthors Senators Niemeyer, Grooms, Boots, Perfect
1/28/2021 - Cosponsors: Representatives Lehman, Jeter C, Young J
1/28/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Torr
1/28/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 25: yeas 40, nays 8
1/28/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/26/2021 - Amendment #2 (Lanane) failed; Roll Call 15: yeas 11, nays 38
1/26/2021 - added as coauthors Senators Doriot, Baldwin S, Crider, Holdman
1/26/2021 - added as coauthors Senators Charbonneau, Alting, Gaskill, Garten, Buck, Bassler
1/26/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/26/2021 - Amendment #2 (Lanane) failed;
1/26/2021 - Amendment #3 (Messmer) prevailed; voice vote
1/26/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/25/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Freeman
1/25/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/14/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Kruse
1/14/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Houchin
1/14/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/13/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 8; Nays: 3
1/13/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:45 PM, Rm. 130
1/11/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Becker
1/6/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 130
1/5/2021 - added as coauthors Senators Buchanan and Rogers
1/4/2021 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/4/2021 - First Reading
1/4/2021 - Coauthored by Senator Zay
1/4/2021 - Authored By Mark Messmer
 State Bill Page:   SB1
 
SB245GAMING MATTERS. (ALTING R) Provides that net proceeds from an allowable activity and related activities may be used only for the lawful purposes of the qualified organization, including the: (1) repair; (2) maintenance; or (3) improvement; of owned real property used for the lawful purposes of the qualified organization. Increases the single prize limit for a progressive or carryover pull tab game in charity gaming to $15,000. Also increases the total prize limit for one pull tab, punchboard, or tip board game in charity gaming to $15,000. Provides that a qualified organization must abide by the rules and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service regarding reporting and withholding rules for charitable prizes paid. Provides that for a raffle drawing, a retailer may not retain more than 20% of the proceeds, a retailer must establish and publish house rules, and the maximum amount of prizes in a raffle game is limited to $30,000. Provides that the total prizes for one type II gambling game, except for a raffle game, may not exceed $10,000. Provides that a single prize award for a winning ticket on a seal card game may not exceed $1,000. Provides that a single prize on a progressive or carryover pull tab game in a type II gambling game may not exceed $5,000. Provides that a type II gambling game includes raffles, progressive or carryover pull tab games, and sports-themed tip board and pull tab games. Specifies the end date for a licensed entity's accounting period. Replaces "annual casino night license" with "annual activity license". Specifies that the Indiana gaming commission (commission) may issue to a qualified organization an annual activity license to conduct a gambling activity approved by the commission, if certain requirements are met. Modifies restrictions applicable to a festival license. Modifies the restrictions applicable to a worker at a raffle conducted by a qualified organization. Removes a provision that allows the commission to authorize two bingo events each year at which the total prizes may not exceed $10,000. Provides that the commission may authorize a qualified organization to conduct a bingo event at which the total prizes exceed $6,000, and specifies that such a bingo event may be conducted at a festival. Provides that a person less than 18 years of age may sell tickets or chances for a raffle. Modifies a provision relating to the license fee for a three year charity gaming license issued to a qualified organization that is a bona fide veterans organization. Makes technical corrections and conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 145
 All Bill Status:   4/29/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
4/28/2021 - Received by the Governor
4/28/2021 - Signed by the Speaker
4/23/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/21/2021 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (S) Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 481: yeas 41, nays 8; Rules Suspended
4/21/2021 - removed as cosponsor Representative Moed
4/21/2021 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (H) Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 491: yeas 60, nays 33; Rules Suspended
4/21/2021 - Senate Conference Committees Eligible for Action CCR #1
4/21/2021 - Senate Conference Committees Eligible for Action
4/21/2021 - CCR # 1 filed in the House
4/21/2021 - CCR # 1 filed in the Senate
4/20/2021 - Conferee Added Representative Carbaugh
4/20/2021 - Conferee Dropped Representative Moed
4/20/2021 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 11:00 AM, Rm. 233
4/19/2021 - Senate Advisors appointed Ford Jon and Tallian
4/19/2021 - Senate Conferees appointed Alting and Niezgodski
4/14/2021 - House Advisors appointed Bartels, Lucas, Summers and Johnson
4/14/2021 - House Conferees appointed Smaltz and Moed
4/14/2021 - Senate dissented from House Amendments
4/14/2021 - Motion to dissent filed
4/14/2021 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
4/13/2021 - added as cosponsor Representative Bartels
4/13/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 425: yeas 87, nays 4
4/13/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
4/12/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/12/2021 - Amendment #1 (Bartels) prevailed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/8/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/6/2021 - added as cosponsor Representative Moed
4/5/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
4/5/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 9; Nays: 0;
4/5/2021 - House Public Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:30 AM, IGCS Chamber
3/8/2021 - House Public Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:30 AM, IGCS Chamber
3/4/2021 - Referred to House Public Policy
3/4/2021 - First Reading
2/24/2021 - Referred to House
2/23/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Smaltz
2/23/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 184: yeas 38, nays 10
2/23/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/22/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Randolph
2/22/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/22/2021 - Amendment #1 (Alting) prevailed; voice vote
2/22/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/18/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/17/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 10; Nays: 0;
2/17/2021 - Senate Public Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 233
2/15/2021 - added as second author Senator Ford Jon
1/11/2021 - Referred to Senate Public Policy
1/11/2021 - First Reading
1/11/2021 - Authored By Ron Alting
 State Bill Page:   SB245
 

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