AISWMD Legislative Report
Prepared by: Kim Williams
E-mail: kwilliams@thecorydongroup.com
Report created on September 23, 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)
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)
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)
4/1/2021 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/25/2021 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
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)
2/10/2021 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
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
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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)
3/24/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/17/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
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)
1/12/2021 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
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
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HB1056RECORDING REQUIREMENTS. (TORR J) Amends the requirements for instruments and conveyances to be recorded. Adds instances in which an instrument is considered validly recorded for purposes of providing constructive notice. Defines certain terms.
 Current Status:   2/25/2021 - Public Law 2
 All Bill Status:   2/18/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
2/17/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
2/16/2021 - Signed by the Speaker
2/15/2021 - Returned to the House without amendments
2/15/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 98: yeas 45, nays 0
2/15/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/11/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/9/2021 - added as cosponsors Senators Zay and Doriot
2/9/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/8/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/8/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/4/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/3/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 9; Nays: 0;
2/3/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/2/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Rogers
1/28/2021 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/28/2021 - First Reading
1/26/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Brown L, Koch, Freeman
1/26/2021 - Third reading Passed (95-0)
1/26/2021 - Third reading
1/14/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/14/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Hatfield
1/14/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/7/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/6/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
1/6/2021 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/6/2021 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2021 - Referred to House Judiciary
1/4/2021 - First Reading
1/4/2021 - Coauthored by Representative Young J
1/4/2021 - Authored By Jerry Torr
 State Bill Page:   HB1056
 
HB1060OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW PROCEEDINGS. (STEUERWALD G) Allows a petition for review of an agency administrative action to be filed by mail, personal service, or electronic mail. (Current law requires a petition for review to be filed by mail or personal service.) Provides that the filing of a document in an administrative proceeding is considered complete on the date of electronic submission if the document is sent by electronic mail. Allows the ultimate authority of an agency to request that the office of administrative law proceedings (office) review a motion to disqualify an administrative law judge. Allows the department of child services to request that the office conduct administrative proceedings on certain administrative actions related to child support and certain substantiated reports of child abuse or neglect. Requires the office to maintain confidentiality in administrative proceedings concerning actions by the department of child services.
 Current Status:   4/1/2021 - Public Law 13
 All Bill Status:   4/1/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
3/31/2021 - Received by the Governor
3/25/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
3/23/2021 - Signed by the Speaker
3/11/2021 - Returned to the House without amendments
3/11/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Randolph
3/9/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 213: yeas 47, nays 0
3/9/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/8/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/8/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/4/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/3/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 7; Nays: 0;
3/3/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/18/2021 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
2/18/2021 - First Reading
2/2/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/1/2021 - Cosponsor: Senator Taylor G
2/1/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Koch, Brown L, Freeman
2/1/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Taylor G
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 Koch
2/1/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 24: yeas 97, nays 0
2/1/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
1/28/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/28/2021 - Amendment #1 (Steuerwald) prevailed; voice vote
1/28/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/26/2021 - Second reading
1/14/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/12/2021 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
1/12/2021 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2021 - Referred to House Judiciary
1/4/2021 - First Reading
1/4/2021 - Coauthored by Representatives Borders, Jeter, DeLaney
1/4/2021 - Authored By Gregory Steuerwald
 State Bill Page:   HB1060
 
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)
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)
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
 News Stories:   6/4/2021 - New Indiana law works to prevent cybersecurity breaches
 
HB1271DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE. (LEONARD D) Provides under multiple remonstrance provisions that the department of local government finance (DLGF) may either hold a hearing in the affected county or through electronic means. Provides that the state board of accounts is accountable to the legislative council. Defines the term "nonconforming" for certain property tax purposes. Provides that consent to receive notice of a personal property tax assessment via electronic mail remains in effect unless revoked during the preceding year. Replaces the term "railroad car company" with the term "railcar company" for property tax purposes. Provides that the DLGF may amend certain public utility assessment administrative rules to reflect statutory changes. Provides that the fiscal officer of a political subdivision shall provide the DLGF with a report of any annexations that took place within the county during the preceding year. Provides rules and procedures for school corporation budget adoption meetings and hearings. Provides that for certain actions taken by the DLGF on tax levies and budgets of a political subdivision, the DLGF shall certify its action to the: (1) state board of accounts; (2) auditor of state; and (3) department of state revenue; if the budget and levy of the political subdivision are being continued. Provides that 25 taxpayers of a political subdivision must sign a written request for certain public hearings on budgets, tax rates, or tax levies. Provides that a political subdivision shall include an appropriation for bond proceeds in its budget for the ensuing year. Provides procedures for the Goshen public library. Requires the county auditor of the county in which a political subdivision or school corporation proposes to impose property taxes to determine the: (1) estimated average percentage of property tax increase on a homestead to be paid to the political subdivision or school corporation; and (2) estimated average percentage of property tax increase on a business property to be paid to the political subdivision or school corporation. Provides a formula for making the estimated average percentage of property tax increase determinations. Provides that the DLGF may establish fair and reasonable fees for level three assessor-appraiser examinations and certifications. Provides that a parcel of land may not be included in more than one allocation area under several provisions going forward. Provides that a district that does not impose a levy under certain circumstances shall give notice of the hearing on the proposed budget and submit the adopted budget in the manner prescribed by the DLGF. Provides that the budget of a district that does not impose a levy may not be considered subject to review by the DLGF. Provides that for cumulative fund tax levy procedure purposes, if a cumulative fund that has been established in a prior year is not reestablished and the tax rate is not properly certified, the political subdivision may not increase a tax rate for the cumulative fund for the ensuing year. Provides that a political subdivision that decides to establish a cumulative fund must give notice in the form required by the DLGF. Provides that the DLGF is not required to hold a cumulative fund tax levy public hearing unless the petition expressly alleges that the political subdivision failed to comply with certain procedural requirements. Provides that after a political subdivision complies with the cumulative fund tax levy procedural rules, a property tax may be levied annually at the rate adopted by the political subdivision and certified by the DLGF. Provides that distributions from the financial institutions tax fund may be used for any legal purpose. Provides that a county's distribution of the commercial vehicle excise tax may be used for any legal purpose. Amends review procedures for conservancy district budgets. Provides that for education emergency loans and anticipatory warrants, a governing body may not increase the debt service fund levy to pay for the interest on the loans or warrants unless the loans or warrants have been issued, and the school corporation has received the proceeds from the loans or warrants. Provides that a governing body may not authorize an education emergency loan for the purpose of increasing the school corporation's property tax rate for the ensuing budget year. Provides that for temporary education loans, a board of school trustees, including an Indianapolis public school board, may not impose a levy to pay for the interest on the loans from a debt service fund unless the loan has been issued, and the school town or school city has received the loan proceeds. Provides that a board of school trustees may not authorize a temporary loan for the purpose of increasing the school town or school city's property tax rate for the ensuing budget year. Provides that a county auditor shall forward a list of disannexed lots or lands, as well as a copy of any annexation ordinance, to the DLGF not later than August 1. Provides for uses of revenue from the Henry County food and beverage tax. Extends the sunset date for provisions that permit certain political subdivisions to sell bonds at a negotiated sale from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2023, and includes all counties, townships, cities, towns, and school corporations under those provisions. Provides that if a remonstrance or objection is filed or raised by an aggrieved person and the: (1) lands of the aggrieved person do not abut any other public way other than the public way to which a vacation petition applies; or (2) vacation of the public way would cause the lands of the aggrieved person to become landlocked with no other convenient or reasonable means of ingress or egress via another public way; the appropriate legislative body shall deny the petition to vacate the public way. Authorizes the town of Winfield and the town of LaGrange to petition the department of local government finance to increase its maximum permissible ad valorem property tax levy in 2022. Provides that if a substantial amount of real and personal property in a township has been physically destroyed as a result of a disaster, the county assessor shall order a reassessment of the destroyed property if a petition for reassessment is filed. Provides that a sale of aviation fuel is exempt from the aviation fuel excise tax if the aviation fuel is dispensed into an aircraft owned by a certified aerial applicator performing agricultural operations. Provides that money accumulated from the Marshall County additional tax rate for criminal justice facilities, after the tax imposed is terminated, shall be transferred to the county jail fund to be established by the county auditor. Provides that funds accumulated from the Perry County additional rate for county jail and related buildings after: (1) the redemption of bonds issued; or (2) the final payment of lease rentals due; shall be transferred to the county jail operations fund to be used for financing the maintenance and operations of the Perry County detention center. Provides that $2 from each marriage certificate fee collected shall be deposited in the clerk's record perpetuation fund. Increases the: (1) bailiff's service of process by registered or certified mail fee; and (2) cost for the personal service of process by the bailiff or other process server; from $13 to $15. Increases the amount that a political subdivision may transfer into its rainy day fund from 10% to 15% during calendar years 2021 th
 Current Status:   4/8/2021 - Public Law 38
 All Bill Status:   4/8/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
4/8/2021 - Received by the Governor
4/1/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
3/29/2021 - Signed by the Speaker
3/25/2021 - House Concurred in Senate Amendments ; Roll Call 306: yeas 76, nays 14
3/25/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
3/24/2021 - Motion to concur filed
3/23/2021 - Returned to the House with amendments
3/22/2021 - added as third sponsor Senator Rogers
3/22/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 244: yeas 37, nays 10
3/22/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/18/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/18/2021 - Amendment #1 (Bassler) prevailed; voice vote
3/18/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/16/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/16/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
3/16/2021 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2021 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
2/23/2021 - First Reading
2/17/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/16/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Bassler and Buchanan
2/16/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 142: yeas 86, nays 11
2/16/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/15/2021 - Amendment #3 (Olthoff) prevailed; voice vote
2/15/2021 - Amendment #6 (Rowray) prevailed; voice vote
2/15/2021 - added as coauthors Representatives Clere and Pryor
2/15/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Heine
2/15/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/15/2021 - Amendment #3 () prevailed; voice vote
2/15/2021 - Amendment #6 () prevailed; voice vote
2/15/2021 - Amendment #5 (Leonard) prevailed; voice vote
2/15/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/11/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/9/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 23; Nays: 1;
2/9/2021 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/3/2021 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Authored By Daniel Leonard
 State Bill Page:   HB1271
 
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)
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)
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
 News Stories:   4/22/2021 - Pregnancy Accommodations Now Available To State Workers, Law Falls Short For Private
  4/21/2021 - Gov. Holcomb signs pregnancy accommodation bill. Advocates say Indiana should do more.
  4/7/2021 - Pregnant Worker Bill, Passed By General Assembly, Set To Become Law
  4/7/2021 - Pregnant women may ask for accommodations in the workplace, but they won’t be guaranteed
  4/7/2021 - Indiana Senate OKs optional pregnant worker accommodations
  4/5/2021 - Pregnant worker protections short of Indiana governor's goal
  4/5/2021 - Federal provision could change Indiana's maternal mortality
  4/2/2021 - Pregnant Worker Legislation Heads To The Senate Floor
  3/24/2021 - Hoosier Action vigil and call to action honor those lost to COVID-19
  3/18/2021 - Gov. Holcomb asked for business accommodations for pregnant women. Lawmakers balked.
  3/2/2021 - Despite criticism, bills about women’s reproductive rights advance in second half of session
  2/19/2021 - Pregnant Worker Bill Without Mandated Accommodations Advances
  2/10/2021 - Pregnant Worker Bill Passes Committee, But Not What Advocates Hoped For
  2/10/2021 - House panel advances pregnancy accommodations bill with virtually no mandates
  2/10/2021 - Indiana could enact 'pregnancy accommodations' law that provides no accommodations for pregnant women
  2/10/2021 - Indiana panel backs weaker pregnant worker protections bill
  2/1/2021 - Legislation seeks to keep pregnant women on the job
 
HB1437ELECTRONIC MEETINGS AND SIGNATURES. (COOK A) Allows a member of a governing body of a political subdivision to participate in a meeting electronically subject to the following: (1) Requires the governing body to adopt a written policy establishing procedures for electronic participation. (2) Requires the technology to permit simultaneous communication between members and the public to attend and observe the proceedings. (3) Requires at least 50% of the members to be physically present at the meeting site. (4) Allows a member participating electronically to be counted for quorum purposes. (5) Provides that a member participating electronically may participate in a final action taken by the governing body only if the member can be seen and heard. Exempts governing bodies of state agencies that have a majority of members with disabilities from certain attendance requirements. Provides that if a statute requires a manual signature for attesting or authenticating an obligation issued by certain state and local public entities, an electronic signature has the same force and effect as a manual signature. Adds provisions applicable to state and local public agencies when a state or local disaster emergency is declared. Makes stylistic changes.
 Current Status:   4/20/2021 - Public Law 88
 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
4/8/2021 - House Concurred in Senate Amendments ; Roll Call 390: yeas 81, nays 6
4/8/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/6/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/6/2021 - Motion to concur filed
3/30/2021 - Returned to the House with amendments
3/30/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Randolph
3/29/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 280: yeas 49, nays 0
3/29/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/25/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/25/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/22/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/18/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 5; Nays: 2;
3/18/2021 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/11/2021 - added as third sponsor Senator Ford J.D
3/11/2021 - added as second sponsor Senator Donato
3/11/2021 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/2/2021 - Referred to Senate Local Government
3/2/2021 - First Reading
2/18/2021 - Senate sponsor: Senator Rogers
2/18/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 191: yeas 86, nays 7
2/18/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/17/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/16/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/16/2021 - Amendment #1 () failed; Roll Call 132: yeas 29, nays 64
2/16/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/15/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Bartlett
2/15/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Hamilton
2/15/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/11/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/11/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 9; Nays: 3;
2/11/2021 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/2/2021 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Coauthored by Representative Rowray
1/14/2021 - Authored By Anthony Cook
 State Bill Page:   HB1437
 
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)
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)
1/11/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Becker
1/6/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
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
 News Stories:   4/2/2021 - The pandemic shut families out of nursing homes. A bill could make sure they're let in.
  3/29/2021 - Statehouse roundup: Bills on tenant protections, drivers licenses move forward
  2/22/2021 - Statehouse roundup: Housing standards bill pulled from calendar, IMPD bill is gutted
  2/19/2021 - Gov. Holcomb signs bill providing COVID-19 liability protections to businesses, nursing homes
  2/19/2021 - Holcomb Signs COVID Liability Legislation
  2/19/2021 - COVID-19 civil liability bill signed into law
  2/19/2021 - Governor Holcomb Signs COVID-19 Civil Liability Protections Bill Into Law
  2/16/2021 - COVID-19 lawsuit immunity bill heads to Holcomb
  2/16/2021 - Statehouse roundup: COVID-19 liability bill is almost law, Senate votes to override veto
  2/16/2021 - Indiana lawmakers send COVID-19 lawsuit shield to governor
  2/15/2021 - Senate COVID-19 Liability Protections Passes House, House Version Still Moving Through
  2/12/2021 - COVID-19 lawsuit bill passes both Senate and House
  2/12/2021 - Bills defining rape, reimbursing for out-of-state children’s health care and more pass House
  2/9/2021 - Nursing homes want COVID-19 liability protections. Critics say bills go too far.
  2/8/2021 - Indiana Lawmakers Acting Quickly On COVID-19 Lawsuit Shield
  2/8/2021 - Libertarian ballot access bill dies, police reform advances at Indiana General Assembly
  2/2/2021 - Indiana House approves COVID-19 liability protection bill
  2/1/2021 - General Assembly: Where bills on police reform, COVID-19 learning loss and others stand
  1/29/2021 - Protection from COVID-19 lawsuits for businesses advances and more updates
  1/27/2021 - School funding fix sees overwhelming support from House—and some opposed
  1/19/2021 - Where bills on COVID-19 liability, education funding and others stand
  1/19/2021 - More than 1,000 bills to be considered in Indiana General Assembly’s 2021 session
  1/14/2021 - Indiana Senate committee advances COVID-19 legal immunity bill
  1/7/2021 - Shielding Businesses from COVID-19 Lawsuits and School Funding Top Issues for Senate Republicans
  1/5/2021 - GOP State Lawmakers File Coronavirus Legal Immunity Legislation
 
SB68CONSERVANCY DISTRICT BOARD MEETINGS. (DONATO S) Amends the open door law to allow members of a conservancy district board of directors to attend meetings electronically.
 Current Status:   4/23/2021 - Public Law 107
 All Bill Status:   4/23/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
4/22/2021 - Received by the Governor
4/7/2021 - Signed by the Speaker
4/5/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
3/30/2021 - Returned to the Senate without amendments
3/29/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 312: yeas 86, nays 6
3/29/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/25/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/25/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/23/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/23/2021 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 10; Nays: 1;
3/23/2021 - House Natural Resources, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/1/2021 - Referred to House Natural Resources
3/1/2021 - First Reading
2/2/2021 - Cosponsor: Representative Pressel
2/2/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Jordan
2/2/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 41: yeas 45, nays 2
2/2/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/1/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/1/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/28/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/28/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 8; Nays: 0;
1/28/2021 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - added as second author Senator Rogers
1/7/2021 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2021 - Referred to Senate Local Government
1/4/2021 - First Reading
1/4/2021 - Authored By Stacey Donato
 State Bill Page:   SB68
 
SB195PROOF OF MAILING DATE. (RAATZ J) Provides that payment mailed to the county treasurer with metered postage is timely received if: (1) the envelope is properly addressed to the principal office of the county treasurer; (2) the envelope has sufficient metered postage from a meter postage provider approved by the United States Postal Service; (3) the metered postage is affixed to the envelope and bears the actual date of when it was affixed and that date is on or before the due date; and (4) the envelope is received by the county treasurer not later than five business days after the due date. Provides that a taxpayer is subject to a penalty of 5% of the amount of delinquent taxes if a payment to the county treasurer is: (1) mailed or deposited with a parcel carrier by the thirtieth day after the due date (the initial penalty period) and the postmark, certificate of delivery, or other evidence indicates the date of the mailing or deposit; or (2) mailed and affixed with a metered postage stamp indicating a date not later than the thirtieth day after the due date and the payment is received by the county treasurer not later than five business days after the thirtieth day after the due date. Provides that if a payment is mailed and received not later than 30 days after the due date without a legible post mark, the person is considered to have made the payment by the thirtieth day after the due date, if the person can show by reasonable evidence that the payment was timely mailed. Provides that if a payment is mailed or sent by parcel carrier but not received by the thirtieth day after the due date, the person is considered to have made the payment by the thirtieth day after the due date, if the person can show by reasonable evidence that the payment was timely mailed and makes a duplicate payment within 30 days after the person is notified that the payment was not received.
 Current Status:   4/22/2021 - Public Law 95
 All Bill Status:   4/22/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
4/21/2021 - Signed by the President of the Senate
4/21/2021 - Received by the Governor
4/12/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/1/2021 - Senate Concurred in House Amendments ; Roll Call 314: yeas 48, nays 0
4/1/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
3/30/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
3/29/2021 - Motion to concur filed
3/16/2021 - added as cosponsor Representative Zent
3/16/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 270: yeas 97, nays 1
3/16/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/15/2021 - added as cosponsor Representative Pryor
3/15/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/15/2021 - Amendment #1 (Barrett) prevailed; voice vote
3/15/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/11/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/10/2021 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 10; Nays: 0;
3/10/2021 - House Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/1/2021 - Referred to House Local Government
3/1/2021 - First Reading
2/2/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Barrett
2/2/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 49: yeas 47, nays 0
2/2/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/1/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/1/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/28/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/28/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 8; Nays: 0;
1/28/2021 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/25/2021 - added as coauthors Senators Gaskill and Rogers
1/14/2021 - added as second author Senator Kruse
1/14/2021 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/5/2021 - Referred to Senate Local Government
1/5/2021 - First Reading
1/5/2021 - Authored By Jeff Raatz
 State Bill Page:   SB195
 
SB271ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS. (MESSMER M) Provides that a property owner claiming the industrial waste control facility property tax exemption must: (1) provide a written statement attesting that the property claimed as exempt meets the requirements for the exemption; and (2) file the statement along with the exemption claim. Eliminates provisions under which the property owner must mail a copy of the exemption claim to the department of environmental management (department) and the assessor is required to allow the total exemption claimed by the property owner if the department does not certify its determination to the assessor within 120 days. Amends the law concerning the department's preparation of a list of impaired waters to provide for the list to be posted to the department's Internet web site instead of being published in the Indiana Register and to require that the list be made available for public comment for at least 45 days instead of at least 90 days. Requires the department to establish a state permit program for the implementation of federal regulations for the disposal of coal combustion residuals in landfills and surface impoundments. Requires the environmental rules board (board) to adopt rules for the establishment of the state permit program. Requires the department, not later than May 15, 2021, to notify the United States Environmental Protection Agency of its intention to establish the state permit program and seek federal approval of the program. Establishes the CCR program fund to pay costs incurred by the department in operating the state permit program and conducting program funding reviews. Changes, from January 1, 2022, to January 1, 2023, the expiration date of a noncode SECTION of HEA 1278-2019 concerning the adoption of rules to increase the amounts of certain environmental fees.
 Current Status:   4/22/2021 - Public Law 100
 All Bill Status:   4/22/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
4/21/2021 - Received by the Governor
4/21/2021 - Signed by the President of the Senate
4/21/2021 - Signed by the Speaker
4/20/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/14/2021 - Senate Concurred in House Amendments ; Roll Call 438: yeas 48, nays 1
4/14/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/13/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/13/2021 - Motion to concur filed
4/8/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 376: yeas 88, nays 0
4/8/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
4/6/2021 - Amendment #4 (Thompson) prevailed; Roll Call 361: yeas 71, nays 22
4/6/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/6/2021 - Amendment #3 (Boy) motion withdrawn
4/6/2021 - Amendment #4 (Thompson) prevailed;
4/6/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/5/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/1/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/31/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 15; Nays: 8;
3/31/2021 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/18/2021 - Referred to House Ways and Means
3/18/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/16/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/15/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 9; Nays: 4;
3/15/2021 - House Environmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/11/2021 - added as cosponsor Representative Gutwein
3/11/2021 - added as sponsor Representative Aylesworth
3/11/2021 - removed as sponsor Representative Gutwein
3/2/2021 - Referred to House Environmental Affairs
3/2/2021 - First Reading
2/9/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Gutwein
2/9/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 88: yeas 47, nays 0
2/9/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/8/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/8/2021 - Amendment #1 (Tallian) prevailed; voice vote
2/8/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/4/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Randolph
2/4/2021 - added as second author Senator Niemeyer
2/4/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/1/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/1/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 8; Nays: 2
2/1/2021 - Senate Environmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/11/2021 - Referred to Senate Environmental Affairs
1/11/2021 - First Reading
1/11/2021 - Authored By Mark Messmer
 State Bill Page:   SB271
 News Stories:   3/29/2021 - Amendment Would Give Indiana The Power To Grant Coal Ash Permits Instead Of Feds
 
SB332PUBLICATION OF NOTICE BY POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS. (BUCK J) Allows a political subdivision, when required by statute to publish a notice two or more times, to make the first publication of notice in a newspaper and any subsequent publications of the notice on the official web site of the political subdivision. Requires the political subdivision or contractor that maintains the political subdivision's official web site to provide proof of publication of the notice on the official web site. Provides that if, with regard to a sheriff's sale of real property to execute a judgment, the sheriff is not able to procure publication of the notice in a newspaper of general circulation within the county, the sheriff may publish the notice on the Internet web site of each county where the real estate is located (instead of dispensing with the publication of notice entirely).
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 152
 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
4/20/2021 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (S) Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 459: yeas 35, nays 14
4/20/2021 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (H) Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 468: yeas 51, nays 40; Rules Suspended
4/20/2021 - Senate Conference Committees Eligible for Action CCR #1
4/20/2021 - House Rules and Legislative Procedures, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/20/2021 - Senate Conference Committees Eligible for Action CCR #1
4/20/2021 - Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/19/2021 - Senate Conference Committees Eligible for Action CCR #1
4/16/2021 - Senate Conference Committees Eligible for Action CCR #1
4/15/2021 - CCR # 1 filed in the House
4/15/2021 - CCR # 1 filed in the Senate
4/15/2021 - Conferee Added Senator Niemeyer
4/15/2021 - Conferee Dropped Senator Lanane
4/14/2021 - Conferee Added Representative McNamara
4/14/2021 - Conferee Dropped Representative Campbell
4/14/2021 - Advisor Dropped Representative McNamara
4/8/2021 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/6/2021 - Senate Advisors appointed Mrvan and Rogers
4/6/2021 - Senate Conferees appointed Buck and Lanane
4/5/2021 - House Advisors appointed McNamara, Abbott and Harris
4/5/2021 - House Conferees appointed Miller D and Campbell
4/1/2021 - Senate dissented from House Amendments
4/1/2021 - Motion to dissent filed
3/30/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 334: yeas 93, nays 0
3/30/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/29/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/29/2021 - Amendment #3 (Campbell) prevailed; voice vote
3/29/2021 - Amendment #2 (Campbell) prevailed; voice vote
3/29/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/25/2021 - added as cosponsor Representative Hostettler
3/25/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/24/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 1;
3/24/2021 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/2/2021 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
3/2/2021 - First Reading
2/16/2021 - Referred to House
2/15/2021 - added as third author Senator Messmer
2/15/2021 - Cosponsor: Representative McNamara
2/15/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Miller D
2/15/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 112: yeas 39, nays 7
2/15/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/11/2021 - added as second author Senator Rogers
2/11/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/11/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/8/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/4/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 7; Nays: 2;
2/4/2021 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/11/2021 - Referred to Senate Local Government
1/11/2021 - First Reading
1/11/2021 - Authored By James Buck
 State Bill Page:   SB332
 News Stories:   2/8/2021 - Indiana Public Notice Publication Could Be Scaled Back
  2/5/2021 - Link between Indiana citizens and their government could be partially severed
 
SB383VARIOUS TAX MATTERS. (HOLDMAN T) Requires a corporation with gross income of more than $1,000,000 to file its corporate income tax return in an electronic manner specified by the department of state revenue (department). Provides a sales tax exemption for a utility scale battery energy storage system. Provides a sales tax exemption for public safety equipment and materials. Provides certain procedures for reporting federal partnership audit adjustments for purposes of the state adjusted gross income tax and financial institutions tax in order to conform with changes in federal law. Provides that the department may prescribe procedures: (1) by which a pass through entity remits tax; (2) for persons or entities that are otherwise subject to withholding but that may have circumstances such that standard tax computation may result in excess withholding; (3) for individuals and trusts that are residents for part of the taxable year and nonresidents for part of the taxable year; and (4) by which an entity may request alternative withholding arrangements. Requires the daily pari-mutuel breakage on wagers to be paid to the department, instead of the auditor of state, for deposit in the appropriate breed development fund. Requires a utility provider to maintain records sufficient to document each one to one meter change. Allows a person to request that the department reissue an exemption certificate with a new meter number in the event of a one to one meter change. Removes duplicate provisions regarding electronic filing requirements for sales tax and withholding tax remittance. Removes certain unnecessary information currently required for employer withholding tax reporting forms. Specifies that the penalty provisions in current law for failure to make a payment by electronic funds transfer also apply to a failure to make a payment by any other electronic means. Clarifies that an individual's estimated income tax filing and payment requirements include local income taxes. Clarifies the penalty calculation for failure to make estimated tax payments, including estimated utility receipts tax and financial institutions tax payments. Provides that a taxpayer may elect to claim a tax credit against the taxpayer's Indiana adjusted gross income tax liability for the amount of tax that is imposed in a foreign country but not due from the taxpayer under the laws of that foreign country until a tax year after the tax year in which the income subject to the foreign country's tax is included in the taxpayer's Indiana adjusted gross income (provides for retroactive application to tax years beginning after December 31, 2016). Sets a floor on the periodic change in the gasoline tax and the special fuel tax rates each year of not less than the rates in the preceding year. Provides that the fee to register a trailer that is registered under the International Registration Plan (IRP) shall be prorated based on the Indiana mileage percentage of the registrant's trucks and tractors registered under the IRP. Allows the department to release the name and business address of a person that is issued a retail merchant's certificate for the purpose of reporting the status of the person's certificate. Provides that the provision in current law requiring an out-of-state merchant to collect sales tax on retail transactions made in Indiana if certain threshold conditions are met extends to the following: (1) The waste tire management fee. (2) The fireworks public safety fee. (3) The prepaid wireless service charge. Provides that a township trustee casts the deciding vote to break a tie vote in the netownship board, except for a tie vote on increasing the township trustee's compensation. Makes a clarifying change to redevelopment tax credit provisions. Delays the expiration of provisions providing that a local income tax council for a county with a single voting bloc must vote as a whole in order to exercise its authority to increase (but not decrease) a local income tax rate in the county.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 159
 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
4/22/2021 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (S) Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 493: yeas 49, nays 0; Rules Suspended
4/22/2021 - Senate Conference Committees Eligible for Action RULE 86(e)
4/22/2021 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (H) Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 505: yeas 69, nays 28; Rules Suspended
4/22/2021 - Senate Conference Committees Eligible for Action CCR #1
4/22/2021 - Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/21/2021 - CCR # 1 filed in the House
4/21/2021 - CCR # 1 filed in the Senate
4/21/2021 - Conferee Added Representative Thompson
4/21/2021 - Conferee Dropped Representative Porter
4/13/2021 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/8/2021 - House Advisors appointed Leonard, Goodrich and DeLaney
4/8/2021 - House Conferees appointed Brown T and Porter
4/8/2021 - Senate Advisors appointed Buchanan and Niezgodski
4/8/2021 - Senate Conferees appointed Holdman and Qaddoura
4/6/2021 - Senate dissented from House Amendments
4/6/2021 - Motion to dissent filed
4/1/2021 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
4/1/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 342: yeas 84, nays 5
4/1/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/30/2021 - Amendment #3 (Bauer M) failed; Roll Call 323: yeas 28, nays 65
3/30/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/30/2021 - Amendment #4 (DeLaney) prevailed; voice vote
3/30/2021 - Amendment #3 (Bauer M) failed;
3/30/2021 - Amendment #5 (Slager) prevailed; voice vote
3/30/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/29/2021 - added as cosponsors Representatives Bauer M and DeLaney
3/29/2021 - added as cosponsor Representative Porter
3/29/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/25/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/24/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 22; Nays: 0;
3/24/2021 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/10/2021 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/4/2021 - Referred to House Ways and Means
3/4/2021 - First Reading
2/23/2021 - Referred to House
2/22/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Brown T
2/22/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 162: yeas 49, nays 0
2/22/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/18/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/18/2021 - Amendment #1 (Holdman) prevailed; voice vote
2/18/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/16/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 13; Nays: 0;
2/16/2021 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/15/2021 - added as second author Senator Buchanan
1/14/2021 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Authored By Travis Holdman
 State Bill Page:   SB383
 News Stories:   4/23/2021 - No State Income Tax Relief For Unemployed Hoosiers In Bill Headed To Holcomb
 
SB389WETLANDS. (GARTEN C) Amends the law requiring a permit and compensatory mitigation for "wetland activity" (the discharge of dredged or fill material) in a state regulated wetland: (1) by changing the definition of "Class II wetland"; (2) by providing that wetland activity may be conducted without a permit: (A) in a Class I wetland; (B) in a Class II wetland with an area of not more than three-eighths acre; (C) in an ephemeral stream; and (D) in a Class II wetland that is located within the boundaries of a municipality and has an area of not more than three-fourths acre; (3) by providing that a permit is not needed for the development of cropland that has been used for agricultural purposes: (A) in the five years immediately preceding the development; or (B) in the 10 years immediately preceding the development if the United States Army Corps of Engineers has issued a jurisdictional determination confirming that the cropland does not contain wetlands subject to federal jurisdiction; (4) by providing that wetland activity in a Class II wetland with an area of more than three-eighths acre requires an individual permit; (5) by providing that: (A) maintenance of a field tile in a Class II wetland can be conducted with a general permit if certain conditions are met; and (B) maintenance of a field tile in a Class III wetland can be conducted with a general permit if certain conditions are met and the applicant obtains a site-specific approval; (6) by establishing conditions for obtaining a site-specific approval; (7) by eliminating the compensatory mitigation requirements for wetland activity in a Class I wetland; and (8) by requiring the department of environmental management (department) to make a decision to issue or deny an individual permit for wetland activity not later than 90 days (instead of 120 days) after receiving the completed application. Amends the law concerning a certification under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act for dredge and fill activity in a federally regulated wetland to require the department to make a final determination not later than 90 days (instead of 120 days) after receiving a completed application if the applicant requests a pre-coordination meeting. Establishes the Indiana wetlands task force, a 14 member body that: (1) is required to study and make recommendations concerning a number of wetlands issues; and (2) not later than November 1, 2022, issue a report to the general assembly and the governor setting forth its recommendations. Requires the department of natural resources to provide staff support to the task force.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 160
 All Bill Status:   4/29/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
4/28/2021 - Received by the Governor
4/22/2021 - Signed by the Speaker
4/21/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/14/2021 - Senate Concurred in House Amendments ; Roll Call 441: yeas 31, nays 19
4/14/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/13/2021 - Motion to concur filed
4/13/2021 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
4/13/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 428: yeas 58, nays 40
4/13/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
4/12/2021 - Amendment #4 (Leonard) prevailed; Roll Call 410: yeas 61, nays 34
4/12/2021 - Amendment #1 (Lindauer) prevailed; Roll Call 409: yeas 54, nays 42
4/12/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/12/2021 - Amendment #4 (Leonard) prevailed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #1 (Lindauer) prevailed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #6 (Slager) prevailed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/8/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
4/7/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
4/7/2021 - House Environmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/25/2021 - added as cosponsor Representative Morrison
3/22/2021 - House Environmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/2/2021 - Referred to House Environmental Affairs
3/2/2021 - First Reading
2/2/2021 - Referred to House
2/1/2021 - added as coauthors Senators Holdman, Kruse, Tomes, Leising
2/1/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Boots
2/1/2021 - Cosponsors: Representatives Gutwein and Thompson
2/1/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Lehman
2/1/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 33: yeas 29, nays 19
2/1/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/28/2021 - added as coauthors Senators Buck and Perfect
1/28/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/28/2021 - Amendment #1 (Tallian) failed; Roll Call 24: yeas 19, nays 29
1/28/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/26/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Crane
1/26/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Busch
1/26/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/25/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 8; Nays: 3
1/25/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Houchin
1/25/2021 - added as coauthors Senators Freeman and Koch
1/25/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Brown L
1/25/2021 - Senate Environmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - Referred to Senate Environmental Affairs
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Coauthored by Senators Baldwin, Zay, Sandlin, Doriot, Gaskill, Niemeyer
1/14/2021 - Authored By Chris Garten
 State Bill Page:   SB389
 News Stories:   7/26/2021 - IDEM Finalizes Wetland Permit, Includes Avenue for Permit Review
  6/29/2021 - After a blow from a new law, this is how activists are working to protect wetlands
  5/3/2021 - Opposition floods in for wetlands bill just signed into law
  4/30/2021 - Governor signs controversial wetlands bill into law
  4/26/2021 - Statehouse roundup: Which bills passed, died in final days of session
  4/26/2021 - A glance at key issues during Indiana legislative session
  4/22/2021 - Large chunk of Indiana wetlands could soon be eliminated
  4/15/2021 - Wetlands deregulation bill advances to Indiana governor
  4/14/2021 - Controversial Indiana environmental bills inch near passage
  4/14/2021 - Some Changes To The Controversial Wetlands Bill Contradict Others
  4/13/2021 - Some Changes To The Controversial Wetlands Bill Contradict Others
  4/8/2021 - Indiana lawmakers dial back controversial wetlands bill
  4/8/2021 - Senate bill that would repeal wetlands law advances out of committee
  4/5/2021 - Indiana lawmakers amend environment bills as deadlines near
  3/22/2021 - The state thought it had reached a compromise on wetlands bill. Then it was blindsided.
  3/19/2021 - Lawmakers want to strip protections for state wetlands. This 11-year-old is trying to stop them.
  3/1/2021 - House environmental committee a no-show despite Indiana being one of U.S.' most polluted
  2/15/2021 - Indiana lawmakers debate environmental regulation, rollbacks
  2/8/2021 - Amid fierce debate, here are the facts about Indiana's wetlands program
  2/8/2021 - Authors of bill to eliminate Indiana's wetlands protections have ties to building industry
  2/3/2021 - Bill Dissolving State Wetlands Protections Passes Senate
  2/2/2021 - Bill cutting wetlands protection passes Senate, advances to House
  2/2/2021 - Indiana Senate approves bill to deregulate wetlands
  2/1/2021 - More than 75 bills are related to the environment this session. Here are ones we’re following
  1/29/2021 - Elimination of Indiana wetland regulations set for Senate vote
  1/29/2021 - Protection from COVID-19 lawsuits for businesses advances and more updates
  1/26/2021 - 'Last line of defense': New bill would strip protections for many of Indiana's wetlands
  1/26/2021 - Bill To Remove State Protections For Wetlands, Passed By Committee
 

Week In Review

Redistricting could pose challenges to some House GOP lawmakers
Some Indiana House Republican incumbents could go head-to-head with their GOP colleagues next election cycle, based on shifts in the proposed redistricting maps.
Indianapolis Business Journal
Six House districts will have no incumbents in 2022
Ahead of public testimony on proposed district maps for Indiana’s nine congressional districts and 100 house districts, Republican map makers emphasized their priorities for new maps: compactness and maintaining communities of interest.
Terre Haute Tribune Star

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